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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
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