Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
University of Oklahoma
RCN FORECAST Conference 2012
9-11 October, Woods Hole, MA USA
Promoting New Perspectives on Data Assimilation in Global Change Science
RCN FORECAST, October 9-11, 2012, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA
The FORECAST (Forecasts Of Resource and Environmental Changes: Data Assimilation Science and Technology) initiative, a Research Coordination Network (RCN) funded by the National Science Foundation, will host a conference on emerging modeling tools for global change research. The goals of the conference include i) broader dissemination of data assimilation (DA) methods that ecologists can use to address environmental challenges and ii) identification of ecological problems and research themes that can benefit from new or enhanced modeling and analysis tools.
Interwoven with a few talks by prominent ecologists, this workshop focuses on new investigators (recent PhDs), recognizing the uneven opportunities for training in environmental science programs. Research applications will be shared through invited and contributed talks. Discussions will focus on topics that include (but are not limited to) application areas in A1) biogeochemical cycles, A2) biodiversity, A3) emerging infectious disease, and A4) animal movement and health, and crosscutting challenges that derive from C1) multiple data sources, C2) diverse scales of data and process, and C3) DA-assisted forecasting.
9-11 October 2012
Marine Biological Laboratory,
RCN FORECAST conference co-organizers:
Jim Clark (Duke University, email@example.com)
Abstract Due: 1 Aug
Abstract Decision: 1 Sep
Registration Deadline: 20 Sep
The NSF RCN FORECAST grant will cover expenses of all invited and selected speakers and have some limited traveling grants available for participants, especially graduate students and post-docs .