Abstracts can be submitted via the Conference website
(http://clivar.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e95bd74f92719b8560b3cbed6&id=11ca606090&e=3e8d045d68)
until 15 March 2016. Abstracts must be submitted to one of the OSC
sessions; for an overview, check the
http://clivar.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e95bd74f92719b8560b3cbed6&id=d2b1bf193e&e=3e8d045d68
programme and session descriptions. Selected contributions will be
invited for oral presentation, all others as posters. Contributors may
submit up to 3 abstracts. All abstracts must be submitted in
English,with a maximum of 500 words, and may include only text and
symbols.

POSTER CLUSTERS
In order to encourage coordination and further integration of research
activities within and across WCRP, and with other climate and ocean
research activities, groups are encouraged to self-organize and submit
clusters of posters addressing a specific research topic.  Posters in a
cluster will be displayed together during the appropriate poster
session.

Please send the title, name of the organizer, and a two line
description, well before March 15, to Nico Caltabiano  (
nico.caltabiano@clivar.org (mailto:nico.caltabiano@clivar.org) ) at the
ICPO. If you wish to open your cluster for participation of people that
you have not previously contacted to be part of the cluster, also let
Nico know. We will then post information about your cluster on the
Conference website with instructions that anyone interested in joining
the cluster should first contact the cluster organizer.

Poster clusters can address past accomplishments but should also be
forward-looking.  A brief accompanying white paper can also be submitted
for inclusion in the OSC program materials and to inform development of
the CLIVAR implementation plan. See
www.clivar2016.org (http://www.clivar2016.org/)  for further guidance.
TOWN HALLS
Town Halls are seen as a key element of the CLIVAR 2016 Open Science
Conference to focus on aspects that may not be explicitly or fully
covered in the main programme (http://www.clivar2016.org/)
http://www.clivar2016.org/(e.g., regional observational efforts,
modeling and/or data initiatives, services, etc.), or to develop or
promote new scientific directions, projects or experiments.  There is
the possibility of scheduling up to 6 Town Hall events per day on both
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (6:00-7:00 pm or 7:30-8:30 pm).

The Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) invites proposals from
individuals or groups interested in organizing a town hall at the OSC.
Proposals should outline the topic and purpose of the town hall, how it
relates to CLIVAR and any anticipated outcomes, and should not exceed
500 words.  Please also identify a lead person and provide contact
details.  This information should be submitted using th
e template provided on website no later than 15 June to Lei Han at the
ICPO (lei.han@clivar.org (mailto:lei.han@clivar.org) ) with “OSC Town
Hall” in the subject line.The SOC will review all proposals and notify
successful candidates no later than 30 June.
Early Career Scientists* Symposium
The Early Career Scientists Symposium (ECSS) is a 3-day programme
designed by, and for, early career scientists. It is a unique
opportunity for young scientists with outstanding research potential to
interact and exchange ideas with their peers and senior scientists on
what is required to better understand aspects of the climate system and
address research challenges of societal relevance. An ambitious agenda
is being developed to engage the ECS in the science topics addressed in
the OSC, to discuss the future of international efforts to address
critical science needs The ECSS will include career development workshops, as well
opportunities for the participants to discuss their scientific
achievements, while building lasting relationships and collaborations
with colleagues from different countries.

To apply for a place at the Symposium, participants must
submit an abstract
(https://cm.cimglobal.eu/cmGateway/CLIVAR16/index.html?module=abstractsubmission)
as first author to the main conference, and indicate that they would
like to take part in the Symposium. Those selected to attend the ECSS
will be notified at the end of May 2016.

* ECS are defined as students or those researchers within 5 years of
their most recent degree.
TRAVEL GRANTS
Limited resources are available to support attendance of researchers
from developing countries and early career scientists. Financial
assistance can be requested only via the conference website on
submission of an abstract.
(https://cm.cimglobal.eu/cmGateway/CLIVAR16/index.html?module=abstractsubmission)
Deadline for requests is 15 March 2016. Participants requesting support
will be notified of the availability of funds in May and June.
http://www.facebook.com/clivar Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/clivar)
https://www.twitter.com/WCRP_CLIVAR/ Twitter
(https://www.twitter.com/WCRP_CLIVAR/)
http://www.clivar.org Website (http://www.clivar.org)

Abstracts can be submitted via the Conference website
(http://clivar.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=e95bd74f92719b8560b3cbed6&id=11ca606090&e=3e8d045d68)
until 15 March 2016. Abstracts must be submitted to one of the OSC
sessions; for an overview, check the
http://clivar.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e95bd74f92719b8560b3cbed6&id=d2b1bf193e&e=3e8d045d68
programme and session descriptions. Selected contributions will be
invited for oral presentation, all others as posters. Contributors may
submit up to 3 abstracts. All abstracts must be submitted in
English,with a maximum of 500 words, and may include only text and
symbols.

