8th GEWEX Open Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

May 6 - 11, 2018 | Canmore, Alberta, Canada

Joint YESS-YHS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop 2018

Towards Regional Information to Improve Our Understanding on Weather, Water, and Climate Extreme Events

3-5 May 2018, Canmore, Canada

The Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) and Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) are holding a Joint YESS-YHS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop prior to the 2018 GEWEX Open Science Conference. The objective of the 3-day workshop is to bring together early career researchers and students to have an in-depth interdisciplinary discussion about enhancing the generation of usable regional information on different spatial and temporal  scales, and the utility of that information by users, decision makers, and other stakeholders. In this sense, a special emphasis will be made on how weather, water, and climate extreme events change and how new data sources and modeling approaches can advance our understanding (and management). The workshop will further serve to evaluate what the early career communities have achieved in recent years, how they can enhance their interaction, and foster collaborations with other early career networks.

This workshop is jointly organized by YESS and YHS and is supported by WMO, WCRP, and GEWEX. The workshop is planned for around 40 people. The selection process will be run jointly by GEWEX Science Conference organizers, YESS and YHS representatives, and WMO program representatives. The selection criteria will account for gender, geography, scientific background, and merit. Limited travel support is available to attend the Conference and Workshop; check here for more information.

The deadline to apply for the workshop has passed. Application evaluation has begun and notifications will go out the week of 19 February.