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Events in 2016

27-29 January 2016 UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 Geneva, Switzerland
21-26 February 2016 ASLO-AGU-TOS Ocean Sciences 2016 Conference New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
10-13 May 2016 Adaptation Futures 2016: Practices and Solutions Rotterdam, Netherlands
1 June 2016 22nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) TBA
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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
16-18 March 2015 3rd Global Science Conference “Climate Smart Agriculture 2015” Montpellier, France
16-19 March 2015 Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of Environment Paphos, Cyprus
16-20 March 2015 WCRP Joint AOPC/TOPC Session Zurich, Switzerland
17-20 March 2015 23rd Session of the IODE Committee Brugge, Belgium
18-20 March 2015 20th Session of the GCOS/WCRP Atmospheric Observation Panel for Climate Zurich, Switzerland
18-20 March 2015 ICAO Environmental Seminars in the European and North Atlantic Region Warsaw, Poland
19 March 2015 Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change: New knowledge for renewed action Paris, France
19-20 March 2015 33rd GEO Executive Committee Meeting Geneva, Switzerland
22-28 March 2015 WCRP - Climate Sensitivity Workshop Kreuth, Germany
23 March 2015 World Meteorological Day 2015: Climate Knowledge for Climate Action Worldwide
23-24 March 2015 Annual Workshop of the German Network of Early Career Scientists within Future Earth - Methods of transdisciplinary science Tübingen, Germany
23-25 March 2015 ICAO Environmental Seminars in the Middle East Region Dubai, United Arab Emirates
23-25 March 2015 3rd GEOSS Science & Technology Stakeholder Workshop: Navigating Sustainability on a Changing Planet Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
23-27 March 2015 APN 20th Inter-Governmental Meeting/Scientific Planning Group Meeting Kathmandu, Nepal
23-27 March 2015 WCRP - WGNE30 Session College Park, Maryland, U.S.
24-26 March 2015 4th GEOSS Science & Technology Stakeholder Workshop: Concepts, Technologies, Systems and Users of the Next GEOSS Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
26-29 March 2015 Coastal Cities at Risk (CCaR) Annual Meeting Bangkok, Thailand
8-10 April 2015 WCRP Joint Scientific Committee - 36th Session Geneva, Switzerland
9-10 April 2015 Second Sino-Africa Forum on Marine Science and Technology Nairobi, Kenya
13-15 April 2015 Seventh Africa Carbon Forum Marrakesh, Morocco
14-16 April 2015 18th Session of the GCOS/GOOS/WCRP Ocean Observations Panel for Climate Sendai, Japan
14-17 April 2015 Eighteenth Session of the Ocean Observations panel for Physics and Climate Sendai, Japan
20-22 April 2015 GEO Water Quality Summit Geneva, Switzerland
20-25 April 2015 IRDR Advanced Institute on Disaster Risk Reduction and Loss Mitigation Taipei, Taiwan
23-30 April 2015 Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2015 Toyama, Japan
4-8 May 2015 47th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics Marine Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Prediction Liège, Belgium
5-7 May 2015 2015 GEO Work Plan Symposium Geneva, Switzerland
11-15 May 2015 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment Berlin, Germany
11-15 May 2015 68th Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee London, U.K.
12-14 May 2015 Second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference Copenhagen, Denmark
17-22 May 2015 Second UN Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum New York City, New York, U.S.
18-20 May 2015 IPCC Expert Meeting on Scenarios Laxenburg, Austria
19 May 2015 CCAC High-Level Assembly Geneva, Switzerland
19-21 May 2015 World Hydropower Congress 2015 Beijing, China
19-22 May 2015 2nd GEO-CIEHLYC Water Cycle Capacity-Building Workshop Cartagena, Colombia
20-22 May 2015 Fourth International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health Istanbul, Turkey
21-23 May 2015 The 2nd 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management Daejeon, Korea
25-29 May 2015 Geospatial World Forum Lisbon, Portugal
25 May – 12 June 2015 17th Session of the WMO Congress Geneva, Switzerland
27-28 May 2015 Sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM6) Merida, Mexico
27-29 May 2015 Blue Planet Symposium Cairns, Australia
28-29 May 2015 South Takes Action: 2015 Climate South Initiative: Challenges and Solutions Libreville, Gabon
9-10 June 2015 International Workshop on Supporting Future Earth with Global Geo-information Beijing, China
3-5 June 2015 34th International Energy Workshop Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5 June 2015 World Environment Day 2015 Worldwide
10-12 June 2015 Workshop on global and regional sea level variability and change Palma de Mallorca, Spain
15-16 June 2015 9th GEO European Projects Workshop - GEPW-9 Copenhagen, Denmark
15-17 June 2015 67th Session of the WMO Executive Council Geneva, Switzerland
16-17 June 2015 7th Session of the Global Terrestrial Network for Hydrology (GTN-H) Koblenz, Germany
16-25 June 2015 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference & EXPO SGEM2015 Albena, Bulgaria
17-19 June 2015 Climate Variability and human impacts in Central and Eastern Europe during the last two millennia Beijing, China
18-19 June 2015 12th Meeting of the Steering Committee for the Global Runoff Data Centre (GRDC) Koblenz, Germany
18-20 June 2015 Vienna Energy Forum 2015 Vienna, Austria
22 June – 2 July 2015 26th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics General Assembly Prague, Czech Republic
30 June – 3 July 2015 European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) 2015: Transformations Leeds, U.K.
1-3 July 2015 Regional Forum on Climate Change (RFCC) Pathumthani, Thailand
7-10 July 2015

International Scientific Conference: Our common future under climate change

(See also UNFCCC newsroom article)

Paris, France
27 July – 2 August 2015 XIX INQUA Congress: Quaternary Perspectives on Climate Change, Natural Hazards and Civilization Nagoya, Japan
2-6 August 2015 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and the 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) Montpellier, France
24-26 August 2015 Asia Pacific Resilience Innovation Summits and Expo Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
2-3 September 2015 Working Group Meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC) TBA
7 September 2015 SOLAS Open Science Conference 2015 Kiel, Germany
14-18 September 2015 GAIC2015: "Sustained Ocean Observing for the Next Decade", A Combined GO-SHIP/Argo/IOCCP Conference on Physical and Biogeochemical Measurements of the Water Column Galway, Ireland
23-26 September 2015 IUSS Conference on Soil Functions and Climate Change Kiel, Germany
4-7 October 2015 South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference 2015 (SAIREC) South Africa
4-8 October 2015 Perth III: Mountains of Our Future Earth Perth, Scotland
6-8 October 2015 Eye on the Earth Summit 2015: Informed Decision-Making for Sustainable Development Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
6-10 October 2015 (TBC) 42nd Session of the IPCC Dubrovnik, Croatia
19-23 October 2015 GLOSS-GE-14 and Indian Ocean Sea Level Science Workshop Dona Paula-Goa, India
20-23 October 2015 International Symposium on Co-design for Urbanization in China and the Asia-Pacific Region Xiamen, China
26-29 October 2015 IEA Bioenergy Conference 2015 Berlin, Germany
2-5 November 2015 2015 PECS conference - Social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene Stellenbosch, South Africa
1-4 December 2015 (TBC) 10th WTO Ministerial Conference TBA
5 December 2015 World Soil Day, 2015 Worldwide
5-6 December 2015 Global Landscapes Forum 2015 Paris, France
10-12 December 2015 International Conference Climate Services 4 Montevideo, Uruguay
14-16 December 2015 2015 Canberra Conference on Earth System Governance: "Democracy and Resilience in the Anthropocene" Canberra, Australia
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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
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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
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