Dear YESS-Community,
Within this newsletter we would like to give you a short update on the recent activities and achievements of YESS including the following topics:

White Paper of YESS accepted for publication

The YESS community is happy to announce that the YESS paper 'Earth System Science Frontiers - an ECS perspective' has been published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), currently available as an early online release

In the paper, an active group of young Earth system scientists describe their long-term vision of the frontiers of Earth system science, paving the way towards an integrated understanding of the Earth system. The paper is an outcome of the World Meteorological Organization-funded Early Career Researchers Workshop at the German Weather service in Offenbach, Germany, in October 2015 and focuses on four frontiers: seamless Earth system prediction, communication, user-driven science, and interdisciplinarity.

Please find the early online release here.

Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC Workshop

The Future Earth-PROVIA-IPCC scientific workshop "Integrated research on climate risk and sustainable solutions across IPCC working groups: Lessons learnt from AR5 to support AR6" was held in Stockholm, Sweden, between August 29th to August 31st. From a total of around 80 participants with diverse backgrounds and career stages, approximately 10 were Early-Career Scientists (ECS) who actively participated during the workshop, and were repeatedly complimented by other participants for their input. This workshop was mainly designed to further support the research and coordination needed for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

From the group of ECS who attended the workshop, a sub-group of engaged YESS members from different backgrounds and institutions across the globe have joined after the workshop and are currently working together with the aim of evaluating the motivation and obstacles of young scientists who are willing to or have previously contributed with the IPCC, and what are their visions of the future direction the IPCC should go to. A pre-test survey addressing these issues was designed and distributed among participants attending the 7th Early Career Scientists Conference for Climate and Marine Research (ECC 2016) held in October 12th-14th, in Hamburg, Germany. In the coming weeks, the whole YESS community will also be invited to respond a questionnaire with their opinions regarding these issues. Your contribution is greatly needed and will be very much appreciated, so stay tuned to the YESS news!

CLIVAR Open Science Conference and the ECS Symposium

YESS was actively present during the CLIVAR Open Science Conference, held in Qingdao, China, in September 2016. A three-days Early Career Scientists (ECS) Symposium was attached to the conference, members of YESS were involved in the organizing committee of the symposium.

The first day of the symposium provided the opportunity for ECS to network with peers and senior scientists, to become familiar with the institutional structure of CLIVAR, and to prepare for the upcoming Open Science Conference (OSC). During the weekend following the OSC, the symposium served as a forum to actively engage the ECS and challenge them to find solutions to critical issues in atmospheric and ocean science. Participants worked in diverse international teams to complete the following tasks: highlight key research challenges and goals; identify major challenges facing international science collaboration; discuss how to effectively engage the audience of their scientific information; and suggest their vision for the future of CLIVAR. Read the full summary here.

YESS Webinar Series

Since July two types of periodic webinars have been offered by YESS.

Within the "YESS Expert Series" expert researchers share their knowledge of particular Earth system science topics.

The "YESS Council Webinar Series" includes short talks by the Council members on their scientific background and current research activities to provide an opportunity to share scientific information between YESS members and identify possibilities of cooperation.

So far 2 webinars of the “YESS Expert Series” and 3 webinars of the “YESS Council Intro Series” were held. In July, we had the participation of Dr. Nils Wedi, the head the Earth System Modelling Section at ECMWF reviewing recent advances and future challenges in high-resolution numerical modelling of the Earth-System. In September, Dr. Michael Baldauf, a Senior scientist at the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) gave a short overview about current developments in numerical methods mainly used for global models that take place in several weather centers and institutions world wide.

All the webinars are currently run with GoToWebinar system provided by our colleagues from APECS.

