8th Baltic Earth Summer School on the Swedish island of Askö



8th Baltic Earth Summer School on the Swedish island of Askö
This week, for the 8th time, the international Baltic Earth summer school on the “Climate of the Baltic Sea region” takes place at the research station in the Swedish archipelago. 13 students from various institutions around the Baltic Sea learn about past and future changes in the climate of the Baltic Sea region. The students are introduced to fundamental processes with relevance for the climate system in the atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and on land. A holistic Earth System approach is presented while the focus of the course is on the physical aspects of changing climate. In addition to lectures, tutorials, exercises and literature studies, students have the opportunity to discuss the learned topics further during group exercises. This time, teachers were recruited from Hereon Research Centre Geesthacht, Stockholm University and Leibniz Institute of Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde.

Academic learning is just one side of the benefits of such a summer school: here, master and phD students from different countries and academic fields come together to live, learn and have fun together for a full week on a beautiful island in the Baltic Sea. Livelong scientific collaborations and personal friendships thrive here in an open international environment. That is a tremendous benefit of international summer schools. We are proud and happy to be catalysts of the international and interdisciplinary networking!

The summer school is organized in cooperation and co-funded by Leibniz-Institute for Baltic Sea Research in Warnemünde, Rostock University and Hereon Research Centre. The Summer School is hosted by Askö Laboratory of Stockholm University, Baltic Sea Centre.