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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.

Open Modeling Foundation Organizational Meeting
6-7 December 2021, Virtual and In-Person at the ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center
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The Open Modeling Foundation (OMF) is an international open science community that works to enable the next generation modeling of human and natural systems. It is an alliance of modeling organizations that coordinates and administers a common, community developed body of standards and best practices among diverse communities of modeling scientists. The OMF also provides informational, data, and technological resources to facilitate the implementation of common standards and best practices among the scientific communities it serves. Each participating organization will vote to adopt an OMF charter and related initial action items. You can read more about the draft charter here.

Large Scale Behavioural Modeling Symposium
15-17 December 2021, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover
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This symposium will gather together an international group of researchers to tackle one of the most important challenges facing Earth System Science: the development of large-scale (national/continental to global) land-use models that are based on human behaviour, agency and decision-making processes. Participants will engage with theories, methods and tools that can support this development across the land use modelling community. The ultimate aim of the work initiated here will be to identify pathways to sustainability that account for fundamental processes in human and natural systems in uncertain future conditions. As such, these pathways are not detectable through current modelling approaches that do not represent the relevant processes. Participants will work together to support the development of a common land system ‘modelling framework’. This framework will build on recent advances in theoretical and computational representations of human decision-making to determine which processes and relationships are most important, and how they can best be modelled. In creating an alternative to the current range of ‘top-down’ global models based on macro-economics, the symposium will contribute to the development of a working laboratory to test theories of human decision making, assess the impacts of different forms of decision-making on land system outcomes, and undertake social simulation experiments in a globally connected world. This includes new representations of institutional processes and their relationships with local land users. We also envisage coupling of large-scale, land-use models with other model types, such as Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVMs), biodiversity models and/or climate emulators. These coupled models can then be used to explore a wide range of environmental change drivers and to evaluate the consequences of these for ecosystem services. The symposium will involve a mix of research presentations, open discussions, workshops and informal time for networking and planning.

Register for the Tackling Technical Challenges in Land Data Assimilation Workshop
Register for the Tackling Technical Challenges in Land Data Assimilation Workshop

Register for: Tackling Technical Challenges in Land Data Assimilationvirtual workshopJune 14-16, 2021 ⋅ 9:00-12:00 EDT  Organizers†: Natasha MacBean (1), Jana Kolassa (2), Andy Fox (3), Tristan Quaife (4), Hannah Liddy (5)(1) Indiana University, (2) NASA GMAO, (3) Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation, (4) University of Reading, (5) Columbia University/NASA GISS† Organized by the AIMES...

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Workshop: Remote Sensing of Tipping Points in the Climate System
Workshop: Remote Sensing of Tipping Points in the Climate System

Remote Sensing of Tipping Points in the Climate System Location: VirtualDates: January 26-29, 2021Contact: Sophie Hebden, ESA/ECSAT, United Kingdom; Anny Cazenave, ISSI Bern, Switzerland; Susanne Mecklenburg, ESA/ECSAT, Italy; Lorena Moreira, ISSI Bern, Switzerland; Michael Rast, ESA/ESRIN, Italy  Workshop Overview The two most recent IPCC Special Reports [1],[2], indicate that climate tipping...

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Virtual Summer School: Land Use and Ecosystem Change
Virtual Summer School: Land Use and Ecosystem Change

Overview: Food and bioenergy demands of a growing global population and societies’ changing lifestyles are increasing the pressures on land and ecosystems. Further pressures arise from the demands on land resources for other ecosystem services, and the variable (often negative) impacts of climate change on plant productivity. These multiple, often seemingly conflicting demands on land and...

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Webinar recording available for “Is the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling realistic?”
Webinar recording available for “Is the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling realistic?”

The AIMES/GLP Working Group on Large-scale Behavioural Models of Land Use Change held its first webinar, featuring Dr. Elke Weber and Dr. Peter Verburg discussing whether the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling is realistic, in November 2020. Elke Weber is a professor of Psychology and Public Affairs at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Weber’s specialty is in...

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Webinar: Is the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling realistic?
Webinar: Is the idea of large-scale behavioural modelling realistic?

Webinar: Friday, 13 November 2020 at 3pm (CET)Register to receive Zoom connection information The AIMES/GLP Working Group on Large-scale Behavioural Models of Land Use Change is pleased to invite you to the first webinar of their new series. In this webinar you will hear about research efforts led by Dr. Peter Verburg that are pushing the bounds of modelling to represent human decision-making at...

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Community Climate Intervention Strategies (CCIS) workshop

28-30 October 2020, NCAR Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO, USAFull Workshop Details Workshop Organizing Team:Local team at NCAR and UCAR: Simone Tilmes (ACOM), Peter Lawrence (CGD), Roy Rasmussen (RAL), Wojciech Grabowski (MMM), Andreas Prein (MMM), Brian Medeiros (CGD), Britt Stephens (EOL), Andrea Smith (COMET);University and other organizations: Monica Morrison (Indiana University), Doug...

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Open Modeling Foundation strategic planning workshop

On 18-19 May, 32 scientists from the USA and Europe, representing 23 modeling organizations, met to discuss the Open Modeling Foundation initiative. With a few short presentations to provide attendees with context and background, most of the meeting was dedicated to discussion of the OMF initiative and its organization, community modeling standards, and the drafting of initial standards...

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