6th SPARC General Assembly

Important dates and deadlines

  • Abstract submission: 1 April 2018
  • For Early Career Scientists a limited amount of travel support is offered, for which separate application is required; Travel support request deadline: 15 March 2018
  • Normal registration will open on 15 April 2018.

The SPARC General Assembly will be a 5-day event, that presents the perfect opportunity to get connected to the rest of the SPARC community, learn about the research conducted within SPARC, and to take stock of what has been achieved, where gaps in the portfolio of research undertaken by SPARC need to be filled, and to  define where SPARC needs to be moving to remain responsive to the requirements of both its members and the users of SPARC research products.

There will be no parallel sessions, and – as has been a tradition in the history of SPARC General Assemblies – much room will be given to the poster presentations, to give everyone time to take in all the good research that is being shown.

Awards will be made to the best presentations by Early Career Scientists (ECS) in each of the six science themes of the conference. To qualify for these awards, the ECS must be the lead presenting author.

Find more details about abstract submission, travel support, and the awards on the conference webpage at: http://www-mete.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/SPARC_GA2018/abstract_submission.html. For more information on the science themes, details about the venue, and special deals for those who are interested in also attending the 15th IGAC Science Conference, on 25-29 September 2018, in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, visit the conference website at http://www-mete.kugi.kyoto-u.ac.jp/SPARC_GA2018/index.html or http://www.sparc-climate.org/meetings/general-assembly-2018/, where you can also find a PDF of the 2nd announcement of the General Assembly for distribution among your research community (follow this link for direct download of the 2nd announcement: >>download PDF (214 KB)<< ).

+++++ Already confirmed keynote speakers:+++++

Amy Butler (NOAA, USA)
Rob Carver (Google)
Nathaniel Livesey (NASA, USA)
Hisashi Nakamura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Clara Orbe (NASA, USA)
Lorenzo Polvani (Columbia University, USA)
Takatoshi Sakazaki (University of Hawaii, USA)