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Summer School on “Sea-level change: observations, processes and modelling”

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An event organised by the TU Delft Climate Institute
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Aug 28, 2017 09:00 AM to Sep 01, 2017 06:00 PM (Europe/Vienna / UTC200)
Delft (Netherlands)
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Venue: TU Delft campus

Goal: This Summer School will provide Ph.D. students and junior scientists specializing in sea level research with a basic introduction to the dynamics of current and future sea level change and to state-of-the-art tools to measure and project it. The different contributors to global and regional sea level change will be presented by world-leading experts. The School has a strong component on “hands-on” learning, with practical exercises on the observation and modelling of sea level change, its contributors, and forcing mechanisms. Participants will also receive a training on science communication.

Scope: This Summer School will cover the most important physical processes contributing to sea level change. The main focus is on the dynamics of these processes, how they are modelled, what the available constraints and current model limitations are, and how they are used for
sea level projections.

Lecturers: Francisco Calafat (NOC), Roland Gehrels (University of York), Svetlana Jevrejeva (NOC), Anders Levermann (PIK), Ben Marzeion (University of Bremen), Tony Payne (University of Bristol), Alvaro Santamaría-Gómez (University of Toulouse), Aimée Slangen (NIOZ), Sierd de Vries (TUD), Marc Naeije (TUD), Wouter van der Wal (TUD), Riccardo Riva (TUD, convenor) and Miren Vizcaino (TUD, convenor).

Synthetic programme:
Day 1 – The sea level record; student presentations and case studies.
Day 2 – The Solid Earth contribution; field trip to the Sand Motor.
Day 3 – Glaciers and ice sheets; computer exercises with an ice sheet model.
Day 4 – The oceans; computer exercises with the Broad Radar Altimetry Tool (BRAT).
Day 5 – Global climate and sea level; workshop on public communication of climate science.

Practical information
The school is open to PhD students and junior post-doc researchers working on sea-level related subjects. The registration fee is EUR 400 and includes full board, excursion and course material (EUR 200 without accommodation). There are 30 places available.

To register, please send an e-mail to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.], specifying “Sea-level Summer School” in the subject, before 31 May 2017.

Your application should include a  PDF document containing a statement why you want to participate in this course, your affiliation and name of supervisor, a short description of your research project (max 200 words) and a curriculum vitae.
After this date you will receive notification whether your application has been accepted and instructions about how to wire the registration fee, which needs to be received before arrival in Delft.
Accommodation is in shared twin rooms: if you want to share a room with somebody specific, please make this known upon registration.

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