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Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, Short Courses and Seminars

 Applications are now being accepted for the annual Forest Awards. Two Travel Awards for postdocs or PhD students consisting of USD 850 / EUR 700 each will be awarded to attend a forestry related conference. The candidate must be enrolled as a full-time PhD student or a post-doctoral researcher. Applications should be emailed to forests(at)mdpi.com by December 31, 2017. More information here.


The Rutgers Center for Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis is co-hosting a workshop offered by Discovery Management Group on high-precision GPS and drone-based mapping on December 11&12, 2017 at the University Inn Conference Center. More information here. Register here.


2018 LOCAL SOLUTIONS: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference will be held from April 30- May 2, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel Downtown, Manchester, New Hampshire. Register here. More information here.


5th European Conference on Permafrost 2018 will be held from June 23, 2017 to July 1, 2017 at Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France. Abstract deadline November 15, 2017. More information here.


The deadline for submission of manuscripts for this special issue in Water Resources Research, “Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society” has been extended to December 31, 2017. More information here or contact wrr(at)agu.org.


Registration is now open for a free massive open online course on Introduction to Resilience for Development, developed by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, SwedBio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Pronatura, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) and the partners of the NBSAP Forum. The course is hosted by The Nature Conservancy on its Conservation Training website.  Part One of the course will be conducted from October 31- November 27, 2017 and Part Two from January 23- February 13, 2018 in English, French and Spanish. More information here.


1st Latin American Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems will be held from January 28-31, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More information here.


Swiss Climate Summer School 2018, Earth system variability through time will be held from August 26-31, 2018 in Grindelwald, Switzerland. More information here.


The European Geosciences Union General Assembly will be held from April 8-13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Abstract deadline December 1, 2017 if applying for Roland Schlich travel support. Regular abstract deadline January 10, 2017. Early registration deadline March 1, 2018. More information here.


 The International Workshop “The Rise and Fall: Environmental Factors in the Socio-Cultural Changes of the Ancient Silk Road Area took place in September 2017. The workshop is publishing a book of the proceedings. If interested, submit abstract by October 31, 2017 and full paper by December 31, 2017. More information here.


American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting will be held from April 10-14, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. Papers are now being accepted for the session, “Recent Environmental Change in the Arctic”. If interested, please email tballinger(at)txstate.edu.


TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL RUTGERS TURFGRASS SYMPOSIUM will be held on January 12, 2017 from 9:00AM- 4:00PM in Room 138A, Foran Hall, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, 88 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick, NJ. Registration deadline December 12, 2017. More information here.


The popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training will be available as an online, seven-week course for natural resource professionals working in New England and New York. This unique opportunity provided hands-on training in considering climate change information and identifying adaptation actions for natural resources management and conservation. Register here or contact mjanowiak02(at)fs.fed.us for more information.


Climate Academy for professionals engaged in the management of fish, wildlife, habitat and cultural resources 8-week online course is designed to cover the fundamentals of climate science, provide an overview of tools and resources for climate adaptation, and increase climate literacy and communication skills. It will take place from January 10- March 21, 2018. More information and registration here.


2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference will be held from April 30- May 18, 2018 in Manchester, NH. More information here.


4th International Symposium, “The Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans” will be held from June 4-8, 2018 in Washington D.C. More information here.


Delaware Wetlands Conference 2018 will be held from January 31- February 1, 2018 in Wilmington, Delaware. Early registration deadline December 6, 2017. Oral presentations accepted through November 1st. Poster presentations accepted through December 6th. More information here.


The Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Conference will be held from June 3-6, 2018 at the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering, Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. More information here.  


The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference: Fostering new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy will be held from March 5-7, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. More information here.


POLAR 2018 meeting (A SCAR & IASC Conference) will be held in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-26, 2018. Abstract submission deadline November 1, 2017. Submit and more information here.


 6th International OXFORD SYMPOSIUM ON POPULATION, MIGRATION, AND CLIMATE CHANGE to be held on the 7th and 8th of December 2017 at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, UK. Attendees are welcome to either present a paper or participate as a panel member/observer. Abstract submission deadline is November 15, 2017. Abstracts are reviewed on a rolling basis and notifications are sent within ten days of submission. The early registration deadline is 16 October, and the regular registration deadline is 17 November.


Call for articles for a special issue on Climate Change Impacts on Human Health and the Environment in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. Those with relevant research are encouraged to consider submitting an article on a topic of interest. Submission deadline is February 15, 2018. Manuscripts must be submitted to ScholarOne using manuscript type “2018 CCSI,” which can be accessed with more information here. For questions, contact Jay Lawrimore at jay.lawrimore(at)noaa.gov.



AGU Fall Meeting will be held from December 11-15, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Submit to The Surface Energy Budget: Influences on Spatiotemporal Magnitude and Variability session  here. Complete details about AGU's Fall meeting here.


A joint session of the 10th Symposium on Aerosol Cloud Climate Interactions and the 20th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry will be held from January 7-11, 2017 in Austin, Texas. More information here.  


The Second World Symposium on Climate Change Communication on “Addressing the Challenges in Communicating Climate Change Across various Audiences", to be held in Graz, Austria, from February 7-9, 2018. Apply and more information here.


The website, MOOC-List provides a list of free online courses on climate change here.


Introduction to Sustainable Development course through Coursera and Columbia University. Course is ongoing and is free and open to all. Click here to take the course.


Introductory e-Course on Climate Change and REDD+ Academy e-Course available through the United Nations New Climate Change E-Learn Platform. More information here.


Northeast Regional Climate Hub Pilots Discussion Groups for Climate Adaptation hosted by the USDA Northeast Climate Hub and the Climate Learning Network. Sign up here.


Six federal agencies have announced a Wildland Fire Sensors Challenge seeking an accurate, lower-cost, and low-maintenance air quality monitoring system that can be used during a wildfire or controlled fire. The data provided by the sensor system will help federal, state, local and tribal agencies protect the health of first responders and communities affected by the smoke. The Challenge total award pool is $60,000, which may be awarded in total to one winner if all the requirements are met, or divided into several partial awards. Written submissions are due by November 22, 2017 and prototypes must be submitted by January 5, 2018. More information here.


Polar 2018 will take place in Davos, Switzerland from June 15-27, 2018. More information here.

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