Founded in September 2015, the CSSC represents the Master and PhD students of the Oeschger Center for Climatic Research (OCCR). The CSSC’s role is both academic and social. Academic tasks include promoting contact between the students and faculty staff, advancing the exchange of knowledge between students through the Knowledge Pit and improving the quality of the MSc Climate Sciences programme. The CSSC strongly believes in strengthening the social cohesion amongst students, organising events and promoting the importance of climate change to the public. All MSc and PhD students of the OCCR are members of the CSSC.