Photo
Gallery

Click here for a video impression* of our three 2022 Monterey, CA, meetings (3rd Pan-GASS, 2022 Pan-GEWEX and GEWEX SSG 34B)

* Prepared by Yike Xu from the University of Arizona for, and published by, the International GEWEX Project Office under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 IGO License (CC BY-ND 4.0 IGO, (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/)

Abstracts &
Registration

Call for Abstracts

This conference invites contributions covering topics that include:

Registration and Abstract Submission

To participate in the 1st LIAISE Conference and dET CrossCut Workshop, we ask you to register.
Registration is open from 5 September 2022 to 17 February 2023.
For additional information go the Registration page and to register click on the Subscribe button.

If you want to register now, click

Abstract submission is open between 5 September 2022 and 13 January 2023.
To submit your abstract, you have to register first. After registration click here to access your account to submit your abstract.

Registration and Abstract submission fees:

RegistrationUSD $100
Abstract SubmissionUSD $25

GWF ANNUAL OPEN SCIENCE MEETING

The 2023 Global Water Futures (GWF) Annual Science Meeting dates and location have been confirmed:

When: May 15-17, 2023
Where: TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Please visit the official meeting website at https://gwf.usask.ca/events/2023/05/gwf2023.php

GWF2023 is hosted by Global Water Futures, University of Saskatchewan, and the Global Institute for Water Security.

Photo
Gallery

Click here for a video impression* of our three 2022 Monterey, CA, meetings (3rd Pan-GASS, 2022 Pan-GEWEX and GEWEX SSG 34B)

* Prepared by Yike Xu from the University of Arizona for, and published by, the International GEWEX Project Office under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 IGO License (CC BY-ND 4.0 IGO, (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/)

River Mouth Systems and Marginal Seas – Natural Drivers and Human Impacts

Representatives of scientific disciplines working on the complexity of processes in river mouth systems and marginal seas, e.g., Earth and life scientists, climatologists, archaeologists, historians, socio-economists, modelers, and IT specialists, are invited to this online conference to jointly discuss the effects of climate change and anthropogenic activities in the area of densely populated river mouth systems on the marine and coastal environment. Oral contributions are welcome!

Rationale

River mouths such as deltas, coastal embayments, and estuaries form the gateways from the continents to the oceans, which have been attractive for people to settle along over the long period of human settlement history. The natural environment of marginal seas and their coastal zones are increasingly threatened by climate change induced rising sea-level, floods, storms, tsunamis, coastal erosion, and anthropogenically induced environmental hazards. To mitigate the threats effective strategies for sustainable development of the coastal zones have to be elaborated.

Since 2020, an international initiative promoting Marginal Seas Research has been operating within the frame of the Deep-time Digital Earth Program (DDE) of the IUGS. The mission of the initiative is the development of a general strategy for describing the processes in marginal seas holistically as an interaction between geo-, ecosystem, climate and socioeconomic systems at the zone of transition between continents and oceans.

To study the interrelation between natural and anthropogenic drivers exemplarily it is planned to promote targeted research for a deeper understanding of the river mouth systems’ development from the pristine past to the anthropogenically dominated present.

Abstract submission deadline is 31 October 2022. Registration deadline is 1 December. Registered participants will receive a zoom link shortly before the conference. The conference language is English.

Sessions

Session 1
Climate change and River mouth systems
In this session, general questions about the role of climate change and related sea level rise, frequency and direction of storm events and their role as driver of the dynamics of the river mouths and related coastal systems shall be discussed. To what extent can climate models help for future projections of this dynamics and the frequency of coastal hazards? Theoretical approaches and practical experiences to answer these and related questions are welcome.

Session 2
Human activities and environmental impacts from the past to the future
The socio-economic conditions of the gateways between continents and oceans have always attracted people to use and shape these habitats. The historical reconstruction of these processes and the description of their current dynamics are irreplaceable for the design of future balancing economic use and preservation of natural environment. The participation of geoscientists and life-scientists, historians and archaeologists, socio-economists, engineers and modelers in the discussion of these questions is expressly encouraged.

