Meetings, Workshops, Seminars, and Colloquia

Most seminars and colloquia at NASA/GISS are presented during the academic year, September through May.

Formal seminar presentations by visiting scientists are normally held on Friday (11 a.m.) about twice per month.

Informal lunchtime seminars (usually presented by NASA/GISS, Columbia/EI, and/or Columbia/LDEO scientists) take place on Wednesdays (1 p.m.) about twice per month.

Since late 2019, GISS staff have also organized a Tuesday morning (11 a.m.) series of Sea Level Rise seminars (YouTube) presented by scientists from numerous research institutions. This seminar occurs two or three times per month.

Following are upcoming seminars, workshops and other events of interest to GISS staff and to our research partners. Please note that due to security regulations, as described elsewhere on this page, presentations on the GISS premises are not open to the general public.

Please consult with the event host/contact for connection details if you wish to remotely join any event marked as "Virtual Only" or "Virtual Option Offered".

This event listing was last updated 2022-08-09. All times shown are New York City local.


August 9, 2022
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Virtual Only
Summer Intern Final Presentations
Topic: Exploring the Dynamics of Exoplanetary Atmospheres and Oceans with ROCKE-3D
Host/Contact: Matt Pearce
August 10, 2022
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. — Virtual Only
Summer Intern Final Presentations
Topic: Research Scanning Polarimeter
Host/Contact: Matt Pearce
August 11, 2022
10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. — Virtual Only
Summer Intern Final Presentations
Topic: Pathways of Saharan Dust
Host/Contact: Matt Pearce
August 11, 2022
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — Virtual Only
Summer Intern Final Presentations
Host/Contact: Matt Pearce
August 17, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Virtual Only
Our Warming Planet Webinar
Topic: Adaptation to Climate Change
More info: Web Link
Host/Contact: Manishka De Mel
August 23, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Alexa Putnam (Univ. Colorado)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
August 30, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Ryan Venturelli (Univ. Colorado)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
September 6, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Ben Horton (NTU Singapore)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
September 7, 2022
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. — Virtual Only
Our Warming Planet Webinar
Topic: Cross-sectoral Climate Change Impacts in Europe
More info: Web Link
Host/Contact: Manishka De Mel
September 13, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Iain Wheel (St. Andrews)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
September 27, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Michelle Guitard (Columbia/LDEO)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
October 4, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Brett Buzzanga (JPL)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
October 11, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Mira Berdahl (Univ. Washington)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
October 18, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Paul Winberry (Central Washington Univ.)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye
November 1, 2022
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Virtual Only
Sea Level Rise Seminar
Speaker: Erin Petit (Oregon State)
Host/Contact: Craig Rye

Special Events

There are no workshops, conferences, or other special events (co-)organized by NASA/GISS staff currently announced.

+ Past Meetings & Workshops

Security Note

Federal regulations require that visitors to NASA/GISS arrange in advance for a building pass. Persons attending a GISS seminar or colloquium should contact the event host at least two days in advance of the event for assistance. Please include your affiliation in your e-mail.

Persons who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and who may be planning a visit to GISS require that special arrangements be made. Please co-ordinate with your GISS host on this at least three weeks before your visit.

Due to implementation of the REAL ID Act (2005), a passport, state driver's license or state identification card is required for admittance to the GISS premises, which is considered a federal facility. If you do not have a state-issued license or ID that is considered REAL-ID compliant, we urge you to obtain one before one is required to enter a federal facility. Enforcement of this requirement was expected in October 2021, but has been postponed to May 2023 due to the COVID epidemic.

Please note that depending on the current COVID-19 community transmission level in New York City, visitors may be required to submit a vaccination attestation form before being allowed entry. At such times, all persons entering the institute would also be required to wear a mask.

All visitors can expect to have their bags searched upon entry to GISS. This may include having to answer questions about personal items, including any medication the visitor may be carrying.