Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings are listed by abstract submission deadline.

HAPS4ESA – Towards an ESA Stratospheric High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) Program for Earth Observation, Telecommunications, and Navigation

Dates: 9-10 October 2017
Location: Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Extended Abstract Deadline: 21 June 2017

High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) are stratospheric platforms that stay over a fixed point on Earth from weeks to months. They complement or extend the capabilities of satellites in the domains of Earth observation, telecommunication, and navigation with the potential to further integrate with ground-based infrastructure. Integrating HAPS into satellites systems offers new opportunities to provide improved products and services.

Capitalizing on these developments, the European Space Agency is reaching out to the Earth observation, telecommunication, and navigation communities to present and discuss synergies between satellites and HAPS as well as to collect feedback and recommendations regarding a potential ESA HAPS program.

2017 AGU Fall Meeting

Dates: 11-15 December 2017
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 2 August 2017

Sessions of interest to the GEWEX community are listed below. If you’d like to have your session posted, send us an email at with the title, session ID number, description, and link.

Special INARCH Issue of Earth System Science Data

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2017

This special issue will be open to all submissions within its scope. There is an international need to improve the understanding and modeling of mountain snow and ice hydrological processes. This has prompted 40 scientists, operating 23 mountain research catchments around the world, to launch a new GEWEX Hydroclimate Panel Cross-cut Project – INARCH, the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology.

This mountain hydrology data publication special issue will compile data from mountain catchments around the world in one central repository to the benefit of global alpine hydrological research. The editors will entertain papers on cold regions catchments in comparative studies with mountain catchments.

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. These have made indispensable contributions to recent advances in Earth system sciences. The 4th international conference of Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4) was hosted at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in May 2017 to provide an agora 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. Further details of the conference are available on the web page (

The solicitations of this special collection will cover a wide range of interrelated research topics including but not limited to (1) Changes of Climate Forcing and Terrestrial Feedback, (2) Climate Extremes and Impacts Assessment, (3) Natural-Human System Interactions, (4) Satellite Remote Sensing for Extreme Monitoring, (5) Short-/mid-range Hydrologic Forecast, (6) Data and Model Integration, (7) Model Benchmarking and Uncertainty Estimation, and (8) Delivering Science to Society. Contributions linking two or more of these topics are especially encouraged.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site.  For additional information please contact