Organizers : Research Institute of University of Bucharest (ICUB), Urban Climate Research Center at Arizona State University (ASU), Ghent University (Belgium), National Meteorological Administration (Meteo Romania) , Interdisciplinary Center of Advanced Research on Territorial Dynamics (CICADIT).
Rationale and goals : Cities nowadays provide facilities and services, business opportunities and cultural attractions of unprecedented complexity, triggering more than a half of the world population to strive for comfort and safety in urban areas. The scientific community, local authorities, stakeholders and public show high and constant interest for evaluating the environmental impact of the metropolitan regions, in order to better use the current resources and prepare for future challenges. Cities are vital in the response to climate change and urban population increase. Urban-induced effects and impacts owing to long-lived emissions of greenhouse gases trigger physical and socio-economic consequences that affect the livelihoods of urban dwellers. Such challenges call for enduring scientific advancements, improved training and increased awareness of topical issues.
The Bucharest Urban Climate Summer School 2018 (BUCSS 2018) aims to provide structured information and skill-building capabilities related to urban climate monitoring, modelling and biometeorology, with a primary focus of creating an active pool of young scientists that tackle the major urban sustainability challenges facing future generations.
The critical areas to be covered refer to
(1) Modelling tools used in urban meteorology and climatology
(2) Exploring critical linkages among environmental factors and emerging and chronic health threats and health disparities
Those attending can expect to gain an understanding of the state-of-the-art via lectures, but this year’s edition of BUCSS is tailored towards hands-on experience on (1) urban climate modelling and (2) biometeorology.
The summer school is primarily intended for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers who already have basic knowledge and interest for urban climate issues.Basic skills in climate studies, climate modelling, programming and statistics is required.
You may apply to attend BUCSS 2018 by e-mailing to the address firstname.lastname@example.org the following: a) 2-page CV; b) 1-page letter of motivation; c) names, affiliation, e-mails and phone numbers of two professors or senior researchers who could provide references.