CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on Biogeochemical Processes in Earth System Models

Monday, July 15, 2024 to Saturday, July 20, 2024
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CLIVAR-FIO Summer School on Biogeochemical Processes in Earth System Models

15-20 July, 2024, Qingdao, China


The field of Earth System Modeling is rapidly evolving with advancements in computational capacity and better integration of various components of the system. However, there are still challenges in the representation of biogeochemical processes in Earth System Models (ESMs) due to their complexity and the associated uncertainties.  This 3rd CLIVAR-FIO Summer School aims to address this issue by offering a focused program that equips early career scientists and students with the requisite knowledge and skills to understand and model these processes towards improvements in ESMs and our understanding of global change, while fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The summer school will comprise of lectures, discussions, and practical operations, covering the topics of ocean biogeochemistry in ESMs, aerosol-climate-ecosystem interactions, terrestrial carbon sink, land-atmosphere-ocean nutrient exchanges, biogeochemistry and carbon cycling in CMIP ESMs, among others.  This summer school is to be held back-to-back with the 13th UNESCO/IOC-RTRC-ODC Training Course on “Modeling of Ocean Ecosystem” (8-13 July 2024).



Prof. Peter Strutton, UTAS, Australia

Prof. Fangli Qiao, FIO, China



Peter Strutton (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Fangli Qiao (First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, China)

Guangchao Zhuang (Ocean University of China, China)

Sayaka Maeno Yasunaka (Tohoku University, Japan)

Ronghua Zhang (Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China)

Peng Xiu (Xiamen University, China)

Jerry Tjiputra (NORCE/Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway)

Cecile Rousseaux (NASA, USA)

Lionel Arteaga (NASA, USA)

Yassir Eddebbar (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA)

Tyler Rohr (University of Tasmania, Australia)

Ivonne Montes (Geophysics Institute of Peru, Peru)


Call for applications:

Closing date: 30 April 2024

Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants in Qingdao, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.


 Summer School Program


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