12th International NCCR Climate Summer School
"From Climate Reconstructions to Climate Predictions"
1 – 6 September 2013, Grindelwald, Switzerland
The NCCR Climate, Switzerland's Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young
scientists to join leading climate researchers in the scenic Swiss Alpine village of Grindelwald for keynote lectures,
workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 12th NCCR Climate Summer School 2013.
The 12th International NCCR Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme "From climate reconstructions to climate predictions". This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. The specific topics to be addressed include:
- Climate variability of the past two millennia and the next century
- Calibrating proxies, modeling past climate, data - model comparison, detection and attribution
- Rapid climate change and feedbacks, tipping points
- Decadal predictability: theory and processes
The Summer School invites young researchers from all fields of climate research. The courses cover a broad spectrum
of climate and climate impact research issues and foster cross-disciplinary links. Each topic includes keynote
plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. All Summer School participants
are expected to present a poster of their research and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.
The summer school is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide. Participation is highly
competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70. The registration fee (1400 CHF) includes full board accommodation,
excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing
Deadline for applications: Expired
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2013.