1st International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitigation

July 4, 2017 in Meetings

The 1st International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitigation (WRDM) will be held in Tohoku University, Japan on March 11-14, 2018.

Official website:  http://wrdm.jp

Submission deadline of 1 page abstracts has been extended to July 15.

 

Summer 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News

June 29, 2017 in Newsletter

The June 2017 issue of the Urban Climate News is now available.

The First Call for Papers for ICUC-10 is available beginning on pg 38 of this issue.

ICUC-10 Dates Announced: Aug. 6-10, 2018

June 5, 2017 in Meetings

ICUC-10 will be held August 6-10, 2018  at  The City College of New York (CCNY).  The meeting will be co-held with the next AMS Symposium on the Urban Environment.

The Conference theme is Sustainable and Resilient Urban Environments

A call for papers will be coming soon.

Cities and Climate Conference – Sept 19-21, 2017 Potsdam, Germany

June 1, 2017 in Meetings

Cities and Climate Conference 2017 – September 19th-21st 2017, Potsdam, Germany

The Cities and Climate Conference 2017 will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of risk management, economics of adaptation, infrastructure, planning, governance, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives.

Themes that are covered by the conference are:
– Climate Impacts on Cities
– Sustainable Urban Futures
– Urban Climate Modelling
– Cities as Driver of Climate Change
– Urban Transitions and Transformations
– Urban Adaptation to Climate Change
– Sustainable Urban Governance and Policies
– Climate and Health Effects in Cities

Detailed information, e.g. on the abstract submission, can be found at: http://ccc.ramses-cities.eu/ and in the conference poster.

PhD Position: CNRM/CNRS Urban Climate and Climate Change Modeling

June 1, 2017 in Student_Positions

The National Center in Meteorological Research (CNRM) of MeteoFrance/CNRS (Toulouse, France) is recruiting a PhD student to work on urban climate and climate change modeling.
The student will be supervised in collaboration between the urban climate team and the regional climate team of  CNRM.
Please find in attachment the description of the proposal Study of urban climate: in-line modeling, downscaling methods and uncertainties evaluation.

This PhD-thesis will start October 2017 (at earliest)

The deadline for application is 15 June 2017.
For further information contact: Aude Lemonsu, CNRM/GMME/TURBAU, aude.lemonsu@meteo.fr

Urban Climate Summer School – Bucharest

May 5, 2017 in Meetings

The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest will be hosting an Urban Climate Summer School 21-26 August, 2017 in Bucharest Romania. The summer school is primarily intended for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers who already have basic knowledge and interest for urban climate issues.

Join researchers from around the globe to gain skills in the systematic monitoring and assessment of urban climate change. Participants will benefit from utilizing state-of- art technologies to help understand the physical functionality of cities from the urban climate perspective

Participation is limited to 30 students.

Deadline for application: 15 May 2017

See website for details.

Accepting Nominations – Luke Howard Award

April 17, 2017 in Newsletter

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations to the ‘Luke Howard Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Urban Climatology.’ The Luke Howard Award may be given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of urban climatology in a combination of research, teaching, and/or service to the international community of urban climatologists.

IAUC members are requested to nominate suitable candidates for the Luke Howard Award. The person making the nomination will act as the coordinator to put together a nomination package (including a CV of the nominee and three letters of recommendation). Self-nominations are not permitted and current Awards Committee members cannot be evaluated.

Submit complete nomination packets (single electronic submission) to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. Nigel Tapper: nigel.tapper@monash.edu

Luke Howard Award Nomination Process

  1. Inform the Chair of the IAUC Awards Committee of the intent to nominate an individual. The intent to nominate should be communicated via email to the Awards Committee Chair by June 9, 2017.
  2. Nomination materials should be collected by a nomination coordinator (i.e. the person notifying the Chair of the IAUC Awards Committee that a particular person will be nominated);
  3. The coordinator should collect the following documentation:
    a) a five page candidate CV
    b) three letters of recommendation from IAUC members from at least two different countries which are two pages in length.
  4. Complete packages should reach the Chair by July 14, 2017.

Nominations will be active for three years, and updated information may be submitted for consideration in the second and third years.

The IAUC Awards committee will recommend the name of a recipient for consideration and approval by the IAUC Board.

Previous winners include:
2016 Dr. Walter Dabberdt, Vaisala Group, USA
2015 Prof. Emeritus Anthony Brazel, Arizona State University, USA
2014 Prof. Manabu Kanda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2013 Professor Emeritus Yair Goldreich, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
2010 Professor John Arnfield, The Ohio State University, USA
2009 Professor Sue Grimmond, King’s College, UK
2008 Professor Bob Bornstein, San José State University, USA
2007 Professor (Emeritus) Masatoshi Yoshino, University of Tsukuba, Japan
2006 Professor Arieh Bitan, Tel Aviv University, Israel
2005 Professor Ernesto Jauregui, UNAM, Mexico
2004 Professor Tim Oke, UBC, Canada

Nominations should reach the Awards Committee Chair (Dr. Nigel Tapper, email above) by 14 July 2017.

International Conference Friendly City 4

April 13, 2017 in Meetings

University of Sumatera Utara (USU) will host the International Conference Friendly City 4,  October 11-12, 2017 with the theme “From research to implementation for Better Sustainability”
Topic areas related to IAUC include: Physical Environment,Spatial Change & Geographic Information Technologies,Sustainable Built Environment,Town Planning, Urban Design

Registration as a participant and Call For Papers as well as the full paper template can be done through the website http://www.friendlycity.usu.ac.id/.

Abstract Deadline: 2 May 2017

For more information, please visit our website http://www.friendlycity.usu.ac.id/  or send an email to friendlycity@usu.ac.id or FRIENDLYCITYpublishingmanager@yahoo.com

Earth Observations: Urban monitoring boosted by new data processor

April 13, 2017 in Resources

The eoPortal News posted this story that may be of interest to those using remote sensing over urban areas.

https://eoportal.org/web/eoportal/news/research/-/article/urban-monitoring-boosted-by-new-data-processor

Software Developer / Engineer – Urban Climatology

April 7, 2017 in Positions

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) seeks a Software Developer/Engineer to contribute to the model development and co-simulation in the field of urban climatology.

The primary focus of this work is to evaluate the coupling and cross-model communication methodology across various existing tools, including the Indoor-Outdoor Energy Balance Simulator (TUF-IOBES), Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer (DART),  and Outdoor Thermal Comfort in 3D (OTC3D) models. Additionally, the applicant is expected to help on improving the programming efficiency of each model.

The requirement for this position is as follows:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Have significant programming skills including previous experience or knowledge of different programming languages. Prior experience with C/C++ and Python is expected and knowledge of XML file format and FORTRAN would be a plus.
  • Preference is given to applicants with previous experience with co-simulation platforms and knowledge of advanced data visualization techniques.

For more information, please refer to the job description or contact the lead PI (Dr. Negin Nazarian) at negin@smart.mit.edu.

 

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