Effect Studies and Adaptation in Climate Change

This graduate level course is a collaboration among three Nordic Centres of Excellence within the Top-level Research Initiative. The aim is to educate young researchers about climate change, from the biology through social science perspectives, and to extend the influence more widely across Nordic systems.

There is a growing need to improve knowledge about the effects of climate change across the Nordic region. Three Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoE) within the Top-level Research Initiative evaluate these issues in a diverse set of systems:

These three centres have assembled many of the best and most influential Nordic research groups to tackle climate issues in a collaborative and multidisciplinary manner, but each has a research focus and strategy independent of the others.

In order to broaden the interdisciplinary nature of their work and to extend their influence more widely across Nordic systems, these centres have designed a graduate level course to take advantage of the complementary nature of their goals.

This course is a graduate course designed for the NCoE's young researchers (22 PhDs and 12 post-docs), but it is open to all Nordic researchers.

The course shall give a broad education on climate impacts, tools, and mitigation across biological, economic, and social science/policy areas in the Nordic region. It features cross-cutting lectures on climate change impacts and adaptation from some of the top climate change scientists to educate young researchers about climate change, from the biology through social science perspectives. The young researchers will also be required to collaboratively develop and present a lecture on a predetermined topic.

These activities will ensure that all young researchers participating in any of the three Nordic Centres of Excellence will have a solid and comprehensive foundation of climate change knowledge, which will strengthen the output of each of the NCoE and increase their frame of influence in Nordic and global communities.

Facts about the project
Project manager

Nils Chr. Stenseth, University of Oslo, Norway

n.c.stenseth@bio.uio.no

Funding scheme
Research Training Courses
Duration
2011-2012