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Innovative Research Program

Innovative Research Program

The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.

The 2022 IRP competition opens February 14, 2022. Applications will be due March 28, 2022Submit your proposal online. You must have a CIRES login and password to access the online application.

January 2022 update: CIRES is instituting a "Rapid IRP" to provide funds for research activities that are time-sensitive and urgent. Potential CIRES proposers should see the email or reach out to the Associate Director for Science for more information.

Date

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Monday, March 28, 2022
2022 (All day)

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Other

contact

Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science 303-497-3584

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Earth Lab EDS Seminar

Earth Lab EDS Seminar

Are you looking to broaden your perspectives in Earth and environmental data science? Are you excited to collaborate with others and hear about new developments in this area?

Topics must be about using *big data* to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth system, towards actionable insights and tools

Starting Spring 2022, Earth Lab will be hosting a regular weekly 50-min seminar series on topics related to Environmental Data Science (EDS) that uses big data to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth systems, towards actionable insights and tools.

These weekly sessions are intended to inspire collaboraitons and creative problem solving using data and analytics for a broad range of environmental science topics. Each week will be led by someone and can take on many forms: data jams, ractice conference talks (15 min) w/ Q&A, paper Discussions, brainstorming, 30 min lecture, other. 

Purpose: To reignite collaborations by inspiring creative problem solving by sharing the many interesting projects and work that Earth Lab and affiliates have been doing to advance the use of data for environmental challenges. 
 
Who: Earth Lab affiliates, CU affiliates, and other interested parties are invited to attend.
When: Tuesdays 11:00-11:50 AM (MST) beginning on 1/18/22
Where: Remote (Zoom and VizStudio).
What: View the schedule of events here.  
Why: We wish to reinvigorate the Earth Lab community and facilitate collaborative interactions that have been challenging during extended work-from-home time.
 
To receive weekly announcements and reminders about future talks, SIGN UP HERE to be added to our listserv. 
 
Also attached is a recurring calendar invite. This is a series invite, if you ever plan to attend, please “tentatively accept” and decline individual events once this is saved to your calendar. 

This week's topic: What’s Data Got To Do With It?: Re-Thinking The Role of “Big Data” For Arctic Fire Mapping, Monitoring, and Policymaking

Speaker: Jessica L. McCarty - Miami University

Visit our website for more details.

Date

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

Host

  • Earth Lab

Audience

  • CIRES employees
  • CIRES families
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators

Type

  • Seminar
  • Open to Public
2022-03-01
 
ESOC Coffee Hour

ESOC Coffee Hour

ESOC virtual coffee hour occurs weekly from 9-10am on Wednesdays. We will be meeting remotely on Zoom. Please email Claire Waugh (waughc@colorado.edu) for information.

ESOC researchers, post-docs and graduate students gather for conversation and to discuss research. Occasional guest speakers are invited to give short presentations on topics of interest.

Date

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
2022 - 09:00 to 10:00

Host

  • ESOC

contact

Claire Waugh; waughc@colorado.edu
2022-03-02
 
 
Time Management + Setting Goals

Time Management + Setting Goals

Please join CGA members and Leslie Blood for our second Hidden Curriculum seminar in the series to discuss time management and setting goals!

The Hidden Curriculum seminars were developed by Amanda Donaldson, Galen Gorski, Colleen Murphy, Jenny Pensky, Adam Price, Christina Richardson, Araceli Serrano, and Margaret Zimmer* because much of the graduate school experience is focused on tangible and formal skill development surrounding research and teaching. These seminars focus on the informal “hidden curriculum”/"soft skills" in graduate school that can complement formal student learning to help individuals lead successful research careers.

The second seminar of this series will focus on time management, led by Leslie Blood from the CU Graduate School. Leslie currently leads the Endurance PhD/MA program and many of the professional development workshops at the university. She will discuss how to prioritize your work and manage your time in a way that will help you make deadlines. 

