Extreme weather and climate events can precipitate 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 of crucial importance to society.
The Summer School covers a broad spectrum of climate and climate impact research issues and fosters cross-disciplinary links. All 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 researchers. The application deadline is 31 December 2014.