Calls for Papers

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

8th GEWEX Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

Dates: 6-11 May 2018
Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018 OR until maximum number of participants is reached

The 2018 GEWEX Science Conference is structured around the topic of challenges confronting our ability to understand and predict changes in climate extremes and the availability of freshwater under the complex factors of natural variability, forced climate change due to human activities, and human management practices such as dams, reservoirs, land cover changes, and agricultural management. The Conference will reflect research activities that advance the main themes of the GEWEX project and of the two WCRP Grand Challenges on “Weather and Climate Extremes” and “Water for the Food Baskets of the World.” Find the full list of sessions here.

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”

Extended Submission Deadline (not updated on website): 31 December 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. They 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 a forum to strengthen synergies between research communities studying climate modeling, monitoring, and impact assessment and to discuss how to deliver scientific achievements to our society. Papers are sought for a special collection compiling the interdisciplinary works introduced in HESSS4 and 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 website. For additional information please contact

EGU General Assembly 2018

Dates: 8-13 April 2018
Location: Vienna, Austria
Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 January 2018

Sessions relevant to GEWEX research and science are listed below. If you have a session related to GEWEX that you’d like to see listed, send it to us at

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 15th Annual Meeting

Dates: 3-8 June 2018
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Abstract Submission Deadline: 19 January 2018

The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and their application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity to exchange scientific knowledge and discuss important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institutions, and the public.

A session of interest to the GEWEX community is HS24, The Third Pole Environment – Hydrometeorological Processes and Human Dimension. This session invites contributions dealing with advances in issues to improve the understanding of the interactions of the Asian monsoon, glaciers and the Tibetan plateau in terms of water and energy 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 environment change on Tibetan Plateau and surroundings regarding the human dimension of the changing environments in the Third Pole Environment.

11th HyMeX Workshop

Dates: 29 May-2 June 2018
Location: Lecce, Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 February 2018

The general objective of the HyMeX Workshop is to present and discuss recent scientific progress in the understanding of the Mediterranean water cycle, from multiscale and multidisciplinary approaches, and to foster further collaborations within the HyMeX community.

The 11th HyMeX workshop will be organized along the HyMeX science topics: heavy precipitation, Mediterranean cyclones, ocean circulation and processes, drought and water resources, flash-floods and social vulnerability, integrated prediction of heavy precipitation and impacts, the water cycle, and renewable energy.

Special INARCH Issue of Earth System Science Data

Extended Submission Deadline: 6 April 2018

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.

Dates: 16-18 October 2018
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission Deadline: Unknown

This conference strives to review progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors,” assessing the existence of possible and distinct precursors, and examining how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world. More information to come.