Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 8 September 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS International Affairs Committee.

Call for Papers

  • Session on Cross-Border Collaborations with Canada Across the Weather/Water/Climate Enterprise;
      • Neither weather, water, climate nor their respective impacts stop at geopolitical boundaries – so what can we as a society do to ensure that our science and services meet the information challenges we face in our trans-border regions?  This session will highlight recent activities to improve the cross-border collaboration of observations, forecasts, and warnings between the United States and Canada in support of our broader weather enterprise, and is opened to both public and private sector activities.  Ideally it should address where existing collaborations exist and/or identify where additional cross-border collaborations may be supportable.

        Possible areas include activities in support of our international boundary waters treaties and bi-lateral agreements; cross-border collaborations regarding messaging for extremes of heat and cold; and other cross-border operational concerns such as water supply/flooding, water quality, air quality, wildfire detection and controls, seasonal to sub-seasonal (S2S) climate and drought.

        The Session welcomes abstracts from government, the private sector, international organizations, meteorological societies and NGOs, and academic/research institutions
  • Weather/Water/Climate Contributions to the Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • In 2015, the United Nations (UN) launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the main goal being to end poverty and set the world on a path to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships is seeking paper submissions that discuss climate, weather and water related programs, initiatives and policies at the regional and national level that are contributing formally and informally to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Information on the 17 SDGs are available here: https://sdgs.un.org/goals.
      • Aligned with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Vision for 2030, we are interested in papers that reflect actions embracing any of these three Overarching Priorities as well:
      • Enhancing preparedness for, and reducing losses of life and property from hydrometeorological extremes.
      • Supporting climate-smart decision-making to build resilience and adaptation to climate risk.
      • Enhancing socioeconomic value of weather, climate, hydrological and related environmental services.

        Abstracts should note what SDG or SDGs and/or WMO priorities that the project/initiative/policy is contributing to formally or informally. The Symposium welcomes abstracts from government, the private sector, international organizations, meteorological societies and NGOs, and academic/research institutions.

Invited Panel Discussions (Not Soliciting Abstracts):

Joint Sessions

  • Extreme climate anomalies during 2020 and 2021: Attributions, Impacts, Predictions, and Decision Support Services (Joint between the 35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships);
  • National and International Program Overviews for Environmental Satellites (Joint between the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, the 12th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, the 10th AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA, the Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships, and the Fifth Conference on Earth Observing SmallSats

Invited Joint Panel Discussions (Not Soliciting Abstracts):

  • Annual Session with U. S. Group on Earth Observations (Joint between the Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships, the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and the 12th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations);
  • How Secure are our Models and Satellite Observations? Spectrum Politics and Regulatory Realities for the Weather Enterprise (Joint between the 18th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems and the Seventh Symposium on US-International Partnerships);

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Renee A. Leduc (renee@narayanstrategy.com), Natalia Donoho (Natalia.Donoho@noaa.gov), and Ghassem Asrar (gasrar@usra.edu).