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.

You can apply to attend forthcoming events and meetings using the links in the left hand menu.

Early Career Forum 2014

NCAS will be hosting an Early Career Forum on 15 May 2014 in York, at the National Railway Museum (  The forum is open to all early career researchers (usually defined as researchers within 5 years of submitting their PhD).

The general aim of the Early Career Forum is to bring together a group of early career scientists to:

  • 1) discuss future research directions in NCAS science
  • 2) broaden their exposure to the diverse range of NCAS science


IPCC WG1 science meeting, 5th February 2014

Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis. The Working Group 1 contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The Summary for Policy Makers of the Working Group 1 contribution to the IPCC AR5 was published in September 2013 and the full report will be published for the first time in January 2014.


NERC Postgraduate & Professional Skills Development Courses

NCAS is running four training events which have been funded through the NERC PPSDA scheme, these courses will provide opportunities for NERC students to obtain training in areas where NERC considers there to be skills gaps.  Courses are being run to cover basic programming skills, use of the UM and UKCA models and statistics.

Further details can be found on the course web pages.

Earth System Science Spring School 2014

The Earth System Science Spring School (ES4) 2014 will take place in Lancaster between 30th March and 11th April. ES4 provides PhD students and early-career researchers with a broad foundation in earth system science and its applications. The school is managed by NCAS and involves several major UK research institutes allowing access to the knowledge and expertise of renowned scientists. ES4 will deliver an intensive programme including earth, marine, terrestrial, atmospheric and polar science.

Further details can be found on the ES4 pages.

Atmospheric Measurement Summer School

The 2014 Arran Summer School will take place Sunday Sept 7th - Friday Sept 19th 2014.  Registrations is now open.


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.

The Summer School is held annually in May on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. 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 Arran Outdoor Education Centre in Lamlash. Here students carry out various field measurement activities.

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Further details can be found on the summer school web pages.


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.



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 the next School will be held in Summer 2015.