Session 3
Proxy-records and modern observations
Data sets need to describe not only the current functionality of river mouth systems but have to include the history from the pristine paleo-environment to the current anthropogenically impacted regime. The time spans to be represented by data are trending from millennial to the seasonal scale. The records include paleo-data – derived by “decoding” of sedimentary proxies – to current monitoring and data measured in real-time. The interpretation of proxy data demands a cooperation between geoscientists, climatologists, historians and archaeologists. The identification of the onset of human effects on the environment and its future projection are needed preconditions to foster strategies for sustainable development of industrialized coastal embayments and estuaries to be discussed.

Session 4
Advanced data management and modeling
One target of the conference is to contribute to the comparison of river mouth systems on the global scale based on standardized data, numerical models and methods of AI and ML. This standardization can help to provide generalized concepts for sustainable development of river mouth systems to balance the protection of their environment and the economic use of their resources. The focus on harmonizing and processing of interdisciplinary data on the disciplinary scale between natural sciences, socioeconomics, archaeology and technical sciences requires transdisciplinary data management and modeling approaches. This data integration based on the FAIR principle (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) will be discussed in this session.

Call for Papers

You are invited to send an abstract for an oral presentation for one of the sessions specified above, by 31 October 2022. An abstract booklet will be published prior to the conference. See https://baltic.earth/rivermouthsystems2022 for abstract template.

Background image from Bernard Spragg. NZ, near the mouth of the Waikouaiti River

Photo
Gallery

Click here for a video impression* of our three 2022 Monterey, CA, meetings (3rd Pan-GASS, 2022 Pan-GEWEX and GEWEX SSG 34B)

* Prepared by Yike Xu from the University of Arizona for, and published by, the International GEWEX Project Office under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 IGO License (CC BY-ND 4.0 IGO, (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/)

GEWEX-YESS-YHS ECR Workshop

YESS, YHS, GEWEX, and WCRP are pleased to announce the Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop on “Reflecting on African Early Career Researchers’ role in Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in the Service of Sustainable Development Goals.”

This workshop, which is free of charge, will take place alongside the 13th African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) International Conference on Earth Observations and Geospatial Science, or AARSE2022. The date for the workshop is 23 October 2022 at the Kigali Conference and Exibition Village. Early career researchers attending AARSE2022 are welcome to participate in the workshop; please email gewex@gewex.org to inform us of your plans to join. See details below.

1. Event description and structure:

Within the framework of the 13th AARSE International Conference, Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in the Service of Sustainable Development Goals that will be held between October 24th and October 28th 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda, the YESS Community will organize a one day workshop on “What role can ECRs play to contribute to the Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in the Service of Sustainable Development Goals?” The main goal of the workshop is to raise the voice of ECRs in the related research topics and prepare for the ECRs and the climate research interested community participation in the WCRP Open Science Conference to be held in Kigali Rwanda in 2023. The workshop also aims to gather a huge community of ECRs from the African continent.

During the 1 day workshop, three impulsive talks will be provided by senior scientists on the topic of Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in the service of Sustainable Development Goals followed by three parallel discussion tables exploring the following topics:

1. What can ECRs bring to the Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in the Service of Sustainable Development Goals research topic?

2. What are the needs of ECRs to help in advancing research on this topic?

3. How can ECRs leverage their networks particularly, during this crisis in order to create a niche for themselves and support each other to be connected to the active community?

The workshop will have two sessions:

First session (Morning session): Panel discussion animated by the invited senior experts

Potential speakers:

Second session (Afternoon session): Round tables discussions; candidates can rotate between topics

1.1 Morning session:

Presentations from seniors speakers followed by a Q&A session

Topics to be covered:

  1. Remote sensing for natural resource management to serve climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies,
  2. Space technology and infrastructures for environmental monitoring and sustainability,
  3. Geospatial sciences in the service of sustainable development.

1.2 Afternoon session:

Three parallel round tables discussions, on the following topics:

1. What can ECRs bring to the Earth Observations and Geospatial Science in the Service of Sustainable Development Goals research topic in the region of Africa.

2. What are the needs of ECRs to help in advancing research on this topic?

3. How can ECRs leverage their networks particularly, during this crisis in order to create a niche for themselves and support each other to be connected to the active community?

Note: Mini surveys based on “Slido” can be shared during the process, to collect the ideas at the same time-to be discussed through.

