Upcoming Events

Japan Geoscience Union, 26-20 May 2019, Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan
I) Projection and detection of global environmental change (A-CG35)
Conveners: M. Kawamiya, H. Tatebe, K. Tachiiri (JAMSTEC)
Session Description: Anthropogenic forcings on global environment are expected to cause intensification of extreme events, sea level rise, ocean acidification and deoxygenation, as well as large-scale ecosystem changes. The CMIP6 experimental protocol has been established based on which modeling groups across the world are starting to provide environmental projection data toward 6th IPCC assessment report due in 2021. Various new types of studies, such as event attribution and coupling of socio-economic processes and Earth system dynamics, are also emerging in the field of global change projection. In addition, observational studies are becoming increasingly more important for grasping changes in the global environment and evaluating model projections. Interactions and collaborations beyond boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines are desired for dealing with the issue of global changes. This session thus aims to deepen our understanding on global change, from both disciplinary and interdisciplinary viewpoints. This session is co-organized by AIMES – Future Earth project “Analysis, Integration and Modelling of the Earth System” (https://aimesproject.org/).

ESM-IAM Collaboration on Future Scenarios: Opportunities and Perspectives Workshop31 May – 1 June 2019, Tokyo, Japan, jointly organized by AIMES and JAMSTEC
Workshop Rationale: Sustainable development is a long-term UN goal shared with all governments across the globe. To explore possibilities for sustainable pathways, in particularly compliant with the Paris Agreement, IPCC community is using Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) and Earth System Models (ESMs). ESMs and IAMs share many common features, such as physical and environmental components, but they still are very different and inconsistent in their approaches and assumptions. Interactions and collaborations beyond boundaries of conventional scientific disciplines are necessary to explore plausible projections of future societal and environmental changes. The goals of this workshop are to explore opportunities (e.g. harmonizing landuse models) and discuss perspectives of collaboration between ESM, IAM, and social science communities in developing novel interdisciplinary approaches to future projections. For more information about the scientific program, please contact: aimes@futureearth.org

AGU Chapman Conference on ‘Understanding Carbon-Climate Feedbacks’ 26-29 August 2019, San Diego, California, USA
Conference Overview: Uncertainties in the future trajectory of the Earth System stem largely from a lack of quantitative, mechanistic, and process-level understanding of the natural and human-perturbed carbon exchange processes that regulate the interannual-to-decadal atmospheric CO2 growth. Despite a great deal of  progress on the characterization of carbon-climate feedbacks across diverse aspects of the terrestrial, oceanic, and anthropogenic carbon cycles, there remain on the integrated roles of forcings and feedbacks in the evolution of atmospheric CO2.The overarching aim of this conference will be to bring together different pieces of the carbon-climate puzzle and to reach a community consensus on the large-scale efforts required to fundamentally advance carbon-climate feedback research. For more information, click here.
Abstract submission deadline: 8 May 2019

Large-scale behavioral models of land use change, 8-10 September 2019, Tempe, Arizona, USA
Workshop Overview: This workshop will support the development of the next generation of global to continental/national scale land-use models based on human behavior, agency and decision-making processes. This approach will provide an alternative to the current range global models based on macro-economics and thus, will provide a working laboratory to test theories of human decision making, and undertake social simulation experiments in a globally interconnected world. Ultimately these models will be coupled with Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs), biodiversity models and/or climate emulators to explore a wide range of environmental change drivers and to evaluate the consequences of these for ecosystem services. Attendance is by invitation only. For more information, please contact: aimes@futureearth.org

Past Events

Joint AIMES/PAGES workshop on Abrupt Changes, Thresholds, and Tipping Points in Earth History and Future Implications, 14-16 November, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

AIMES SSC Meeting, 13-14 November, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany

Future Earth Summit, 27-30 August 2018, Bonn, Germany

Summer school for masters and doctoral students on Ecosystems and Land Use Change, 7-14 August 2018, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

International Alliance for Open Modeling Standards, 29-30 June 2018, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Workshop on Extending the Climate-Carbon Cycle Feedback Framework, 25-27 April, University of Bern, Switzerland co-sponsored by WCRP, Oeschger Center for Climate Change Research and AIMES

AIMES SSC Meeting, December 5-6, 2017, Exeter, UK

Linking Earth System Dynamics and Social System Modeling, 23-25th May, 2016, Boulder CO

Tipping Points on Pathways to Sustainability, 14-15th September, 2016, Stockholm