POSTER CLUSTERS
In order to encourage coordination and further integration of research
activities within and across WCRP, and with other climate and ocean
research activities, groups are encouraged to self-organize and submit
clusters of posters addressing a specific research topic.  Posters in a
cluster will be displayed together during the appropriate poster
session.

Please send the title, name of the organizer, and a two line
description, well before March 15, to Nico Caltabiano  (
nico.caltabiano@clivar.org (mailto:nico.caltabiano@clivar.org) ) at the
ICPO. If you wish to open your cluster for participation of people that
you have not previously contacted to be part of the cluster, also let
Nico know. We will then post information about your cluster on the
Conference website with instructions that anyone interested in joining
the cluster should first contact the cluster organizer.

Poster clusters can address past accomplishments but should also be
forward-looking.  A brief accompanying white paper can also be submitted
for inclusion in the OSC program materials and to inform development of
the CLIVAR implementation plan. See
www.clivar2016.org (http://www.clivar2016.org/)  for further guidance.
TOWN HALLS
Town Halls are seen as a key element of the CLIVAR 2016 Open Science
Conference to focus on aspects that may not be explicitly or fully
covered in the main programme (http://www.clivar2016.org/)
http://www.clivar2016.org/(e.g., regional observational efforts,
modeling and/or data initiatives, services, etc.), or to develop or
promote new scientific directions, projects or experiments.  There is
the possibility of scheduling up to 6 Town Hall events per day on both
Tuesday and Wednesday evenings (6:00-7:00 pm or 7:30-8:30 pm).

The Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) invites proposals from
individuals or groups interested in organizing a town hall at the OSC.
Proposals should outline the topic and purpose of the town hall, how it
relates to CLIVAR and any anticipated outcomes, and should not exceed
500 words.  Please also identify a lead person and provide contact
details.  This information should be submitted using th
e template provided on website no later than 15 June to Lei Han at the
ICPO (lei.han@clivar.org (mailto:lei.han@clivar.org) ) with “OSC Town
Hall” in the subject line.The SOC will review all proposals and notify
successful candidates no later than 30 June.
Early Career Scientists* Symposium
The Early Career Scientists Symposium (ECSS) is a 3-day programme
designed by, and for, early career scientists. It is a unique
opportunity for young scientists with outstanding research potential to
interact and exchange ideas with their peers and senior scientists on
what is required to better understand aspects of the climate system and
address research challenges of societal relevance. An ambitious agenda
is being developed to engage the ECS in the science topics addressed in
the OSC, to discuss the future of international efforts to address
critical science needs The ECSS will include career development workshops, as well
opportunities for the participants to discuss their scientific
achievements, while building lasting relationships and collaborations
with colleagues from different countries.

To apply for a place at the Symposium, participants must
submit an abstract
(https://cm.cimglobal.eu/cmGateway/CLIVAR16/index.html?module=abstractsubmission)
as first author to the main conference, and indicate that they would
like to take part in the Symposium. Those selected to attend the ECSS
will be notified at the end of May 2016.

* ECS are defined as students or those researchers within 5 years of
their most recent degree.
TRAVEL GRANTS
Limited resources are available to support attendance of researchers
from developing countries and early career scientists. Financial
assistance can be requested only via the conference website on
submission of an abstract.
(https://cm.cimglobal.eu/cmGateway/CLIVAR16/index.html?module=abstractsubmission)
Deadline for requests is 15 March 2016. Participants requesting support
will be notified of the availability of funds in May and June.
http://www.facebook.com/clivar Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/clivar)
https://www.twitter.com/WCRP_CLIVAR/ Twitter
(https://www.twitter.com/WCRP_CLIVAR/)
http://www.clivar.org Website (http://www.clivar.org)

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