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 collaborative research. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including robust decision-making, use of simple models, and analysis of relevant datasets.

This program is targeted at advanced graduate students and postdocs.
In special circumstances, we may be willing to consider applications from other early-career professionals who have recently completed their master’s or doctoral degrees and are working in SCRiM-relevant fields.

2016 Program

The 4th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management will take place 15-19 August 2016 at The Pennsylvania State University. Lodging, meals, and tuition costs are covered for all participants. In most cases, we are also able to provide full travel support.

Proposed Sessions:

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

Tentative Instructors:

  • Chris Caldwell
  • Murali Haran
  • Klaus Keller
  • Robert Lempert
  • Robert Nicholas
  • Alan Robock
  • Nancy Tuana
  • Erica Smithwick
  • Kyle Whyte

SCRiM 2016 Summer School Flyer

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

Summer School 2015