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; 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.

Planning For Climate Change Conference Series

Following on from the success of the Inaugural ‘Planning for Climate Change’ Conference in December 2014, on the 25th June 2015 in London at the University of London and 28th October 2015 in Dublin at Dublin Chamber of Commerce two conferences will be staged entitled 'Planning for Climate Change'. Click here for full details. 

The key focus of both days is to debate and discuss the key issues that face communities when it comes to adapting to climate change and addressing the problems and opportunities that climate change brings. On the two days there will be up to 10 speakers plus up to 100 delegates per day.

The cost to attend as a delegate and/or speaker is £300 including VAT. The reduced rate for Students and Researchers is £150 including VAT. If you cannot make either conference on the day but wish to watch proceedings, it will be available online during a live video feed / webinar session on the day which is priced at £150 including VAT.

To register as a delegate, or a speaker at either event please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

RMetS National Meetings in April 2015

15/04/15         Marine Climate Change and Variability: The Observational Legacy of Matthew Fontaine Maury for Climate Change and Variability

Time: 10:45

Location: National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF.

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This special one-day seminar will celebrate US Navy Capt. Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873) as the instigator of the global marine, surface and subsurface, observing system and as a marine climate scientist. This includes publications such as his Physical Geography of the Sea and Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts, and the outcomes for the marine observing system arising from the landmark Brussels Maritime Conference of 1853. Click here for further details, and to register to attend.

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22/04/15         Cirrus and the Earth System

Time: 14:00

Location: The Royal School of Mines, Lecture Theatre 1.31 , Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2BW.

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This meeting aims to inform about the role of cirrus ice clouds in chemistry-climate interactions and Earth-system science. The role of clouds in the Earth system and in climate change gives rise to large uncertainties due to the complexities of cloud microphysics and the difficulty of representing clouds in global models. Cirrus clouds are of particular interest because they occur where the atmosphere is cold and, hence, where changes in atmospheric composition can have a disproportionately large influence on climate. Topics for discussion include cirrus microphysics, observation of the extent of cirrus coverage and its variability, the role of cirrus in atmospheric chemistry, and the inclusion of cirrus clouds in global models. Click here for further details, and to register to attend.

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RMetS Atmospheric Chemistry Special Interest Group: Megacities and Air Quality Meeting

The next meeting of the Atmospheric Chemistry Special Interest Group of the Royal Meteorological Society will take place on Thursday 14th May 2015 at the University of Manchester. The title of the meeting is “The Desolation of Smog: Megacities and Urban Air Quality".

Date: Thursday 14 May 2015

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Location: Room E7, Renold Building, University of Manchester

Speakers: Jame Allan (U Manchester), David Carruthers (CERC), Gerd Folberth (UKMO), James Hopkins (U. York), Iqbal Mead (U Manchester), Stefan Reis (CEH Edinburgh) and Martin Williams (Kings College London).

The cost of attendance is £30pp, which includes lunch.

Please click here to register and pay.

Participants are very welcome to bring their own posters on any topic related to atmospheric chemistry, to be viewed at the wine reception. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you plan to bring a poster.

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EPSRC CDT in Fluid Dynamics: Launch Conference

The EPSRC CDT in Fluid Dynamics would like to invite all staff to attend its Launch Conference on 16th April 2015, at the University of Leeds. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Please click here to see the flyer for details.

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RMetS / NCAS Conference 2016, High Impact Weather and Climate, Manchester

6-8 July 2016

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The Royal Meteorological Society and National Centre for Atmospheric Science are jointly hosting a 3-day conference at the University of Manchester on 6-8 July 2016. The theme of the conference is High Impact Weather and Climate and, through an integrated approach, aims to bring together academics, practitioners and industry to exchange knowledge and ideas in meteorology, climatology and related fields. The conference will focus on strategic issues relating to High Impact Weather and Climate and will include a mixture of thought provoking plenary sessions, workshops, and oral and poster sessions aiming to stimulate and foster new ideas around observing, predicting and responding to high impact weather in a changing climate.

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Mathematics of the Weather Workshop 2015

21-24 September 2015

Location: Erquy, France.

Conference at le salle “Ancre des Mots” , Erquy,11 square de l’Hôtel de Ville BP 09, 22430 Erquy (see for more information).

NCAS is organising a Mathematics of the Weather Workshop to discuss current and novel mathematical and numerical research methods applied to NWP and atmospheric flow, in particular grid methods on squares, polygonal grids (Icosahedrons, cubed sphere etc), Polynomial approximations (spectral elements), vertical discretisations and cut cells. Of interest are performance tests for new numerical procedures both in play models and real life 3d models and experiments to test the adaptation of physics routines to new numerical designs. Discussion of current numerical approaches and their potential need and actual improvements planned.

For further details and registration Mathematics of the Weather Workshop 2015


Conference on Complex Networks and Climate Variability

11-12 April 2015

Mercure Hotel Wien City, Vienna, Austria

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Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2015

The theory of complex networks has now found its way as a promising methodology in the climate research field. Over the last few years, many novel results have appeared on a diverse set of topics. These range from predicting the El Nino/Southern Oscillation, seasonal changes in the monsoon regions, early warning indicators of climate transitions and descriptions of ocean circulation coherence. In addition, many new tools and theoretical results have been generated which facilitate the network analysis and the interpretation of the results as applied to climate (model) data.

During this conference, which is the final event organized by the European Union ITN project "Learning about Interacting Network in Climate" (LINC), we will:

- discuss the progress on climate networks over the last decade

- critically evaluate the results obtained for climate research

- discuss future directions of research in the "networks and climate" research field.

NCAS Science Conference 2015

Thursday 16 - Friday 17 July 2015

The NCAS Science Conference 2015 is an opportunity for NCAS staff to present and discuss their work with other NCAS staff. As such all staff are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentation. The conference will run from 10.30 on 16 July 2015 to 15.30 on 17 July 2015, and will focus entirely on science.

Registration Now Closed

Registration for the NCAS Science Conference 2015 has now closed. If you have not already registered but would still like to attend, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Venues and Accommodation

The conference will be held at the National Railway Museum, York (, a very short walk from York railway station.

Accommodation will be available at the Park Inn Hotel, York (, and there will be a conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 16 July 2015 at The Hospitium, a picturesque 14th Century listed building within York's beautiful Museum Gardens (

For directions to the venues, please go to the links provided above, or to download a city centre map, click the following link  icon NCAS_Science_Conference_2015_York_Venues_Map (145.62 kB 2015-03-26 11:52:54)