Switzerland, Grindelwald

Earth system variability through time

when 26 August 2018 - 31 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee CHF 1200

The 17th Swiss Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme “Earth system variability through time”. This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. Always with a focus on processes, observations and modeling, the specific topics include:
- Earth system variability and climate change on glacial-interglacial cycles
- Climate change forcings and feedbacks: past, present, future
- The +2°C world and beyond
- Tipping points, rapid changes and extreme events

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.

Course leader

Lecturers for keynotes and workshops (confirmed)

H. Bugmann (ETH Zurich, CH), E. Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH), H. Fischer (U Bern, CH), J. Franke (U Bern, CH), N. Gruber (ETH Zurich, CH), O. Heiri (U Bern, CH), F. Joos (U Bern, CH), T. Lenton (U Exeter, UK

Target group

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.

Fee info

CHF 1200: The registration fee (1200 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material.

Successful applicants will be notified in February 2018.