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Stratospheric Processes And their Role in Climate



8-12 June

International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference

8-12 June 2010

Oslo, Norway

Late Submissions Deadline - 25 JANUARY 2010

Submit abstracts now at:

21-23 June


Exeter, England

21-23 June 2010


18-25 July

38th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events
“COSPAR 2010”

18 - 25 July 2010

Bremen, Germany


COSPAR Secretariat, c/o CNES, 2 place Maurice Quentin, 75039 Paris Cedex 01, France
Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37

Scientific Program Chair:
Prof. Tilman Spohn, Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Abstract Deadline:
19 February 2010

109 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels (full list available at
- SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
- SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
- SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
- SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres
- SC E: Research in Astrophysics from Space
- SC F: Life Sciences as Related to Space
- SC G: Materials Sciences in Space
- SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space
- Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
- Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
- Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
- Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
- Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
- Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)
- Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
- Panel on Education (PE)
- Panel on Exploration (PEX)
- Special events: Interdisciplinary lectures, space agency round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research, a fully refereed journal with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

29 September-2 October

The International Conference ‘Deltas in Times of Climate Change’

Rotterdam, the Netherlands

September 29 – October 2, 2010

The WCRP is a sponsor of the conference

Call for abstracts
The two official Dutch research programmes on climate change and spatial planning (Climate changes Spatial Planning and Knowledge for Climate), the City of Rotterdam and the C40 (a group of the world’s largest cities committed to tackling climate change) invite scientists, politicians, policy-makers and practitioners to share their knowledge and experience in a major international conference on climate adaptation.

The conference pursues three main goals:
1. exchanging up-to-date top science on climate change and delta planning
2. strengthening international cooperation between deltas and delta cities
3. exploring and strengthening the links between science, policy and practitioners

Abstracts for an oral or poster presentation for the scientific sessions of the conference can be submitted before 15th March 2010. The period has been extended for one month to offer also those people who only recently received the call for abstracts, the opportunity to contribute to the conference.

We welcome both disciplinary and multi-disciplinary contributions in the fields of planning, policy science, geo-sciences, meteorology, economics, governance, engineering and ecology.
The abstracts will be expected to fit within one of the themes:
1. Regional climate, sea level rise, storm surges, river run-off and coastal flooding
2. Fresh water availability under sea level rise and climate change
3. Climate change and estuarine ecosystems
4. Climate change and climate proofing in urban areas
5. Competing claims and land use in deltas under climate change
6. Governance and economics of climate adaptation
7. Decision support instruments for climate adaptation policy
8. Climate and health in delta areas
9. Managing extreme weather risks

The organizers of the conference intent to publish the best papers in special issues of various scientific journals.

Dates to be remembered:

March 15 : deadline for submission of abstract

March: registration open (fee: approximately € 350)

April/May: notification of abstract/poster selection

August 1: submission of draft full paper

During the conference, the Delta Alliance, Connecting Delta Cities and the C40 will be working to develop worldwide cooperation between deltas and delta cities. The Delta Alliance is an international alliance promoting effective cooperation among deltas in their efforts to manage existing and new challenges. The Connecting Delta Cities is an international network that unites delta cities that strive to make their cities climate proof.

More information is available at the conference website and the brochure of the conference.

Kind regards,
on behalf of the Steering Committee
Pier Vellinga and Pavel Kabat

Programme Office Climate changes Spatial Planning / Programme Office Knowledge for Climate
p/a Wageningen UR, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, the Netherlands
T +31 30 48 6540
M +31 2120 2447

25-29 October

A pan-WCRP workshop initiated by SPARC and CliC

October 25-29, 2010

by invitation only

3-5 November

Dyn Var workshop

Boulder, USA

3-5 November, 2010

6-8 December


The Global Water System Project (GWSP) is holding the Conference of the Global Catchment Initiative (GCI) 2010 by the title:

"The Global Dimensions of Change in River Basins - Threats, Linkages and Adaptation"

University Club in Bonn, Germany

6 - 8 December, 2010


2-5 February

18th SPARC SSG meeting

Indian Institute Of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India

2-5 February, 2011

by invitation only

24-28 October

WCRP Open Science Conference

Denver, CO, USA,

24-28 October, 2011