12th International NCCR Climate Summer School

01.09 - 06.09.2013
Grindelwald, Switzerland

Application deadline: 21 Dec 2012

The NCCR Climate, Switzerlands Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in the scenic Swiss Alpine village of Grindelwald on the occasion of the 12th International NCCR Climate Summer School 2013. The Summer School is focusing on the theme from climate reconstructions to climate predictions. This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns.

The specific topics to be addressed include:

- Climate variability of the past two millennia and the next century - Calibrating proxies, modeling past climate, data-model comparison, detection and attribution - Rapid climate change and feedbacks, tipping points - Decadal predictability: theory and processes

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):

J. Beer (EAWAG & ETH Zurich, CH): S. Brönnimann (U Bern, CH): C. Deser (NCAR, USA): M. Evans (U Maryland, USA): D. Frank (WSL, CH): J. Franke (U Bern, CH): H. Goosse (UC Louvain, B): G. Hegerl (U Edinburgh, UK): O. Heiri (U Bern, CH): F. Joos (U Bern, CH): M. Kageyama (IPSL-CNRS, F): T. Lenton (U Exeter, UK): J. Marotzke (MPI Hamburg, D): C.C. Raible (U Bern, CH): H. Wanner (U Bern, CH): H. Wernli (ETH Zurich, CH): K. Willis (U Oxford, UK): 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 (1400 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available for students from developing countries (i.e. non-OECD countries).

>: Detailed information and the application form

Contact: University of Bern, NCCR Climate Management Centre, Zahringerstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerlandemail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Telephone +41 31 631 31 45, Telefax +41 31 631 43 38.