Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings with abstract submission deadlines list sessions of interest to the GEWEX community.

Research Campaigns



4th Baltic Earth Conference

Dates: 30 May-3 June 2022
Location: Hotel Dom Zdrojowy, Jastarnia, Poland
Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 January 2022

The conference covers the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges, and in particular the topics of the Baltic Earth Assessment Reports (BEAR). Invited and contributed papers will be presented in plenary and at dedicated poster sessions. There will be a dedicated young scientist ́s event.

In discussing the different topics mentioned below, the perspectives from other marginal seas (like the neighboring North Sea, but also around the world) are also included. Contributions from other marginal seas shall help to evaluate the state of the regional Earth system (including human impacts) and management options in the Baltic Sea and elsewhere.


  • Salinity dynamics
  • Biogeochemical functioning and development
  • Natural hazards and extreme events
  • Sea level dynamics and coastal erosion
  • Regional variability of water and energy exchanges
  • Human impacts and their interactions
  • Sustainable management options
  • Analysing and modeling past and future climate changes
  • Comparing marginal seas

Frontiers in Hydrology Meeting

Dates: 19-24 June 2022
Location: Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 January 2022

The Frontiers in Hydrology meeting will test innovative approaches to convene the water community, communicate science and its integration in other disciplines, and design engaging conference experiences. Leveraging collaborations between co-sponsors, the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc.), the conference will include engineering, urban planning, social science, and affiliated science communities.

We especially invite you to send in your abstract for the GEWEX RHP session, “From Continental Scale Experiments (CSEs) to Regional Hydroclimate Projects (RHPs): New Paradigms for International Water and Climate Research at the Regional Scale”.

3rd Pan-GASS Meeting, Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes (UMAP 2022)

Dates: 25-29 July 2022
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monterey, CA, U.S.A.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2022

UMAP 2022 is articulated around four main themes, outlined below. For each of these themes, we are calling for studies relying on process-oriented diagnostics, modeling, and new observational data, applied to enhance our understanding and modeling capabilities of atmospheric processes and their coupling with the surface. The four main themes are:

  • Organization of shallow and deep convection
  • Surface-atmosphere interactions and the boundary layer
  • Cloud systems and associated processes (microphysics, physics, dynamics, radiation)
  • Towards global km-scale modeling and Digital Twins of the Earth System

Proposals for potential new community projects are particularly welcomed, including proposing a topic and possible approaches OR proposing specific activities in greater detail.

Detailed information about the Call for Abstracts can be found in Themes and Sessions.

S2S Water Workshop 2022, Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Water Management in the Western U.S.

Dates: 15-17 March 2022
Location: Virtual (Zoom), three 3-hours online sessions from 14:00-17:00 EST (19:00-22:00 UTC)
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2022

The S2S Water Workshop 2022 will provide a forum for cross-community dialog and sharing of the latest research results and work on integrating science with services. It will highlight recent advances in short-term climate predictions of conditions concerning water availability (e.g. precipitation, snowpack, drought) over the western US to better inform water resource managers, and on translating climate forecasts into products to directly inform water management decisions. While the workshop topics will include the subseasonal range, emphasis and priorities for presentations and discussion will be on 1) seasonal to interannual lead-times, 2) seamless prediction systems across time scales, and then 3) subseasonal lead-times.

Groundwater, key to the sustainable development goals

Dates: 18-20 May 2022
Location: Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 February 2022

The International Conference ‘Groundwater, key to the sustainable development goals‘ constitutes a meeting point to promote exchanges between the different national and international stakeholders in the fields of water and sustainable development. The main objectives of this conference are to:

  • Examine the overall relationships between water-related SDG s, their stakeholders and groundwater
  • Share knowledge, experiences, findings and good practices on GWR in sustainable development trajectories
  • Elaborate recommendations to ensure the best integration of groundwater resources into the SDGs.

Topics of the conference can be found here.

New Opportunity in ROSES: Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Hydrometeorological Prediction

Deadline for Letter of Intent: 8 February 2022

The new program element in Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences (ROSES) solicits proposals for investigations leading to increased understanding of Earth system predictability and increased predictive skill of hydrometeorological processes and quantities at subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) time scales. Investigations are expected to employ NASA and other agency satellite observations, as well as modeling focused on land hydrology as it relates to S2S prediction/predictability for either:

  • The S2S prediction of hydrological land surface variables such as soil moisture, groundwater, evapotranspiration, surface runoff/river discharge, and snowpack, or
  • To understand the role of hydrology in S2S prediction/predictability, such as how initialization of soil moisture, groundwater and/or snowpack lead to improved S2S prediction.

Aerosol Processes and Aerosol-Clouds Interactions 

Deadline for Letter of Intent: 10 February 2022

The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM)  user facility and Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) are seeking collaborative research applications through the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) program.

