Climate Change in the Marine Realm
International Summer School in the ECE framework
In September 2012, a European Campus of Excellence Summer School will be held at the Wadden Sea Station in List on the island of Sylt and at the University of Bremen on the topic of Climate Change Research with focus on the marine realm. Gifted students from all over Europe will meet with eminent senior scientist in climate and marine sciences from all over the world to learn from each other, talk over and jointly conduct research that reaches from the atmosphere to the deep ocean. In a unique setting, the young academics will not only get the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in climate research but also get to know fellow students from other European universities.
Over a period of two weeks the students will attend lectures in the morning and put the newly acquired information into use during practical lab exercises, practicals, and excursions in the afternoon. In the evenings, key lectures on state-of-the-art research will be held by further leading scientists.
By April we received an overwhelming feedback to our Summer School, manifested in 112 applications from 33 different countries and a very competitive selection process. In May, 40 participants have been chosen by our steering committee, coming from 17 different countries worldwide.
The summer school is divided into two parts with two modules each. Each is dedicated to one core issue of climate marine research:
Part 1 at the Wadden Sea station on Sylt
- Marine Ecosystems and Climate Change
- Climate Change and Coastal Areas
Part 2 at the University of Bremen:
- The Ocean in the Climate System
- Observing the Ocean
At weekends we invite our guests to get to know the island of Sylt - the northernmost island of Germany in the World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea - and the cultural life of the science city of Bremen.
The Bremen European Campus of Excellence starts with an opening speech on September 10th 2012, and a subsequent banquet at the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten.