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

The 2nd National Adaptation Forum, May 12 through May 14, 2015 in St. Louis, MO represents a collective effort to enhance the resilience of the nation's communities, resources and economy in the face of a changing climate. Proposals to present are being accepted until October 24, 2014. Click here to submit a proposal. Register here.


2015 Summer Specialty Conference; Climate Change Adaptation. Climate Change and Water Resources: We know the issues - what do we do about them? American Water Resources Association. June 15-17, 2015, New Orleans. Abstracts due February 13, 2015. More information here.
Payment for Ecosystem Services: Putting Theory into Practice in Costa  Rica May 25-June 8, 2015. This 2 week, 2 credit advanced graduate level course through the Organization for Tropical Studies will consider the design, implementation, and  evaluation of payments for ecosystem services (PES). The priority deadline is February 3, 2015 and the applications are accepted on a rolling basis after that. For more information click and scroll.
Monitoring Tropical Forest Dynamics in a Changing Climate. This course geared towards early graduate students through the Organization for Tropical Studies will incorporate interactive lectures, field practicums, discussion, and R programming to give students knowledge and hands-on experience in the following diverse topics pertaining to tropical forests in a changing climate: impacts, adaptation, mitigation, monitoring, assessment, and political and social context. More details about registration and deadlines will be available soon here. Click and scroll to find the course
Advances in Urban Biometeorology 2014 call for papers on a variety of climate- related topics. Deadline is September 22, 2014. For more information, click here. Lead guest editor is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Department of Geography and Climatology, School of Sciences, University of Athens.
Small Island Developing States in a Changing Climate: Paths to Adaptation offered through the University of Geneva and Coursera. The course starts in January 2015 and is free. To register, click here.
Greening the Economy: Lessons from Scandinavia offered through Lund University and Coursera. The course starts in January 2015 and is free. To register, click here.
Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided offered through The World Bank and Coursera. The course starts in March 2015 and is free. To register, click here.

Shifting Seasons Summit October 15th-17th, 2014. The summit, sponsored by the College of Menominee Nation Sustainable Development Institute (CMN SDI), is for sharing information and training related to Tribal climate change adaptation. For more information and to register, click here.
Restore America's Estuaries and The Coastal Society 'Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience' National Summit November 1-6, 2014 brings together coastal management and restoration communities. For more information and to register, click here.
10th Annual NJ Association of Floodplain Management (NJAFM) Conference "A Decade of Progress" and Workshops. October 14, 15, 16, 2014. Location: Bally's Atlantic City. Abstract submissions due August 8, 2014. Complete details here 
American Geophysical Union Conference Session. Extreme Events and Climate Change: Impacts on Environment and Resources. San Francisco, December 15-19, 2014. For more information, click here.

Dairy Environmental Systems and Climate Adaptation Conference and Tours. Call for papers: proposals due November 1, 2014
Conference and tours July 2015 in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. More information available here.

Passaic River Symposium VI, Intersecting Priorities October 9–10, 2014


Organized by the Passaic River Institute of Montclair State University, this symposium features speakers and sessions focusing on the Passaic River Basin and other regional watersheds. Click and scroll for information, including registration and location.

Energy and Climate Change Conference January 27-29, 2015

The National Council for Science and the Environment has organized the 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change. The conference will take place in Washington DC. Scientists, engineers, businesspeople, and professionals from government and policy will be in attendance to discuss solutions, partnerships, and initiatives to transition to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system as a response to climate change. Registration details will be available soon.

16th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration December 12-13, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina

Among the topics covered, the conference will highlight the use of shellfish restoration to address challenges and opportunities related to coastal development including climate change and ocean acidification. More information can be found here.

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