Call for Abstracts – The Fifth International Conference on Climate, Tourism and Recreation

The field of tourism climatology, addressing the interrelationships of weather, climate and climate change with tourism and recreation, has developed exponentially over the past decades. In addition to academia, public and private interests have also focused more on tourism climatology to improve climate services and climate adaptation and mitigation in the tourism and recreation sector. The Fifth International Conference on Climate Tourism and Recreation (CCTR 2018) aims to once again bring together scholars and experts from around the world to explore recent developments in tourism climatology. Call for Abstracts Abstracts for oral or poster presentations with a maximum of 500 words will be subject to a blind review process upon submission via conference web site – A post-conference call for a special issue on Tourism Climatology in a scientific journal and/or an edited volume will follow. For the CCTR 2015 issue, see here.

Key Dates:

March 30 Deadline for submission of abstracts

April 30 Notification of acceptance

May 1 Registration opens

May 15 Early bird registration deadline

May 30 Final registration deadline

June 25-27 Conference

Crowdsourcing of ideas – the Phenology 2018 Conference

The International Society of Biometeorology Phenology Commission (ISB-PC) is looking for the best event idea that aims Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) in the Phenology 2018 Conference.  They are open to ideas that would lead to be best possible outcome for EMCR and something that is somewhat enjoyable! You should have any idea, do not hesitate to share it with Dr. Rebecca Darbyshire:

Two Climate Science Research Assistantships Available at Kent State University

Two Climate Science Research Assistantships Available at Kent State University

Due February 1, 2018

The Department of Geography at Kent State University seeks two graduate
students (at either the Master’s or Ph.D. level) to work as Research
Assistants on multiple NOAA-funded grants recently awarded to Dr. Scott
Sheridan and Dr. Cameron Lee. The ideal candidates should be broadly
interested in climate science, including the use of synoptic
climatological methods in various climate-related applications. These
positions offer a competitive stipend, health insurance and paid tuition,
along with funded travel opportunities to present research at national
conferences. These positions will begin in the Fall 2018 semester.

The research by Dr. Sheridan and Dr. Lee, in the Applied Synoptic
Climatology lab at Kent State University, encompasses a variety of
research, from climate change to bioclimatology and adaptation.  Kent
State University is located in Kent, Ohio (USA) and has been rated as one
of the top 100 public universities in the US, and is located in a suburban
setting close to Cleveland and adjacent to the Cuyahoga Valley National
Park and many other recreational opportunities. The Department of
Geography is among leading Geography departments in the country in terms
of publications per faculty member, and the department actively integrates
students into research and encourages their participation in academic

You can learn more about the department, including the grad program, at
<>, and to apply, visit
<>.  For more information,
we encourage you to contact either Dr. Scott Sheridan (
<>) or Dr. Cameron Lee (
<>) about research interests, and Dr. Dave Kaplan
( <>), the graduate coordinator,
for general information about the graduate program and applications.
Completed applications are due by February 1, 2018 for primary