15th International Swiss Climate Summer School

28.08 - 02.09.2016  
Grindelwald, Switzerland
Contact person:
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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 in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 15th Swiss Climate Summer School 2016.


The 15th International Swiss Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme “Climate Risks – Coping with Uncertainty”.

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 uncertainty, the specific topics include:

– What is ‘dangerous climate change’?
– Emergent climate risks and vulnerability
– From global climate change to regional impacts
– Economics of climate change and adaptation, geo-engineering
– Ethical aspects, policy choices and policy making

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)

C. Beisbart, (U Bern, CH); R.A. Betts (U Exeter/Met Office Hadley Centre, UK); D. Bresch (SwissRE, CH); K. Frieler, (PIK, Germany); N. Gruber (ETH Zurich, CH); E. Hawkins (U Reading, UK); M. Hohl (Federal Office of Civil Protection, CH); K. Ingold (U Bern/EAWAG, CH); U. Lohmann (ETH Zurich, CH); N. Oreskes (Harvard U, USA); A. Patt (ETH Zurich, CH); O. Romppainen-Martius (U Bern, CH); G. Stephan (U Bern, CH); T.F. Stocker (U Bern, CH); P. Tschakert (UWA, Australia).


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 (1200 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries.

Detailed information and the application form are available at


Applications close 20 January 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified in February 2016.