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Tipping Elements, Irreversibility and Abrupt Change in the Earth System Discussion Series
Monthly, Virtual Webinar
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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.

Developments in Land Data Assimilation
June 24-25, 2024, Virtual Conference
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The 4th annual convening of the land data assimilation community, organized by the AIMES Working Group on Land Data Assimilation, will take place on June 24-26 virtually. To strengthen communication between modeling groups, this conference will bring together land DA scientists to highlight a range of DA methods used within the community, discuss challenges facing different modeling communities, and identify strategies for addressing those challenges. The call for abstracts is now open until May 24th. Learn more here. 

Land Use and Ecosystem Change Summer School 2024
30 July – 7 August 2024, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Campus Alpin, offers a 7-​day international Summer School (3-4 ECTS) on the topic of land use and ecosystem change. Participants will learn about a wide range of issues related to land use change, socio-ecological systems, ecosystem functioning, and modelling techniques. The summer school includes a mix of lectures, group and individual exercises, student presentations, and a 1-​day field trip focussing on land use change in the Alps. The KIT Summer School is free of charge, and it includes lunches, materials and the field excursion. This summer school contributes to the Global Land Programme (GLP) and the Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) global research networks of Future Earth.

 

Discussion Series: Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises

Discussion Series: Governing Earth System Tipping Points in Times of Multiple Crises Location: VirtualDates: 27 February 2023, 14:00-15:30 CETRegister: https://governance-of-climate-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...

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1st annual Eastern Regional Dynamic Global Vegetation Conference

2023 Conference Theme:   “From Leaf to Globe, Seconds to Centuries:  Scaling Up For Climate Change” See you at the 2nd Annual ER-DGVM-C 2024! Thank you to all participants who helped inaugurate the ER-DGVM-C with their excellent presentations on the range of DGVMs, phenology, field and remote sensing measurements, human dimensions, and more!  Thanks especially for the good conversations. The...

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Town Hall on Ensemble Methods for Land Data Assimilation

Town Hall on Ensemble Methods for Land Data Assimilation Tuesday, February 28th at 9:00 - 10:30 (UTC +0)Tuesday, February 28th at 23:00 - 0:30 (UTC +0)Wednesday, March 1st at 4:00 - 5:30 (UTC +0)Registration: Closed Organizers†: Prashant Kumar (1), Shunji Kotsuki (2), Andy Fox (3), Tristan Quaife (4), Hannah Liddy (5)(1) Space Applications Centre, ISRO, India; (2) Center for Environmental Remote...

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Town Hall on Machine Learning for Land Data Assimilation

Town Hall on Machine Learning for Land DA Wednesday, February 22 | 10:00-12:00 EST // 16:00-18:00 CETRegistration: Open until Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Organizers†: Istem Fer (1), Jana Kolassa (2), Natasha MacBean (3), Hannah Liddy (4)(1) Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finland; (2) NASA GSFC, USA; (3) Western University, Canada; (4) Columbia University/NASA GISS, USA† Organized by the...

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GLP/AIMES Webinar: Creating the Behavioural Models of Land Systems Working Group

GLP/AIMES Webinar: Creating the Behavioural Models of Land Systems Working Group Date: 16 February 2023 at 14:00 GMTOrganisers: James Millington (working group coordinator), Calum Brown, Tatiana Filatova, Birgit Müller, Derek Robinson, Mark Rounsevell, Maja Schlüter The BeModeLS working group coordinator and steering committee have developed a set of aims and objectives, as shown on our webpage....

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Discussion Series: Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics

Discussion Series: Cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics Location: VirtualDates: 23 November 2022, 10:30 - 12:00 CETRegister: https://cloud-feedbacks-and-atmospheric-dynamics.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and the WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity for the cloud feedbacks and atmospheric dynamics webinar in a series that aims to advance the knowledge...

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Discussion Series: Coral reefs

Discussion Series: Coral reefs Location: VirtualDates: 20 October 2022, 15:30-17:00 CESTRegister: https://tipping-series-coral.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP webinar in a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on potential tipping of coral...

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2022 ‘New Directions in Land Data Assimilation’ – Workshop Presentations

13-15 June 2022 | 10:00-13:00 EDT // 16:00-19:00 CEST 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 Land Data Assimilation Working Group Workshop Overview: The goals of...

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SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022: Register Now to Receive the Early Bird Rate

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022: Register Now to Receive the Early Bird Rate The 8th SOLAS OSC will be held from 25 to 29 September 2022 online and on-site in Cape Town, South Africa. With its first OSC in Africa, SOLAS offers scientists a platform to learn and exchange about cutting edge research in the field, present their own findings, and connect with colleagues from all over the...

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Past Events

2nd Annual 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. Sign up for the ER-DGVM-C mailing list to receive updates about participating in the conference here.

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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