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Summer School 2018


Climate Teleconnections and Predictions: Past, Present and Future.

The projects ARCPATH and CONNECTED will jointly organize a summer school with a cross-disciplinary focus related to the projects' research. The summer school is open to graduate students (Masters, PhD) and Postdoctoral scientists.

If you apply and qualify, you will be granted full coverage of accommodation, meals, study materials, local excursions and local transportation to/from the hotel. You will be responsible for your own transport between home and  Norheimsund / BGO Flesland Airport.

In total 36 places are available. In case of overassignment, qualified applicants affiliated with the ARCPATH or CONNECTED partners will have priority.

Dates: 30 June - 6 July, 2018
Venue: Thon Hotel Sandven, Norheimsund - Norway
Main Theme: Climate Teleconnections and Predictions: Past, Present and Future

The summer school will consist of core lectures, selected topical lectures, and student work and presentations. The following lectures have so far been confirmed:

  • Shuting Yang (DMI): Climate Modelling
  • Astrid Ogilvie (SAI): Climate changes and impacts in the past
  • Yongqi Gao (NERSC): Climate Teleconnections: Arctic sea ice and Eurasian climate
  • Noel Keenlyside (UiB): Climate Predictions
  • Tore Furevik (UiB): Climate Teleconnections: the Pacific origin of Arctic climate change
  • Shengping He (UiB): Climate teleconnection between the Arctic warming and the mid-latitudes

Summer school gives 2 Credit Points

The final program of the ARCPATH Summer School 2018 will be announced here in early 2018.

Venue: Thon Hotel Sandven is a delightful historic hotel steeped in tradition, perched on the edge of a charcteristic Norwegian fjord in the town of Norheimsund, about an hour’s drive from the city of Bergen.

Students of the same gender will be accommodated in twin rooms.

The hotel has excellent conference facilities appropriate for plenary and break-out sessions, as well as outdoor facilities in inspiring surroundings.

The local area has great possibilities for out-door activities and sightseing. The summer school program also includes two excursions to neighbouring sites of interest.

More information on how to get there will appear later.




To qualify you must fill out the application form, including uploading a short CV and a recommendation letter, within the application deadline: 16 April 2018

Then your application will be evaluated by the scientific committee and you will be notified within a few days whether you have qualified for the summer school.

For otherwise equal conditions, early registrations will take precedence.

You are responsible for booking your own flights and applying for the required visas (if applicable).


Go to: Application form

Successful applicants will be granted full coverage of accommodation, meals, study materials, local excursions and transportation to/from the hotel. Expences for travels between home and  Norheimsund / BGO Flesland Airport must be covered by the applicant's own funds or by applying for funding elsewhere.

The summer school is supported by the NordForsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence project (award 76654) 'Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH)' and by the Norwegian Center for International Cooperation in Education-funded 'Chinese-Norwegian Partnership in Climate Teleconnection and Prediction (CONNECTED)' project.

Members of the Program Committee for the ARCPATH Summer School 2018:

  • Yongqi Gao (co-chair) Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Bergen, Norway
  • Tore Furevik (co-chair) Bjerknes Centre of Climae Research / Geophysical Institute, Bergen, Norway
  • Astrid Ogilvie - Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland
  • Jianqi Sun - Chinese Academy of Science | CAS - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences
  • Noel Keenlyside - Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, Norway

Members of the ARCPATH Summer School 2018:

Technical support for the ARCPATH Summer School 2018: