Registration is now open — apply here by May 30th!

Summer School 2015

As a central part of its educational and research mission, SCRiM hosts an annual summer school to foster opportunities for collaboration and to provide a solid foundation in the broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and methods of the diverse fields participating in the network.

A key focus of the workshop is developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, enabling the possibility for future research and decision support collaborations. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including robust decisionmaking, use of simple models, and analysis of relevant datasets.

This program is targeted at postdocs, advanced graduate students, and early-career professionals in the decisionmaking and policy communities who are working on issues related to climate risk.

The 5th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management will take place 30 July to 4 August 2017 at Penn State University. In most cases, lodging, meals, registration, and travel costs will be fully covered for participants (see further details at the bottom of this page). International applicants are welcomed.

This year’s Summer School is co-supported by the NOAA Mid-Atlantic RISA (MARISA).

Proposed Sessions:

  • Earth System Modeling
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Policy Analysis and Robust Decisionmaking
  • Climate-Ecosystem Interactions
  • Geoengineering
  • Integrated Assessment
  • Coupled Epistemic-Ethical Analysis
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Tribal Perspectives on Climate Change

Tentative Instructors:

  • Chris Forest
  • Lara Fowler
  • Murali Haran
  • Klaus Keller
  • Robert Lempert
  • Robert Nicholas
  • Alan Robock
  • Nancy Tuana
  • Erica Smithwick

To apply, fill out the online application by Tuesday 30 May 2017.

SCRiM 2017 Summer School Flyer

Please contact Katerina Kostadinova ( with any questions about the program or application process.

Summer School 2015

Additional details on cost support for Summer School participants: Federal, state, and local government employees are strongly encouraged to apply. However, in most cases, NSF rules prohibit us from covering the travel, lodging, and meal costs for U.S. Federal employees. In certain circumstances, conflict-of-interest concerns may also limit our ability to cover these costs for employees of other government entities. Please contact Katerina Kostadinova ( with any questions regarding this.