19th International Swiss Climate Summer School

22.08 - 31.08.2022  
Grindelwald, Switzerland
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The PAGES-endorsed 19th International Swiss Climate Summer School on "Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society" has been postponed and will now be held at the end of August 2022. Finalized dates are still to be confirmed.

The Summer School was due to be held from 23-28 August 2020 in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

A new call will open in September 2021.

Below are details for the planned 2020 Summer School


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.

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 (1250 CHF) includes half-board accommodation, excursion, and teaching materials.


The 2020 Summer School focuses on "Extreme weather and climate: from atmospheric processes to impacts on ecosystems and society”.

This theme was chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns.

Always with a focus on extreme weather and climate, the specific topics include:

- Introduction: the atmospheric perspective and the impacts perspective
- Atmospheric processes and statistical concepts
- Impacts of extreme events on humans, ecosystems, and society
- Why should we care?

Lecturers for keynotes and workshops (confirmed)

- Gabriela Aznar-Siguan (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Claus Beisbart (U Bern, CH)
- David Bresch (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Stefan Brönnimann (U Bern, CH)
- Erich Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Jörg Franke (U Bern, CH)
- Thomas Frölicher (U Bern, CH)
- Markus Hohl (BABS, CH)
- Rebecca Morss (UCAR/NCAR Boulder, USA)
- Naomi Oreskes (Harvard University, USA)
- Christian Otto (PIK Potsdam, D)
- Christoph C. Raible (U Bern, CH)
- Olivia Romppainen-Martius (U Bern, CH)
- Alexander Ruane (NASA GISS, USA)
- Sonia I. Seneviratne (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Thomas F. Stocker (U Bern, CH)


The deadline for applications is 10 January 2020. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2020.

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