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.




Baltic Sea Science Congress 2023 (BSSC)

Dates: 21–25 August 2023
Location: Scandic Marina Congress Center – Helsinki, Finland
Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 May 2023 (extended)

The special focus of the BSSC will be towards the implementation of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Sciences (UNDOS) objectives related to the Baltic Sea research. Scientific sessions are guided by the overall theme of the UNDOS phrases as “the science we need for the ocean we want”. The conference sessions thus cover a wide range of topics according to the objectives of Decade of Ocean Science in the Baltic Sea:

  1. A clean Baltic Sea
  2. A healthy and resilient Baltic Sea
  3. A productive Baltic Sea
  4. A predictive Baltic Sea
  5. A safe Baltic Sea
  6. An accessible Baltic Sea
  7. An inspiring and engaging Baltic Sea

VII Convection Permitting Climate Modelling Workshop

Dates: 29–31 Augustus 2023
Location: Scandic Hotel City, Bergen, Norway
Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 May 2023 (extended)

Abstracts on the following topics are invited:

  • Mountainous & high-latitude regions
  • Extremes & impacts
  • Model development
  • CPCM for society, adaptation planning and mitigating risk
  • Data access, accessibility and equitability in CPCM research
  • What have we learned from CPCM modelling and what is next


Dates: 25–29 September 2023
Location: ICTP, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 May 2023 (extended)

The Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX), a core project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), vision is to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnership.

The next International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-CORDEX conference will focus on discussions and ideas for the way forward and CORDEX contributions to the WCRP Open Science Conference in October 2023. The conference will also focus on specific regional challenges and solutions, such as needs for National Adaptation Plans and climate financing.

Abstracts related to one of the sessions of the symposium are invited:

  1. Advancing the regional climate science on decision making scales
  2. CORDEX interaction with Society
  3. CORDEX for impacts
  4. CORDEX in practice

3rd Workshop on Cloud Organisation and Precipitation Extremes (WCO3)

Dates: 4–8 September 2023
Location: Kastler Lecture Hall, ICTP, Trieste, Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: 22 May 2023

Following on from the 2nd cloud organisation workshop (WCO2) that took place in Utrecht in 2022, this workshop aims to bring together all these tools to assess our present understanding of convective organization.

As in the previous event, we are looking forward to presentations on all aspects of mesoscale organization of deep and shallow clouds. Especially contributions on conceptual and interdisciplinary approaches to cloud organisation, including Machine Learning, are invited.

2023 Sun-Climate Symposium

Dates: 16–20 October 2023
Location: High Country Conference Center – Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 7 august 2023

Experts from across the solar, Earth atmosphere, climate change, stellar, and planetary communities are invited to submit abstracts for this conference to present their research results about solar variability, links between climate influences and the Earth-climate system, comparative studies of solar and stellar variability, and stellar impacts on exoplanets. Five sessions are planned with the following topics:

  1. Solar and Stellar Activity Cycles
  2. Impacts of Stellar Variability on Planetary Atmospheres
  3. Evidence of Centennial and Longer-term Variability in Climate Change
  4. Evidence of Short-term Variability in Climate Change
  5. trending of Solar Variability and Climate Change for Solar Cycle 25 (present & future)

Special Issue “River Mouth Systems and Marginal Seas – Natural Drivers and Human Impacts”

Dr. Angel Borja (Managing Guest Editor, AZTI, San Sebastian, Spain), Mike Elliott (University of Hull, Hull, UK), Abigail McQuatters-Gollop (University of Plymouth, UK), Maria C. Uyarra (AZTI, San Sebastian, Spain)

Submission deadline: 31 August 2023

This Special Issue in “Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science”, entitled “River Mouth Systems and Marginal Seas – Natural Drivers and Human Impacts” is based on the main theme of an Online Conference organized by the University of Szczecin and the National Museum in Szczecin, Poland, and the International Baltic Earth Secretariat at the Helmholtz Zentrum Hereon in Geesthacht, Germany, and held in December 2022.

Manuscripts of conference contributions, both oral and poster, as well as manuscripts which were not presented during the conference, but fall under the above theme are invited.

This Special Issue supports studies of interrelationships between natural and anthropogenic drivers needed to elaborate strategies for sustainable development of the environment of river mouths increasingly endangered by climate change and human actions. The Special Issue will serve as a baseline study for the synthesis of proxy-data, long-time monitoring and real-time data and a generalized data acquisition concept to compare river mouth systems of different climatic zones and geological settings. The comparison shall form the base for standardized solutions of sustainable development tasks for river mouths’ environments.

Special Issue “Sustainable Groundwater Management Adapted to the Global Challenges”

Dr. Qichen Hao, Dr. Yasong Li and Dr. Yong Xiao

Submission deadline: 19 September 2023

This Special Issue of Sustainability aims to collate the latest research advancements in groundwater management for sustainable development in the challenging world. All types of manuscripts (original research, reviews, short communications) are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Modelling of groundwater systems
  • Artificial recharge
  • Groundwater management
  • Groundwater-dependent ecosystem
  • Groundwater circulation
  • Water contamination
  • Groundwater–surface water interaction

Special Issue “Atmospheric Rivers from Modeling and Remote Sensing”

Dr. Sante Laviola, Dr. Francesco Chiaravalloti, Dr. Annalina Lombardi, Dr. Barbara Tomassetti

Submission deadline: 31 December 2023

This Special Issue aims to improve the knowledge of Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) through the publication of groundbreaking papers that focus on innovative and original approaches to research; an example is an evaluation of the effects of AR-forced rainfall on small–medium-sized hydrological basins. The improvement of detection techniques through satellite and numerical models can better quantify the spatio-temporal distribution of rainfall in drainage networks by evaluating the response of hydrographic basins to local effects due to the severity of an events. 

Submitted articles may address, but are not limited to, the following scientific topics:

  • Impact of ARs on heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall and associated floods over the midlatitude areas.
  • Changes in the hydrological response of complex terrain due to Ars.
  • A special focus on the Mediterranean basin: the features, occurrence, seasonality, and effects of ARs in this complex domain.
  • AR-related storms in the contest of climate change.
  • ARs as a key operational product for nowcasting applications and flood risk management.