8th International NCCR Climate Summer School with participation of IGBP-PAGES

30.08 - 04.09.2009
Grindelwald, Switzerland
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"Climate variability, forcings, feedbacks and responses: the long-term perspective"

The NCCR Climate, Switzerland's Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 8th NCCR Climate Summer School 2009.

The topics covered at the NCCR Climate Summer School 2009 will include:
* climate variability: the long-term perspective
* reconstruction techniques, past climate modelling and data assimilation
* forcings, feedbacks and responses of the climate system
* impacts of climate change: the hydrological cycle

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 present a poster of their research and there will be ample opportunity for discussion.

Lecturers for keynotes and workshops (confirmed):
International speakers: E. Cook (LDEO, USA); N. Graham (Scripps SIO, USA); G. Hegerl (U Edinburgh, UK); B. Otto-Bliesner (NCAR, USA); Swiss speakers: J. Beer (EAWAG); N. Buchmann (ETH Zürich); J. Esper (WSL); J. Luterbacher (U Bern); F. Joos (U Bern); C. Schär (ETH Zürich); M. Schwikowski (PSI); T.F. Stocker (U Bern); W. Tinner (U Bern); H. Wanner
(U Bern) and others.

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 (1,200 CHF) includes half-board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries.

Successful applicants will be notified in February 2009.

Online information and application form are available at:

NCCR Climate Management Centre
University of Bern
Zähringerstrasse 25
3012 Bern
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Tel: +41 31 631 31 45
Fax: +41 31 631 43 38