Please join us on Friday March 4th @10 am - 11:30 am MST on zoom to hear some tips and ask your own questions. In order to receive the zoom link, please RSVP using this form by Thursday March 3rd by 5 pm MST

* Source: 
Zimmer, M., A. Donaldson, G. Gorski, C. Murphy, J. Pensky, A. Price, C. Richardson, A. Serrano (2021). Hidden curriculum in the geosciences graduate course, HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/60b4def2ee034f4b8a0b488704770905

Import resources mentioned during the event:

Accountability/productivity seminar through CU Graduate School: Endurance PhD/MA seminar

Personal values test (may be useful to help understand your motivators): https://personalvalu.es/personal-values-test

The fourth tendencies personality test: https://quiz.gretchenrubin.com/four-tendencies-quiz/

Stolen Focus: https://stolenfocusbook.com/

Different types of planners:

Clever fox: https://cleverfoxplanner.com/collections/pro/products/pro-weekly

Best self: The best self planner

Productivity planner: The productivity planner

Date

Friday, March 4, 2022
2022 - 10:00 to 11:30
MST

Link

Host

  • CGA

Type

  • Seminar

Resources

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Innovative Research Program

Innovative Research Program

The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.

The 2022 IRP competition opens February 14, 2022. Applications will be due March 28, 2022Submit your proposal online. You must have a CIRES login and password to access the online application.

January 2022 update: CIRES is instituting a "Rapid IRP" to provide funds for research activities that are time-sensitive and urgent. Potential CIRES proposers should see the email or reach out to the Associate Director for Science for more information.

Date

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Monday, March 28, 2022
2022 (All day)

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Other

contact

Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science 303-497-3584

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Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar

Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar

Polymer Sorption of VOCs for Indoor Air Quality and Atmospheric Sampling

Melissa Morris, ANYL 3rd year,
Jimenez group

"Polymers comprise a substantial fraction of the surfaces in indoor environments, where we spend about 90% of our time. It is well-known that polymers absorb gas-phase volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which directly affect indoor and outdoor air quality, but few studies have investigated the interactions between polymers relevant to indoor materials and VOCs. To better understand the role of carpets on indoor air quality, we have extended recent studies from our groups on polymer-VOC interactions to include polymers relevant to carpets (nylon, polyester, polypropylene, polyethylene), as well as carpet itself. We use a Vocus proton transfer mass spectrometer to measure sorption of a series of 2-ketones by polymer or rolled-carpet tubes. Then, we use two sorption models adapted from Pagonis et. al. (2017) and Algrim et. al. (2020) to quantify sorptive capacities (and for highly-sorptive polymers, VOC diffusion coefficients) for these materials. The polymers were found to increase in sorptive capacity as: nylon, polyester, polypropylene and polyethylene. Polypropylene and polyethylene (often used in carpet backing) are more sorptive for the same geometry. However, nylon and polyester (the materials of carpet fibers), do comparable sorption when scaled up to account for the enormous surface area of carpet fibers. The sorptive capacities of carpet polymers suggest that carpet indoors is comparable in sorptive capacity to paint (Algrim et al. 2020) and wood (Ziola et al. 2022). Sorption experiments also showed that nylon carpet irreversibly sorbs C4-C9 acids. While testing carpet-relevant polymers for VOC sorption, we tested a few additional polymers relevant to atmospheric sampling, including TSI conductive silicone tubing. We found that conductive silicone tubing only transmits very high-volatility compounds (C* > 1e7 ug m-3, such as terpenes and more volatile species). We have demonstrated the use of a system with tubing of multiple polymer materials as a separator of gas-phase compounds into volatility classes. This technique could be useful e.g. for measuring chemical characteristics (i.e. OH reactivity or SOA potential) of complex mixtures of gas-phase compounds (such as ambient air) according to volatility class."

Date

Monday, March 7, 2022
2022 - 12:15

Host

  • CIRES
  • CU Boulder

Audience

  • CIRES employees
  • Science collaborators

Type

  • Seminar
  • Open to Public

contact

anne.handschy@colorado.edu
2022-03-07
 
Earth Lab EDS Seminar

Earth Lab EDS Seminar

Are you looking to broaden your perspectives in Earth and environmental data science? Are you excited to collaborate with others and hear about new developments in this area?

