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 ocassionally 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.

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Energy Harvesting and Storage: A special journal issue of Devices, Materials and Structures for Energy Harvesting and Storage will collect research results obtained from modeling and experimental works related to energy harvesting and storage. The scope of this issue includes but not limited to the following topics: piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, thermoelectrics and dielectrics (materials); vibration EH, fluid EH and thermal EH (devices); and nonlinear, electrodynamic, circuitry and electrode (structures). Deadline: August 1.

► Research Priorities for Health, Climate and Environment: Future Earth seeks individuals and institutions to review a preliminary synthesis document on priorities for health, climate and environment as input to a Belmont Forum scoping process. The paper outlines potential priorities for health research that seeks to: protect and improve human health by elucidating, and finding effective responses to, the complex interactions amongst environmental change, pollution, pathogens, disease vectors, risk factors, ecosystem services, and people’s livelihoods, nutrition, health and well-being. Deadline: August 14. 

Education for Resilient Energy Systems: The National Council for Science and the Environment’s Council of Energy Research and Education Leaders (CEREL) invites you to submit an abstract for talks, posters, workshops or topical discussions at the 3rd National Energy Education Summit, which will take place January 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. Submissions are accepted in the following topic areas: Enhancing Engineering Education for Resilient Energy Systems; Defining Resilience and Sustainability in an Energy Context; Advancing Diversity in the Sustainable Energy Field; Creating and Sustaining Undergraduate Degree Programs, Minors and Concentrations; Graduate and Professional Energy Education; Bioenergy Education; and other areas. Deadline: August 25.

Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) invites proposals for symposia, workshops and posters at their annual conference, “The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure: Building Resilience in a Changing World” to be held January 23-25, 2018 in Arlington, VA. Conference proposals will be accepted for a wide range of topics addressing systems thinking and a sustainability frameworks that can serve society through investment in natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure. Deadline: August 25.

► National Climate Assessment Review: The National Academies invite nominations for individuals to serve on a committee to conduct an independent review of the draft of the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4) being developed by the US Global Change Research Program. They are seeking expertise in water, energy, land use, forests, ecosystems, coastal effects, built environment, transportation, air quality, human health, and other climate related areas. Deadline: August 25. 

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.

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.

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 a new 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.

It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzz word. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.
— Cameron Sinclair