HOLIVAR Training Course "Quantitative climate reconstruction and data-model comparisons"

27.06 - 07.07.2005
Toulouse, France

Full funding available for PhD students and young post-doctoral scientists affiliated with European institutions

This course is intended for PhD students and young post-doctoral scientists interested in multi- and interdisciplinary study of Holocene climate variability. Offered to both palaeoclimatologists and climate modellers it covers in a single two-week programme of lectures and practical exercises the key themes of the ESF-HOLIVAR programme in an integrated way. The content of the course this year will largely follow the courses presented in London in 2003 and Ghent in 2004, with a larger emphasis on quantitative methods of reconstruction. The course is structured in 7 topical modules, each consisting of a series of lectures on the state of the art by leading climate-change scientists, related practical exercises, and group discussion of major research issues.

Post-doctoral and PhD students affiliated with European institutions are invited to apply. Successful applicants receive full ESF-HOLIVAR funding to attend the course (travel, half-board accommodation and course fees).
They will be expected to present a poster on their research, and contribute to a written summary of discussion themes and conclusions to be distributed at the end of the course.