General information on the Summer School

The ASTARTE, PEARL & TANDEM Joint Summer School takes place from 3-7 June 2016 at the Technical University of Crete in Chania, Greece.

The Joint Summer School is open to natural sciences and engineering graduates and PhD students, preferably from Geophysics, Oceanography and Civil Engineering.

Scholarships from EGU were distributed to the top ten students that enrolled by 31st March 2016. Information on the summer school scholarships can be found here.

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Students will get 6 ECTS for successful participation at the joint summer school.

This joint summer school will bring together undergraduate, graduate students, early career scientists and/or professionals with different backgrounds, who work in the fields of coastal hazards (tsunamis, extreme rainfall, storm surge and sea level rise), flood risk management, climate change, forecasting and early warning and disaster risk reduction. This summer course will be a great opportunity for the participants to learn from distinguished scientists/professionals in lectures, and also from each other through field trips and discussion sessions. Further information on the program can be found here.

The school will focus on coastal hazards, coastal management and resilience. It aims to answer the question: What can we do now and in the future to mitigate the impact of natural hazards?

The school is a unique opportunity to put together three different research communities from three different running collaborative projects: ASTARTE, PEARL and TANDEM.

ASTARTE (FP7 Grant No.:603839):
PEARL (FP7 Grant No.:603663):
TANDEM (Grant No.: “Investissements d’Avenir” ANR-11-RSNR-00023):

The fundamental aim of the ASTARTE and PEARL collaborative projects and TANDEM Joint Summer School is to improve the participants' theoretical and methodological knowledge on coastal hazards.

All the necessary information on the summer school can be found and downloaded here.

Attention to Summer School Participants:

Dear ASTARTE-PEARL-TANDEM Summer School Participants,

You will be given the opportunity to present summary of your current research during the workshop component of Summer School in Crete. We are expecting you to make a 3-min stand up presentation (with maximum 3 slides) on description of any event or on your research dealing with different aspects of coastal hazards and flood risk management related to Summer School theme.

Your presentation should briefly summarize the research, its theoretical/conceptual framework, methodology/design, and significance. Later during the end day workshops you will have the chance to discuss your experience together with all participants and to share your opinions/ideas on others’ research overall providing a multi-, inter-, and/or transdisciplinary learning environment.

We are looking forward to a fruitful discussion sessions.

Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner and Nilay Dogulu

Coordinators of workshops during Summer School