Topics must be about using *big data* to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth system, towards actionable insights and tools

Starting Spring 2022, Earth Lab will be hosting a regular weekly 50-min seminar series on topics related to Environmental Data Science (EDS) that uses big data to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth systems, towards actionable insights and tools.

These weekly sessions are intended to inspire collaboraitons and creative problem solving using data and analytics for a broad range of environmental science topics. Each week will be led by someone and can take on many forms: data jams, ractice conference talks (15 min) w/ Q&A, paper Discussions, brainstorming, 30 min lecture, other. 

Purpose: To reignite collaborations by inspiring creative problem solving by sharing the many interesting projects and work that Earth Lab and affiliates have been doing to advance the use of data for environmental challenges. 
 
Who: Earth Lab affiliates, CU affiliates, and other interested parties are invited to attend.
When: Tuesdays 11:00-11:50 AM (MST) beginning on 1/18/22
Where: Remote (Zoom and VizStudio).
What: View the schedule of events here.  
Why: We wish to reinvigorate the Earth Lab community and facilitate collaborative interactions that have been challenging during extended work-from-home time.
 
To receive weekly announcements and reminders about future talks, SIGN UP HERE to be added to our listserv. 
 
Also attached is a recurring calendar invite. This is a series invite, if you ever plan to attend, please “tentatively accept” and decline individual events once this is saved to your calendar. 

This week's topic: Seeing the forest (and rock) through the trees: How high resolution mapping present new challenges and opportunities in landscape evolution modeling

Speaker: Matt Rossi - CIRES Earth Lab

Visit our website for more details.

Date

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

Host

  • Earth Lab

Audience

  • CIRES employees
  • CIRES families
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators

Type

  • Seminar
  • Open to Public
2022-03-08
 
ESOC Coffee Hour

ESOC Coffee Hour

ESOC virtual coffee hour occurs weekly from 9-10am on Wednesdays. We will be meeting remotely on Zoom. Please email Claire Waugh (waughc@colorado.edu) for information.

ESOC researchers, post-docs and graduate students gather for conversation and to discuss research. Occasional guest speakers are invited to give short presentations on topics of interest.

Date

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
2022 - 09:00 to 10:00

Host

  • ESOC

contact

Claire Waugh; waughc@colorado.edu
2022-03-09
 
 
Times Up! Time Management Workshop

Times Up! Time Management Workshop

Times Up! Time Management Workshop with Tommy Acierno

This workshop, open to all CIRES employees, is brought to you by the CIRES Braiding your River Career Development Series, a collaboration between the CIRES Mentoring Program, CIRES E&O and CIRES HR.

Register here.

Date

Friday, March 11, 2022
2022 - 13:00 to 14:00

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Training
2022-03-11
 
 
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Innovative Research Program

Innovative Research Program

The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.

The 2022 IRP competition opens February 14, 2022. Applications will be due March 28, 2022Submit your proposal online. You must have a CIRES login and password to access the online application.

January 2022 update: CIRES is instituting a "Rapid IRP" to provide funds for research activities that are time-sensitive and urgent. Potential CIRES proposers should see the email or reach out to the Associate Director for Science for more information.

Date

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Monday, March 28, 2022
2022 (All day)

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Other

contact

Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science 303-497-3584

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Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar

Atmospheric Chemistry Program Seminar

Spectroscopic studies of oxygen and iodine using cavity enhanced extinction spectroscopy

Henning Finkenzeller, ANYL PhD thesis,
Volkamer group

"Atmospheric oxygen extinguishes approximately 2 W m-2 solar radiation in oxygen-oxygen collision-induced absorption (O2-O2 CIA). This heats the atmosphere, affects radiative transfer, and needs to be considered in atmospheric spectroscopy. The lack of O2-O2 CIA spectra below 335 nm wavelength is limiting remote sensing applications. Here we report measured spectra of the O2-O2 CIA cross-section between 297-500 nm using Cavity Enhanced Extinction Spectroscopy. Several heretofore unmeasured weak absorption bands (at 315, 328, 420, and 495 nm) are characterized for the first time in the gas phase under controlled laboratory conditions, i.e., at atmospheric pressure and variable temperature (293, 263, and 223 K). The spectra are optimized for use in hyperspectral remote sensing applications, provide opportunities to develop theory, and warrant application in radiative transfer calculations to re-assess O2-O2 CIA heating rates in the atmosphere.

