3rd Workshop on Atmospheric Composition and the Asian Monsoon (ACAM) and Second ACAM Training School
The SPARC/IGAC-activity ACAM will hold its 3rd biennial workshop in Guangzhou, China, 5-9 June 2017. The 2nd ACAM training school will follow on the campus of Jinan University, Guangzhou. The registration and abstract submission deadline is 15 March 2017. Find more information on the ACAM website.
Training school on stratosphere-troposphere interactions
The IUGG/SPARC-training school for early career researchers is being organised in Cape Town, South Africa, from 2-5 September 2017. Please note that the deadline for applications for financial support is 15 March 2017. Find more information on the SPARC website: Training School on Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions.
Save the dates: SPARC General Assembly 2018
The 6th SPARC General Assembly will be held in Kyoto, Japan, from 1-6 October 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed). General Assemblies are opportunities for SPARC to take stock of what has been achieved, where gaps in SPARC's research portfolio lie, and to define where SPARC needs to be moving to remain responsive to the needs of both its members and the users of SPARC research products. Further information will be made available soon.
Summer school on Global Teleconnections in the Earth's Climate System
Organised by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the GOTHAM Summer school will train young scientists in a unique combination of interdisciplinary scientific topics and tools relevant for understanding teleconnections including stratosphere dynamics and stratosphere-troposphere interactions. The school will be held in Potsdam, Germany, from 18-22 September 2017. Find more information on the school's website: GOTHAM summer school.
CCMI Science Workshop 2017
The 5th Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Science Workshop organised by IGAC and SPARC will be held in Toulouse at the Centre International de Conférences of Météo-France, from 13-15 June 2017. Please note that the abstract submission deadline is 15 March 2017. Find more information on the CCMI Science Workshop.
9th Atmospheric Limb Workshop
The 9th International Atmospheric Limb Workshop will be hosted by the Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group from the University of Saskatchewan in downtown Saskatoon, Canada, from 12-14 June 2017. Abstract submission deadline is 15 March 2017. Find more information and register at: http://limb2017.usask.ca.
IGAC Cryosphere and Atmosphere Chemistry activity
The IGAC community is seeking input on their new activity CATCH (Cryosphere and Atmosphere Chemistry) with the aim to shape the strategy of this activity. Add your input to a dedicated Google Form.
Middle Atmosphere Symposium (ICMA/IAMAS M12)
This special symposium will take place within the IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA General Assembly on "Good Hope for Earth Sciences" in Cape Town, South Africa, from 27 August - 1 September 2017. Find more information on the symposium.
Report on the 24th Meeting of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group and Local Workshop
The 24th SPARC SSG meeting was held in Berlin, Germany, from 1-4 November 2016. The meeting followed a one-day science workshop focused on SPARC's contribution to the WCRP Grand Challenges on 31 October 2016.
Find the report at: www.wcrp-climate.org/WCRP-publications/2017/SPARC_24thSSG_report.pdf
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SPARC encourages early career scientists to join the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community. YESS unifies early career researchers in an influential network and communication platform to promote local and global exchange across multiple disciplines related to Earth system sciences. Find more information on opportunities for young scientists and about YESS' future vision.
Note the approaching deadlines for travel and registration fee support of the following two training schools: 15 March 2017.