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CLM - Current trends, future needs and opportunities in land surface modelling

2020 ABC/J Expert Talk

Geoverbund ABC/J invites to register for the 2020 ABC/J Expert Talk on the topic 'CLM - Current trends, future needs and opportunities in land surface modelling'. The 2-day event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 situation. A new date cannot be specified yet.

© Dr. Bibi Naz/Forschungszentrum JülichCopyright: Dr. Bibi Naz/Forschungszentrum Jülich

The 2020 Expert Talk aims to bring together diverse stakeholders involved in land surface modelling. The event is designed as a dialogue platform to discuss ongoing developments, e.g. current trends, weaknesses of current land surface models, and future needs. Moreover, the Expert Talk will also serve to explore the possibilities and supporters for the development of a 'CLM 5.0' with the involvement of further working groups from Germany and Europe.

Invited speakers (confirmed):

  • David Lawrance (National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR, CESM)
  • Ben Smith (Lund University, LPJ-GUESS)
  • Reiner Schnur (MPI for Meteorology, JSBACH)
  • Philippe Peylin (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, LSCE, ORCHIDEE)
  • Anne Verhoef (University of Reading)

We will be pleased to welcome David Lawrance (National Center for Atmospheric Research, NCAR, CESM), Ben Smith (Lund University, LPJ-GUESS), Reiner Schnur (MPI for Meteorology, JSBACH), Philippe Peylin (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, LSCE, ORCHIDEE), and Anne Verhoef (University of Reading) as invited guest speakers.


The 2020 Expert Talk will be a 2-day event. On the first evening, we will organise a common dinner which participants can join on a self-payer basis. The detailed programme and schedule will be made available at this place in due time.

Please note that participants need to cover their expenses for travel and accommodation by themselves whilst participation in the 2020 ABC/J Expert Talk itself is free of cost.


The Expert Talk takes place at the 'FRÜH' brewery house (conference room, not the brewery itself), located close door to Cologne Cathedral at the heart of the city:

Cölner Hofbrau P. Josef Früh
Am Hof 12-18
50667 Köln

How to get there

Registration & Contact

Please note that there is a limited number of places available for the Expert Talk. Please register by sending an e-mail to with the following details: your full name and given name, full institutional address, and field of expertise relevant to the thematic issue of the 2020 ABC/J Expert Talk. Registration deadline: March 15, 2020. After the deadline, we will let you know as soon as possible, if we can offer you a place.

In case of any question you may contact Geoverbund ABC/J's coordination office.

Note on image, film and sound recording

We would like to advise you that during the event recordings will be made that may be used as part of our public relations. By participating in this event, you give your consent to the publication of such material which may include images and/or audio recordings of you for this purpose.