Early Careers Workshop - 9th and 10th September, St Anne's College, Oxford.

Calling all Early Career Researchers …

We will be holding a 2-day intensive workshop in Oxford during the weekend before the iLEAPS 5th Science Conference. The theme of this event is “Effective Communication for Effective Science”. 40 selected early career researchers will participate in a series of sessions and activities to learn communication skills vital to building a successful career in land-atmosphere research. There will also be ample opportunity to meet world-leading researchers from the iLEAPS community and to establish long-lasting relationships with peers, facilitating international research partnerships and enabling participants to develop into the research leaders of the future. A range of social events will also be scheduled during the workshop and main conference, providing a relaxed venue for conversation and networking.

For this workshop, we will consider applications from Early Career Researchers who are currently pursuing a PhD or are within 3 years of PhD completion. Career breaks will be taken into account. 

The workshop will be highly interactive with topics to include:

Who? Identifying your audience

What? Focusing on your message

How? Crafting your oral or written narrative for maximum impact

Each session will be led by outstanding practitioners in the field of science communication.

But it won’t end there! We are putting together an exciting program of events to run during the main conference, where you will be the stars of the show with the opportunity to present your finely honed presentation to the iLEAPS community.



Arctic Terrestrial Modelling Workshop - 14th & 15th September 2017, St Anne's College, Oxford

Event Date: 

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, September 15, 2017 - 18:00


This workshop will bring together senior and early career scientists to gain insight into the rapidly changing pan-Arctic land surface and boundary layer. The workshop will review current representation of Arctic ecosystem, carbon, water and energy balance processes in the land model component of Earth System Models, including land-atmosphere interactions, and the next steps to address knowledge gaps.

The workshop will also focus on developing a pan-Arctic land model assessment that includes a broader range of models, and engage the data community to provide new validation products for the Arctic and sub-Arctic.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Representation of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems in models
  • Role of observations: calibration, validation, assimilation
  • Water, nitrogen, carbon, and energy dynamics
  • Land-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks across spatial and temporal scales
  • Pan-Arctic land model assessment
  • Arctic boundary layer processes
  • Extreme/disturbance events
  • Knowledge gaps

This workshop is being organised by the Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes (CNRCWP), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Arctic (NGEE-Arctic).  The workshop is associated with and follows on from the Fifth International iLEAPS Science Conference.

How to apply: 

Application details can be found at:

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