The Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme is an intensive, accredited, fully funded workshop examining how climate and oceans interact, with particular examples from the Atlantic Ocean and higher latitudes. It will be held in Galway, Ireland from 12th to 20th September 2016 and is open to postgraduate students of marine, atmosphere and climate-related sciences. A total of 24 places for both European and International applicants are available.
Application deadline: Friday 3 June 2016 at 18:00 UTC. Successful applicants will be notified by 27th June 2016.
In the Atlantic Climate Scholars Programme, the natural mechanisms responsible for climate variations and their response to human impacts will be discussed in detail, based on the latest IPCC Assessment Report published in 2013. All components of the climate system will be addressed, with a special focus on the Atlantic Ocean and its ecosystems. Tools for modelling and observations will be presented, as well as activities with respect to the societal response to global warming.
Workshop sessions will impart an understanding of the basic physical and biogeochemical drivers of climate change in the Atlantic Ocean and Polar Regions in order to interpret and understand:
- The role of the carbon system in the ocean
- The role of Marine Ecosystems and the services they provide
- The basic science that underpins Climate Modelling
- Future tools for modelling, measuring and observing the Atlantic Ocean.
- Climate policy, legal issues, and marine management for the Atlantic Ocean.
The programme is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART), National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), the Helmholtz Climate programme REKLIM, the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO), and is supported by the Nippon Foundation. The Climate Scholars Programme will be led by Prof. Peter Lemke (AWI, REKLIM) and Prof. Peter Croot (NUI Galway) with lectures, practical sessions and field-trips delivered by experts from Ireland and Germany.
Course prerequisites and target group
This course is open to all International postgraduate students (Masters and Doctoral) of marine, atmosphere and climate-related sciences. A good command of the English language is required.
This course is accredited by NUI Galway to 10 ECTS at level 10.
The Atlantic Ocean Climate Scholars Programme 2016 is supported by the Nippon Foundation (NF)-POGO regional training fund. A number of scholarships are available to cover the cost of travel and accommodation expenses and this can be applied for in the application form.
Applications are accepted through the online application form. Please note you will need to upload one PDF document containing:
- Personal statement outlining how the Climate Scholars Programme will benefit your research and career (300 words max)
- Statement of support from your Supervisor or Head of Department
- A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
A poster is available to download and display.