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Calendar of Science Events (non-UNFCCC)

List of non-UNFCCC events relevant to the agenda items on climate change research and systematic observation

For additional climate change events, see the iCal provided by the Climate Change Policy & Practice project of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), available at

Events in 2015

24-27 February 2015 Forty-first Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC-41) Nairobi, Kenya
4-5 March 2015 Critical Infrastructure Protection and Resilience Europe 2015  Den Haag, Netherlands
4-6 March 2015 International Conference on Environmental and Geo-information and Communication Bogota, Colombia
9-12 March 2015 UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference Cancun, Mexico
16 March 2015 Celebration Session and Scientific Conference on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the opening of the IOC Project Office for IODE Brugge, Belgium
16-17 March 2015 17th Session of the GCOS/GTOS/WCRP Terrestrial Observation Panel for Climate Zurich, Switzerland
7-10 July 2015

International Scientific Conference: Our common future under climate change

(See also UNFCCC newsroom article)

UNESCO, Paris, France


Events in 2014

7-8 April 2014 Joint Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC)/ Advisory Group on GSN and GUAN (AGG) Network Meeting Ispra, Italy
7-12 April 2014 12th Session of WG III and 39th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Berlin, Germany
9-10 April 2014 29th Meeting of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) Strategic Implementation Team (SIT-29) Toulouse, France
5-11 April 2014 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) and Arctic Observing Summit (AOS) Helsinki, Finland
9-11 April 2014 GCOS/WCRP Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate (AOPC), XIXth Session Ispra, Italy
15-17 April 2014 10th Annual Polar Technology Conference Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, US
23-24 April 2014 pdf-icon 3rd Meeting of the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy (WGCapD-3) Dehradun, India
23-25 April 2014 NASA Land-Use/ Land-Cover Change Science Team Meeting Rockville, US
27 April-2 May 2014 2014 European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly Vienna, Austria
28 April-21 May 2014 37th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting – 17th Committee on Environmental Protection Meeting (ATCM XXXVII - CEP XVII) Brasilia, Brazil
6-7 May 2014 World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Data Advisory Council (WDAC) Meeting Galway, Ireland
6-8 May 2014 GRUAN/GCICS/GNSSRO Workshop on Upper-Air Observing System Integration and Application Geneva, Switzerland
12-14 May 2014 Global Climate Observing System (GCOS)/GOFC-GOLD meeting on Land Cover information in support of climate change mitigation Geneva, Switzerland
12-16 May 2014 Third International Climate Change Adaptation Conference Fortaleza Ceará, Brazil
19-23 May 2014 42nd Session of the Coordinated Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) Guangzhou, China
20-22 May 2014 European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-2 Science Symposium Frascati, Italy
22-24 May 2014 Joint model-data workshop for the Late Pleistocene evolution of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets Grenoble, France
26-28 May 2014 Seventh Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Asia-Pacific Symposium Tokyo, Japan
26-30 May 2014 International Symposium on Contribution of Glaciers and Ice Sheets to Sea Level Change Chamonix, France
27-29 May 2014 20th International Symposium on Polar Sciences Korea Polar Research Institute, Incheon, Korea
6-9 June 2014 GCOS Cooperation Mechanism (GCM) Donor Board Meeting Bonn, Germany
9-13 June 2014 17th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation Westminster, Colorado, US
18-21 June 2014 4th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP4) Évora, Portugal
18-27 June 2014 66th Session of the WMO Executive Council Geneva, Switzerland
22-25 June 2014 28th International Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP) Cologne, Germany
23-27 June 2014 IMBER Open Science Conference 2014 Bergen, Norway
27-28 June 2014 Sixth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses Reykjavik, Iceland
30 June-2 July 2014 WMO Technical Conference on Climate Services - Building on CLIPS Legacy Heidelberg, Germany
30 June-4 July 2014 35th Session of the Joint Scientific Committee for the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Heidelberg, Germany
3-8 July 2014 16th Session of the WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl) Heidelberg, Germany
10-16 July 2014 16th Session of the Commission for Instruments and Methods of Observation (CIMO-XVI) Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
13-18 July 2014 IGARSS 35th Symposium on Remote Sensing Quebec City, Canada
14-17 July 2014 7th International Science Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle (GEWEX) The Hague, the Netherlands
16-19 July 2014 Global Fair and Workshop on Long-Term Observatories of Mountain Social-Ecological Systems University of Nevada, Reno, US
21-24 July 2014 17th Meeting of the Ocean Observations Panel for Climate (OOPC-17) Barcelona, Spain
24-26 July 2014 Third Session of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Steering Committee Barcelona, Spain
28-30 July 2014 3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change San Francisco, US
4-9 August 2014 IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School: “Delineating the issues of climate change and impacts to marine ecosystems: Bridging the gap between research, assessment, policy and management”. Shanghai, China
11-15 August 2014 22nd International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) International Symposium on Ice Singapore
16-21 August 2014 World Weather Open Science Conference Montreal, Canada
22 August 2014 pdf-icon Antarctic Near-Shore and Terrestrial Observing System (ANTOS) Workshop Auckland, New Zealand
23 August-3 September 2014 XXXIII Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Science Week 2014, including 6th Open Science Conference Auckland, New Zealand
27-29 August 2014 Council of Managers of National Antarctic Program (COMNAP) Annual General Meeting Christchurch, New Zealand
30 August-3 September 2014 31st General Assembly of the International Council for Science (ICSU) Auckland, New Zealand
1-5 September 2014 Fifteenth World Lake Conference (WLC15) Perugia, Italy
8-12 September 2014 10th EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) User Forum in Africa Pretoria, South Africa
9-12 September 2014 13th Science and Review Workshop for the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) Bologna, Italy
9-10 September 2014 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference Seattle, US
15-17 September 2014 International workshop on Metrology for Meteorology and Climate Brdo, Slovenia
22-26 September 2014 5th International Bio-logging Symposium (BLS5) Strasbourg, France
13-17 October 2014 The Climate Symposium 2014 Darmstadt, Germany
27-31 October 2014 40th Session of IPCC Copenhagen, Denmark
12-14 November 2014 3rd International Conference on ENSO (El Niño–Southern Oscillation) Guayaquil, Ecuador
17-21 November 2014 2nd International Ocean Research Conference Barcelona, Spain


