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 regular 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; and various Government departments; the Research Councils; the general public; the media; and commercial organisations.

The Eighth Annual Composition-Climate Interaction meeting will take place on 31st March - 1st April 2020 at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), University of Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ.

The meeting aims to bring together UK scientists from universities, research centres and the Met Office working on all aspects of atmospheric composition and the interaction with climate and the Earth system, including atmospheric chemistry, aerosols and land surface interactions. The event will provide an opportunity to present and discuss the latest UK research on all aspects of atmospheric composition. Invited and open presentations will cover new science with the UKCA model, other chemistry-climate models, and other components of Earth system models. A poster session will allow further presentation and discussion of a wide range of research in this area.

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and University of East Anglia are holding an ‘Open Month’ at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory (WAO) on the North Norfolk Coast in May 2020.

The WAO is available for use all year round, but will provide an opportunity for new and existing users to benefit from a coordinated measurement period. 

The WAO can be used for a range of activities such as scientific research, proof of concept studies and instrument testing and development.

27-28 November 2018, University of Leeds, UK

This symposium will bring together the NCAS Air Quality PhD student cohort with other PhD students and researchers  with an interest in Air Quality.  The meeting will be focussed around student research with key note speakers and opportunities to network with experienced researchers.  For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science is inviting applications to attend an NCAS Research Forum, entitled the NCAS/Defra Sensor Symposium. This forum is being held in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and will take place from 10:00 to 16:30 on Monday 14 October 2019 at Etc. Venues Victoria, London (SW1V 2QQ). There is no registration fee to attend and lunch is provided, but travel is at your own expense.

Places are limited, and applications are open at until Friday 23 August 2019.

Sharing your ideas with non-specialist audiences and getting new perspectives can enhance your research, from thinking through research questions to sharing results and identifying future opportunities. Public engagement isn’t always easy but there is a wealth of evidence to help you do it effectively. Training, tailored support and networking opportunities can all help to improve your research and communication skills, whatever your level of experience.

This half-day workshop is an opportunity for you to refresh your understanding of the ‘science of science communication’ and explore ways in which to engage audiences with your research on earth system change using a range of different methods. Alongside ‘traditional’ written and spoken formats, we’ll explore how podcasts, video, public events and festivals, citizen science, games and art can all help you reach new audiences.

“Causes and Prediction of Extremes in the East Asian Water Cycle”

Register your interest by 19 July!

Under the Researcher Links scheme offered within the Newton Fund, the British Council and National Science Foundation of China will hold a workshop on “Causes and Prediction of Extremes in the East Asian Water Cycle”.

The workshop will take place in Reading, UK, on 17-19 September. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr. Nicholas Klingaman (University of Reading) and Dr. Shaoqing Zhang (Ocean University of China).  The workshop will feature contributions from other leading researchers.

Drones are becoming ever more useful as measurement tools in atmospheric science. The explosion in sensor technology and microcontrollers means development of measurement systems no longer needs extensive electronics expertise. There has been a headlong rush to be the first to utilise drone platforms for a wide range of atmospheric measurements but this rush has, to the most part, been at the expense of measurement best practices and the quality of the science being done. How we make meaningful atmospheric measurements on a drone platform requires the same rigour as on a research aircraft.

This meeting, hosted by NCAS, will provide an opportunity for the community to 1) share experience and expertise and 2) determine if there is a need for a working group to focus on UAV best practice for atmospheric observations and measurement. 

Location: NCAS-Leeds, Fairbairn House, 71-75 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9PH

Time: Thursday 1st August 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

Registration: The maximum number of people for this event is 50 and preregistration is required. To register for this event please complete and submit the application form. Registration closes at 17:00 hr on Friday 28th June 2019