17.09 - 27.09.2009
Island of Rhodes, Greece
Contact person:
Alexander Theocharis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The 1st ESF-MedCLIVAR summer school will educate, through keynote talks, interactive sessions and tutorials on the physical, statistical and modelling aspects of climate variability in the seasonal, long-term scales as well as in extremes. It will bring together the atmospheric and oceanic components of Mediterranean climate variability providing education across disciplines. The school topics will include:

The global and regional atmospheric mechanisms dominating the Mediterranean climate - Observed changes in the atmospheric and oceanic circulation - Observed and modelled changes in atmospheric and oceanic parameters and their coupling - Sea level and wind wave changes and their forcing - Atmospheric and oceanic coupling of the Mediterranean Sea with the global atmospheric and oceanic circulation - Changes in the extremes and the seasonality of atmospheric and oceanic parameters - Monitoring and forecast strategies - Climate change policy and management

The School is targeted to active new researchers, PhD students, and recent post-docs. In addition, researchers wishing to train or re-train in the subject of the school are also welcome especially if coming from developing Mediterranean countries not presently having a strong Mediterranean variability research established.

Abstract deadline: 15 June 2008Registration/Application deadline: 15 June 2008