The first World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC 2014 — The weather: what's the outlook?) will be held in Montréal, Canada, from 16-21 August 2014. The conference hopes “to bring together the entire weather science and user communities for the first time to review the state-of-the-art and map out the scientific frontiers for the next decade and more.”
The overarching theme of the conference is “Seamless Prediction of the Earth System: from minutes to months.” The conference's Science program will cover basic weather research that as well as the applied research needed to create prediction systems. The User, Application & Social Science Program will consider the challenges and opportunities associated with communicating and utilizing weather information, science, and services for social and economic benefit.
The deadline for abstract submissions and travel support is Monday, 24 February 2014, so act now if you're interested in participating.
From the conference organizers:
During 16-21 August 2014, the weather community will host a unique conference in Montreal that brings together various facets of the weather research community along with a parallel meeting on users, application and social sciences. The idea is to go beyond our typical AMS meetings that are broken into specialized areas to take a broad look at the state of the weather enterprise with a focus on the intersection of research needs and predictions across scales. The format follows a similar, successful meeting of the climate community (WCRP Open Science Conference) in 2011. The Montreal meeting has an outstanding line of invited speakers with opportunities for contributed oral and poster papers. The goal is not to have an annual meeting in this format, but infrequent (4-5 year) updates on the state of our community.
PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN THIS EXCITING NEW ENDEAVOR. The application deadline is 24 February. The meeting is organized in a similar manner as the EGU conference with conveners organizing specific sessions.
More information is available at the conference web site.