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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.

AIMES Scientific Steering Committee Meeting
November 6-8 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 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
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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Save the Date: iLEAPS OzFlux Joint Conference

Save the Date: iLEAPS - OzFlux Joint Conference The iLEAPS - OzFlux hybrid conference will be held on Tuesday 31 January - Friday 03 February 2023. The topic is Biosphere - Atmosphere Interactions and Global Change from Microbial to Planetary Scales. The original date of the iLEAPS - OzFlux Joint Conference was February 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference has moved to 2023. The...

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SRI Program Is Now Available!

SRI Program Is Now Available!The program for the 2022 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2022) is now available.  SRI2022, the second edition of the world’s largest gathering dedicated to transdisciplinary research and innovation in sustainability, will feature workshops, innovation demonstrations, networking and special events, plenaries, an idea market, and much more. The...

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Tipping Points and Understanding Earth Observation data needs for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project

Tipping Points and Understanding Earth Observation data needs for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project The International Space Science Institute is hosting a workshop on 10-14 October 2022 in Bern, Switzerland. Workshops are selected by the ISSI Directors in consultation with the Science Committee. The programs and speakers are defined by a group of highly qualified experts serving as...

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Tipping Points Conference at the University of Exeter: From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation

Tipping Points - from climate crisis to positive transformation On 12-14 September 2022, the University of Exeter is hosting a ‘call to action’ to form an alliance to improve warnings of the proximity of catastrophic climate tipping points and to accelerate positive tipping points to avert the climate crisis. Meeting Format The meeting will cover the latest developments in both negative and...

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Register for the 2022 Scenarios Forum

Register for the Forum on Scenarios for Climate and Societal FuturesThe Scenarios Forum will be taking place as an in-person and partly online conference at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Laxenburg Conference Center in Laxenburg, Austria. The forum brings together a diverse set of communities who are using or developing scenarios for use in climate change...

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Discussion Series: Paleoclimate Insights on Societal Collapse

Discussion Series: Paleoclimate Insights on Societal Collapse Location: VirtualDates: 3 June 2022, 17:30-19:00 CESTRegister: https://tipping-series-positive-paleo-collaps.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the Amazon focused webinar in a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system....

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

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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Discussion Series: Tipping Towards Positive Social Change

Discussion Series: Tipping Towards Positive Social Change Location: VirtualDates: 12 May 2022, 10:30 CESTRegister: https://tipping-series-positive-social-tipping.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the Amazon focused webinar in a series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The...

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Discussion Series: Human and Earth Systems Interlinkages

Discussion Series: Human and Earth Systems Interlinkages Location: VirtualDates: 7 April 2022, 16:30 CESTRegister:https://tipping-series-interlinkages.confetti.events/ Join AIMES, the Earth Commission, Future Earth, and WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity in a discussion series to advance knowledge on tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. Whilst...

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Past Events

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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