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.

2019 ESSM Community Workshop: “Climate Research to Enhance Resilience to Extreme Heat”

Date: 18 – 19 November 2019
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Silver Spring (MD), USA
Abstract submission Deadline: 4 October 2019
Registration Deadline: 26 October 2019

Workshop purpose
This years workshop of the NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) Earth System Science and Modeling (ESSM) Division will focus on extreme heat, one of the climate risk areas, to facilitate in-depth discussions. The workshop will focus on the following questions:

  • What are the most critical problems for decision makers when it comes to the impacts of extreme heat on air quality, water resources, environmental quality, agriculture, energy, transportation, public health, and coastal ocean resources?
  • What climate information and Earth system modeling capabilities are required for addressing those problems?
  • What capabilities already exist, especially in terms of observing, monitoring, understanding of the forcing and mechanisms, modeling, prediction and application products?
  • What are the gaps and opportunities for further research and engagement?

Lightning Talks
A number of abstracts will be selected by the organizing committee for lightning presentations during the meeting. Lightning talks may be supplemented by peer-reviewed papers references.

Call for a new US CLIVAR-sponsored working group

Submission Deadline: 11 October 2019

The US CLIVAR program annually establishes new limited-lifetime, action-oriented WGs of scientists (12-18members) to coordinate and implement focused activities for the benefit of the scientific community. A major aim of the WGs is to expedite coordinated efforts towards specific scientific activities and objectives, for example: assessing existing or developing new data and modeling products and capabilities, leading community-wide analyses or syntheses of current state of understanding, and/or developing scientific and implementation recommendations on specific subjects for further consideration by US CLIVAR Panels and supporting agencies. Furthermore, WGs should foster wider support of and participation in activities addressing critical scientific challenges and/or CLIVAR needs. WGs may also serve to facilitate joint activities between US CLIVAR and other national and/or international programs.

Request for Expressions of Interest on Problems in Climate Modeling

Invitations 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.

4th Digital Belt and Road Conference (DBAR 2019)

Dates: 17 – 19 December 2019
Location: St.Helen Bauhinia, Shenzhen Bauhinia, China
Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 October 2019

Digital Belt and Road Program (DBAR) is an international science program for the sustainable development of the Belt and Road Region using Big Earth Data. DBAR advocates for the integration of Big Earth Data applications in the design, planning and monitoring of different aspects of human activities.

Themes of the 4th DBAR Conference:

  1. For SDG  2: Big Earth Data Applications in Agriculture and Food Security
  2. For SDG  6: Big Earth Data Applications in Sustainable Water Resource Management
  3. For SDG 11: Big Earth Data Applications in Urban Environment and Sustainable Urban Development
  4. For SDG 11: Big Earth Data Applications in Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation
  5. For SDG 13: Big Earth Data Applications in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change
  6. For SDG 14: Big Earth Data Applications Sustainable Management of Coast and Sea
  7. For SDG 15: Big Earth Data Applications in Environmental Change and Sustainability
  8. For SDG 15: Observations of Changes in High Mountain and Arctic Cold Regions and Adaptation strategies
  9. Data Infrastructure and Platform for Bit Earth Data
  10. Big Earth Data to Support the Assessment of SDG indicators

ASIA Climate Forum (ACF) 2020

Dates: 6-8 July 2020
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 October 2019
Submissions should relate to one of the conference streams – InterMET, InterFLOOD or InterAIR – and address one or more of the topics relevant to that stream as detailed below.

InterMET Asia
The conference will enable delegates to learn about innovations in the use of meteorological & hydrological data and related information to (a) improve economic and business efficiency on a routine basis, and (b) to mitigate, manage, and provide early warning of the impacts of extreme weather & climate change on public and private enterprises, essential services and critical infrastructure.

InterFLOOD Asia
The conference will enable delegates to learn about the innovations in thinking, funding, technology and design of critical infrastructure, systems and processes to manage and mitigate, and build resilience and adaptability to weather and climate change-related flood events.

InterAIR Asia
The conference will enable delegates to understand the health related and other economic impacts of air pollution and to learn of the latest developments in air quality & pollution monitoring technologies and alerting systems.

Joint Workshop Sessions
The Joint Workshop Sessions will highlight areas of shared opportunity as follows:

  • Data acquisition & processing.
  • Opportunities for SMEs and business start-ups.
  • Weather and environmental risk insurance.
  • Investment impact (fund portfolio selection & risk management).
  • Disaster warning, response & recovery.

Asia-Pacific Network (APN) for Global Change Research: Funding opportunities

Proposals submission deadline: 10 November 2019

The APN invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the Capacity Development Programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2020. A limited amount of financial support is available for regional research and capacity development activities that fall within its areas of interest.

High Priority Topics for Funding
APN invites trans- and interdisciplinary research and capacity development proposals that reflect the following themes:

  • Climate change and climate variability and their related impacts (climate projections/downscaling, extreme events, DRR, monsoon, etc.)
  • Ecosystem-based adaptation and disaster risk reduction
  • Smart agriculture (resource allocation, livestock, food, technology transfer, innovation, extension, etc.)
  • Transboundary issues (pollution, water quality, human health, fisheries and microplastics, invasive species, waste management, etc.)
  • Transition towards a sustainable future
  • Water, food and energy security