Bringing the Ocean to Society
5 Jul 2019
Observing and Modelling the Arctic Environment - Climate processes, prediction and projection
NIERSC | St. Petersburg, Russia | 8–13 Sep 2019

The Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NIERSC) in St Petersburg is proud to announce the international interdisciplinary PhD and Post-Doc research school on Observing and modelling the Arctic – Climate processes, prediction and projection.

The aim of this research school is to provide students with an overview of state-of the-art research in the Arctic from observations through process understanding and model development to application. The research school will have five sessions addressing:

  • Observational capabilities: including in-situ measurements and satellite remote sensing, field campaigns and operational resources;
  • Dynamics of the Arctic environment: what we know about the most important processes and how we include them in climate models;
  • Surface coupling: a review of the multitude of surface coupling processes in the Arctic and current approaches to integrating this understanding in models at different scales;
  • Climate projection and prediction: anthropogenically-forced and natural climate change in the Arctic, perspective from the 21st century and opportunities with climate prediction;
  • Modelling for Arctic applications: using climate model results in other domains with examples from simulating marine primary production, future shipping routes, and other industrial activities in ice covered waters.

Students will be organized into working groups according to their research interests. Each day will have four to five interactive lectures, there will be student led discussion groups in the afternoons, and tutorials on the use of environmental data (remote sensing, simple energy-budget models, data handling for climate models). Each student group will identify a topic of interest at the start of the week and will summarize their perspective on this topic for a joint student report to be presented by the students on the last day of the workshop. The report will form the basis for a joint student publication to be developed after the research school.

Location: Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, 14th Line 7, Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, Russia.

Time: 8th - 13th September 2019

Who should apply: PhD students and early stage post-doctoral level scientists from Russia and other countries.

Application procedure: Send a maximum one-page cover letter summarizing your research interests and motivation for joining the school and attach your CV to adm@niersc.spb.ru.

Deadline for application: 1 August 2019

Costs: Hotel accommodation and meals will be covered by the hosts. Please indicate eventual need for travel funding, which will be reimbursed based on individually approved travel spending.

The research school is organized with financial support from the Norwegian Research Council project ACRONOR: Arctic cooperation between Norway, Russia, India, China and US in satellite Earth observation and Education and the EC Horizon 2020 project INTAROS: Integrated Arctic Observation System and the partner organizations.

Further information and program will be available here.

EurOcean is part of the INTAROS consortium. Lean more about the project here.