As environmental policy-making becomes increasingly informed by model simulations, it becomes crucial for researchers involved in this science-to-policy dialogue to obtain a basic understanding of how such models work, how they are developed and how to interpret their output.
The objective of the summer school is to create a community of young scholars from a broad range of disciplines, ranging from environmental and natural resource economists to energy engineers, physicists, system analyst and environmental scientists, interested in the topic of modelling human activities and the earth system in an integrated framework, commonly referred to as Integrated Assessment Modelling.
Accommodation, lunches and coffee breaks are provided without charge to all participants of the school. Students of developed countries will need to cover all other expenses associated with participating in the school, such as travel, dinners and local transport. Travel expenses can be offered to applicants from developing countries.
- Ideal candidates are graduate students and professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues, integrated assessment modelling and an ability to read and write fluently in English;
- The maximum number of students is 30.