Event Dates

Applications are now open for the 5th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management will take place 30 July - 4 August 2017 at Pennsylvania State University, in State College, Pennsylvania.

As a central part of its educational and research mission, The Network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) hosts an annual summer school to foster opportunities for collaboration and to provide a solid foundation in the broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and methods of the diverse fields participating in the network. A key focus of the workshop is developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, enabling the possibility for future research and decision support collaborations. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including robust decision-making, use of simple models, and analysis of relevant datasets.

The Summer School is open to postdocs, advanced graduate students, and early-career professionals in the decision-making and policy communities who are working on issues related to climate risk. In most cases, lodging, meals, registration, and travel costs will be fully covered for participants. International applicants are welcomed.

Proposed Sessions:

  • Earth System Modeling
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Policy Analysis and Robust Decisionmaking
  • Climate-Ecosystem Interactions
  • Geoengineering
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Coupled Epistemic-Ethical Analysis
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Tribal Perspectives on Climate Change

Tentative Instructors:

  • Chris Forest
  • Lara Fowler
  • Murali Haran
  • Klaus Keller
  • Robert Lempert
  • Robert Nicholas
  • Alan Robock
  • Nancy Tuana
  • Erica Smithwick

Apply by Tuesday 30 May 2017.