Toulouse by night, cover photo for EEI workshop

WCRP is organizing a workshop on "The Earth’s Energy Imbalance and its implications" (EEI) in Toulouse, France, from 13-16 November 2018. Abstracts are invited until 13 July 2018. The workshop's main aim is to initiate a new WCRP-wide activity on Earth’s energy imbalance (EEI) with broad participation from both within and beyond WCRP's related initiatives.

Within WCRP, a dedicated focus on Earth's energy budget had been developed by the CLIVAR research focus CONCEPT-HEAT (“Consistency between planetary energy balance and ocean heat storage”), and relevant related science also been coordinated by the GEWEX core project. One of the workshop goals is to thus strengthen and extend the community working on Earth’s energy imbalance, both across all relevant WCRP activities as well as with relevant experts currently outside WCRP. This broadness of scope is reflected, among others, by the workshop's scientific organization team, which includes representation from all WCRP core projects as well as experts from the global research community.

The workshop will take place over 3.5 days. It is an open event for all experts of related fields. The expected maximum number of participants is about 80 scientists. The program will build on oral presentations (invited & abstract submissions) and posters and be organized under four sessions:

  • Session 1: Global estimates of Earth’s Energy Imbalance
  • Session 2: Regional Energy Budgets and Energy Transports
  • Session 3: Earth energy imbalance evaluation and budget closure for climate models and reanalyses
  • Session 4: Wrap-up and way forward

The full workshop announcement and scope, session overviews as well as abstract submission guidelines can be found on the EEI workshop's home page. Abstract submission is open until 13 July 2018 and done via an abstract submission form

The workshop is sponsored by the French Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES).

Image credits: Flickr user chantrybee, licensed under CC BY 2.0.