EFI 2024 Conference

Save the Date: 11-13 June 2024

Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI) 2024 Conference
Helsinki, Finland
Hosted by the Finnish Meteorological Institute

Welcome to the Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI) 2024 Conference!

The Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI) is a global interdisciplinary effort aimed at promoting the use of near-term ecological forecasts to understand, manage, and conserve ecosystems and the services they provide.

This 3-day community-wide EFI meeting aims at bringing together scientists, agencies, industry, and stakeholders to build a community of practice and to advance research, applications, and collaboration around near-term (subdaily to decadal) ecological forecasts.

The meeting will provide opportunities to network, activities for early career individuals, presentations and posters on the state of the field, and workshops and tutorials focused on skill development. With this first EFI conference outside of the U.S., we aim at building a more international ecological forecasting community. The meeting will be hybrid to allow for as broad and diverse participation as possible.

Important Dates

Speakers announcedJuly 2023
Request open for proposals for workshops & short courses etcJuly 2023 – 01 November 2023
Tentative program and accepted workshop & short course proposals announced01 December 2023
Abstract submission01 December 2023 – 15 February 2024 (extended)
Accepted contributions announced01 March 2024
Registration open01 December 2023 – 30 April 2024
Early bird deadline: 15 March 2024
Final program announced01 April 2024
Conference11-13 June 2024

Keynote Speakers

We are thrilled to announce our lineup of keynote speakers for the 2024 Conference! Speakers come with a breadth of expertise ranging from modeling and uncertainty quantification, co-production, and management across a variety of systems and applications.

Request for Proposals

To help facilitate the goals of the ecological forecasting community, we solicited proposals for workshops, panels, short courses, and socials before, after, or during the conference. The deadline for proposals was 01 November 2023. Accepted proposals will be shared in December 2023.

Travel Considerations for Carbon Emissions

EFI2024 Conference Organizing Committee

Istem Fer, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Layla Höckerstedt, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Maria Paniw, Doñana Biological Station
Owen Petchey, University of Zurich
Jody Peters, University of Notre Dame
Åsa Stam, Finnish Meteorological Institute
Toni Viskari, Finnish Meteorological Institute

Email: info@ecoforecast.org