2. Expected outcomes

3. Organizing team

Young Earth System Scientist (YESS Community) , the Young Hydrologic Society (YSH), supported by The Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) project the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Co-chairs of the Organizing committee

Young Earth System Scientist (YESS Community):

with Valuable input from YESS regional representatives for Africa (2019/2020)

Young Hydrologic Society (YSH)

The Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX)

Background image by the GPA Photo Archive.

Venue &
Travel

Venue

The 1st LIAISE Conference and dET CrossCut Workshop (27–29 March, 2023), will take place at:

Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida
Lugar Parc Gardeny, 23
25003 Lleida
Spain

For directions to the meeting venue, click here


Parc Científic i Tecnològic Agroalimentari de Lleida. Courtesy of IRTA

Accommodations

Accommodations close to the meeting venue are:

Ciudad de Lleida (about 15 min walk)
C/ Unió, 8
25002 Lleida

Hotel NH Lleida Pirineus (about 15 min walk)
Gran Passeig de Ronda, 63
25006, Lleida

Parador de Lleida (about 15 min walk)
C/ Cavallers, 15
(Pedestrian Access only)
(Parking available at C/ La Palma 21-23)
25002 Lleida

Hotel Real (about 15 min walk)
Av. Blondel, 22
25002 Lleida

A complete list of hotels and other types of accommodation in Lleida can be found here.

Travel to Spain

Visa

There are different types of visas for Spain depending on your nationality and reason for visiting. Importantly, Spain is a part of the Schengen Area which means they share a visa policy and a common, external border with the other participating countries.

More information about the Schengen Visa and how to apply can be found here.

Health

Please visit the Spain Travel Health portal for the current health requirements for traveling to Spain.

Transportation

How to reach Lleida:

By Air

Barcelona-El Prat Airport and Madrid-Barajas Airport are two major international airports close to Lleida. From each airport you can either travel by train or bus to Lleida.

From Barcelona-El Prat airport to Lleida

  • by train:
    • Take the R2 Nord train from the airport railway station situated at Terminal 2 to go directly to Barcelona-Sants station. Click here for the time schedule from Barcelona-el Prat airport to Barcelona-Sants station
    • Once at Barcelona-Sants station, take an AVE or AVANT train to Lleida-Pirineus station. To consult the train schedule from Barcelona-Sants to LLeida, and buy your ticket online go to Renfe.com. Make sure to set your query to ‘one-way ticket only’
  • by bus:
    There is a direct bus connection from Barcelona-El Prat airport to Lleida with ALSA which takes about 3 hrs. To consult the bus schedule and buy your ticket online go to the ALSA website. Click in the “point of departure’ box and choose Barcelona Airport-Prat T1.

From Madrid-Barajas airport to Lleida

  • by train:
    • Take Line C1 or C10 train from Madrid Airport located at terminal 4 to Madrid-Atocha station. More information about Madrid airport Train can be found here.
    • from Madrid-Atocha station, take an AVE train to Lleida. To consult the train schedule from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station to LLeida, and buy your ticket online go to www.renfe.com. Make sure to set your query to ‘one-way ticket only‘.

By train

Lleida Pirineus, located at Plaça de Berenguer IV, is an important railway station serving the city of Lleida in Catalonia, Spain. Click here search for (international) trains from and to Lleida.

By bus

Lleida Bus Station is located at Carrer Saracibar, 2. Click here to find bus tickets from and to Lleida, Spain.

Lleida (province)

Lleida is located in northeast Spain in the interior of the region of Catalonia. The province has some valuable Catalan Romanesque churches in the Vall de Boi, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. Lleida is well known for its natural beauty and for being an excellent place for all sorts of mountain sports such as skiing, MTB and trekking. Areas of particular interest include the Aigüestortes y Estany de Sant Maurici National Park, its two nature reserves, and its Pyrenean and pre-Pyrenean landscapes.

Useful links for things to do and see while in Lleida are https://www.spain.info/en/region/lleida-province/ and https://www.turismedelleida.cat/en/useful-information.

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Agenda

Agenda

The agenda will become available mid February 2023.

Timeline
27–28 March 20231st LIAISE Conference and dET CrossCut Workshop
29 March 2023Dedicated to LIAISE Working Group activities
30 March 2023Outreach activities (by invitation only)