The United States Climate Variability and Predictability (U.S. CLIVAR) project office and invites the U.S. ocean and climate science community to submit proposal for workshops requests. Workshops must be held no earlier than March 2018, unless otherwise justified.
The U.S. CLIVAR program annually sponsors workshops of scientists to coordinate, develop, plan, and implement new or focused activities for the benefit of the scientific community and U.S. CLIVAR.
Workshops should aim to assess the state of knowledge, identify gaps, and discuss needs for future research directions and opportunities for possible scientific activities within the community. The proposed workshops may be national or international in scope and participation, although for workshops held outside the U.S., sponsorship will be limited and available only for travel of U.S. scientists and students.
Funding for support of meetings is limited and priority is given to those efforts that demonstrate high relevance and payoff for U.S. CLIVAR investment. Organizers seeking funding should review the goals and objectives of the U.S. CLIVAR program, particularly the Science Plan. Strategically focused workshops are of highest interest to agency sponsors.
For workshops addressing interdisciplinary topics, with anticipated participation of scientists from multiple disciplines (e.g., other Earth system or operational communities), the organizers are encouraged to identify and submit companion requests for support to other sponsoring programs. In such cases, the organizing committee membership and preliminary invited speaker list should reflect the interdisciplinary expertise required.
Organizers may consider the option of a virtual workshop held via web conferencing system as an alternative to an in-person meeting. This approach requires additional planning and training than for more traditional meetings. Given the staffing requirements to organize a virtual workshop, only a limited number can be supported each year.
Workshop request deadline: 29 September 2017
For the full Request for Proposals, including preparation and submission information, go to:
Call for U.S. CLIVAR Workshops (PDF - 143 KB)
To access the U.S. CLIVAR's Science Plan, go to:
U.S. CLIVAR Science Plan
For question, contact:
U.S. CLIVAR Project Office