The next webinar series:

"YESS Expert Series" - 7 December, 12:00 UTC
Dr. François Bouyssel, the Deputy-Head of NWP, CNRM-GAME, Météo-France about Météo-France's NWP research activities

"YESS Council Webinar Series" - 23 November 2016, 11-11:45 UTC
  • Tobias Weber - "SMART cables: combining ocean modelling and in-situ measurements"
  • Marion Greilinger - "From high alpine snow chemistry to the influence of Saharan dust on air quality in Austria"
  • Jakub Walawender - "Applications of satellite data and GIS for climate research"
  • Fiona Tummon - "The mystery of high tropospheric ozone levels over Europe


Part time YESS-Office

The Argentinean National Weather Service (SMN) is officially supporting YESS through the establishment of a part-time YESS Officer position to assist in the running of YESS.

Since YESS established its structure and the elections of the execom and Regional Representatives were held, we have invested time and effort in seeking support for our coordination and organizations of Working Groups and activities. Now, thanks to the efforts of the Argentinian National Weather Service (NWS) we are close to achieve this goal: A part time position for a YESS officer will be established there.

The establishment of a YESS office represents a major step towards a better development of YESS and its activities. It also reflects the importance of YESS as a network that brings a voice and a space to early career scientists worldwide. This job position will give us the possibility to better coordinate the activities done by the Executive Committee as well as the Working Groups. The YESS officer will work hand by hand with the entire YESS council helping us to grow and to strengthen the network.

We would like to thank the Argentinian NWS and its Director Celeste Saulo for their support and commitment to YESS.

Job Opportunities, Awards & Summer Schools

3-year Postdoctoral Scientist Position

at the research unit “Biogeochemical Modelling” of the research division “Marine Biogeochemistry” as part of the ComparCE project of the DFG-funded Priority Program 1689 on the Assessment of Climate Engineering.
The position is limited to 3 years with a start date as soon as possible.

Research Scientist in the area of decadal prediction at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma)

The position is "indeterminate", which means that is it a regular ("permanent") staff position, and is open to applicants at all levels of experience. The location will be Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Anyone seeking more information is welcome to contact

Summer School on Fundamental Aspects of turbulent flows in climate dynamics
July 31--August 25, 2017
Les Houches, France

The summer school will focus on four themes: ocean dynamics, large-scale atmosphere dynamics, clouds and convection, and turbulence theory/dynamical systems approaches. Overviews over these themes will be provided by the principal lecturers Paola Cessi, Henk Dijkstra, Stephan Fauve, Raffaele Ferrari, Isaac Held, Caroline Muller, David Romps, Ted Shepherd, and William Young.
The summer school is aimed at graduate students and early-career researchers in physics, (applied) mathematics, engineering, the climate sciences, and related fields.
Applications to the summer school and for financial support are due by March 15, 2017.
One travel award sponsored by Geosciences

One Travel Award of 800 Swiss Francs will be granted to postdoctoral students or PhD students to attend conferences in 2017. We are accepting applications for this award until 31 January 2017.

The WMO Research Award for Young Scientists

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has opened nominations for the WMO research Award for Young Scientists. This yearly award, granted by WMO, aims to encourage young scientists, particularly in developing countries to undertake outstanding research work in all fields of meteorology and hydrology.
How to apply:
Send a short paragraph (0.5 page) to explaining your research background and your connection to meteorology or hydrology and WCRP climate science. 
Attach a short CV and a recent scientific publication.
Apllication deadline:
14. November 2016

WCRP is looking forward to your application and will let you know if you are selected for a WCRP recommendation before the 30th of November. Please don’t hesitate to contact WCRP if you have further questions.
More information here.

Upcoming Events


XIX Brazilian Meteorological Conference
7-11. November 2016, João Pessoa, Brazil.
If you are planning to attend the conference, we kindly invite you to participate in the panel scheduled for Wednesday 9th ("Quarta-feira") at 14:00 titled "Jovens Cientistas - Young Earth System Scientists Community"

YESS Council Webinar Series
23 November 2016, 11:11:45 UTC


YESS Expert Webinar Series
7 December, 12:00 UTC
François Bouyssel about "NWP research activities at Météo-France"

AGU Fall Meeting
12-16.December 2016, San Francisco,USA
Thursday 15th December, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
YESS presentation by Kevin Reed, North-America Regional Representative



Abstract Submission Deadline EGU 2017
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