International virtual symposium: Climatological, Meteorological and Environmental Factors in the COVID-19 Pandemic

4-6 August 2020

An international virtual symposium on drivers, predictability, and actionable information

Under the auspices of WMO, sponsored by the Group on Earth Observation (GEO) Health Community of Practice, hosted the American Geophysical Union, and in partnership with several international and regional research organizations and entities from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the USA, a rapidly arranged international virtual symposium will take place in early August to examine the role of a range of environmental variables in the COVID-19 pandemic.

The purpose of the symposium is to examine what has been learned, what is known, can be tested, is understood, and can be reliably predicted about the role of environmental variables’ influence on the trajectory and potential seasonality of COVID-19 over the next 24 months, from global, hemispheric, regional and local perspectives.

The outcome of the conference will include a synthesis of the information presented and recommendations for further research and applications of this information in combating the disease across scales. Further information, including a full description of the scope and format of the event and the call for contributions (abstract submission) can be found on the WMO website. For further announcements including the opening of registrations (no cost to delegates) please follow the symposium on Twitter @CovEnvSymp.

Abstract deadline: 10 July 2020