11th International NCCR Climate Summer School: « The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate: Observations, Scenarios, Impacts »

14 September 2012, Ticino, Switzerland

The NCCR Climate, Switzerland’s Centre of Excellence in Climate and Climate Impact Research, invites young scientists to join leading climate researchers in a scenic southern Swiss Alpine setting on the occasion of the 11th International NCCR Climate Summer School 2012.

The Summer School is focusing on the theme « the water cycle in a changing climate ». 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:
– Observed variations of the water cycle
– Physical processes governing the hydrological response to climate change
– Scenarios of the water cycle in a changing climate
– Anticipated impacts

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):
M. Allen (U Oxford, UK); Ch. Appenzeller (MeteoSwiss, CH); S. Bronnimann (U Bern, CH); N. Gruber (ETH Zurich, CH); D. Hartmann (U Washington, USA); I. Held (GFDL Princeton, USA); W. Kinzelbach (ETH Zurich, CH); R. Knutti (ETH Zurich, CH); U. Lohmann (ETH Zurich, CH); V. Masson-Delmotte (LSCE Gif-sur-Ivette, F); Ch. Schar (ETH Zurich, CH); Th. Stocker (U Bern, CH); M. Wuest (SwissRe, CH); 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).

Successful applicants will be notified in February 2012.

Detailed information and the application form are available at http://www.nccr-climate.unibe.ch/summer_school/2012/

University of Bern, NCCR Climate Management Centre, Zahringerstrasse 25, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland, mailto: nccr-climate@oeschger.unibe.ch, Telephone +41 31 631 31 45, Telefax +41 31 631 43 38.