Events in 2013

14-17 January 2013 ISAR-3 Third International Symposium on the Arctic Research Tokyo, Japan
15-17 January 2013 1st International Water Summit/6th World Future Energy Summit Abu Dhabi, UAE
17-20 January 2013 World Snow Forum 2013 & International Congress: Ecology of Northern Territories 2013 Novosibirsk, Russia
20-25 January 2013 Arctic Frontiers – Geopolitics & Marine Production in a Changing Arctic Tromsoe, Norway
21-25 January 2013 Pacific Islands Climate Services Forum Suca, Fiji
23-25 January 2013 Knowledge Production about Planet Earth and the Global Environment as Indicators of Social Change Bern, Switzerland
28-31 January IMBER IMBIZO III – The Future of Marine Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Societies Goa, India
28-31 January 2013 Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference Tokyo, Japan
12-14 February 2013 The Second International Conference on Water Resources and Environmental Management: Water, Food, Energy Security and Climate Change Marrakech, Morocco
13-16 February 2013 PAGES 4th Open Science Meeting. The Past - A Compass for Future Earth Goa, India
18-20 February 2013 WGOMD/SOP Workshop on Sea Level Rise, Ocean/Ice Shelf Interactions and Ice Sheets Hobart, Australia
25 February -
1 March 2013
Workshop on the Climatic Effects of Ozone Depletion in the Southern Hemisphere: Assessing the Evidences and Identifying the Gaps in Current Knowledge Buenos Aires, Argentina
12-13 March 2013 Towards a global Carbon Observing and Analysis System: Specifications, Uncertainties and Tropical Hot Spots Geneva, Switzerland
13-15 March 2013 Asia Water Week 2013 Manila, Philippines
18-20 March 2013 European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2013 Hamburg, Germany
2-5 April 2013 pdf-icon Open Science Conference on Climate Extremes and Biogeochemical Cycles Obergurgl near Innsbruck, Austria
13-19 April 2013 The Arctic Science Summit Week 2013 Krakow, Poland
15-19 April 2013 4th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models Exeter, United Kingdom
15-19 April 2013 GODAE OceanView/GSOP/CLIVAR Workshop on Observing System Evaluation and Coupled Data Assimilation Hobart, Australia
6-8 May 2013 pdf-icon International Conference on Arctic Ocean Acidification Bergen, Norway
13-16 May 2013 WCRP Seasonal to Decadal Prediction Workshop Toulouse, France
21-24 May 2013 Water in the Anthropocene - Challenges for Science and Governance, Indicators, Thresholds and Uncertainties of the Global Water System Bonn, Germany
3-7 June 2013 9th International Carbon Dioxide Conference Beijing, China
25-28 June 2013 2nd International Conference - Energy & Meteorology (ICEM 2013): Weather and Climate for the Energy Industry Toulouse, France
1-6 September 2013 World Water Week 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
9-13 September 2013 The 2013 European Space Agency Living Planet Symposium Edinburgh, United Kingdom