Proposed research should investigate aerosol processes or aerosol-cloud interactions toward improved earth system models.

COSPAR 2022 – 44th Scientific Assembly

Dates: 16-24 July 2022
Location: Megaron, Athens International Conference Centre, Athens, Greece
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 February 2022

The objectives of the Committe on Space Research (COSPAR) Assemblies are to promote scientific research in space on an international level, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research”.

Session A0.1 Land-Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction

Severine Fournier (JPL, USA) and Jerome Benveniste (ESA, Italy)

Invited speakers:
Anthony Bloom (JPL, USA – carbon cycle); Hugo Lambert (Uni. of Exeter, UK – water cycle); Anny Cazenave (LEGOS, France – sea level); Carol Anne Clayson (WHOI, USA – air/sea interactions)

This session encourages contributions that emphasize the linkages of the atmosphere, ocean, and/or land based on satellite observations or in conjunction with models. The objectives are to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and to advocate for the need to sustain and enhance remote sensing capabilities to observe the integrated Earth system.

Japan Geoscience Union Meeting (JpGU) 2022

Dates: 22-27 May (Hybrid Meeting) and 29 May-3 June 2022 (Poster Sessions online)
Location: Makuhari Messe International Convention Complex, Chiba, Japan
Abstract Submission Deadline: 17 February 2022

The Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU) 2022 features a hybrid (in-person and online) meeting from 22-27 May 2022 and online Poster sessions from 29 May – 3 June 2022.

GEWEX Hydroclimate Project (GHP) AsiaPEX session
Multiple scale structure and their interactions in Asian monsoon system
One of the focus of Asian precipitation experiment (AsiaPEX) is the multiple scale interaction in Asian monsoon system. This session invites presentations that contribute to the exchange of new development of studies on different time scales of variabilities and their interactions, and to discuss the future development of AsiaPeX’s research activities.


Dates: 1-5 August 2022
Location: Virtual event
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 February 2022

Annual Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) conventions provide a unique opportunity to exchange scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institutions, and the public. AOGS promotes the geosciences and their application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania, and with an overarching approach to global issues. The 19th meeting of the (AOGS2022) is planned as in-person, but the actual format may vary. A session of interest to the GEWEX community is listed below.

HS04 – The Third Pole Environment and High Mountains of Central Asia – Hydrometeorological Processes and Human Dimension

This session invites contributions dealing with advances in improving the understanding of the interactions of the Asian monsoon, glaciers, and the Tibetan plateau in terms of water, energy, and carbon exchanges in order to assess and understand the causes of changes in the cryosphere and hydrosphere in relation to changes of plateau atmosphere in the Asian monsoon system, to predict possible changes in water resources, and to explore the pattern and mechanisms of environmental change on the Tibetan Plateau and surroundings. Particular attention will be given to new AsiaPEX initiative as well as the (Pan-)Third Pole Initiative in this region.

5th International conference on the use of space technology for water resources management – United Nations/Ghana/PSIPW

Dates: 10-13 May 2022
Location: Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 February 2022

The Conference is the fifth international event focusing on applications of space technology for water in the series of conferences organised with financial assistance of the PSIPW and the Inter-Islamic Network on Space Sciences and Technology (ISNET). The expected outcome of the workshop is to make observations and converge on recommendations for the Groundwater Summit which will take place later in 2022, as well as for the 2023 Midterm Review of the Water Action Decade.

This conference will include inputs selected through a call for abstract and will aim at exchanges on the themes listed below:

  1. Space-based technology and data for managing water-related extremes: Floods
  2. Space-based technology and data for managing water-related extremes: Water scarcity and drought
  3. Space and water quality
  4. Space, water and health
  5. Space-based assessment – monitoring of groundwater resources

9th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM9)

Dates: 18-22 Februari 2023
Location: Epochal Tsukuba International Congress Center, Tsukuba, Japan
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 February 2022

ICFM provides a unique opportunity for various experts and policymakers around the world to discuss and exchange ideas and experiences about a broad range of flood-related issues. Abstract submissions that are relevant to the conference themes are encouraged.

Conference themes

  1. Lessons Learnt from the Recent Flood & Sediment Disasters towards Better Understanding and Actions
  2. Data Integration, Modelling, Forecasting and Early Warning
  3. Assessment of Changing Global Risks and their impacts on flooding
  4. Flood & Sediment Disaster Counter Measures: Structural and Non-structural Approaches
  5. Flood & Sediment Disaster Resilience: Shock Absorption, Response and Transformation
  6. Flooding Governance and Finance
  7. Education and Capacity Building for Effective Flood Management
  8. Interlinkage between Flood & Sediment Disaster Resilience and the SDGs: Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Approaches
  9. Compound flooding
  10. Systems approach to management of floods

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE-ARM)

Submission Deadline: 5 April 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting preliminary proposals from scientists worldwide to use components of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility for field campaigns.

