Climate Change: From the Dawn of the Anthropocene to Options for the Future
Date: 1-6 September 2024
Location: Grindelwald, Switzerland
Swiss Climate Research, the network of leading Swiss institutions in climate research and education, invites young scientists (PhD students and postdocs) to join high-profile climate researchers in a scenic Swiss Alpine setting for keynote lectures, workshops and poster sessions on the occasion of the 20th Swiss Climate Summer School 2024.
This summer school addresses Early Stage Researchers from the climate, engineering, social and economic sciences, humanities and law. In addition to keynote lectures from internationally renowned experts and extensive time for discussions and poster sessions, two half days will be spent with workshops in smaller groups and hands-on practical work. An excursion will lead us to a scenic place with glaciers in the mountains. All Summer School participants are expected to present a poster of their research.
Always with a focus on understanding the system, mapping the options, and communicating action, the specific topics include:
- Current climate change: What is detected and attributed?
- Past climate change: How unusual is the present?
- The science-policy interface: Has it worked?
- Many futures ahead: What options remain?
Lecturers for keynotes and workshops
- Myles Allen (Oxford U, UK)
- Charlotte Blattner (U Bern, CH)
- Pascale Braconnot (WCRP and LSCE, F)
- Peter Clark (Oregon State U, USA)
- Erich Fischer (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Hubertus Fischer (U Bern, CH)
- Jörg Franke (U Bern, CH)
- Thomas Frölicher (U Bern, CH)
- Martin Grosjean (U Bern, CH)
- Nicolas Gruber (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Gabriele Hegerl (U Edinburgh, UK)
- Reto Knutti (ETH Zurich, CH)
- Valerie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE, F)
- Naomi Oreskes (Harvard U, USA)
- Frerk Pöppelmeier (U Bern, CH)
- Christoph Raible (U Bern, CH)
- Thomas Stocker (U Bern, CH)
- Johannes Sutter (U Bern, CH)
- Axel Timmermann (U Busan, SK)
Deadline for applications: 15 January 2024
Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70. The registration fee (1350 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material.
Detailed information and the application form are available at: http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/summerschool