Getting Ready for Scientific Conference Season

Published: 28 October 2021

Fall has arrived, the leaves are turning, and frost is on the pumpkins (well, for some of us). That can only mean one thing: the season of major scientific conferences can’t be far behind.

Before we discuss those meetings, please submit your pre-proposals for the 2022 ASR Funding Opportunity Announcement as soon as possible. This FOA was amended and re-released to emphasize changes to how collaborators are to be listed. No changes were made to due dates or requirements. The deadline is November 3.

About those major scientific conferences: If you or a member of your team is presenting at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU)—virtually or in person—please be sure to submit your information now. We would like to know who is presenting ASR-supported science.

Congratulations to ASR scientists and ARM users V. Chandrasekar, Paul DeMott, and Harindra Joseph Fernando, who will be named to the 2021 class of AGU Fellows. Fellowships are awarded in recognition of AGU members who have made outstanding scientific achievements while embodying the AGU vision of a thriving, sustainable, and equitable future for all powered by discovery, innovation, and action.

Before AGU, there’s another important event you should consider—the Artificial Intelligence for Earth System Predictability (AI4ESP) Workshop. After collecting more than 150 white papers from the scientific community, AI4ESP is hosting this virtual event (17 sessions over a six-week period) to build a new scientific community that combines climate research with artificial intelligence, applied math, and supercomputing.

In case you missed the first AI4ESP sessions earlier this week, you can go to the agenda page and watch the public recordings of the opening session. We hope you can join us. Learn more here.

Finally, we want to give another warm welcome to our new ASR projects and project teams. The project pages and abstracts are now published on the ASR website. We will reach out to each of our new project teams in the coming weeks with more information about working with and within ASR.

– Jeff Stehr and Shaima Nasiri, ASR Program Managers

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This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, through the Biological and Environmental Research program as part of the Atmospheric System Research program.