Meetings of Interest

Dates Meeting Important Deadlines
17 April 2023 - 21 April 2023 Cloud Tracking Workshop

A hybrid workshop covering applications, key tools, opportunities, and datasets


Lagrangian analyses of clouds and other atmospheric phenomena provide significant potential to understand and constrain their full lifecycle. There exist a wide range of tools to detect and track clouds in observations and models. However, most existing tools are restricted to specific data sources or use cases, limiting their broad applicability. The aim of this workshop is to discuss scientific applications and opportunities emerging from cloud tracking while at the same time providing an overview of key tools and datasets. Such key tools and datasets are expected to play an important role in the analysis of the observations from upcoming space missions focused on clouds and convection including EarthCare, INCUS and AOS, as well as with the model datasets arising from revolutionary development of k-scale models.


The first two days of the workshop will be organised as a discussion heavy general scientific workshop on cloud tracking, with sessions focusing on scientific applications, tools and datasets. The third day of the workshop will be devoted to science and strategy related to the tracking and object-based analysis of clouds (tobac) tool, an open-source modular framework for cloud tracking across a wide range of observational (satellite, radar) and model data sources. The workshop will be followed by a two-day tobac developers meeting.


It is anticipated to summarise the workshop findings in a review/perspective paper on the scientific opportunities and methodologies for cloud tracking.

Feb. 28: Abstract submissions due

23 April 2023 - 28 April 2023 2023 European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Held in Vienna, Austria and online, the EGU General Assembly 2023 brings together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.

March 8: Deadline for registering on reduced early rates


17 May 2023 - 19 May 2023 Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Climate Workshop

This year’s ACPC workshop will be held on May 17-19, 2023 at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX and online. The first day will be devoted to deep convective studies, the second day to shallow cloud studies and the final (half) day to cross-cutting work and future planning. The ACPC workshop will be preceded by a TRACER Science Workshop on May 16, 2023.

ACPC aims at a better scientific understanding of the interactions between aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and climate at a fundamental level. The goal is to identify, disentangle, and quantify signals of impacts of aerosol perturbations on clouds, precipitation, and radiation, considering adjustments and feedback processes by synergistically exploiting observations and models across scales.

ACPC has two working groups: one for shallow clouds and one for deep convective clouds. We would like to invite you to submit titles/abstracts of presentations (oral or poster) in topics relevant to ACPC themes for shallow and deep clouds. Priority will be given to those presentations that align with the current ACPC roadmaps. We are also especially interested in presentations that offer new directions for the ACPC initiative or new approaches in advancing ACPC science.

March 15: Abstract deadline

25 May 2023 - 26 May 2023 Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT) Workshop

The Atmospheric Science and Chemistry mEasurement NeTwork (ASCENT) is a new comprehensive, high time-resolution, long-term monitoring network in the U.S. for characterization of aerosol chemical composition and physical properties. Leveraging existing networks, a total of 12 sites are being established across the country, including rural/remote/background, urban, and tribal sites. Each site will be equipped with a suite of advanced aerosol instrumentation for real-time measurements of fine aerosol chemical composition and properties: Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM, non-refractory aerosols), Xact (trace metals), Aethalometer (black/brown carbon), and Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS, aerosol number size distribution and concentration). A publicly accessible, comprehensive database will also be developed.

This hybrid workshop will be hosted at Georgia Tech on May 25–26, 2023 and is intended as a forum to discuss potential future collaborative studies and proposals that leverage the ASCENT infrastructure to advance research in atmospheric science, climate, and air quality.

March 24: Registration deadline

19 June 2023 - 23 June 2023 36th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (ICAM 2023)

The ICAM 2023 Plenary Sessions will be held as a hybrid event in St. Gallen, Switzerland, from 19 to 23 June 2023. The Plenary Sessions will feature 24’+6’ invited talks, 12’+3’ oral presentations as well as very short oral poster pitches and will be broadcasted over zoom with the possibility to ask questions for participants on-site as well as on-line. The fully on-line Poster Sessions on will take place on Tuesday 27 June 2023 (note that will also be available during the week of the hybrid event in St. Gallen to allow for spontaneous in-person poster discussions following the poster pitches).

Papers are invited on all aspects of mountain weather and climate, including but not limited to

  • Dynamics of dry and moist orographically forced airflow

  • Boundary layer processes over complex terrain

  • Orographic clouds and precipitation

  • Mountain climates and impacts of global warming

  • Meteorological processes affecting air quality, water resources, renewable energy harvesting, ecosystems, urban environment, and infrastructures

  • Numerical weather prediction over complex terrain (incl. data assimilation and predictability studies)

  • Challenges in weather forecasting in mountainous areas

  • Recent and future field campaigns

The Plenary Sessions (oral presentations) will be held at the Conference Hotel Einstein. ICAM 2023 is jointly organised by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss and the ETH Zurich.

April 14: Registration deadline

May 26 Registration deadline for online

April 19: Hotel booking deadline

9 July 2023 - 12 July 2023 International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere

The 13th ICCPA will feature familiar sessions including source characterization and radiative properties and new and important topics including low-cost sensors and community-engaged monitoring. Keeping with tradition, the conference will feature a single track of presentations over three days for a relaxed and intimate experience. We extend a special invitation to early career researchers and to researchers who haven’t yet attended the Carbon Conference.

March 10: Abstract deadline

April 21: Early bird registration deadline

June 30: Registration deadline

11 July 2023 - 20 July 2023 28th General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

The 28th IUGG General Assembly will be held 11-20 July 2023 at the Messe Berlin – City Cube, Berlin, Germany. This is an opportunity for participants from around the world to come together and share their science and culture. Join us for a host of scientific activities, including special public lectures, keynote Union lectures, and a wide variety of themed sessions.

IUGG foresees to launch a new session format, called “Big Themes.” In a condensed and interesting format, the IUGG bureau plans several themes to be covered with a few stimulus introductions, a moderated panel discussion and an extended exchange within the plenary. Each session is planned for 90 minutes. Identified  “Big Themes to date:

  • Open Science, Open Data, Open Software
  • ECS Early Career Scientists – Needs, Wishes and Demands
  • Contributions to Disaster Risk Reduction (including Sendai)
  • Contributions to International Frameworks (e.g. IPCC, Paris Agreement, SDGs)
  • EDI/DEI = Diversity, Equality, Inclusion
  • IYBSSD | International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development
  • Education and Capacity Development (North-South Dialogue)

Feb. 14: Abstract submission deadline

Feb 14: Grant applications due

April 28: Early-bird registration deadline

May 12: Complete scientific program published

2 October 2023 - 6 October 2023 AAAR Annual Conference

The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) is a nonprofit professional organization for scientists and engineers who wish to promote and communicate technical advances in the field of aerosol research.

Details are to come on the AAAR Annual Conference. It will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Portland Convention Center, October 2 to 6, 2023.