Arctic Climate Change, Economy, and Society (ACCESS) Cross-Sectoral Summer School

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 23 September 2013 to 27 September 2013

Where: Bremen, Germany

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Organizers of the Arctic Climate Change, Economy, and Society (ACCESS) cross-sectoral summer school announce that applications are now being accepted. The school will be held 23-27 September 2013 in Bremen, Germany.

ACCESS is a European Project supported within the Ocean of Tomorrow call of the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme. Its main objective is to assess climate change impacts on marine transportation, tourism, fisheries, marine mammals, and the extraction of oil and gas in the Arctic Ocean. ACCESS is also focusing on Arctic governance and strategic policy options.

The summer school is open for approximately 20 participants from science, business, and public administration students, and is intended for graduate level and above. The aim of the summer school is to provide the students an opportunity to learn about the different aspects of Arctic climate change, changes in the environment, the economic sectors of shipping, tourism, fisheries, oil and gas exploitation as well as governance. Experts from all of these fields will give an insight into recent developments and present their view on chances and risks connected to the changes in the climate system and associated changes in the economic sectors.

The students will be able to work in small groups on topics related to cross-sectoral questions in the context of Arctic climate change, economy and society. They will present their results to a group of experts and are provided with the opportunity to publish them in the ACCESS Newsletter.

There will be no fee for the participation in the summer school. Costs for meals, accommodation and transport will have to be covered at the students' own expenses. The course is organized and hosted by the ACCESS partners Alfred Wegener Institute--Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and Ocean Atmosphere Systems GmbH (OASys) and co-sponsored by the Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR). Decisions on the acceptance of participants, together with additional information on the summer school as well as suggestions for accommodation and transport will be made available by 10 August 2013.

Application deadline: 4 August 2013.

For further information or to apply, please contact:
Lilian Schubert
Email: Lilian.Schubert [at]

Michael Karcher
Email: michael [at]