14th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2015: Extreme Events and Climate

23.08 - 28.08.2015  
Ascona, Switzerland
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Swiss Climate Research, the network of leading Swiss institutions in climate research and education, invites young scientists to join high-profile climate researchers on the occasion of the 14th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2015, to explore the topic Extreme Events and Climate.

Weather and climate extreme events can result in large disasters. A changing climate can lead to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, duration, and timing of these events. Understanding the processes underlying the formation of extreme events and improving the predictability of extreme events is a major scientific challenge and of crucial importance for the society. The Summer School will address the following topics:

- Mechanisms and processes responsible for the occurrence of extreme events

- Observational evidence for changes in extreme events

- Uncertainties in seasonal to interannual predictions and long-term projections of extreme events

- Technical, economical, and societal challenges related to extreme events

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 discussions in smaller groups. All Summer School participants are expected to present a poster of their research and there will be ample opportunity for discussion. The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide from all fields of climate research. Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70.

More information

Further information about the Summer School and the application procedure can be found in the attached flyer or visit the website

Application deadline: 31 December 2014.

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Organising Committee

Christof Appenzeller (MeteoSwiss/C2SM), Isabelle Bey (C2SM), Stefan Brönnimann (OCCR), Reto Knutti (ETH/C2SM), Sonia Seneviratne (ETH/C2SM), Christoph Raible (OCCR).