21 marzo 2014

Sea-Level Change Summer School

Sea-Level Change Summer School, TU Delft Climate Institute (NL), 24-31 of August 2014
Application deadline: 15 May 2014

Goal: This Summer School will provide a group of 30 Ph.D. students and junior scientists specializing in sea level research with a basis in knowledge, understanding and tools for the study of global and regional sea level change and its variability.

Scope: This Summer School will cover a wide range of physical processes contributing to sea level change. The main focus is on sea level observations by tide gauges, satellite missions, GPS and their use in scientific research.

Lecturers: Peter Clarke (Newcastle University), Eric Leuliette (NOAA), John Moore (Beijing Normal University and University of Lapland), Remko Scharroo (EUMETSAT), Philip Woodworth (NOC), Caroline Katsman (KNMI), Roderik van de Wal (IMAU-UU), Bert Vermeersen (NIOZ and TUD), Miren Vizcaino (TUD), the NEMO Team (Ronald Brouwer, Matthieu de Schipper, Sierd de Vries, Jaap van Thiel de Vries, - TUD), Svetlana Jevrejeva (NOC, convenor) and Riccardo Riva (TUD, convenor).

Synthetic programme

  • Day 1 Introduction to sea level and the geological record; Glacial Isostatic Adjustment; student presentations.
  • Day 2 Coastal dynamics; field trip to the Sand Motor.
  • Day 3 The tide gauge record; GPS and vertical land motion.
  • Day 4 Satellite altimetry; thermal expansion and ocean dynamics.
  • Day 5 Mass changes and the sea level budget; the cryospheric contribution; gravitational patterns.
  • Day 6 Climate models and projections; geo-engineering; challenges.

Practical information

The school is open to PhD students and junior post-doc researchers working on related subjects. The registration fee is EUR 200 and includes full board, excursion and course material. Housing is available at a rate of EUR 350 for the whole week.

To register, please send an e-mail to SeaLevel-SummerSchool-CiTG@tudelft.nl before 15 May 2014. 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 description of your research project (~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.

Housing for non-local participants is in the campus hotel and will be charged directly to the guests upon arrival in Delft. Accommodation is in shared twin rooms: if you wish to share a room with somebody specific, please make this known upon registration.

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