SPARC is holding its 7th General Assembly from 24th to 28th October 2022. The format of the SPARC GA will be different from past GAs, as it will be on a multi-hub basis with three locations (hubs) confirmed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, USA, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in Reading, UK, and the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) in Qingdao, China.
This is a trial of the multi-hub format, designed to retain the face-to-face element and international collaboration while also reducing the carbon footprint of the meeting. While all meeting hubs are open to all participants, we strongly encourage participants to attend the hub that minimizes the carbon cost of their attendance.
The conference will combine three, linked face-to-face meetings. There will also be the opportunity for participants to attend remotely. We expect between 350 and 400 participants shared between the three hubs, with two hubs taking part in live oral and posters sessions at any one time.