Meetings and Events
NCAS, via its Centres, Institutes and Affiliated Universities, organises and contributes to a wide range of meetings and events concerned with atmospheric science, throughout the UK.
By holding regualr meetings and events, NCAS engages on a regular basis with its key stakeholders: the academic community; operational agencies, namely the Met Office and the Environment Agency; Government departments eg the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI); the Research Councils, the general public, the media and commercial organisations.
You can apply to attend forthcoming events and meetings using the links in the left hand menu.
Atmospheric Measurement Summer School
The 8th Atmospheric Measurement Summer School: September 2013
Isle of Arran, Sunday 8th - Friday 20th September 2013
Deadline for registration: Friday May 31st 2013
The 2014 Arran Summer School will take place Sunday May 11th-Friday May 23rd 2014. Registrations will open in October 2013.
The Summer School in Atmospheric Measurement is a two-week field course aimed at atmospheric science PhD students entering their first or second year of research. The School is managed by the Facility for Ground Based Atmospheric Measurement (FGAM) which is part of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science.
Please note that it is also possible for a supervisor to secure a place for a first year student in advance of their PhD start date. The course is also open to early-career researchers new to atmospheric science fieldwork.
Registration now open: Register now
The Summer School is held annually in September on the Isle of Arran. The first week of the course will be held at the Kildonan Hotel on the south coast of the island and includes lecture presentations from expert atmospheric scientists. The remaining seven days are be held at the Lochranza Field Centre to the north of the island. Here students carry out various field measurement activities.
Please contact Louise Whitehouse for more information.
9th International Conference on Air Quality
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 24-28 March 2014
Air quality continues to be a key issue for achieving sustainable development and to reduce health impacts. Its impact spans multiple scales from street level to global, and includes interactions with climate change. As always the conference is one of most prominent forums for discussing the latest research developments, applications and implications for policy and other users. The conference continues in its endeavour to bring together scientists and other stakeholders from the air pollution, climate change, policy and health communities.
For the 9th research conference, we will be working with our local host, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), who are organizing the event in the picturesque market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.
NCAS Staff Meeting 2013
This year the NCAS Staff Meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Birmingham on Tuesday 16 July and Wednesday 17 July. The meeting will begin with registration from 10.30am on the Tuesday and will finish at 4pm on the Wednesday.
The annual NCAS Staff Meeting is our chance to bring all parts of NCAS together to discuss matters of importance to us all. First and foremost it is an opportunity for the various parts of NCAS to discuss their science with the rest of the centre. It is also the opportunity for those who manage NCAS on your behalf to seek your views on likely forthcoming developments and to pass on information.
High Resolution Data Assimilation
Royal Meteorological Society National Meeting
Date: Friday 19 April 2013
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: Sutcliffe Lecture Theatre (GU01), Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Reading, Berkshire
NCAR-NCAS workshop and tutorial 2013
WRF and WRF-Chem Courses 2013
The third jointly-run NCAR-NCAS workshop and tutorial for European-based users of the WRF Model will be held at the Novotel Hotel in York, England (http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-0949-novotel-york-centre/index.shtml). A workshop on WRF modelling research will be held on the first day (Monday, 7th October 2013), where participants will have the opportunity to present their work. The WRF course will take place from 8th-11th October 2013, in the form of tutorials (including practical sessions) where the emphasis will be on WRF functionality and use of the model. This year, there will also be a WRF-Chem course for users of this model. This will take place from 12th-13th October 2013.
WRF course tutors will include Joe Klemp, Bill Skamarock, Jimy Dudhia, Dave Gill, Michael Duda, Cindy Bruyere, and Wei Wang. WRF-Chem course tutors will include Georg Grell and Steven Peckham.
- WRF workshop and tutorial - 8-11th October 2013
- WRF-Chem tutorial - 12 & 13th October 2013
Climate Modelling Summer School
This intensive 12-day course is aimed at advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, working in the natural sciences wishing to become experts in climate modelling.
Run by international climate modelling experts, the course will include:
- A background to the theory of climate models, the workings of the climate system, and current challenges in climate modelling
- Practical training on how to design, run and evaluate climate models
For further information, please see the main Climate Modelling Summer School Pages. Note that registration for the 2013 School is now closed; the next School will be held in Summer 2015.