31 August – 5 September 2014, Grindelwald, Switzerland

The topics covered at the 13th International Swiss Climate Summer School included:

  • Land cover dynamics and interactions with the atmosphere
  • Linking disparate systems: from climate to impacts
  • Rapid climate change and biotic responses
  • Climate change and "safe operating space" of the planet

The Summer School invited young researchers from all fields of climate research. The courses covered a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research issues and have fostered cross-disciplinary links. Each topic included keynote plenary lectures and workshops with in-depth discussion in smaller groups. All Summer School participants presented a poster of their research and there was ample opportunity for discussion. During an excursion to a mountain hut, the participants had the opportunity to learn more about the climate, geological and settlement development of Grindelwald and its surroundings.