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An international PhD training school in Climate Dynamics (ACDC) visits Greenland

One Ocean Field Course 2021

As an alternative to the traditional ACDC summer scholl we are offering a field based course for the fall semester 2021. This will take place onboard the sailing vessel Statsraad Lehmkuhl, as part of the One Ocean Expedition from Curacao (Nov. 8th) via Kingston and Havana (Nov. 24th) with an option to continue to Nassau (Dec. 2nd).

As in the traditional ACDC courses, focus will be on climate dynamics including an interdisplinary group of students and lectures. Instead of traditional lectures, we will have weekly webinars starting in September 2021, followed by a 2-3 week field course onboard the tall ship which has been equipped with state of the art oceanographic and metereological instrumentation.

Focus will be on the UN Ocean Decade with projects relating to ocean climate, extreme weather, ocean pollution, sustainable fisheries and more. Details can be found here: https://chess.w.uib.no/event/chess-acdc-one-ocean-field-course-2021/?ins...

Application deadline is the 18th of June, 2021: https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=10505183

There is limited funding for qualified applicants from CHESS for Norwegian PhDS and ACER for North American PhDs (your advisor will know if you are a partner in either project, if not your insitute will have to cover the costs).


ACDC 2020 and 2021 - Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 situation, ACDC 2020 and 2021 have been cancelled, and the topic will be shifted to 2022. 

Topic: Dynamics of the Global Water Cycle
Date: August/September 2022. 
Location: Abisko Scientific Research Station, Abisko National Park, Sweden
Application: The next application round will open early 2022. More information can be found here.
Target: Advanced graduate students (PhDs).



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ACDC 2019: The Anthropocene

Yosemite Field Station, Yosemite National Park, USA

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ACDC 2018: Hemispheric Asymmetry in Climate

Finse Alpine Research Center, Finse, Norway

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ACDC 2017: Dynamics of the Seasonal Cycle

Rondvassbu, Rondane, Norway

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ACDC 2016: Role of High Latitudes in Centennial to Millennial Scale Climate Variability

Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point Newfoundland, Canada

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ACDC 2015: Climate and Volcanism

Heradskolinn, Iceland

The Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses (ACDC) are a series of yearly summer/winter schools organized by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (University of Bergen) and is a part of the partnership in climate between the Bjerknes Centre in Bergen, University of Washington in Seattle, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of Texas at Austin, USA, and is supported by ACER, a project funded by The Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education, and the Reseach Council of Norway, as well as the Norwegian research school on chaning climates in the coupled earth system (CHESS).

For an introduction to the schools and the concept of ACDC please watch the video from our school on Greenland in 2014 (at the top of this page).

Logos of ACDC partners and funding sources

Organizational committe: 

Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu (UiB/Bjerknes)
Øyvind Paasche (UiB/Bjerknes)
David Battisti (UWashington)
Patrick Heimbach (UTexas)
Jake Gebbie (WHOI)
Natalya Gomez (McGill University)

Partners in the summer school:

The University of Texas at Austin
University of Washington
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
McGill University
Scipps Institution of Oceanography
IBS Center for Climate Physics