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Cross community workshop on Extreme Events and Environments from Climate to Society (E3S)

Date: June 17, 2015

Organizers have issued a call for proposals for targeted co-design workshop sessions, which are organized independently of each other and happen in parallel. The commitment of each session is to generate a 1-2 page document that will form the foundation of a research strategy and help to prepare call for proposals by funding organizations on Future Earth related research. Hence the workshop sessions are charged with strategic leadership. Presentations of research results should be planned only to define the state-of-the-art, but most time should be allocated to discussions of challenges and options for progress. We expect the workshop sessions to be held in small groups of renowned experts and stakeholders (max. 10 people) to be nominated by the workshop chair. Additionally each session should include 1-2 early career researchers, who apply independently and are selected by the E3S steering committee.

Session proposals will be collected until July 15th, 2015 and selected by the E3S steering committee until August 15th, 2015, based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to Future Earth and to the E3S theme therein
  • Cross-cutting character [involve communities from at least two of the three realms – climate – biosphere/geosphere – anthroposphere (as represented e.g. by WCRP, IGBP and IHDP)]
  • Integration between different disciplines such as social, economic, and natural sciences, engineering, and humanities
  • Demonstrated stakeholder relevance and stakeholder participation in the session
  • Solutions-oriented approach
  • Concreteness and feasibility of the session (e.g. letters of interest or confirmation from intended participants)

Please send your session / workshop proposal to (Dr. Dorothea Frank, Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany) by July 15th 2015.