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.


Funding opportunities

Request for Expressions of Interest on Problems in Climate Modeling

Invitation to Submit Proposals Deadline: 15 October 2019
Full Proposals Deadline: 1 December 2019

The Virtual Earth System Research Institute (VESRI) is a new initiative supported by Schmidt Futures to find and fund transformational research in Earth System Sciences. VESRI is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) targeting areas of climate research which are primed to take advantage of the current rapid evolution of computational technology, and potentially, observing platforms. VESRI is specifically looking for research that could radically improve climate modeling and uses advances in observations and computational science to target current weaknesses in climate models.

Intensification of Short-Duration Rainfall Extremes and Implications for Flash Flood Risks
Dates: 3-4 February 2020
Location: The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom

Scientific discussion meeting organised by Professor Hayley Fowler.

Extreme heavy precipitation is increasing in frequency and intensity, and results from new global sub-daily datasets and high-resolution modeling suggest that precipitation extremes will intensify more than anticipated based upon theoretical considerations. Understanding this process is vital in advancing the theoretical knowledge necessary for a step change in regional prediction from understanding the nature and drivers of precipitation extremes.

There will be a poster session at 17:00 on Monday 3 February for which you can apply.

19th Alps-Adria Scientific Workshop
Dates: 26 April – 1 May 2020
Location: Hotel Stok, Wisła, Poland
Abstract submission deadline: 31 December 2019

The main goal of the Workshop is to rehabilitate relationship among scientific and professional communities linked by historical ties, but separated by historical events. This cooperation offers an opportunity for the career starter generation, PhD students and young researchers to enter the international scene, to learn how to make a poster, to deliver a presentation in English language, to publish pieces of work and to create relationship with others.

Subjects of the Workshop:

  • Soil Sciences
  • Food Production and Supply Issues
  • Cultivation and Production
  • Food Safety and Alimentaion
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Energy Cropping
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Protection
  • Management and Development
  • Entomophagy

Workshop on Societally-Relevant Multi-Year Climate Predictions

Dates: 31 March – 2 April 2020
Location: Boulder (CO), USA
Abstract Submission deadline: 10 January 2020

The objective of this workshop is to:

  • Advance scientific understanding of multi-year predictability
  • Characterize physical and dynamical processes in the coupled climate system, including the oceans, land surface, and cryosphere, that can be exploited to improve multi-year forecasts
  • Highlight the challenges for producing skillful multi-year predictions with state-of-the-art earth system models
  • Construct a framework to identify user requirements for multi-year predictions that will help inform predictability research and model development
  • Identify knowledge gaps, determine future research direction and foster new initiatives and collaborations by bringing together research, operational, and applications community
  • Assess specific observational needs for improving multi-year predictions that are not currently met
  • Identify prototype applications of multi-year forecasts and assess their utility

EGU General Assembly 2020

Dates: 3-8 May 2020
Location: Austria Center Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2020

Sessions organized by or of interest to the GEWEX Community:

CL2.10 – Recent progress in understanding the hydro-climate system of the Andes: Physical processes and resources for Andean populations

Co-organized by HS13
Convener: Jhan Carlo Espinoza
Co-conveners: Wouter Buytaert, Katja Trachte, Germán Poveda

This session aims to assess and discuss recent progress in the Andes hydroclimate and identify pressing research challenges and the development of associated human capabilities. We welcome submissions based on observational and modeling approaches, from the local to the continental scales and from diurnal to interdecadal time scales. Emerging new topics are particularly welcome, including water and energy budgets, high impact events, precipitation hotspots, climate change and deforestation impacts, climate-vegetation interactions, cryosphere studies, water resources availability, connections with the Amazon and the La Plata River basins and neighboring oceans, among others.

CL1.7 – The Third Pole Environment (TPE) under Global Changes

Co-organized by AS4/CL4
Convener: Yaoming Ma
Co-conveners: Fahu Chen, Fan Zhang, Bob Su, Franco Salerno

This session is dedicated to studies of Pan Third Pole atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere and their interactions with global change. Related contributions are welcomed.

CL2.44 – Convection-permitting atmospheric modelling

Co-organized by AS1
Convener: Stefan Sobolowski
Co-conveners: Hayley Fowler, Douglas Maraun, Timothy RaupachECS, Merja Tölle

This session calls for papers on state-of-the-art development and application of CPM activities, including examination of interactions between convection and other atmospheric phenomena (e.g. boundary layers, cloud physics, radiation), as well as CPM investigations of local- to regional-scale phenomena (e.g. land-use change, land-ocean contrasts, flow-orography interactions, urban-rural transitions, aerosol effects, etc.). We welcome studies of past, present or future climates, and CPM modelling across time scales. Particular attention is given to extremes.

