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Conferences & Workshops

International Summer School on Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ISSAOS 2010)

 Climatic Change and Impact on Natural and Protected Areas

30 August – 3 September 2010

L’Aquila, ITALY

Director: Prof. Martin Beniston

Purpose: The purpose of the summer school is to revisit the concepts and ideas of a previous workshop held almost 10 years ago, about Global Change and Protected Areas (September 1999 in L'Aquila), to assess progress that has been made in our scientific ability to generate detailed climate projections at the regional scale that are of use to impact modelers, stakeholders and decision-makers working in the context of protected natural areas. The main objective of the school are thus to provide the students with an insight into climate and impacts modeling techniques, as well as environmental monitoring and decision-making strategies for regions that are not always easily accessible and rich in data. There will be ample opportunity to sample interdisciplinary approaches to complex environmental problems and to exchange ideas and questions between the lecturers and the students.

Topics: Introduction and relevance to protected areas

  • Global change and mountain regions
  • Climate system and impacts
  • Observing and modeling techniques for protected areas
  • Remote Sensing
  • Climate Modeling
  • Hydrological Modeling
  • Extreme Events
  • Projected climate impacts
  • Ecological systems
  • Forests
  • Aquatic systems
  • Wildlife



Summer School on Biogeodynamics and Earth System Sciences

The Summer School on Biogeodynamics and Earth System Sciences (BESS) addresses the scientific issues posed by a deep understanding of the coupled dynamics of biotic and abiotic components of the Earth System, e.g. related to climate-biosphere interactions, the bio-geomoprhic processes that shape the landscape, the two-way interaction between atmospheric and biospheric processes at the surface.



World Water Week 2010

The World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual meeting place for the plant's most urgent water-related issues. Organised by the  Stockholm International Water Institure (SIWI), it brings together experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders from around the globs to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions.




The EGU General Assembly 2010 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world into one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences. Especially for young scientists the EGU appeals to provide a forum to present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geosciences.