Grand Challenges - World Climate Research Programme

The World Climate Research Programme maintains a list of Grand Challenges in the area of climate science, with excellent explanations, references, etc.
Check it out for yourself:
We hope this list might inspire new research, e.g. for researchers in the data sciences to work with climate scientists to try out some data-driven approaches.

Faculty Position - applied atmospheric science and employing computational, geospatial, or modeling approaches

The Department of Environmental Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at American University in Washington DC invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor beginning August 1, 2017.

We are particularly interested in those working in applied atmospheric science and employing computational, geospatial, or modeling approaches. Candidates must possess their Ph.D. at the time of application and those with active external funding will be the most competitive.

Intelligent and Information Systems for Geosciences - Workshop Report

The final report for the NSF Workshop on Intelligent and Information Systems for Geosciences is now available at .
This report was presented to NSF program directors from both CISE and GEO on Oct 19, 2015, and was very well received.

Climate Informatics 2015 (CI 2015)

Group photo of participants

The Fifth International workshop on Climate Informatics was held at our usual - scenic and friendly - location, namely at the NCAR Mesa lab in Boulder, CO. It took place on Sept 24-25, 2015 and was followed by a 1-day climate informatics Hackathon event on Sept 26.


Two Senior Research Scientist positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking to fill two positions for senior research scientists:
1. Senior Research Scientist in Climate Change Data Integration, Dissemination, and Informatics
2. Senior Research Scientist in Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

Geoscience Papers of the Future Initiative

The Geoscience Papers of the Future (GPF) is an initiative to encourage geoscientists to publish papers together with the associated digital products of their research.
See for information on upcoming training sessions and a special section of the AGU Earth and Space Science journal that will highlight GPFs..

New book - Selected papers from CI 2014

Machine Learning and Data Mining Approaches to Climate Science
Selected papers from the 4th International Workshop on Climate Informatics (CI 2014)
Website: To order/download click here.
Academic prices (Sept 1, 2015): eBook (in color): free. (Softcover - caution: black&white): $25).
(Academic prices are available when going to the above site from a university with springer subscription.)

Postdoctoral position in climate informatics

Columbia University's Data Science Institute and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seek a postdoctoral investigator interested in studying oceanic sub-mesoscale processes and the spatial heterogeneity of marine phytoplankton visible in satellite imagery. This cross-disciplinary research project will apply Bayesian machine learning techniques to satellite observations in order to infer unknown physical and ecosystem parameters, with tlhe goal of improving understanding of submesoscale physics and biology. The position will be jointly supervised by Profs.

Climate Informatics Hackathon - Sept 26, 2015

When: Saturday, September 26th, all day
Where: National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder, Colorado
Website with all details:
Read on for more details below.

Special Session at AGU 2015 Fall meeting

Title: A New Look at Climate Diagnosis and Modeling in the Era of Climate Informatics

Update (6-16-2015): Abstract submission is NOW OPEN for this session!
Submission deadline: August 5, 2015.

Official weblink at AGU:


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