Iodine is a reactive trace element in atmospheric chemistry that destroys ozone and efficiently nucleates particles. Iodine emissions have tripled since 1950 and are projected to keep increasing. While iodic acid (HIO3) is widespread and grows particles more efficiently than sulfuric acid, its gas-phase formation mechanism is unresolved. Here, in CLOUD experiments which generate iodine radicals at atmospherically relevant rates, we show that iodooxy hypoiodite, IOIO, is efficiently converted into HIO3 via reactions (R1) IOIO + O3 → IOIO4 and (R2) IOIO4 + H2O → HIO3 + HOI + O2. The laboratory derived mechanism is corroborated by theory and shown to explain field observations of daytime HIO3 in the remote lower free troposphere. The new mechanism provides a missing link between iodine sources and particle formation and - since aerosol iodate is readily reduced in the atmosphere, thereby recycling iodine back to the gas phase - suggests an important catalytic role of iodine in aerosol formation."

Date

Monday, March 14, 2022
2022 - 12:15

Host

  • CIRES
  • CU Boulder

Audience

  • CIRES employees
  • Science collaborators

Type

  • Seminar
  • Open to Public

contact

anne.handschy@colorado.edu
2022-03-14
 
2022 Supervisor Training Series Session II: Performance Management

2022 Supervisor Training Series Session II: Performance Management

Please join CIRES HR on March 15, from 10:00-11:30 am for the second session of the Supervisor Training Series being offered by CIRES HR. In this session, Kelly Leandro, CU HR, Principal Employee Relations Consultant, will be talking about Performance Management.  

Kelly will focus on supervision fundamentals such as building rapport, coaching techniques, effective ways to offer feedback, and difficult conversations. Supervisors will also get acquainted with the documentation used to address performance issues and progressive discipline, as well as learn about the role of both CIRES HR and Campus HR in the process of addressing such concerns.

Join Zoom Meeting https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/99502573671

Meeting ID: 995 0257 3671 One tap mobile +12532158782,,99502573671# US (Tacoma) +13462487799,,99502573671# US (Houston)

Date

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
2022 - 10:00 to 11:30

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Training
2022-03-15
 
Earth Lab EDS Seminar

Earth Lab EDS Seminar

Are you looking to broaden your perspectives in Earth and environmental data science? Are you excited to collaborate with others and hear about new developments in this area?

Topics must be about using *big data* to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth system, towards actionable insights and tools

Starting Spring 2022, Earth Lab will be hosting a regular weekly 50-min seminar series on topics related to Environmental Data Science (EDS) that uses big data to advance knowledge of the dynamics and interactions of the Earth systems, towards actionable insights and tools.

These weekly sessions are intended to inspire collaboraitons and creative problem solving using data and analytics for a broad range of environmental science topics. Each week will be led by someone and can take on many forms: data jams, ractice conference talks (15 min) w/ Q&A, paper Discussions, brainstorming, 30 min lecture, other. 

Purpose: To reignite collaborations by inspiring creative problem solving by sharing the many interesting projects and work that Earth Lab and affiliates have been doing to advance the use of data for environmental challenges. 
 
Who: Earth Lab affiliates, CU affiliates, and other interested parties are invited to attend.
When: Tuesdays 11:00-11:50 AM (MST) beginning on 1/18/22
Where: Remote (Zoom and VizStudio).
What: View the schedule of events here.  
Why: We wish to reinvigorate the Earth Lab community and facilitate collaborative interactions that have been challenging during extended work-from-home time.
 
