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Conferences, Symposia, Calls for Papers, Online Courses, and Seminars


Big Pitch Competition is seeking innovations from undergraduate and graduate students that improve economies, health and the environment. The award is 10,000 cash. Early registration deadline is September 1st 2015 11:59pm GMT with a $50.00 registration fee and final registration is September 7th 11:59pm GMT with a $100.00 registration fee. For more information and registration, click here.


The Allegheny Highlands Climate Change Impacts Initiative is holding a conference titled “Climate Change and the Highlands: Science, Impacts, Preparedness, Communication, and Solutions.” This is a science-based public conference where one can learn and discuss the ecological, economic, and human impacts of climate change, and climate solutions. The Conference will be held from October 16th to 18th 2015 at Blackwater Falls State Park in Davis, West Virginia. Regular registration is from August 1st to September 15th 2015 and late Registration is from September 16th to October 16th 2015. For more information and registration, click here.   


The National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), a federal advisory committee of the U.S. EPA, is having a public meeting September 9th-10th 2015 at the EPA Potomac Yard offices located at 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Topics of discussion will include improving environmental outcomes through monitoring, youth perspectives on climate change and much more. Register by August 31st 2015 EST here.


Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) in partnership with the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation is holding a Living Shorelines Summit titled Living Shorelines: Sound Science, Innovative Approaches, Connected Community which will feature region-specific workshops. The summit will be held December 1-2, 2015 at the Hilton Hartford in Hartford, CT.  For further information, click here.


The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held 21-26th February 2016 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cosponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS the meeting will consist of a variety of programs covering topics in all areas of Ocean Sciences. Registration for this meeting will open in fall 2015. Click here for more information.


A workshop titled Frontiers in Decadal Climate Variability will be held on September 3rd and 4th in Woods Hole, MA. Sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate. The workshop will examine a range of issues including factors affecting decadal-scale variability; key gaps in its science, observing, and modeling; the utility and accuracy of various observations for tracking it;  and how best to communicate the current understanding of it. More information here. Register here. Participation is available via Webex.


The first international conference on Surface Transportation System Resilience to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events will be held on September 16th-18th, 2015 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington D.C. For more information and to register for the conference, click here.


The Renewable Natural Resources Foundation is holding a Congress on Sustaining Western Water December 1st and 2nd 2015 at the American Geophysical Union Conference Center in Washington, D.C. Registration is until open until November 6, 2015. For more information and registration, click here.


2016 Delaware Wetlands Conference, February 3-4, 2016, Wilmington, Delaware.  Presentation and poster proposals due October 4, 2015. Registration opens November 4, 2015. Various topics related to wetlands on agenda, including climate change.  More information here.


Virtual Workshop: Observing & Modeling Climate Variability in the Intra-Americas Seas & Impacts on the Continental Americas & the Caribbean.  September 9, 10, 11 1 pm - 5 pm each day.  Sponsored by US Climate Variability and Predictability Program  (CLIVAR). More information here.


Carbon Management Technology Conference 2015: Sustainable and Economical Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Options. November 17-19, 2015.   Abstracts due July 15, 2015. More information here.


The American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting held in San Francisco December 14th-18th 2015. Click here for further information.


The Rising Seas Summit is November 12th-13th in Cambridge, MA.  Click here for further information.


The New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management (NJAFM) is accepting abstracts for the NJAFM Annual Conference to be held October 22nd 2015 at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. The abstracts are due August 14th 2015. Student scholarships (application deadline August 31, 2015) and local official scholarships (application deadline August 1, 2015) are also available.  Click here for further information and submission.


The New Jersey Association of Floodplain Management (NJAFM) is accepting nominations for various awards and scholarships that will be announced at the NJAFM Annual Conference to be held October 22nd 2015 at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. Click  pdf here (163 KB) for further information.


The Sixth Annual Northwest Climate Conference will be held November 4th-5th 2015 in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Further information can be found here.


Applications for the 2016 Smith Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Research is now accepting applications. Applications are due September 11th 2015. Information about the fellowship can be found here.


Rutgers Online Learning Conference Mid-Atlantic Region conference will be held January 11th-12th 2016 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. For further information on the conference, click here.


Free Coursera online course titled: “Climate Change Policy and Public Health”, taught by Dr. Jonathan Patz of University of Wisconsin-Madison. Session is from November 9th 2015-December 3rd 2015. To sign up, click here.


Building Energy Conference and Trade Show for Energy Efficiency and Green Building Professionals. Hosted by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association. More information here. Event is on October 15, 2015 at TKP New York Conference Center at 109 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018


GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences for basic GIS fundamentals using weather and climate data. Free or download after you register on the course site. Sponsored by UNC Asheville’s National Environmental Modeling and Analysis Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. For more information click here.


The Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) is hosting its second Early Career Scientist Workshop at the Centro De Vulcanologia e Avaliação de Riscos Geológicos, University of the Azores, São Miguel (Portugal). It takes place August 31 – September5, 2015. The workshop will bring together the next generation of researchers active in deep carbon studies from around the world. Applications are encouraged from senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, fellows, and newly appointed assistant professors working on all aspect of carbon science Visit the DCO website for details.


The website, MOOC-List provides a list of free online courses on climate change here.


Introduction to Sustainable Development course through Coursera and Columbia University. Course is ongoing and is free and open to all. Click here to take the course.


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