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Climate research school

The Geophysical Institute is the host of The Research School on Changing Climates in the coupled Earth System.

Winter at the Geophysical Institute.
Winter at the Geophysical Institute.
Photo:
Ellen Viste

The Research School on Changing Climates in the coupled Earth System (CHESS) is a Norwegian national training environment for PhD candidates in climate research. The school provides a faciliator for transmission of in-depth knowledge in the realm of the respective study field of the PhD students, as well as for inter-disciplinary knowledge in the dynamics of the coupled Earth System. Training also entails the political and societal impacts of climate change, thereby providing the necesary skills to play an active role in the tremendously important discussion on predicting, mitigating, and adapting to climate change.

With 13 national partners from Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø, and Svalbard, CHESS entails most of the major institutions in Norway that educate PhD students in the Earth System with relevance to changing climates. CHESS is led by the Geophysical Institute at the University of Bergen.