In early May a dedicated session on compound event research will be held in course of the 8th Open Science Conference organised by the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) project. At this 6-day conference scientists from various disciplines related to Earth sciences will meet in Calgary, Canada and discuss the challenges of climate change in climate extremes and water availability.

The dedicated session will focus on the challenges faced in the analysis of compound events in the light of future climate change. For this, a variety of studies dealing with this subject and using state-of-the-art methods will be presented. The session will be chaired by an international panel consisting of leading researchers from Australia, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. Other sessions at the conference will cover related topics such as atmospheric and land modelling and observations or mountainous hydrology.

The conference will be preceded by a 3-day workshop for early career researchers jointly organised by Young Earth System Scientists and the Young Hydrologic Society. Here, two working groups will be discussing various topics from data availability and generation to spatial and temporal scale requirements and user needs. Working Group I – “Exploring data sources” will be co-chaired by early career scientists from the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (The Netherlands), the Centro de Investigación del Mar y la Atmósfera (Argentina), the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand) and the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (China).

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