Weather and Climate Information for Risk Management

Congress Programme

The Congress will run between September 3 and 6, 2017 with optional tours to places of interest in the “North East” planned for September 7, 2017.

Download the draft programmes here:
Structure - PDF , Calendar (ICS - coming soon)
Detailed (draft) - PDF, Calendar (ICS - coming soon)

September 3rd
9h30 - 17h00 Executive Board Meeting
(Executive Members Only)
Senate Room, Durham Castle
17h00 - 19h00 Registration
19h00 - 21h00 Icebreaker & Welcome
Great Hall, Durham Castle
September 4th
7h30 - 17h00 Registration
8h30 - 9h00 Welcome & Opening Session
9h00 - 9h30 Keynote 1
9h30 - 10h00 Keynote 2
10h00 - 10h30 Coffee Break
10h30 - 12h00 Session 1A: General Biometeorology
Session 1B: Climate Change I
12h - 13h30 Lunch
12h30 - 13h30 Comission Meetings
1. Phenology
2. Animal Biometeorology
3. Climate and Human Health
13h30 - 14h30 Session 2A: Human Health
Session 2B: Agriculture and Forestry I
Session 2C: Human Thermal Comfort I
14h30 - 16h00 Poster Sessions
(with coffee)
16h00 - 18h00 Session 3A: Human Health II
Session 3B: Agriculture and Forestry II
16h00 - 18h00 Symposium 1: Urban Heat and Thermal Comfort: Measurement and Models
18h00 - 19h30 SNP Meeting
September 5th
7h30 - 17h00 Registration
8h00 - 10h Session 4A: Human Health III
Session 4B: Pollen
Session 4C: Climate Change II
10h - 10h30 Coffee Break
10h30 - 11h Keynote 3
11h - 11h30 Keynote 4
11h30 - 12h Keynote 5
12h - 14h00 Lunch
12h30 - 14h00 General Members Meeting
14h00 - 15h30 Session 5A: Climate Information
Session 5B: Heat Stress
Session 5C: Urban Green Infrastructure and Heat Management
15h30 - 16h00 Coffee Break
16h00 - 18h00 Session 6A: Climate Information II
Session 6B: Heatwaves and Heat Information Systems
16h00 - 18h00 Symposium 2: Observing and Managinig Diverging Ecological Responses to Climate Change
18h00 - 19h30 Free Time
 19h30 - 22h30 Congress Dinner
Grey College
September 6th
7h30 - 17h00 Registration
8h30 - 10h Session 7A: Animal Biometeorology I
Session 7B: Human Thermal Comfort II
Session 7C: Human Health IV
10h-1h30 Coffee Break
10h30 - 11h Keynote 6
11h15 - 12h Session 8A: Tourism
Session 8B: Air Pollution
Session 8C: Forecasting
Session 8D: Vector Borne Disease
12h - 13h30 Lunch
12h30 - 13h30 New ISB Executive Committee Meeting
13h30 -15h30 Session 9A: Animal Biometeorology
Session 9B: Weather Sociology
13h30 - 15h30 Symposium 3
Integrating climate information and individual physiology for improved heat warning
15h30 - 16h00 Coffee Break
16h15 - 17h00 Closing Ceremony
September 7th
08h30 - 18h00 Optional tours to places of interest in the North East:

Important Dates

Paper and Poster Abstract Submission
Start End Description
September 1st, 2016 November 30th, 2016 Call for Symposia and Special Sessions
December 1st, 2016 December 15th, 2016 Assessment of calls for Symposia and Special Sessions
December 16th 2016 February, 28th, 2017 Call for abstracts for papers and posters for Symposia, Special Sessions and General Sessions
March 31st, 2017 March 31st, 2017 Abstract deadline for papers and posters
March 1st, 2017 April 30th, 2017 Assessment of paper and poster abstract submission
May 1st, 2017 May 10th, 2017 Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance of papers and posters

Call for Symposia: CLOSED

Call for Symposia - Forms
PDF ICB2017_Symposia_Form.pdf (Download here)
DOCX ICB2017_Symposia_Form.docx (Download here)
Proposals and any associated questions should be sent to Mark Booth at: .
Successful applications will be confirmed by December 16, 2016.