Dear YESS-Community,

Since the YESS-webpage is down for a while now, we would like to keep you updated on the latest activities of YESS as well as on latest job opportunities and the next upcoming events within this newsletter.
We hope we can fix the problems of the website in the near future and until then we will keep you informed via twitter and facebook!

YESS recently joined the Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN)

The ECR NoN was created to facilitate interdisciplinary research cooperation between early career researcher organisations worldwide. It seeks to provide a common platform to collectively voice the ECR vision in the international arena, address the particular ECR challenges and provide opportunities for career development.
Three representatives of the ECR NoN were invited at the Future Earth Scientific & Engagement Committee meeting in June in Thun, Switzerland. Gaby Langendijk, from the YESS executive committee was one of the representatives. During the meeting the representatives pledged for a greater involvement of early career scientists in Future Earth’s scientific and coordination activities, which led to the establishment of the ECR NoN Future Earth Working Group. This particular working group is dedicated to interdisciplinary issues concerning sustainability and will ensure an active contribution of early career researchers in Future Earth’s initiatives.

YESS presence at conferences, meetings and elsewhere

EGU 2016
Vienna | Austria | 17–22 April 2016
The EGU General Assembly 2016 brougth together 13,650 scientists from 109 countries. YESS was represented with a poster "Towards a well-connected, global, interdisciplinary research community
for rational decision making in the Anthropocene" presented by Florian Rauser and Fiona Tummon. YESS also organized an aftermeeting at the "Kolar Restaurant" in Vienna which was a nice opportunity to meet new members but also to see some familiar faces.

37th Session of WCRP Joint Scientific Committee
25-27 April 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
The annual WCRP JSC meeting brings together international leading scientists, climate experts and planning staff to assess and guide WCRP activities. At this year´s meeting, Vera Schemann introduced YESS to the WCRP JSC and presented the last and future activities of YESS. Highlights and presentations can be found here.

GAW Ozone Science Advisory Group meeting 2016
The meeting was held at ETH Zurich from 5-6 May where YESS was introduced via a short presentation of William Ball from the Insitute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Bonn Climate Change Conference
The forty-fourth sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 44) and  Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 44) as well as the first session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA 1) took place from 16 to 26 May 2016, in Bonn, Germany. David Carlson from the World Climate Research Programme presented the poster of YESS which is also uploaded on the meeting website.

The International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2016 (ICRC-CORDEX 2016), held in Stockholm from 17th-20th May 2016, brought together the international regional climate research community, focusing on high resolution climate information and its applications to vulnerability, impacts and adaptation and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information. YESS was represented by Gaby Langendjik.

The sixty-eighth session of the WMO Executive Council was held in Geneva from 15 to 24 June 2016 at the WMO headquarters building.
The Executive Council is the executive body of the Organization, which meets annually, implements decisions of Congress, coordinates the programmes, examines the utilization of budgetary resources, considers and takes action on recommendations of regional associations and technical commissions and guides their work programme, provides technical information, counsel and assistance in the fields of activity of the Organization and studies and takes action on matters affecting international meteorology and related activities. YESS was present with two representatives, Gaby Langendijk and Julia Keller.

"Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) — Fostering a Global Research Community"
Gaby Langendijk and YESS Outreach Working Group
World Climate Research Programme, Geneva, Switzerland

Job Opportunities


A new Max Planck Research Group in Terrestrial Palaeoclimates will be established at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, from 2017. The focus of the group will be the interactions between climate, vegetation and landscapes in the Eurasian loess steppe over Quaternary timescales. The independent research group will work in close cooperation with the Department for Climate Geochemistry.
We invite applications for five new positions within the group!
Additional information is available here.

A recent PhD in physical oceanography with expertise in mesoscale/submesoscale theory and high resolution numerical modeling is sought for a NASA-supported postdoctoral position in New York City. Supervised jointly by Ryan Abernathey and Shafer Smith, the postdoc will work on issues related to characterizing and parameterizing lateral and vertical fluxes of tracers at submesoscales, with a focus on how models may be used to help interpret upcoming data from the SWOT mission, and how data from the mission may ultimately help us directly observe such fluxes.  Modeling efforts will focus on idealized simulations of the Southern Ocean and regional simulations of the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean.
Support, benefits and housing opportunities for the position will come from New York University (NYU), where the postdoc would be centered, but time can be split as needed between NYU and Columbia/Lamont-Doherty.  Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with experience.  The position is funded for three years, with renewal dependent upon positive annual reviews.  Applicants should submit a current CV, a statement of research interests, a link to a code sample (preferably on and the names of three referees to our administrative assistant, Sylvia Mejia (  Please email either Ryan ( or Shafer ( with questions.  NYU is an equal opportunity employer.
Global Climate Model Developer
at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay).
Further information here.

Multi-Physics Climate Code Developer
at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay).
Further information here.

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cyprus Institute
for UAV-based observation of aerosol properties in the Eastern Mediterranean
Closing date: 15th July 2016
Further information here.

32 PhD and 14 Research Associate positions
at the Collaborative Research Center TRR 181 "Energy transfers in Atmosphere and Ocean" in Germany.
Further details here.

Professorship in Atmospheric Sciences (open rank)
at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Switzerland
Application Deadline: Spetember 10th 2016
Further information here.

Research Assosiate
for the project "DFG-SPP 1889 Sea Level, project DECVAR" at the University of Hamburg, Faculty for Mathematics, Infoematics and Natural Sciences.
Further information here.

Upcoming Events


Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Meeting 2016
20-30 August, Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia
Erik Behrens (YESS) is organizing an APECS-YESS Early Carreer Researcher Event there.


Quadrennial Ozone Symposium
4-9 Spetember 2016, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Fiona Tummon will make a presentation of YESS at the ECR evening on Thursday!

19-24 September 2016, Beijing, China
Victor Dike will organise an informal gathering - further details will be on the website soon!

CLIVAR Open Science Conference
18-25 September 2016, Qingdao, China
YESS helped organise the dedicated ECR symposium happening over 3 days - see the CLIVAR website for more info!

International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project 2016 Science Conference
26-30 September 2016, Breckenridge, CO, USA
Fiona Tummon joins ECR activities already planned and helping to organise a Career Development lunch on Thursday!
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