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The inaugural World Weather Open Science Conference, scheduled for August 16-21 in Montréal, Canada, is accepting abstracts through February 24. Online registration is also open.
Co-sponsored by UCAR, the conference will bring together the entire global weather science and user communities for the first time to review the state of the art and map out scientific frontiers for the next decade and beyond. The WWOSC theme is “Seamless Prediction of the Earth System: from minutes to months.” An important emphasis is on building the next generation of scientists and practitioners.
Along with UCAR, the meeting’s co-sponsors include the World Meteorological Organization, the International Council of Scientific Unions, Environment Canada, and the National Research Council Canada.
The conference has two programs, joined through combined plenary and special sessions:
—The Science Program will cover basic weather research that extends our knowledge of processes and systems, as well as the applied research needed to put prediction systems together and assess the impacts of weather and climate events.
—The User, Application & Social Science Program will consider the challenges and opportunities associated with communicating and utilizing weather information, science, and services for social and economic benefit.
To find out more about the meeting or to submit an abstract, see the conference website.