To receive weekly announcements and reminders about future talks, SIGN UP HERE to be added to our listserv. 
 
Also attached is a recurring calendar invite. This is a series invite, if you ever plan to attend, please “tentatively accept” and decline individual events once this is saved to your calendar. 

This week's topic: Postfire vegetation recovery of the western US

Speaker: Nayani Ilangakoon - CIRES Earth Lab

Visit our website for more details.

Date

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
2022 - 11:00 to 12:00

Host

  • Earth Lab

Audience

  • CIRES employees
  • CIRES families
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators

Type

  • Seminar
  • Open to Public
2022-03-15
 
CIRES Town Hall

CIRES Town Hall

Please join CIRES Director Waleed Abdalati for another CIRES Town Hall on Wednesday, March 16 for both CU Boulder and NOAA-based employees.

Zoom Meeting: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/95144472001

 

Meeting ID: 951 4447 2001

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Meeting ID: 951 4447 2001

Date

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
2022 - 09:00 to 10:00

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Meeting
2022-03-16
 
NSIDC Cryosphere Seminar

NSIDC Cryosphere Seminar

Estimating permafrost thickness in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta using LIDAR with Dr. Kevin Schaefer

Abstract: The thickness of the permafrost layer remains difficult to measure, yet is a key parameter on the status of permafrost.  The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region in southwest Alaska consists of raised peat plateaus separated by sunken thermokarst gulleys and wetlands.  Permafrost forms under the peat plateaus, causing them to heave up.  Permafrost does not occur in the sunken thermokarst gulleys and wetlands.  Because soil expands when frozen, the height of the peat plateaus relative to the sunken wetlands represents a measure of the thickness of the permafrost layer under the peat.  We use LIDAR measurements of surface height from IceSat-2 to measure the height of individual peat plateaus.  We then use the frozen soil expansion model from the Remotely Sensed Active Layer Thickness (ReSALT) algorithm to estimate permafrost thickness.  We correlate the results with Active Layer Thickness (ALT) and soil moisture measured using L-band and P-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR, both satellite and airborne, collected as part of NASA’s Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE).  Preliminary results indicate the height of the peat plateaus vary from 2-6 meters above the wetlands, indicating permafrost extends down to depths of 50-150 meters.

Bio:  Kevin Schaefer is a senior research scientist studying permafrost dynamics using modeling, remote sensing, and in situmeasurements.  Dr. Schaefer received an engineering degree in 1984 and worked for NASA on the Space Shuttle and Space Station programs.  After a stint at the White House, Dr. Schaefer returned to school and received a PhD in atmospheric science in 2007.  After a postdoc at NOAA, Dr. Schaefer started working at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in 2009.

 

TO JOIN BY ZOOM: From a computer: https://cuboulder.zoom.us/j/5409618610

Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465588656,,5409618610# 

Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 558 8656  Meeting ID: 540 961 8610

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/MNl8z

Date

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
2022 - 11:00 to 12:00
Mountain

Link

Host

  • NSIDC

Audience

  • CIRES employees
  • CU Boulder employees
  • General Public
  • NOAA employees
  • Science collaborators

Type

  • Seminar
  • Open to Public

Resources

contact

Mistia Zuckerman

2022-03-16
 
 
 
 
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Innovative Research Program

Innovative Research Program

The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.

The 2022 IRP competition opens February 14, 2022. Applications will be due March 28, 2022Submit your proposal online. You must have a CIRES login and password to access the online application.

January 2022 update: CIRES is instituting a "Rapid IRP" to provide funds for research activities that are time-sensitive and urgent. Potential CIRES proposers should see the email or reach out to the Associate Director for Science for more information.

Date

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Monday, March 28, 2022
2022 (All day)

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Other

contact

Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science 303-497-3584

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Machine Learning in Heliophysics

Machine Learning in Heliophysics

Welcome to the 2022 ML-Helio Conference!
This year we are offering the conference in a hybrid format. All of the technical sessions will be live on Zoom as interactive meetings, not webinars. Virtual participants will be seen and heard in the meeting space and will be able to interact in real-time with the in-person attendees.

