Stephan Matthiesen

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Greenhouse gas joint meeting, 2-4 Nov 2015

The Greenhouse Gases Emissions and Feedback Programme is organising Joint Greenhouse Gas Meeting in Edinburgh on 2-4 November 2015; we expect about 100 attendees. The third day, Wed 4 Nov, is an inclusive meeting to connect with the wider research community, it is free and open to every researcher interested in greenhouse gases and not restricted to project members. Monday and Tuesday are internal progress meetings for the three projects within the programme. For information and registration, see the GHG Website.

"Mission: Climate Science" at the Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 24-26 Oct 2015

As part of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback Programme, I'm organising an event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. "Mission: Climate Science" will feature hands-on activities on greenhouse gas research, and performances will demonstrate how an airborne research campaign is planned and conducted.

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Climate at Lake Victoria: Talk in Nuremberg

On Monday I will give a talk about the climate at Lake Victoria, organised by the Society for Natural History (NHG) in Nuremberg., Germany. The Lake is not only an important economic driver (e.g. for fishery and transport) for 30 to 40 million people who live in the Lake Victoria Basin in the five countries of the East African Community. It also influences the regional climate. The talk will take up some of the ideas and information that we discussed last year at the EarthTemp workshop "Surface temperatures in key land areas, with a focus on Africa" in Karlsruhe. The presentation will be held on Monday, 20 April 2015, at 19.30 in Katharinensaal, Nuremberg, Germany.

International Summer School on Global Greenhouse Gases

PosterPoster (PDF, 3Mb)

We are organising a summer school on 16-23 August 2015, aimed at advanced PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in the natural sciences who want to develop a solid understanding of the role of key greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Earth system and the processes that govern their dynamics in the atmosphere, ocean and biosphere.

The residential course for 20-25 participants will be based at the University of Edinburgh and comprises a combination of lectures, practical exercise, seminars and field/lab work, organised by international experts in oceanography, atmospheric science and terrestrial biogeochemistry,

More details can be found on the website of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback Programme.

EarthTemp session at EGU 2015

In 2015, I again organise a session on measuring the surface temperatures of Earth at the General Assembly of the European Geoscientific Union (EGU) on 12-17 April 2015 in Vienna. It continues the session that we have offered successfully in the last two years. Abstracts can be submitted through the EGU website; the deadline is 7 January.

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Greenhouse Gas Townhall Meeting, 7-8 Jan. 2015

Within the Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Feedback Programme we are organising a 'Greenhouse Gas Townhall Meeting' at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton on 7th-8th January 2015.

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End of Species - 18-25 August 2014

"End of species" is a monologue by Australian artist Richard Pettifer, arranged by ASCUS, the art-science collaborative, every day from 18th to 25th August 2014 at 8pm in Summerhall, interweaving his journey over land from Australia to Germany with Charles Darwin's famous journey. After the monologue, Richard had a "fireside chat" with a climate scientist - that was me.

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EarthTemp session at EGU 2014 - programme online

The programme for the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in Vienna is now online. Our EarthTemp session on "Taking the temperature of the Earth", continuing last year's highly successful session, has been scheduled for Tuesday, 29. April 2014, at 10:30-12:00.

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NHG presentations now online

The two presentations (in German) on Climate Change (29 April 2013) and Boreal Forest Fires and Air Quality (1 July 2013), presented at the Society for Natural History (NHG) in Nürnberg, Germany, are now available as PDFs in the section Material.

Position paper on surface temperatures published - comments are welcome

Earth's surface temperatures; from Merchant et al. 2013, GID (CC-BY 3.0)

The EarthTemp community position paper, which reviews the state of art of measuring the surface temperatures of Earth and recommends steps to improve our understanding, has been published as a discussion paper in the open access journal Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (Discussions) (GI(D)). As the paper aims to capture a community position and influence future science funding and policy decisions, all interested colleagues are encouraged to submit comments or reviews during the discussion phase (until 6 August) which will then be considered (together with the invited peer-reviews) when preparing the final version of the paper.

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