Siberian center for Environmental Research and Training

Weather and Climatic Extremes: Dara, Analysis and Impact – WCEDAI 2020

This new international online conference will be devoted to studies of extreme events, the frequency and severity of which has been markedly increasing in different regions of the planet over the last decades. Its thematic area integrates the traditional section on extreme events of the biannual conference on Environmental Observations, Modeling and Information Systems (ENVIROMIS, http://www.scert.ru/ru/conference/ENVIROMIS-2020/) with topics devoted to methodological developments for analyzing and modeling extreme phenomena presented at the biannual international conference on Data analysis and modeling in Earth sciences (DAMES,  https://dames.pik-potsdam.de/).

Existing data and methods for analyzing extreme events, as well as their use in solving applied problems, constitute the focus of this online conference. We envision contributions addressing the spatial and temporal variability of extreme precipitation, droughts, floods and compound events, their frequency and localization, as well as problems related to increasing the lead time and predictability of extreme weather events, including recent advances in climate modeling and numerical weather forecasting, assessments of regional socio-economic risks caused by extreme events, and their impacts on natural and managed ecosystems along with associated economic sectors. Thereby, WCEDAI is targeted to a multidisciplinary audience and welcomes contributions on all aspects related to weather and climate extremes and their impacts across sectors and scales.


The Conference is jointly organized by the Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS, Research Computing Center of Moscow State University, Institute of Numerical Mathematics RAS, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.


Working languages at the conference are English and Russian. During the conference sessions, simultaneous translation will be provided. 


Planned sessions 
Monitoring of weather and climate extremes 
Statistical methods for analyzing and modeling weather and climate extremes
Spatiotemporal patterns and mechanisms beyond weather and climate extremes
Dynamical systems approaches to weather and climate extremes
Multivariate and compound extremes
Modeling and forecasting of weather and climate extremes  
Attribution of weather and climate extremes
Regional risks caused by weather and climate extremes 
Pollution transport in the atmosphere and weather extremes 
Impacts of weather and climate extremes on social and economic systems, ecosystems, and public health

The program committee will invite key experts to deliver invited lectures and reports, describing the state of the art in the targeted areas. The majority of scientific contributions will be delivered as oral presentations (15 minutes). Interested colleagues would like to present an invited talk/lecture are kindly requested to contact Evgeny P. Gordov (gordov@scert.ru) and Reik Donner (reik.donner@h2.de).

To apply for RFBR support, we need the following information ASAP (by May 20, 2020): planned report title and type of presentation, authors names and affiliations
Please, send it to office@scert.ru. 

Abstracts of reports will be published in the Proceedings of the conference and indexed in RISC. 
Lectures and reports presentations will be available on the conference website. The organizers are in contact with IOP regarding the possibility of publishing papers based on the accepted contributions in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (indexed in Scopus). ENVIROMIS conferences’ materials published in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science are available at 
http://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1755-1315/48/1; http://iopscience.iop.org/issue/1755-1315/211/1. We also try to organize a special issue as an outcome of the conference in some international journal like “Climate” (MDPI).


Potential authors of contributed talks should submit an abstract to the conference secretariat indicating the following information:
1.      Session chosen and type of report 
2.      Title 
3.      Authors (Principal author first)
4.      Affiliation and Address for Each Author (Mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail, Internet site)
5.      One-page text (Times New Roman, 12 point, 2-cm margins, single line spacing).
6.      Expressions of interest /non- interest in the publication of an article written in English on the report in the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science.


Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2020


Please send your abstract to Mrs. Yulia Gordova, Secretary of the Conference, E-mail: office@scert.ru, Phone: 7 (3822) 492187, Fax: 7 (3822) 492537.

Those who plan to publish papers in the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science should pay a fee. The fee will be determined based on the cost of publication, and expenses for organization of editing English text and reviewing papers.


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We are looking forward to meeting you at our virtual conference!