The Met Office and University of Exeter have formed a strategic partnership to tackle the pressing issues surrounding the science of climate change. Meeting the challenge of climate change requires better predictions of regional climate change, improved understanding of the impacts of climate change on human and natural systems, and an assessment of the risks associated with high magnitudes and rates of change. The University of Exeter will be hosting a three-day conference from the 22nd September 2008 to explore these challenges and are inviting the submission of abstracts on eight key topics; improving predictions of climate change, climate change impacts on ecosystem services, applying earth observation to detect climate change impacts, technology for adaptation and mitigation, climate change impacts on human and animal health, policy responses and behavioural change, socio- economic scenarios and public understanding, and the coupled human-environment system. Abstracts will be accepted until Monday 16th June.