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Learning about Interacting Networks in Climate

Objective

Improving our understanding of the Earth’s climate phenomena, such as El Niño, has a huge economic and social impact for present and future generations, and can underpin advances in areas as diverse as energy, environment, agricultural, etc. There is a great shortage of qualified workforce to perform this task and a major challenge is the training of qualified researchers that can approach climate phenomena from a complex systems point of view.

The ITN proposed here, ‘Learning about Interacting Networks in Climate’ (LINC) aims to address these issues by training 12 ESRs and 3 ERs in the complete set of skills required to undertake a career in physics and geosciences with expertise in climatology, networks and complex systems. We will combine recent advances in network methodologies with state-of-the-art climate understanding.
The consortium, comprising of 6 academic partners, 3 SMEs and one associate partner (also an SME) is in an excellent position to impart these skills, with expertise ranging from complex systems (network construction, nonlinear time series analysis), and environment and geosciences (nonlinear processes in the oceans and atmosphere) up to commercial applications (climate risk analysis, using climate networks to predict extreme events). The skills to be imparted in each of the 5 WPs (Network Construction and Analysis, Interacting Networks, Natural Climate Variability, Future Climate Change, and Tipping Points in the Climate System) can be applied across a wide range of interdisciplinary fields.

In LINC the training of researchers will be aided by secondments at the commercial partners’ premises, a series of workshops, schools and a conference. The strong commitment towards training and research of the partners will guarantee graduates with full interdisciplinary capabilities, that will allow them to significantly advance the present knowledge of climate phenomena, and which will provide them a wide-range of career opportunities.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 512 771
Administrative Contact
Cristina Costa (Ms.)

Participants (8)

POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 509 224,99
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Kurths (Prof.)
BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 539 729,99
Address
Bar Ilan University Campus
52900 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Estelle Waise (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 547 892
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pieter Thijssen (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPUBLICA
Uruguay
EU contribution
€ 415 928,99
Address
Avenida 18 De Julio 1824
11200 Montevideo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marcelo Barreiro (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 512 771
Address
Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Garcias (Dr.)
MANFRED MUDELSEE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 598
Address
Schneiderberg 26
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Mudelsee (Dr.)
AMBROSYS GMBH GESELLSCHAFT FUR MANAGEMENT KOMPLEXER SYSTEME
Germany
EU contribution
€ 219 598
Address
Geschwister Scholl Strasse 63A
14471 Potsdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Abel (Dr.)
VORTECH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 238 010
Address
Westlandseweg 40 D
2624 AD Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Roest (Dr.)