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Dates:
28.08 - 01.09.2017  
Venue:
Delft, The Netherlands
Website:
http://www.tudelft.nl/nl/actueel...

The TU Delft Climate Institute Summer School on "Sea-level change: observations, processes and modelling" will be held from 28 August–1 September 2017 at TU Delft campus, Delft, The Netherlands.

Goals

This Summer School will provide PhD students and junior scientists specializing in sea-level research with a basic introduction to the dynamics of current and future sea-level change and to state-of-the-art tools to measure and project it.

The different contributors to global and regional sea-level change will be presented by world-leading experts. The School has a strong component on "hands-on" learning, with practical exercises on the observation and modelling of sea-level change, its contributors, and forcing mechanisms. Participants will also receive a training on science communication.

Scope

This Summer School will cover the most important physical processes contributing to sea-level change. The main focus is on the dynamics of these processes, how they are modelled, what the available constraints and current model limitations are, and how they are used for sea-level projections.

Lecturers

Francisco Calafat (NOC)
Roland Gehrels (University of York)
Svetlana Jevrejeva (NOC)
Anders Levermann (PIK)
Ben Marzeion (University of Bremen)
Tony Payne (University of Bristol)
Alvaro Santamaría-Gómez (University of Toulouse)
Aimée Slangen (NIOZ)
Sierd de Vries (TUD)
Marc Naeije (TUD)
Wouter van der Wal (TUD)
Riccardo Riva (TUD, convenor)
Miren Vizcaino (TUD, convenor)

Program

Day 1 – The sea-level record; student presentations and case studies.
Day 2 – The Solid Earth contribution; field trip to the Sand Motor.
Day 3 – Glaciers and ice sheets; computer exercises with an ice-sheet model.
Day 4 – The oceans; computer exercises with the Broad Radar Altimetry Tool (BRAT)
Day 5 – Global climate and sea level; workshop on public communication of climate science

Practical information

The school is open to PhD students and junior postdoc researchers working on sea-level related subjects. The registration fee is EUR 400 and includes full board, excursion and course material (EUR 200 without accommodation). There are 30 places available.

Registration

To register, please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., specifying "Sea-level Summer School" in the subject, before 31 May 2017.

Your application should include a PDF document containing a statement of why you want to participate in this course, your affiliation and name of supervisor, a short description of your research project (max 200 words) and a curriculum vitae.

After this date you will receive notification whether your application has been accepted and instructions about how to wire the registration fee, which needs to be received before arrival in Delft.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in shared twin rooms: if you want to share a room with somebody specific, please make this known upon registration.

Further information

For updates, please check http://www.tudelft.nl/nl/actueel/agenda/event/detail/summer-school-on-sea-level-change-observations-processes-and-modelling/