Calls for Papers, Nominations, and More

Find calls for papers, posters, presentations, or nominations in environment and energy areas for journals, conferences, or committees in the United States (and occasionally around the world). We do not specifically endorse the below calls or events, but do encourage Johns Hopkins researchers to submit papers or nominations where appropriate and feasible.

Engineering Green: The US Green Building Council – Maryland (USGBC) and the Maryland Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) invite abstracts for presentations at Engineering Green 2017, a one-day conference to be held October 24 for professionals and others interested in the planning, technical design, and the latest examples of sustainable projects. Deadline: September 6, 2017.

Climate Communications: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are establishing a new Climate Communications Initiative (CCI) to coordinate efforts across the institution to facilitate rapid and effective communication of evidence-based insights to the public and decision makers. CCI is seeking individuals to serve on its Advisory Committee. These individuals should have expertise including, but not limited to: climate science, climate impacts and economics, potential response options, science communication, social media engagement, science education, and experience with other issues considered to be contentious in public discourse.  Deadline: September 15, 2017.

Food-Energy-Water Systems and Modeling: A special issue of the journal, "Resources, Conservation and Recycling," aims to advance understanding of current state of Food-Energy-Water (FEW) systems and emerging methodological techniques on FEW nexus modeling that will lead to guiding and developing sustainable and resilient FEW systems. Submission of articles on the following topics include, but not limited to: advances in methodological tools and techniques for modeling FEW systems; current status, challenges, and barrier for sustainable and resilient FEW systems; and/or solutions and strategies towards sustainable and resilient FEW systems. Deadline: September 30, 2017.

Uncertainty in Ecosystem Service Assessments: A special issue in the journal Ecosystem Services, edited by Benjamin Bryant, will collect and publish papers that simultaneously demonstrate the feasibility and value of uncertainty analysis in applied ecosystem services assessments. Deadline: September 30, 2017.

Grand Challenges in Environmental Engineering and Science for the 21st Century: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites the scientific community and the public to submit ideas about ambitious but achievable goals that harness science, technology, and innovation from environmental engineering and science to solve important national or global problems.

Future Earth Open Network: The Future Earth Open Network is an online tool for building collaboration around research and engagement for global sustainability.This free online platform is a space for professionals from around the world to gather and do the crucial work of building transformations to a more sustainable world. It is open to anyone committed to sustainability, including researchers from all disciplines and experts in policy, civil society, business, media, the humanities, arts and law and interested citizens.

Not only will atomic power be released, but someday we will harness the rise and fall of the tides and imprison the rays of the sun.
— Thomas Edison