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Cities as important measurement sites in a proposed Global Earth Observatory

January 4, 2018 in Projects

This comment by M. Kulmala published in the 03 Jan 2018 issue of the journal Nature on a proposal for a Global Earth Observatory makes note of the importance of cities as one of the important places to start making such measurements.

IPCC call for nominations of authors for the 6th Assessment Report

October 9, 2017 in Meetings, Projects, Uncategorized

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is calling for nominations of authors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC Bureau Members have been requested to submit nominations of Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors by Friday 27 October 2017 (midnight GMT +1). The Bureaus of the three IPCC Working Groups will then select the author teams from the lists of nominations.

For more information on how to apply see: https://www.ipcc.ch/apps/nominations/authors/public/

Please note that nominations need to be routed through a “focal point”  (a member’s home country) and/or observer organizations.

Call for Participants in HUMINEX 2.0 Study

September 2, 2017 in Projects, Resources

The HUMan INfluence EXperiment (HUMINEX) is happy to launch an open call for participants for its HUMINEX 2.0 study.
Central aim of HUMINEX is the evaluation of the human influence on the supervised Local Climate Zone classification employed in the WUDAPT initiative (http://www.wudapt.org/).
Details and results of the first phase of HUMINEX are published in an open access publication by Benjamin Bechtel et al. (http://www.mdpi.com/2413-8851/1/2/15), also featured in the June 2017 newsletter of the International Association for Urban Climate: http://urban-climate.org/newsletters/IAUC064.pdf.
HUMINEX 2.0 continues this work with an advanced experiment setup, focusing on the city of Berlin, Germany. The experiment is open to everyone, from individuals to university courses.
At the moment already close to 100 contributions to HUMINEX 2.0 have been made, but we are still searching for participants.
Deadline for contributions is November 1, 2017. For more information please visit the WUDAPT website (http://www.wudapt.org/huminex-2-0/), where you can find all the information and course materials for HUMINEX 2.0.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to inform us of your participation under huminex.wudapt@gmail.com.
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