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 European and international postgraduate students of marine, atmosphere and climate-related sciences.
The programme is a collaboration between the Strategic Marine Alliance for Research and Training (SMART), 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.
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.
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.