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Apply for the 2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute

Application Deadline: 27 August 2017

OzEWEX, the Australian Water and Energy Exchange Research Initiative, is inviting applications for a competitive fellowship grant to participate in the 2017 Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute. This prestigious six-week event offers around 15 of the most talented students and early career researchers in Australia and New Zealand a unique opportunity to work closely with peers and experts from academia and government agencies to enhance climate and water information and its practical applications. Successful applicants will have an affinity with climate and water issues but can be from a variety of relevant technical backgrounds.

WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development

Nominations Due: 1 October 2017

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) are seeking nominations for their International Prize for Model Development, awarded annually for an outstanding contribution to weather and climate model development by an early- to mid-career researcher. More details on eligibility, nominations, and the selection process can be found here. Submit your pick by 1 October 2017 to WCRP ( and WWRP (

WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize

Nominations Due: 1 October 2017

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) have established an International Data Prize, awarded annually to honor achievements in climate data product generation, data management, data preservation, data monitoring, and other data relevant activities by an early- to mid-career researcher. Find details on eligibility and the nomination and selection processes here. Send your nominations to WCRP ( and GCOS ( by 1 October 2017.

Call for Papers for “Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4): Improving and Integrating Knowledge across Disciplines on Global Energy, Water and Carbon Cycles”

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017

Across various disciplines, a number of community-wide initiatives (such as CMIP, GSWP, ISIMIP, HAPPI, ILAMB, etc.) have developed to synthesize and advance knowledge of climate change impacts, land surface processes, and global energy, water and biogeochemical cycles. The 4th international conference of Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4) provided a forum to strengthen synergies between research communities of climate modeling, monitoring, and impact assessment and to discuss how to deliver scientific achievements to our society. Here, we call for papers for a special collection to compile those interdisciplinary works introduced in HESSS4 and extended to the associated communities. Contribution are not limited to conference participants. More

Postdoctoral Researcher Position on Drought Predictability

The State University of New York (SUNY) University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher (PDRA) position on drought predictability in the southern Great Plains. The selected candidate will lead coupled regional modeling experiments using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model as part of an interdisciplinary team of hydrologists and meteorologists.

For additional details and to apply for this position, please visit the SUNY Research Foundation announcement R17-28. Queries related to this position may be directed to Dr. Craig Ferguson (

Latest Issue of GEWEX News Available

Inside the issue:
  • GLASS-LoCo project is developing land-atmosphere coupling metrics and diagnostics
  • New initiative in the Pannonian Basin
  • First SoilWat workshop addresses integration of soil and subsurface processes in climate models
  • Second-generation PALS to be more flexible with user-defined benchmarks
  • INARCH is developing a toolbox for downscaling and planning a special journal issue
  • OzEWEX holds its first Australian Climate and Water Summer Institute

The International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC) CROSS panel is searching for participants from the GEWEX community. The CROSS scientific panel develops and evaluates interdisciplinary concepts where healthy soil function plays a crucial role through collaboration with several scientific disciplines, bridging environmental science and socio-cultural approaches. CROSS aims to impact both science and society by innovation through its focus on soil science and its applicability to other fields. CROSS aims to realize this by: 1) acting as an exchange platform with other international panels like AGMIP and GEWEX-SoilWat; 2) defining a common vocabulary between scientific (sub)disciplines in order to develop exchange protocols; 3) establishing the conceptual bases needed to promote exchanges with other disciplines (climate research, hydrology, biology, and geology and the socio-economic sciences); 4) publishing papers in journals relevant to stress the importance of soil modeling for tackling key issues; 5) setting up multi-disciplinary working teams in grant proposals, such as H2020; and 6) advertising the existence of this panel at international meetings. If the CROSS panel and its aims appeal to you and you would like to participate, please email and/or

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