20th Swiss Climate Summer School 2022

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

28 August - 2 September 2022, Grindelwald, Switzerland


The 20th 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)

Claus Beisbart (U Bern, CH); Stefan Brem (BABS, CH); David Bresch (ETH Zurich, CH); Stefan Brönnimann (U Bern, CH); Erich Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH); Jörg Franke (U Bern, CH), Katja Frieler (PIK Potsdam, D); Thomas Frölicher (U Bern, CH); Rebecca Morss (UCAR/NCAR Boulder, 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 (U Bern, CH).

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 (1300 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. 


Deadline for applications: 16 January 2022


The 20th Swiss Climate Summer School is organized and supported by: