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Submissions due July 7, 2011

Abstracts and special session proposals for the Second Annual Pacific Northwest Climate Science Conference are now being accepted.

This conference aims to go beyond the typical discipline-based climate conference to stimulate a place-based exchange of information about emerging climate, climate impacts, and climate adaptation science in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). The conference will also provide a forum for presentation of emerging policy and management goals, objectives, and information needs related to regional climate impacts and adaptation.

The Program Committee invites abstracts for presentations (oral and poster) at contributed paper sessions, as well as proposals for special, cross-cutting sessions. Both are due July 7, 2011, and must be submitted online using the relevant links below.

Oral & Poster Presentation Abstracts

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are solicited for work related to PNW climate variability and change, including the following topic areas:

  • Climate in the PNW: past, present, future
  • Climate impacts on hydrology and freshwater systems and managed resources
  • Climate impacts on terrestrial ecosystems and managed resources
  • Climate impacts on aquatic and marine ecosystems and managed resources
  • Climate impacts on human systems
  • Greenhouse gas sinks and fluxes
  • Human responses and policy initiatives
  • Human dimensions of climate variability and change (communication, risk management, etc)
  • Other

We also encourage submission of abstracts for “state of the science” overviews related to any one of the identified abstract topic areas or any components thereof (e.g., an overview of where climate science is on sea level rise) .

Things to know when preparing your abstract:

  • Use a brief but descriptive title, avoiding acronyms or scientific names in the title
  • You will need to list all authors and their affiliations
  • Abstracts are limited to 400 words
  • You must indicate your preferred presentation format (oral only/poster only/oral preferred, but poster acceptable). Note that in order to accommodate the large number of anticipated submissions, we anticipate that the majority of submissions will be assigned to present as a poster format. The program will include a dedicated evening poster session and reception to encourage discussion between poster authors and attendees.
  • Only one oral presentation will be accepted for each senior author.
  • Submitting an abstract does not register you or any co-authors for the conference. Registration for the conference will open in July.

Submit Oral/Poster Presentation Abstract

Special Session Proposals

The Program Committee invites proposals for special sessions organized around a theme.

Session themes must be cross-cutting with respect to the program areas identified in the oral/poster presentation abstract solicitation. Special session organizers are responsible for recruiting presenters and meeting any special sessions deadlines for the conference. Keep in mind that the conference is relatively brief and time for oral presentations is limited, so sessions that efficiently present emerging research and/or policy initiatives will be preferred. Maximum time for special sessions is three hours; two hours is preferred.

Things to know when preparing your special session proposal:

  • Use a brief but descriptive title, avoiding acronyms or scientific names in the title
  • Session descriptions are limited to 400 words.
  • You will need to identify anticipated session presenters/participants, presentation titles or topics, and whether those individuals have been confirmed or not. Special session presenters/participants are not required to submit their abstracts at this time. Individual abstracts related to the special session will be requested only if the special session is accepted.
  • You must indicate your session format and time requirement (e.g., oral and poster presentations, oral presentations and panel discussion, panel discussion only).
  • You must specify any special seating requests (specifically related to anticipated panel discussions).
  • Submitting a special session proposal does not register you or any session participants for the conference. Registration for the conference will open in July.

Submit Special Session Proposal

Conference host: University of Washington Climate Impacts Group

For more information, please contact
Lara Whitely Binder, UW Climate Impacts Group, 206-616-5349