Summer School in Sustainable Climate Risk Management

Event Type: 
Field Training and Schools
When: 
11 August 2014 to 15 August 2014
Where: 
Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania

The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) links an international, transdisciplinary team of climate scientists, economists, philosophers, statisticians, engineers, and policy analysts to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?”

As a central part of its educational and research mission, SCRiM will host a week-long summer school to foster opportunities for collaboration and to provide advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with a solid foundation in the broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and methods of the diverse fields participating in the network.

Taught by senior researchers in the SCRiM network, the summer school will offer sessions on Earth system science, policy analysis, uncertainty quantification, coupled epistemic-ethical analysis, and integrated assessment. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools such robust decisionmaking, the use of simple models, and analysis of relevant datasets. A key focus of the workshop will be developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, enabling the possibility for future collaborative research among participants.

While the summer school is designed primarily for advanced graduate students and postdocs collaborating within the SCRiM network, participants from other institutions will also find it an enriching experience. Furthermore, the SCRiM network is open to new members and summer school participation may provide opportunities to explore the potential for new collaborations.

To apply, please send an single PDF file containing an application letter (briefly describing your research interests and explaining why you would like to attend the summer school), a current CV, and contact information for two references to summer_school [at] scrim [dot] psu [dot] edu Applications should be submitted no later than Monday 26 May 2014 to receive full consideration. Funding is available to support travel and accommodations for all participants.

To learn more about SCRiM, please visit the link above.

TENTATIVE INSTRUCTORS & SESSIONS


* Karen Fisher-Vanden — Integrated Assessment

* Chris Forest — Earth System Modeling

* Murali Haran, Patrick Applegate — Uncertainty Quantification

* Klaus Keller — Risk Analysis
* 
Robert Lempert — Policy Analysis / Robust Decisionmaking

* Robert Nicholas — Climate Data Analysis

* Nancy Tuana — Coupled Epistemic-Ethical Analysis