Hydrology Delivers Earth System Sciences to Society 4

May 16 - 19, 2017 | The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Across various disciplines, a number of community-wide initiatives (such as GSWP, ISIMIP, HAPPI, ILAMB, etc.) have developed to synthesize and advance knowledge of climate change impacts, land surface processes, and global energy and water cycles. They have achieved significant scientific progress and made indispensable contributions to the development of Earth-system sciences in recent decades. Now, there is a growing need to exchange and collaborate between these different initiatives and disciplines, in order to solve, in particular, emerging problems related to climate and human society as a holistic system. This symposium and workshop will provide an agora to strengthen synergies between research communities of climate monitoring, modeling, and impacts and to discuss how to deliver scientific achievements to our society. It will provide a chance for early career researchers as well those from developing countries to engage with frontier earth system science approaches to dealing with these problems. A particular scientific focus of the meeting will be on climate extremes and their impacts, acknowledging the importance of these events in a changing climate. The circular for the conference is available here.

The deadline for registration for the HESSS4 conference is 30th April. The abstract submission deadline was 20 April 2017, and abstracts received at this time will automatically be assigned as posters. There is a limited budget to support travel, with students and early-career scientists originated from developing countries taking priority. The 31st March deadline to apply for travel support has passed, and the organizers can no longer accept travel support requests.

We encourage submissions of abstracts on various scientific issues related to broad fields of research such as hydro-meteorology/climatology, boundary layer meteorology, remote sensing, water resource and quality, or climate change impacts on society, for oral/poster presentations. The contributed abstracts will be assigned to their appropriate subject as either oral or poster presentations through the evaluation process.

Important Dates

  • Final registration and poster submission deadline: 30 April 2017
  • Abstract submission and early registration deadline: 20 April 2017
  • Travel support deadline: Register by 31 March 2017
  • Expiration of special meeting rate for hotels: 20 April 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 27 April 2017

Scientific Committee: Hyungjun Kim, Jacob Schewe, Gab Abramowitz, Michael Ek, Aaron Boone, Sonia Seneviratne, Forrest Hoffman, James Famiglietti, Toshiyuki Nakaegawa and Taikan Oki

Local Organizing Committee: Ayako Kurosawa, Yuki Tsukada, Yukihiko Onuma, Tomoko Nitta, Dai Yamazaki, Takao Yoshikane, Toshiyuki Nakaegawa, Kei Yoshimura and Hyungjun Kim @ hesss4.tokyo@gmail.com



HESSS4 is jointly supported by Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (IIS UTokyo SYMPOSIUM No.90), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS, 16H06291), International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)/ International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges (GEWEX)