Weather and Climate Information for Risk Management

Call for Abstracts

The International Society of Biometeorology (ISB) is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for papers and posters for General Sessions at the 21st International Congress of Biometeorology, September 3 – 7, 2017 (ICB2017), Durham, United Kingdom

The Congress Theme is Weather and Climate Information for Risk Management.

A precept of the Congress is that through developing and incorporating science-based weather and climate information and prediction into planning, policy and practice, better management of the risks and opportunities arising from climate variability and change will be enabled. The purpose of ICB2017 is therefore to reflect upon the efficacy of knowledge production in biometeorology and cognate disciplines in relation to information provision for managing weather and climate related risks. Given the Congress’ theme, the ISB hopes to attract papers, from a wide range of science, social science, medical and health disciplines as well as industry, that are likely to touch upon improved methods for describing the nature (probability, magnitude, location) of climate events, weather and climate impacts on society, developments in the assessment of exposure and vulnerability to climate extremes, how climate anomalies may propagate through socio-ecological systems, the evaluation of risk management decision support tools, barriers to the uptake of weather and climate information and current scientific limitations related to the production of the requisite weather and climate information for climate risk management. 

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Handbook.

Important Dates for abstract submission

Paper and Poster Abstract Submission
Start End Description
December 16th 2016 March 17th, 2017 Abstract submission
March 1st, 2017 April 30th, 2017 Assessment of paper and poster abstracts
May 1st, 2017 May 5th, 2017 Notification of abstract acceptance
May 1st, 2017 May 1st, 2017 Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance of papers and posters

Abstracts should be submitted to the following e-mail address:
Please use the Abstract Submission Form available below:

Call for Abstracts - Submission Form
DOCX ICB2017_Abstract_Form.docx (Download here)

NOTE: Authors of accepted oral presentations will be given the option to submit a short written version of their presentation following the issuance of the acceptance letter. Instructions for formatting the written version of the paper will be communicated with the acceptance letter. Authors of accepted poster presentations will be given the option to submit an electronic version of the poster. Instructions regarding the format of the electronic version of the poster will be communicated with the acceptance letter.

General Congress enquiries should be sent to the following email address: