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Tipping Elements, Irreversibility and Abrupt Change in the Earth System Discussion Series
Monthly, Virtual
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AIMES, the Earth Commission Working Group 1 Earth and Human Systems Intercomparison Modelling Project (EHSMIP) under the Global Commons Alliance and the Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity of World Climate Research Program (WCRP) are organizing a discussion series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip). The primary objective is to create an international science platform for the study of climatic, ecological and social tipping elements and their interactions in the Earth system.

Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling Conference
April 5-7, 2024 at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
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The ER-DGVM-C will bring together vegetation/land modelers primarily in the U.S. Eastern region for an annual regional conference to share science and foster collaborations. This collegial, weekend conference is geared toward scientists, postdocs, and students who work with dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), particularly models that couple with surface hydrology and the atmosphere models. Scientists who conduct research on field sites, with satellite data, or other process-based models that inform model physics and parameters and provide boundary conditions are also encouraged to participate. Participants from outside the U.S. Eastern region are welcome. This year’s conference will be chaired by Paul Moorcroft (Harvard University) and Nancy Kiang (NASA GISS) and organized by the AIMES international project office.
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BeModeLS April Webinar

BeModeLS April Webinar: The Greenpole project, and translating stakeholder narratives for participatory modeling 25 April 2024 at 10:00 Eastern US Daylight Savings (UTC -4) The BeModeLS working group is excited to host their first webinar of 2024, with presentations from working group members followed by Q&A discussion. Hanna Ekstrom and Nils Droste will introduce the Greenpole project and...

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BeModeLS July Webinar: Save the Date!

BeModeLS Working Group Session at #GLPOSM5 9 July 2024 at 10:00 Eastern US Daylight Savings (UTC -4) – Save the date The BeModeLS working group is planning a webinar from working group members: Christian Troost, researcher and senior lecturer at the department of Land Use Economics at the University of Hohenheim Robert Huber, Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH...

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KIT Summer School 2024 – Land Use & Ecosystem Change

2024 KIT Summer School on Land Use & Ecosystem Change 30 July – 07 August 2024, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will run an international Summer School at its ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Food and bioenergy demands of a growing global population and societies’ changing lifestyles are increasing the pressures on land and...

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Discussion Series: Early Warning Series

Discussion Series: Early Warning Signals Location: VirtualDate: 29 January 14:30 - 16:00 CETRegister: https://early-warning-signals.confetti.events/  Join AIMES, the Earth Commission, Future Earth, and WCRP for a webinar on Early Warning Signals as potential indicators for system resilience loss and approaching tipping points as part of a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping...

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Discussion Series: Global Tipping Points Report 2023 – Discussion with Section Leads

Discussion Series: Global Tipping Points Report 2023 - Discussion with Section Leads Location: VirtualDate: 13 December 10:30 - 12:00 CETRegister: https://global-tipping-points-report-2023-discussions.confetti.events/  Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the...

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Discussion Series: Economics view of tipping points

Discussion Series: Economics view of tipping points Location: VirtualDate: 28 November 15:00 - 16:30 CETRegister: https://economics-view-of-tipping-points.confetti.events/  Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. We discussed how to incorporate...

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Discussion Series: Methane – possible tipping points or surprises

Discussion Series: Methane - possible tipping points or surprises Location: VirtualDate: 7 November 15:30 - 17:00 CETRegister: https://methane-possible-tipping-points-or-surprises.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. We...

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Climate Neutrality and the Role of Nature-Based Solutions

Overview: The IPCC 6th Assessment Report no longer discusses the “if”, but “how” of carbon dioxide removal to achieve ambitious mitigation strategies such as climate neutrality (IPCC, 2022; Pongratz, 2023). To limit warming to 2°C or lower, nature-based solutions will become a critical component of land and marine resource management by regulating greenhouse gas fluxes, improving soil health,...

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Discussion Series: Ecological tipping points and resilience – when it may occur and when not

Discussion Series: Ecological tipping points and resilience: when it may occur and when not Location: VirtualDates: 29 September 14:00 - 15:30 CESTRegister:  https://ecological-tipping-points-and-resilience.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in...

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Past Events

AIMES Scientific Steering Committee Meeting 
November 6-8, 2023 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
The AIMES Scientific Steering Committee meets annually to review the activies of AIMES and to strategically plan for the coming year. This year the steering committee meeting will be hosted by AIMES co-chair, Mark Rounsevell, at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT IMK-IFU) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

AIMES Workshop on Climate Neutrality and the Role of Nature-Based Solutions
November 8-10, 2023 at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (KIT IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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This AIMES workshop seeks to identify key gaps in nature-based solutions research with an emphasis on process-based modeling and will build interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral efforts to bridge these gaps and advance our knowledge of interactions in human and natural systems.
Participants will (1) Assess how to mitigate climate change through nature-based solutions (e.g. improved management, nature conservation, and ecological restoration), accounting for biodiversity science and interactions with society; (2) Explore the expanding opportunity space for nature-based climate options to reduce adaptation gaps; (3) Highlight ways in which an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach may be used to constrain and quantify potential maladaptation and risks associated with nature-based solutions; and (4) Identify entry points in process-based modeling and ways to integrate evolving observational datasets and knowledge products into modeling frameworks.

Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling Conference
March 24-26, 2023, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
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The Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Modeling Conference (ER-DGVM-C) brings together vegetation/land modelers primarily in the U.S. Eastern region for an annual regional conference to share science and foster collaborations. 2023 marks the inaugural meeting. This collegial, weekend conference is geared toward scientists, postdocs, and students who work with dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), particularly models that couple with surface hydrology and the atmosphere models. Scientists who conduct research on field sites, with satellite data, or other process-based models that inform model physics and parameters and provide boundary conditions are also encouraged to participate. Participants from outside the U.S. Eastern region are welcome.

Tipping Points and Understanding Earth Observation Data Needs for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project
October 10-14, 2022
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Building on the successful Forum on “Tipping points in the Earth’s Climate” in January of 2021, this Workshop involves Earth Observation experts in the planning of the experimental protocol and in understanding needs and co-design data-use strategies for modelling of tipping elements and their interactions. Discussions during the Workshop are expected to include the broader data requirements of the community working on climate feedbacks and abrupt climate change.

Land Surface Modeling Summit
September 12-14, 2022
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The Land Surface Modeling Summit will take place for four days at the University of Oxford, UK. It is the first international modelling meeting to bring together the international land modelling community to discuss development priorities and challenges and ways in which the community can work together to build the next-generation land models needed to address the pressing scientific and societal questions of the 21st century.

Land Use and Ecosystem Change Summer School
August 16 – 23, 2022
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The AIMES/GLP Working Group on Large-Scale Behavioural Modeling of Land Use Change helped to organize an international summer school at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) ‘Campus Alpin’ in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The summer school will introduce students to a wide range of issues related to land use change, socio-ecological systems, and ecosystem functioning.

Tropical Forest Degradation: Observations, Modeling, and Socio-ecological Implications
11-13 November 2019
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Workshop: Linking Earth System Dynamics and Social System Modeling, Boulder CO
23-25 May 2016
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