19th Swiss Climate Summer School 2020

Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society

23 - 28 August 2020, Grindelwald, Switzerland

Scope

The 19th Swiss Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme “Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society”. 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 extreme weather and climate, the specific topics include:

  • Introduction: the atmospheric perspective and the impacts perspective
  • Atmospheric processes and statistical concepts
  • Impacts of extreme events on humans, ecosystems, and society
  • Why should we care?


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.

Lecturers for keynotes and workshops (confirmed)

Gabriela Aznar-Siguan (ETH Zurich, CH); Claus Beisbart (U Bern, CH); David Bresch (ETH Zurich, CH); Stefan Brönnimann (U Bern, CH); Erich Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH); Jörg Franke (U Bern, CH), Thomas Frölicher (U Bern, CH); Markus Hohl (BABS, CH); Rebecca Morss (UCAR/NCAR Boulder, USA); Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University, USA); Christian Otto (PIK Potsdam, D); Christoph C. Raible (U Bern, CH); Olivia Romppainen-Martius (U Bern, CH); Alexander Ruane (NASA GISS, USA); Sonia I. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich, CH); Thomas F. Stocker.

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 (1250 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. 

Deadlines

Deadline for applications: 10 January 2020
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2020.

 

The 19th Swiss Climate Summer School is organized and supported by: