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

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

Additional Meetings

Different groups will hold meetings before and during the 8th GEWEX Open Science Conference. Meetings designated as “by invitation only” are open only to those invited to attend beforehand.

All conference attendees are welcome to join both the Knowledge Action Network (KAN) on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events (RISK KAN) and the Water for the Food Baskets and Regional Hydroclimate Projects for the Americas side meetings on the afternoon of Friday, 11 May.

Pre-conferece events and side meetings are listed below.

Joint YESS-YHS Early Career Researcher (ECR) Workshop 2018
Thursday 3 May 2018–Saturday 5 May 2018
By invitation only

2018 GLASS Meeting
Thursday 3 May 2018–Friday 4 May 2018 (Wolverine Room)
By invitation only
The Global Land/Atmosphere System Study (GLASS), one of the core GEWEX Panels, is a volunteer-based research coordination board focusing on land surface model development and evaluation in three core areas: benchmarking, land-atmosphere coupling and model-data fusion. This year’s annual meeting will review progress of the GLASS working groups and projects, as well as those with similar related research interests.

  • GLASS Side Event: PLUMBER-2 Planning Meeting
    Saturday 5 May 2017, 0900-1200
    By invitation only
    Meeting participants will discuss the design, metrics, model output protocol, data sets and range of experiments planned to follow on from the PLUMBER land surface model benchmarking experiment.

Community Event with GEWEX Scientists
Saturday 5 May 2017, 1830-2100
Held at the Canmore Collegiate High School Theatre and Lobby and open to all. Find a map to Canmore Collegiate High School at https://goo.gl/maps/18kxnyoxAw12
Community members and students are invited to listen to three climate and water scientists speak about leading edge studies on climate change and its impact on extreme events and changes to the water cycle. A panel discussion with questions from the audience will follow.

1830 Reception and refreshments
1900 Welcome by MLA Westhead and Mayor Borrowman
1910 Presentation by Kevin Trenberth (NCAR)
1930 Presentation by Martyn Clark (NCAR)
1950 Presentation by John Pomeroy (USASK)
2010 Panel discussion and question period
2100 Summary and end of event

Columbia Icefields Tour
Sunday 6 May 2017, 0630-1730
Registration for the tour has closed. Tour participants have paid the 195 CAD fee and received an email from PayPal to confirm their payment. Drop-in registrations on the day of are not accepted, as the tour is booked to capacity.
A trip down the Icefield Parkway, one of the most scenic highways in the world, takes you to the Columbia Icefield, where you will explore the surface of the Athabasca Glacier in a unique, specially designed Ice Explorer.

CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoon Panel Meeting
By invitation only
Sunday 6 May 2018, 0900-1700 (Wapiti Room) and
Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 1445-1645

Compound Events Side Meeting
By invitation only
Thursday 10 May 2018, 1445-1645 (Wapiti Room)

Crosscut on Evapotranspiration Determination Meeting
By invitation only
Thursday 10 May 2018, 1815-1915 (Orchid Room)

Knowledge Action Network on Extremes on Emergent Risks and Extreme Events
Friday 11 May 2018, 1430-1730
The RISK KAN will provide an open platform for scientific communities from across science disciplines and engineering working on extreme events, disaster risk reduction, and governance. Under the umbrella of Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), it is envisioned to exchange information, knowledge and data, and to co‐define a collective scientific focus beyond any single partner. All Conference participants are encouraged to join.

Water for the Food Baskets and Regional Hydroclimate Projects for the Americas
Friday 11 May 2018, 1430-1730