Project Description

Jul-Aug 2020 (postponed Jul-Aug 2021) – Young Scientist Summer School on “Multi-Scales and Processes Integrated Modelling, Observations and Assessment for Environmental Applications”

The University of Helsinki, Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (UHEL-INAR) in collaboration with the Moscow State University (MSU) and the University of Tyumen (UTMN) organizes the young scientist summer school (YSSS) on “Multi-Scales and Processes Integrated Modelling, Observations and Assessment for Environmental Applications” (27 Jul – 7 Aug 2020, Moscow, Russia).

YSSSchool Aim:

introduce young generation of researchers to special topics in atmospheric and environmental sciences, Earth system modelling approaches and applications. During the school, participants will learn about the current progress and challenges in Earth system research; meteorological, hydrological and atmospheric composition modelling and observations (including ground-based and remote-sensing); and modern technologies for environmental studies and assessments (including health impacts). The programme will consist of theoretical lectures and practical exercises (to be accomplished by students as small-scale research projects ending with presentation of the project results).

YSSSchool Programme:

Block 1 – Current progress and challenges in earth system research (atmosphere-hydrosphere-biosphere)

Block 2 – Modelling (earth system, numerical weather prediction, atmospheric chemical transport, seamless online integrated, atmospheric boundary layer) and specific challenges

Block 3 – Chemistry (gas, liquid) and aerosols (properties, dynamics, chemistry, micro-physics, interactions)

Block 4 – Emissions, data assimilation, models evaluation

Block 5 – Ground-based and remote sensing observations; EU and Russian strategies for hydro-meteorological, ecosystems and atmospheric composition monitoring; SMEAR stations; measurements for atmospheric composition, ecosystems, meteorological, hydrological, urban scale

Block 6 – GIS technologies in environmental sciences; environmental (land, water, terrestrial ecosystems) and human health assessments

Practical Exercises – Small-Scale Research Projects (SSRP)

Apply for YSSS (deadline 31 March 2020) at

Send your application package (Motivation Letter, CV & publication list)

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