PhD Courses at the Bolin Centre

The Bolin Centre has supported development of the following PhD courses:

Upcoming/Ongoing courses

2019

MI3001 Climate Change Solutionsz
This course is open to students from all study areas at Stockholm University. The course is focusing on solutions over different scales to achieve climate neutrality. The course brings up a suite of possible actions to counteract the causes of human-affected (anthropogenic) climate change. The driving forces and possibilities to mitigate climate-affecting emissions through political steering, technical solutions, socio-economic changes and in other areas will be discussed.

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Link to application

Fall term

Using R in Geosciences
Welcome to a course to learn about R and how it can be used in your research! The idea is to have your data and problems and see what we can do to them with R. The topics I am most familiar with are time series analysis (continuous/non-continuous data), GIS-type functions (grid, raster, etc), fitting functions and models to data and visualizing both raw data and results. I’m expecting to learn also from your data and analyzing it, so the themes are not limited to abovementioned. The first task will be to fill in a questionnaire of your experience and expectations of R and on the first meeting we’ll plan together, which topics we will concentrate on. I expect you to have a little knowledge of R and some ideas what you would like to do with it.

Teacher: Maaria Nordman, guest scientist at the Department of Physical Geography
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Mar. 19–Apr 30

A master level course “Climate model simulations (7.5 hp)” will be given at the Department of Physical Geography from 6 May to 7 June 2019. The course will teach the knowledge of the climate models, model experiment design, as well as tools and skills on model output analysis. The students will analyse the model data in different climate scenarios from the past to future, focus on understanding mechanisms behind the climate change and climate variability. The learning activities include lectures, research seminars, group exercise and results presentations. Several invited scientists will give lectures on topics such as ENSO and NAO variability, glacial-interglacial transition and abrupt change, future climate change etc. The course has been previously given as summer course in 2017 and 2018, and 12 Ph.D. students from Bolin Centre have participated the course.

There are a few places available this year for Ph.D. students. If you are interested, please feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 15 February.

Apr.May 6–7 Jun.

Historical Perspectives on Climate Change Science – 7,5 hp
The following central themes are studied from a science history perspective:
• Evolution of the Atmosphere and Climate on our Planet
• Ice Age Cycles
• The Greenhouse Theory
• Climate-Society Interactions, including the Policy Dimension

Course schedule

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VT 2019

Jan. 14–4 Feb.

First lecture
Monday Jan. 14 at 10.15 am

Scientific Writing in English (Att skriva vetenskaplig text på engelska) – 7,5 hp
This course is an introduction to the writing of scientific articles designed primarily for PhD students. The time to take the course is during a period of active engagement in the writing of an article about your own research. The course is limited to 12 participants.

For more information about the course and registration, please contact the course leader, Hildred Crill (hildred.crill[at]geo.su.se).

VT 2019

Course 1
Janurary 22–24
29–31 & February 5–7

Course 2
Mayr 7–9
14–16 & 21–23

VT19 Course 1
Seminars 09.15–11.45
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
January 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, 31; February 5, 6, 7
(and individual conference with instructor to be arranged in week 7)

VT19 Course 2
Seminars 09.15–11.45
on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
May 7, 8, 9; 14, 15, 16; 21, 22, 23
(and individual conference with instructor to be arranged in weeks 22 and 23)

 

 

 

Course on e-science tools for climate research
"Climate Scienceat high latitudes: Modeling and model evaluation"

See previous course report:
Course 2018
Course 2017

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Information about the course (pdf file)

2018
Andøya, Norway, 22.10–2.11

The Geoscience Section PhD Course on Research Ethics
Fall term 2018

See 1st Call

The course on Research Ethics has been developed in response to the directive put forward by the Faculty of Sciences (Fakultetsnämnden) in 2007. The course is an obligatory part of the research education and is given at least once per year.


October 3rd–17st

2018 Summer School on Arctic Climate
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Apply now! Extended application deadline May 31th 2018

See the 2st announcement

Registration form
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Abisko, Sweden
August 27th–31st

Summer Course on Climate Model Simulations

This course will be held in Beijing, China. In this two-week intensive course, we will introduce the climate model simulations from complex climate models. The course intends to teach students to understand the climate models, provide them with the knowledge on climate model experiment design, as well as tools and skills on model output analysis, to investigate certain scientific questions. We will take the different climate scenarios from the past to future, focus on understanding mechanism behind the climate change and climate variability. Several internationally recognized lecturers will give lecture on different topics. Besides the lectures, the course contains exercises on model data analysis, group discussions, presentations and mini research proposal writing. The learning outcomes are to understand what a climate model is and how does it work; know how to design a model experiment according to scientific question; be able to visualize the model data and interpret; formulate and investigate research questions with help of a climate model.

This course is jointly organized by Stockholm University and Institute of Tibetan Plateau, Chinese Academy of Science. Bolin Centre for Climate Research School will fund a few PhD students to participate the course.

Please send an application by addressing the background of your research project and motivation to Qiong Zhang (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), deadline 15 March 2018.

 

June 18–29, 2018, Beijing, China

Atmospheric science at high latitudes: Online data storage and visualization tools
More information: http://www.atm.helsinki.fi/ABS/courses/2017negi.htm

5 ECTS

 

Andøya, Norway
22/10–2/11

BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES (MO7013/MO7014) an interdisciplinary master- and graduate course

Application deadline January 8 2018

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15 credits (MO7014)
7.5 credits (MO7013)
15/1–16/3
15/1–14/2

 

HEC = Higher Education Credits (1.5 HEC = 1 week full-time studies)

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