Our conference management platform is Whova . This will provide all attendees with an easy-to-navigate schedule of events, with embedded Zoom links and access to the technical session recordings at the end of each day. Whova offers value to both virtual and in-person attendees and is available as an app or through a browser. We will send more information about Whova and how to use it as we get closer to the conference.

Your paid registration will grant you access to both Whova and our conference-specific Slack channel.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at mlhelio2022@gmail.com.

We're looking forward to seeing you, in-person or virtually!

The goal of the ML- Helio conference is to leverage the advancements happening in disciplines such as machine learning, deep learning, statistical analysis, system identification, and information theory, in order to address long-standing questions and enable a higher scientific return on the wealth of available heliospheric data.

We aim at bringing together a cross-disciplinary research community: physicists in solar, heliospheric, magnetospheric, and aeronomy fields as well as computer and data scientists. ML- Helio will focus on the development of data science techniques needed to tackle fundamental problems in space weather forecasting, inverse estimation of physical parameters, automatic event identification, feature detection and tracking, times series analysis of dynamical systems, combination of physics-based models with machine learning techniques, surrogate models and uncertainty quantification.

The conference will consists of classic-style lectures, complemented by hands-on tutorials on Python tools and data resources available to the heliophysics machine learning community.

The conference will be hosted in hybrid mode (in-person and virtual).

We expect all the participants of Machine Learning in Heliophysics to follow our Code of Conduct.

  COVID update: The conference organizers request that only fully vaccinated people (as defined by CDC guidelines ) or otherwise holding a valid medical exemption attend the conference in person. Attendees are expected to follow all CDC, state of Colorado, and CU Boulder public health orders, guidelines and policies in place at the time of the conference.

More info: https://ml-helio.github.io

Date

Monday, March 21, 2022 to Friday, March 25, 2022
2022 - 08:00 to 16:00

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Innovative Research Program

Innovative Research Program

The Innovative Research Program is designed to stimulate a creative research environment within CIRES and to encourage synergy between disciplines and research colleagues. The intent is to support small research efforts that can quickly provide concept viability or rule out further consideration. The program encourages novel, unconventional or fundamental research that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Funded projects are inventive, sometimes opportunistic, and do not necessarily have an immediate practical application or guarantee of success. This program supports pilot or exploratory studies, which may provide rapid results. Activities are not tightly restricted and can range from instrument development, lab testing, and field observations to model development, evaluation, and application.

The 2022 IRP competition opens February 14, 2022. Applications will be due March 28, 2022Submit your proposal online. You must have a CIRES login and password to access the online application.

January 2022 update: CIRES is instituting a "Rapid IRP" to provide funds for research activities that are time-sensitive and urgent. Potential CIRES proposers should see the email or reach out to the Associate Director for Science for more information.

Date

Monday, February 14, 2022 to Monday, March 28, 2022
2022 (All day)

Host

  • CIRES

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Other

contact

Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science 303-497-3584

 
 
ESOC Coffee Hour

ESOC Coffee Hour

ESOC virtual coffee hour occurs weekly from 9-10am on Wednesdays. We will be meeting remotely on Zoom. Please email Claire Waugh (waughc@colorado.edu) for information.

ESOC researchers, post-docs and graduate students gather for conversation and to discuss research. Occasional guest speakers are invited to give short presentations on topics of interest.

Date

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
2022 - 09:00 to 10:00

Host

  • ESOC

contact

Claire Waugh; waughc@colorado.edu
2022-03-30
 
CIRES Members' Council Meeting

CIRES Members' Council Meeting

Please join the CMC for their monthly meeting. Join by Google Meet or phone: (US) +1 415-851-2194 (PIN: 792149442).

Date

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
2022 - 12:00 to 13:30

Link

Host

  • CMC

Audience

  • CIRES employees

Type

  • Meeting

Resources

contact

Aaron Sweeney
Photo of Aaron Sweeney

2022-03-30