2023 GLASS Meeting

Aug 15 - 17, 2023 | Hohenheim, Germany

Arial image of the Castle of Hohenheimen seen from the South

The GEWEX/Global Land-Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) panel is a volunteer-based research coordination panel focusing on land model development and evaluation in three core areas: process-oriented exploration, benchmarking (grid-cell to regional to global scales), and global-scale model experimentation and intercomparison. GLASS encourages and coordinates community-based activities in these areas, covering climate and weather timescales in both offline and coupled modelling environments, across the coupled water, energy and carbon cycles. Activities coordinated in this way, with participants from a wide range of international institutions, reduce the potential for duplication in research and act as a catalyst for international collaborations.

This year’s annual GLASS Panel Meeting, which is by invitation only, will review progress of the GLASS working groups and projects and hear updates from non-GLASS projects with related research objectives. As one of the four panels of the Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchanges (GEWEX), a core program of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), the new GEWEX Science Plan and the WCRP Lighthouse activities will be at the heart of these discussions.

Meeting objectives

  • Share and discuss progress of existing projects and activities;
  • Determine if there are missing elements in the current portfolio of GLASS projects, exposing emerging scientific questions and areas where we should be promoting active coordinated research projects or synergies between existing GLASS projects;
  • Discuss areas for closer collaboration with projects and activities of other GEWEX panels
  • Discuss structural changes at the World Climate Research Program and their implications for GLASS
  • Determine how GLASS can best contribute to the Lighthouse Activities.

Agenda & Documents

For the agenda click here.

All presentations and reports will be available as soon as they are submitted and can be viewed at https://www.gewexevents.org/meetings/2023glass/documents-glass/2023glass-documents/ (password protected).


If you have received an invitation for the 2023 GLASS Meeting and plan on attending, please register no later than July 24th, 2023. However, if you are requesting travel support, please register as soon as possible at the latest by 30 June 2023.

Please register at the Registration tab.

The 2023 GLASS Panel Meeting is by invitation only. If you haven’t received an invitation yet and think this is in error or, if you have any other questions, please contact us at contact@gewex.org

Venue and Accommodation & Travel Information


The 2023 GLASS Meeting is hosted by the University of Hohenheim and will take place at:

Hohenheim Palace
Schloß Hohenheim 1
70599 Stuttgart

Campus Map

Arial image of the Castle of Hohenheimen seen from the North

Accommodation & Travel

For information about accommodations and transportation visit the Practical Information tab.

COVID-19 entry restrictions
Since June 11, 2022, all COVID-19 entry restrictions to Germany have been provisionally lifted. For entry into Germany, proof of vaccination, proof of convalescence or proof of testing is no longer required. However, persons residing in the People’s Republic of China still need an important reason to enter Germany (due to reciprocity) – this does not apply to German citizens residing in the People’s Republic of China.

For the latest news on entry requirements, visit https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268.

EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement. For an overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany, click here.

For additional information about Visa requirements go to https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/visa-service/-/215870

A big thank you to all our participants and our hosts, Voker Wulfmeijer and University of Hohenheim. It’s been a fun and productive meeting!

Images courtesy of University of Hohenheim