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[Met-jobs] Announcement: 2015 International Swiss Climate Summer School on "Extreme Events and Climate"

From Isabelle Bey <>
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Date Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:44:33 +0100

Second announcement

14th International Swiss Climate Summer School 2015 “EXTREME EVENTS AND CLIMATE"
23 August – 28 August 2015, 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 14th International Swiss Climate 
Summer School 2015, which topic is “Extreme Events and Climate”.

Weather and climate extreme events can result in large disasters. A changing 
climate can lead to changes in the frequency, intensity, spatial extent, 
duration, and timing of these events. Understanding the processes underlying 
the formation of extreme events and improving the predictability of extreme 
events is a major scientific challenge and of crucial importance for the 
society. The Summer School will address the following topics:
– Mechanisms and processes responsible for the occurrence of extreme events
– Observational evidence for changes in extreme events
– Uncertainties in seasonal to interannual predictions and long-term 
projections of extreme events 
– Technical, economical, and societal challenges related to extreme events

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 discussions in smaller groups. All Summer 
School participants are expected to present a poster of their research and 
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: 

Application deadline: 31 December 2014.

Contact and information:

The organising committee: 
Christof Appenzeller (MeteoSwiss/C2SM), Isabelle Bey (C2SM), Stefan Brönnimann 
(OCCR), Reto Knutti (ETH/C2SM), Sonia Seneviratne (ETH/C2SM), Christoph Raible 

Isabelle Bey (
Center for Climate Systems Modeling (C2SM)
ETH Zurich
Universitätstrasse 16
8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: ETH +41 44 632 79 15, cell +41 79 593 87 51

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