Swiss Climate Summer School 2016

5th International Swiss Climate Summer School (Climate Risks – Coping with Uncertainty), 28.08–02.09.16, Grindelwald, Switzerland. Full details:

The Summer School is open to young researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) worldwide. Participation is highly competitive and will be limited to a maximum of 70. The registration fee (1200 CHF) includes half board accommodation, excursion to Jungfraujoch and teaching material. A small number of grants will be available.
Deadline for grant application: 20 January 2016

INQUA ECR Conference and Summer School (2016)

The Centre for Past Climate Change at University of Reading, UK, has bid to host the INQUA Early Career Researcher Conference and Summer School 2016. The conference theme will be “Using observations and modelling to understand past climate changes” and the event will include a mix of hands-on training in climate modelling/empirical techniques and oral and poster presentations from ECR delegates. See the promotional flyer for more details.

Feedback from the Quaternary ECR community is requested in order to plan the event. If you are interested in attending please fill in the very brief survey here: .

CLIVAR-ICTP ‪‎Workshop‬

CLIVAR-ICTP Workshop‬ on Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability: Challenge and Opportunity, 16-24.11.15, Trieste, Italy.

Monday 16 – Thursday 19 November – open attendance workshop:

  • Days 1-2 – Session 1 overview talks
  • Days 3-4 – Session 2 regional phenomena with ample time for discussions and poster sessions.
  • Day 4 – half a day to address Objective 3.
  • Each session to include 1 or 2 invited talks (35+5 min each) and presentations (15+5 min each). Each session will end with a questions and discussion led by the session conveners.

Friday 20 – Saturday 21 November – CLIVAR DCVP WG Meeting (by invitation)

Friday 20 – Saturday 21, Monday 23 – Tuesday 24 November – Training Activity (open, limited to lab space available)

Registration deadline: 31.08.15.

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C-PEAT Launch and Integration Workshop‬

Peat Carbon Accumulation on Earth: An Integrated and Global Perspective workshop, 11-13 October 2015, New York.

This proposed workshop will, for the first time, bring together scientists interested in peats and peat carbon across the world from polar to tropical regions and through time from pre-Quaternary to the Holocene and recent centuries.  The overall goal of the workshop is to facilitate research coordination and the synthesis of knowledge and data on peat accumulation processes and histories on Earth.

Submit your workshop registration/application before 15 July 2015

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Luminescence Dating Course – Aberystwyth University, UK

Luminescence Dating: Theory, Methods and Application, 9-13 November 2015, Aberystwyth University, UK.

This course provides practical training for participants wishing to design and undertake their own luminescence dating projects applied to archaeological and geological sedimentary deposits, and those who wish to have a better understanding of the method in order to be able to assess published data.

Course structure:

  • The principles of luminescence dating of sediments
  • Laboratory preparation of samples for luminescence measurement
  • Determining the environmental dose rate
  • Measurement and determination of equivalent dose
  • Determining a luminescence age
  • Field sampling Case studies and latest advances

Cost: £600 (including all printed materials and laboratory costs, but excluding accommodation and meals)

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ICDP Training ‪‎Course

ICDP Training Course‬ on Lacustrine Sediment Drilling, 14-16 September 2015, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia.

This training course will touch upon relevant aspects of scientific drilling in lakes, including project planning and management, pre-site studies, drilling engineering, drill core handling and storage, on-site core analysis, downhole logging, data management, and post-drilling activities. The training course is recommended for master students, doctorate students and post-docs involved in scientific drilling.

Application Deadline: 30.06.15. Date of Notification: 10.07.15

Fully funded if application is successful.

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