The aim of the School is to help researchers make better use of available climate data and knowledge, in order to produce higher quality research outputs and services. This, in turn, will help to combat and adapt to climate change. Other aims are to develop a network of researchers who can turn to each other in the future for advice and cooperation.
When ? The school will be organized as a virtual course with 2 online sessions during six weeks (from Nov. 4th to Dec. 11th, 2020), combined with self-study and case studies in small groups.
Researchers from the IS-ENES consortium will interact directly with the participants. The IS-ENES3 consortium is involved in producing the CMIP6 data which will underpin the next IPCC report, expected in 2021-2022. Through the Schools, the IS-ENES consortium intends to make its knowledge available for scientists all over Europe.
The target groups of this virtual School are climate scientists, Vulnerability, Impact and Adaptation (VIA) researchers and consultants offering climate services. We aim to create a mix of these different disciplines so that participants can learn from each other. As a result, climate scientists will better understand what kind of outputs VIA researchers need. VIA researchers will learn how to use the products of climate science in an effective and valid way. Participants can be PhD students, Postdocs, professionals and consultants, including climate services providers. An MSc in the natural sciences is required for fruitful participation.
This is the first in a series of three IS-ENES Schools. Applicants who cannot be placed in the first School may be placed in the Spring (February-March) or Summer (May-June) schools in 2021. If the development of the Covid-19 pandemic allows, the case-study work in the schools in 2021 may be converted to a 3 day face-to-face meeting.