16th International Swiss Climate Summer School

Sunday, September 3, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017

16th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2017 "High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections"
3 – 8 September 2017, Ascona, Switzerland.

The Swiss Climate Research, the network of leading Swiss institutions in climate research and education, invites young scientists to join high-profile climate researchers on the occasion of the 16th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2017.

With the advent of satellites and high-performance computing, the resolution of climate information is dramatically increasing. This development is of critical importance from scientific and societal points of view. It will improve the representation of key processes, weather systems and extreme events; reduce uncertainties in climate projections; and facilitate the use of climate information for mitigation and adaptation measures.
Topics covered will include:

  • What observational methodologies provide high-resolution data?
  • How suitable are current global and regional climate models for high-resolution application?
  • What is the role of high resolution in representing extreme events such as heat waves, droughts, windstorms and floods?
  • How can we exploit the highly parallel and heterogeneous hardware architectures of emerging generations of high-performance supercomputers?
  • How can high-resolution information be used to inform decision processes in the context of a changing climate?

The courses cover a broad spectrum of cutting-edge climate research 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. There will be ample opportunity for discussion. The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Post-Docs) worldwide from all fields of climate research. Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70.

Further information about the Summer School and the application procedure can be found in the attached flyer or visit the website www.climateresearch.ch

Application deadline: 22 January 2017.

Contact and information: summerschool2017@env.ethz.ch

The organizing committee:
Christoph Schär (ETH Zurich/C2SM), Christina Schnadt Poberaj (C2SM), Stefan Brönnimann (OCCR Bern), Olivia Martius (OCCR Bern), Heini Wernli (ETH Zurich/C2SM), Oliver Fuhrer (MeteoSwiss).