Preproposals are being sought for the deployment of an ARM Mobile Facility (AMF). Campaign proposals to augment an ARM atmospheric observatory also will be considered.

Priority will be given to proposals that make comprehensive use of ARM facilities, focus on strategic goals of the DOE Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program, and have the ability to improve regional or global earth system models.

Proposals that coordinate with other BER community capabilities (e.g., Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, AmeriFlux Network, Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic and Tropics, Energy Exascale Earth System Model) or that support the goals of the Global Energy and Water cycle Exchanges (GEWEX) project are encouraged.

Special Issue on “Extreme Precipitation and Drought: Mechanisms associated with Atmospheric Moisture Transport”

Guest editors:
Luis Gimeno (University of Vigo), Bin Guan (UCLA/JIFRESSE), Ana María Durán-Quesada (University of Costa Rica), Sergio Vicente-Serrano (CSIC. IPE)

Deadline: 15 February 2022

Extreme precipitation and drought are among the most disruptive natural events that disproportionally impact the livelihood of poor communities and threaten vulnerable ecosystems. Most importantly, the frequency and intensity of these extreme events have projected to increase with unknown regional effects as the planet warms. Therefore, understanding mechanisms driving these extremes and their impacts can provide a more solid ground for the interpretation of their variability and trends, from global to regional scales, enhancing societal capability of adapting to future climate change.

This special issue seeks to publish papers on understanding mechanisms driving extreme precipitation and drought in order to provide a more solid ground for the interpretation of their variability and trends, from global to regional scales, enhancing societal capability of adapting to future climate change. We would be very pleased if you agreed to contribute a Research paper or a Review article on all aspects related to this theme.

Special Collection on “Advances in Scaling and Modeling of Land-Atmosphere Interactions”

Special Section Organizers:
David S. Schimel (NASA JPL), Benjamin Poulter (NASA GSFC), Natasha Stavros (NASA JPL), Phil Townsend (University of Wisconsin), Nancy Glenn (Boise State University)

Deadline: 31 May 2022

Earth’s surface and its biological organisms exchange heat, momentum, carbon, and water with the overlying atmosphere at a multitude of scales. However, capturing those interactions across scales remains a challenge for observing systems and Earth system models. Here, the editors solicit papers highlighting recent investigations from land-atmosphere field campaigns, including observational analyses, tests of theoretical approaches to scaling or modeling these processes, and model-based evaluation and diagnostic studies. Papers can be submitted to JGR: Biogeosciences, JGR: Atmospheres, Earth and Space Sciences, or Journal of Advances in Modeling of Earth Systems (JAMES). The latter two are gold open-access and the first two have open-access options.

Water  Special Issue “Hydrological Cycle and Land-Atmosphere Interactions: From Evapotranspiration to Precipitation”

Special Issue Editors:
Prof. Dr. Jiangfeng Wei (School of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology) and Prof. Dr. Min-Hui Lo (Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University)

Deadline: 31 August 2022

In this Special Issue, studies are sought that investigate the facts and mechanisms related to the processes from surface evapotranspiration to precipitation. The topics covered by this Special Issue will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Land–atmosphere interactions and the hydrological cycle;
  • Atmospheric boundary layer processes, cloud physics, and precipitation;
  • Atmospheric moisture transport and tracking;
  • Impact of human activities on the hydrological cycle;
  • Aerosol–cloud–climate interactions.

Special Issue “Analysis of atmospheric water vapour observations and their uncertainties for climate applications”

Editor(s): ACP co-editors

Coordinators: Thomas Wagner (Satellite Remote Sensing Group, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry) and Martina Krämer (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

Co-organizers: Marc Schröder (Satellite Based Climate Monitoring, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)), Hélène Brogniez (Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, CNRS, LATMOS/IPSL), and Tim Trent (University of Leicester)

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Earth System Science Data, and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

This special issue originates from the GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment (G-VAP) and is open for all submissions within scope, not just from G-VAP.

The absorption of energy by water vapor keeps the average temperature on Earth at a level that makes life possible. However, the average temperature increased in recent decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. This anthropogenic increase is amplified by the water vapor feedback. Water vapor is further an important component of the water cycle and indirectly of the energy cycle. The role of water vapor in these cycles in a changing climate needs to be fully understood and quantified. Thus, high-quality observations of water vapor and the characterization and validation of associated uncertainties are of high importance for climate applications. Topics covered around atmospheric water vapor include, among others, retrieval development, data records, uncertainty characterization and validation, inter-comparisons, climate applications, and model validation.