Modern Climate Science Education and Communications (co-organized)
Convener: Klaus Grosfeld  | Co-Convener: Annette Ladstaetter-Weissenmayer 
Oral Programme
 / Thu, 07 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 29
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Thu, 07 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Thu, 07 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Hall Z

Today’s education in the field of Earth and Climate System Sciences is highly interdisciplinary and inter-institutional. Therefore, education arrangements need to be adjusted for an excellent professional career in research, commercial and public institutions. E.g. the integration of climate observations and climate modeling requires networks and collaborations of experts and specialists in order to better understand climate impacts over a broad range of timescales; interactions between research institutions and industry are needed to stimulate entrepreneurial activities to combat climate change; the involvement of social scientists is required for integrating the society’s behaviors.
This session addresses how we educate pupils and students (under-graduates and graduates) and how we communicate to the public, the industry and government agencies about key issues related to earth and climate system sciences to meet the society’s challenges ahead. We call in particular for contributions related to
(i) Education programs at universities and other institutions that build on connections in the field of climate system sciences. This addresses multi-sector, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder and research-driven education.
(ii) The communication and organization of education by scientists, engineers, the media, civil protection, government agencies, and a multitude other agencies of climate change and uncertainty to the general public and other government officials.
We are specifically interested in integrated programs and distance education courses of climate system sciences, climate change, risk assessment, entrepreneurial activities and training in developing countries. We will organize a splinter meeting for additional exchange.

Related event: SPM1.29 – Modern Climate System Science Education (public)
Thu, 07 Apr, 19:00–20:00  / Room SM7