Welcome to the Exoclimes III conference website
Dates: 9th to 14th Feb 2014
Location: Davos, Switzerland. Site of the World Economic Forum.
This meeting will bring together Earth, Solar System and Exoplanet specialists to discuss recent results and the way ahead.
We received about 170 expressions of interest and over 140 actual registrations (excluding invited speakers).
Due to the time difference between the U.S. and Europe and to accommodate for late expressions of interest, we will be accepting registrations until Monday 4th of November.
Registration involves three sub-steps: the fee payment of 350 CHF (~385 USD), hotel reservation and selecting your dietary preferences. The registration fee includes 5 sandwich lunches (Mon-Fri), 5 teas/coffees (Mon-Fri) and a cheese-fondue conference dinner (Wed; alternative/non-cheese-choices available).
For accommodation, we have blocked out rooms in 4 to 5 hotels in Davos at a special rate. Note that hotel rooms in Switzerland are charged per person (and not per room). For example, if you wish to bring your partner/spouse/etc along, you will have to add him/her using “Additional Participants”, so that you may select “2 guests in 1 room” later in the registration process. Your credit card details will only be used to reserve the room; final payment is solicited by the hotel upon check-out. (You may also choose to arrange hotel accommodation on your own, which we do not recommend and are not responsible for.)
All of the conference weekdays (Monday to Friday) are expected to be fully scheduled days (08.30-18.30) with several hours of breaks built in for discussion/rest. Note that you are not registered until you follow through and submit your credit card details. This implies that you can use the link to experiment with different combinations of arrival and departure dates and investigate what this means for your travel budget. Registering early affords you the greatest choice of hotels (prices, proximity) among the 4 to 5 options we block-booked.
Everyone is welcome to bring a poster to Exoclimes III.
Conference registration for approved participants. Note that this step is distinct from abstract submission (applying to compete for a talk). Registration includes three sub-steps: fee payment (350 CHF), hotel reservation (choose from several block-booked options) and dietary preferences (vegetarian versus default). Participants will be sent a registration link via email. If you missed out on abstract submission and would like to attend, please send us an email indicating your name, official email address, institution, research interests and current position (student/postdoc/fellow/professor/etc).
Abstract submission is now closed. The conference programme will be available 15 Oct 2013.
Abstract submission is now open.
First announcement of the Exoclimes III conference.
- Earth: atmosphere, oceans, interior, paleo-climates, generalizations to exoplanets
- Solar System: Venus, Mars and Titan, gas giants: atmospheres, clouds, circulation models
- Gas-rich and rock/ice exoplanets: atmospheres, spectral and evolutionary models, climate models
- Brown dwarfs and directly imaged exoplanets: observations, spectral and evolutionary models, clouds, the L-T transition, temporal variability
Planetary atmospheres are complex and evolving entities, as mankind is rapidly coming to realise whilst attempting to understand, forecast and mitigate human-induced climate change. In the Solar System, our neighbours Venus and Mars provide striking examples of two endpoints of planetary evolution, runaway greenhouse and loss of atmosphere to space. The variety of extra-solar planets brings a wider angle to the issue: from scorching “hot Jupiters” to ocean worlds, exo-atmospheres explore many configurations unknown in the Solar System, such as iron clouds, silicate rains, extreme plate tectonics, and steam volcanoes. Exoplanetary atmospheres have recently become accessible to observations, starting with hot gas giants, and gradually moving towards more Earth-like planets.
The current list of confirmed invited reviews is:
Dorian Abbot – Paleo-climates
Daniel Apai – Brown dwarf observations
Travis Barman – Model brown dwarf spectra
Jean-Michel Desert – Exoplanet observations
Linda Elkins-Tanton – Interior-atmosphere interactions
Jonathan Fortney – Model exoplanet spectra
Yohai Kaspi – Jupiter
Heather Knutson – Exoplanet observations
Kristen Menou – Exoplanet circulation models
Jonathan Mitchell – Titan
Julianne Moses – Photochemistry
Ray Pierrehumbert – Exotic atmospheres
Tamara Rogers – Magneto-hydrodynamics
Tapio Schneider – Climate dynamics
Paul Tackley – Earth’s interior dynamics
Space will be offered for contributed talks and posters. Ample time is planned into the program for discussion and interactions.
The participants will be selected by the SOC to ensure a balance of scientific topics. Applications on topics outside the scope of the review talks but within the field of planetary atmospheres are also encouraged, such as directly-imaged planets and biosphere-atmosphere interaction.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 September 2013
Decision: 15 October 2013
Hotel registration deadline: 1 November 2013
Resistration fee: 350 CHF. This covers coffee breaks and sandwich lunch.
The meeting will take place at the Davos Congress Centre. Block bookings have been made in several hotels. Alternative lodging options will be described in the second announcement.
If financial difficulties are preventing you from attending the meeting, please describe them to us in your application. We have a limited number of travel grants for young researchers and potential participants affected by special funding circumstances.
Suzanne Aigrain, University of Oxford
Isabelle Baraffe, University of Exeter
Nick Cowan, Northwestern University
Joe Harrington, University of Central Florida
Kevin Heng, University of Bern
Ray Pierrehumbert, University of Chicago
Frédéric Pont (Chair), University of Exeter
Adam Showman, University of Arizona
David Sing, University of Exeter
Local Organising Committee:
Kevin Heng (LOC Chair, General Logistics, CH funding support), University of Bern
Paul Anthony Wilson (Website & IT), University of Exeter
Simon Grimm (Culture), University of Zürich
Jae-Min Lee (General Logistics), University of Zürich