CL2.2 – Earth’s energy exchanges and the general circulation of atmosphere and ocean

Co-organized by AS4
Convener: Maria Z. Hakuba
Co-conveners: Valerio Lembo and Norman Loeb

We invite submissions addressing the interplay between Earths’ energy budget (ERB), associated energy exchanges, and the response of the general circulation using modeling approaches, theoretical considerations, and observations. Submissions on the implications of such changes for polar climate and extreme weather are also encouraged. We further solicit studies on the forcings, feedbacks and mechanisms that determine spatial patterns in ERB and their implications.

GI3.4 – Calibration and validation of Earth satellite measurements

Co-organized by AS5/CR2
Convener: Jack Kaye
Co-conveners: Malcolm W. J. Davidson

This session seeks presentations on the use of surface-based, airborne, and/or space-based observations to prepare and calibrate/validate space-based satellite missions measuring our Earth system. A particular but not exclusive focus will be on activities carried out jointly by NASA and ESA as part of their Joint Program Planning Group Subgroup on calibration and validation and field activities.

AS2.12 – Physical Processes of Air-Sea Interaction and Their Representation Models

Conveners: Hugo Bellenger, Kyla Drushka, Audrey Hasson, Brian Ward

This session aims at fostering discussions on the physical processes at work at the air-sea interface, including their observation and their representation in coupled numerical models.

AOGS 17th Annual Meeting

Dates: 28 June – 4 July 2020
Location: Sono belle Vivaldi Park, Hongcheon, South Korea
Abstract submission deadline: 21 January 2020

Sessions organized by or of interest to the GEWEX Community:

AS63 – Asian Precipitation Experiment (AsiaPEX): Process and Predictability of Asian Hydroclimate System

AsiaPEX aims to understand the Asian land precipitation over diverse hydroclimatological conditions for better prediction, disaster reduction and sustainable development. AsiaPEX has six scientific approaches:

  1. observation and estimation of variation and extremes in Asian land precipitation and important variables;
  2. process studies of Asian land precipitation focusing on diverse land-atmosphere coupling;
  3. understanding and prediction of variability of Asian hydroclimatological system from subseasonal to decadal time scales;
  4. high resolution land surface hydrological modeling and monitoring incorporating impacts of human water withdrawal, agriculture, vegetation and cryosphere;
  5. coordinated observation and modeling initiatives, and
  6. detection and projection of the climate change impact on regional precipitation in Asia.

Research plans, new sub-projects, recent scientific results and outcome from these approaches will be exchanged.

10-Year HyMeX Workshop

Dates: 25-29 May 2020
Location: Toulouse, France
Abstract Submission Period: 14 Dec 2019 – 10 Feb 2020

The annual HyMeX International Workshop will be largely devoted to the review of the program’s major results since its launch in 2010 and its legacy in terms of knowledge advances, scientific dynamics and challenges for the years to come. Besides the 10-year review sessions, the workshop program will consist of plenary and parallel sessions to present and discuss recent scientific progress in the understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle and associated hydrometeorological extremes, with an open call for contributions, as well as meetings on future work.

3rd Baltic Earth Conference “-” Earth system Changes and Balitc Sea coasts

Dates: 1 – 5 June 2020
Location: Jastarnia, Hel Peninsula, Poland
Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 February 2020

The conference will cover the topics of Baltic Earth, in particular highlighting the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges as defined by the Baltic Earth Science Plan. The grand topic of the conference „Earth system changes and Baltic Sea coasts“ refers to the manifold aspects of the changing Earth system of the Baltic Sea region, in the atmosphere, on land and in the sea. Climate change and the associated sea level rise, but also other human activities puts a particular pressure on the coasts of the southern Baltic Sea, of which the Hel peninsula and the Polish coasts in general are exemplary. Land-sea interactions and human uses shape and modify the coasts all over the Baltic Sea.

Request for Proposals: Solutions to Water Threats in an Era of Global Change

Proposal submission deadline: 28 February 2020

The Strategic Management Committee (SMC) for the Global Water Futures (GWF) program, funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) is inviting proposals to develop transformational research projects directed towards Pillar 1 – Diagnosing and Predicting Change in Cold Regions and Pillar 2 – Developing Big Data and Decision Support Systems.

Proposed science, big data and decision support system projects should complement and show consistency with GWF core teams and strategies and should be in alignment with the vision of GWF, which is:

  • to provide Canada with the information and tools needed to prepare for and manage water futures in the face of unprecedented environmental and societal change, whilst ensuring health and wellbeing,
  • to provide world-leading water science for Cold Regions and to be a global partner of choice for developing user-focussed solutions to water security.