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Call for Nominations for two IAUC Board members

November 7, 2018 in IAUC Admin, IAUC Statements, Members

We are calling for nominations for two new members of the Board of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) for the term 2019 – 2022. This is to replace Edward Ng (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) and Fei Chen (NCAR, USA) whose terms on the Board expire in 2018. We thank Edward Ng and Fei Chen for their commitment and contributions to IAUC while serving on the Board.

Please note that the Board is seeking new members eager to play an active role in the development of the society and who reflect the diversity of our membership. IAUC is committed to and promotes inclusive and equitable participation of a diverse community in its membership. Based on our diversity statement, we strongly encourage nomination of candidates who diversify the board in terms of fields of study, geographical location, gender, etc. We further encourage nominations from young scholars, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.

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ICUC-10 / AMS Student Award Winners

October 8, 2018 in Awards, IAUC Statements, Members, Newsletter

Congratulations to our student and other award winners at ICUC-10 / the 14th AMS Symposium on the Urban Environment. Here is the list of prizes and awards as announced in the latest newsletter:


“Oral Best Presentation Award”

  • Oscar Brousse, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Peter Crank, Arizona State University, USA
  • Daniel Fenner, TU Berlin, Germany
  • Mariana B. Alfonso Fragomeni, University of Georgia, USA
  • William Morrison, University of Reading, UK

“Oral Presentation Honourable Mention Award”

  • Rainer Hilland, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Saud Al Khaled, Arizona State University, USA
  • Beatriz Sanchez, CIEMAT, Spain
  • Vincenzo Sessa, University of Southampton, UK
  • Erin B. Wetherley, University of California Sann ta Barbara

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IAUC Board Statement on the US Executive Order

March 25, 2017 in IAUC Statements

Mar. 24, 2017

IAUC Board Statement on the US Executive Order

The International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) is a non-governmental organization representing the international urban climatological and meteorological community.  The IAUC fosters a view of a diverse and inclusive community of researchers, scholars, academics, students and others with interests related to the study of urban climate and meteorology.

The recently revised Executive Order, and its predecessor, issued by the President of the United States run counter to the ideals of the IAUC.  The IAUC identifies itself as a free and open society with three primary goals: to foster education and scholarship related to urban climate and meteorology, to facilitate communication with policy makers and end-users of urban meteorological and climatological data, and to encourage the use of urban climate and meteorological information in the design planning and operation of urban areas so that they may become safer, healthier and more sustainable.

We denounce this Executive Order and assert our support for all IAUC members.  The success of scientific and academic organizations depends on a willingness for open collaboration and exchange of information, people and ideas.  This order is detrimental to the scientific, educational and operational goals of the IAUC and to the aspirations of our members.  We urge the US Executive to reconsider the order.

We are committed to supporting all IAUC members who may be impacted by the Executive Order requiring travel to the United States to attend meetings sponsored by the IAUC including the upcoming ICUC-10, to take up visiting scientist appointments, for graduate studies, or for temporary or permanent employment in research centers and universities.  We will work with US organizations to develop processes by which we can minimize the impacts of any such order to our membership and their IAUC-related activities.

A pdf copy of this statement is available here.

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