Engineered Nanoparticles in the Environment (19 – 20 October 2010), First Announcement & Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change

Opportunities and challenges for sustainability in an urbanizing world

International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change organized by the UGEC project ( The conference will take place between October 15th – 17th 2010 at Arizona State University, located in Tempe, Arizona, USA. This conference is organized in close cooperation with the Global Land Project – a joint project of the IHDP and IGBP (GLP will hold its 1st Open Science Meeting between the 17th and 19th of October, with October 17th organized jointly by the two projects).

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Call for Papers - Conference, Loughborough University, UK, 22nd-23rd April 2010

All at Sea. Synergies between past and present coastal processes and ecology
Organisers: Dr D. B. Ryves, Professor N. J. Anderson & Dr P.J. Wood

Abstract deadline: 31st January 2010

Conference website

Call for abstracts for EGU2010 and several iLEAPS sessions - iLEAPS E-MAIL ALERT 26.10.2009

iLEAPS is very pleased to announce the start of the Abstract submission for the
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010 (EGU2010), 2-7May 2010,
Vienna, Austria. You are cordially invited to browse through the Sessions
You are cordially invited to browse through the Sessions here:

Littoral 2010 – an international conference for researchers and practitioners

"Adapting to global change at the coast: Leadership, Innovation, and Investment"

Littoral is organised by CoastNet and Eurocoast, and is to be held at the Royal Geographical Society, London.
21st to 23rd September 2010
Information about "Call for papers"is available here:
Call for papers

6th Study Conference on BALTEX

Międzyzdroje, Island of Wolin, Poland, 14 to 18 June 2010

The 6th Study Conference on BALTEX will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the BALTEX programme. Conference topics are aligned along the revised BALTEX Phase II objectives:

Improved understanding of energy and water cycles under changing conditions. This involves the development and assessment of regional models, and the improvement of observations.

Analysis of past climate variability and change, and provision of regional climate projections over the Baltic Sea basin for the 21st century. This involves detection and attribution studies as well as assessments of past, current and future climate change including its impacts on the environment.

Provision of improved tools for water management, with an emphasis on extreme hydrological events and long-term changes. This includes the assessment of water resources in today’s and future climate, as well as forcasting extreme events and their impacts on the environment and infrastructure.

Biogeochemical cycles in the Baltic Sea basin and transport processes within the regional Earth system under anthropogenic influence. This involves the coupling of regional climate models with biogeochemical models to estimate the impact of climate change on matter fluxes.

Results related to any of the above themes are welcome, as well as contributions from other related programmes. The Conference is also envisaged as a communication platform for the research community, water resource managers and other stakeholders.

Invited and contributed papers will be presented in plenary along with parallel poster sessions.
Conference language is English.

Conference website

Conference flyer

Earth System Research Visioning Website Launch

As you may know, the ICSU General Assembly decided in October 2008, that there was a need to outline options for an overall framework for global environmental change research and its policy relevance. Under the leadership of ICSU’s Committee on Scientific Planning and Review, a three-step Earth System visioning process has been launched.

The first step in the process is a web-based consultation at which poses the questions: “What is the most important research question in Earth system research that needs answering in the next decade? Why?” On the website, which will be active until 15 August, not only can you post research questions, but also indicate how you view the contributions from others, by voting on questions and posting comments. By registering on the website you will be able to receive updates on the progress and results of the Earth system visioning process over the next 18 months.

We hope to see a lively exchange of ideas and participation from across the Earth system community. I encourage you to distribute this request for participation among your networks of colleagues and friends, and look forward to your input.

This process has been featured in an editorial in Science magazine. Please see ICSU press release for further information.

Visioning Press Release 17jul09

web-based consultation

START is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2009/2010 START Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa.

START is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2009/2010 START Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa.
Please find the Call for Proposals and the Application Form hereafter.
Due date for Proposals is: 30 August 2009.
Please contact Skip Kauffman if you have questions.

Charles S. Kauffman
International START Secretariat
2000 Florida Avenue NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20009, USA
Tel: +1-202-462-2213
Fax: +1-202-457-5859

2009/2010 Call for Proposals : START Grants for Global Environmental Change Research in Africa

2010 Start Application Form [13 July 09]

Conference Call: Energy transitions in an interdependent world: what and where are the future social science research agendas?

The conference will be held at the University of Sussex on the 25th and 26th February 2010. and is open to academics, policy makers, industry and non-governmental organisations working in the field of energy transitions. We welcome abstracts that outline theoretically robust and empirically informed contributions to one or more of the following:

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Ca' Foscari University Venice and the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC)

PhD Programme on Science and Management of Climate Change

In 2007, the Department of Economics and the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC) established a 3-year PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change. The PhD Programme is aimed at providing the job market with experts with a broad, in-depth, scientific and socio-economic background, as well as with a sound and innovative research experience focusing on the dynamics of climate change and on the methodologies and techniques for their evaluation and management.
The PhD Programme is organised in two streams:
- Dynamic Climatology at CMCC in Bologna
- Climate change impact and management, at the Department of Economics of the Ca' Foscari University in Venice
For the academic year 2009/2010 (25th cycle of Italian PhD Programmes) the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change offers three studentships, others may be provided by other institutions or research projects.
The Call for Applications will be opened around the 15th of May and the deadline will be set at mid June.
In order to apply, students are required to hold an Italian “laurea magistrale” or a university degree equivalent of a MSc. Foreign applicants shall provide full documentation of their university studies, including course profiles. Knowledge of the English language is a necessary prerequisite, since all the courses will be given in English. Applicants will be required to submit a research proposal, together with the CV and any other relevant relevant documents, including university certificates, academic transcript of courses, certificate of English language proficiency, publications, presentation/reference letters.
An interview, which may be held telephonically or via internet, may be organised for those candidates whose research projects the commission intends to consider.
For further information please contact phd-climate-change(at)

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ASLO-NABS 2010 Meeting

Subject: ASLO-NABS 2010 Meeting
Global Changes from the Center to the Edge
June 6-11, 2010
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Session proposals must be submitted online by 23:59 U.S. Central Daylight Time, 30 September, 2009.

More informations about Aslo Nabs 2010

Conference website / Please submit session proposals online here: