Chania, Crete, Greece

Astarte, Pearl & Tandem Joint Summer School

when 3 June 2016 - 7 June 2016
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC

Day 1 - Hazard & Risk Assessment
Day 2 - Modelling
Day 3 - Coastal Management and Resilience
Day 4 - Field Trip: Rethymno
Day 5 - Field Trip: Phalasarna
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Course leader

Maria Ana Baptista (IPMA), Ahmet Yalciner (METU) and Miquel Canals (UB) - project ASTARTE
Hélène Hebert (CEA) - project TANDEM
Zoran Vojinovic (UNESCO-IHE) - project PEARL

Target group

PhD students - natural sciences and engineering, preferably geophysics, oceanography, civil engineering.
Undergraduates and graduates from the same areas.

Course aim

This joint summer school will bring together graduate students, early career scientists and/or professionals with different backgrounds, who work in the fields of coastal hazards (tsunamis, extreme rainfall, storm surge, sea level rise), flood risk management, climate change, forecasting and early warning and disaster risk reduction.
This summer course will be a great opportunity for the participants to learn from distinguished scientists/professionals in lectures, and also from each other through field trips and discussion sessions.
The school will focus on coastal hazards, coastal management and resilience. It aims to answer the question:
What can we do now and in the future to mitigate the impact of natural hazards?
The school is a unique opportunity to put together three different research communities from three different running collaborative projects: ASTARTE, PEARL and TANDEM.
The fundamental aim of this summer school is to improve the participants' theoretical and methodological knowledge on coastal hazards.
Transmit and foster knowledge
Growth of an international network and support of coastal resilience
Providing holistic perspective by an international & interdisciplinary program
Teaching theoretical concepts, hands-on approach and field trips

Fee info

EUR 0: No registration fee
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This summer school has been awarded a sponsorship from EGU that will be granted preferably to the top students to enrol by 31st March 2016.