Registration is now open — apply here by 8 April 2018!

Summer School 2015

SCRiM’s annual summer school is designed to foster opportunities for collaboration between scholars and practitioners while providing 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 will be developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, catalyzing the potential for future research and decision support collaborations. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including:

  • use of simple models in a transdisciplinary framework
  • analysis of relevant datasets
  • values-informed robust decisionmaking

This program is targeted at all postdocs, advanced graduate students, and early-career professionals in the decisionmaking and policy communities who are working on issues related to climate risk. Potential candidates representing NGOs and state or local agencies are strongly encouraged to apply.

The dates of the 6th Annual Summer School on Sustainable Climate Risk Management are 30 July - 3 August 2018. 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


Tentative Instructors:
David Anthoff
Jordan Fischbach
Chris Forest
Lara Fowler
Murali Haran
Klaus Keller
Robert Lempert
Robert Nicholas
Nancy Tuana
Erica Smithwick


To apply, fill out the online application by 8 April 2018.

SCRiM 2018 Summer School Flyer

Please contact Katerina Kostadinova (katerina@psu.edu) 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 (katerina@psu.edu) with any questions regarding this.