CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

SICSS is becoming more international: the new students have arrived


Seventeen students have just started into the fall semester of the interdisciplinary Master´s program at the graduate school SICSS. They applied for this program from countries around the world such as the United States, India, China, England, Germany and Switzerland. These students with bachelor degrees all have outstanding grades in math and physics. Thus, they are well equipped for the two-year program in climate system sciences.

Currently, they are taking part in an orientation week where they are getting to know the campus as well as cooperation partners of CliSAP. Furthermore, the students will become acquainted with the basic fundamental and technical concepts. They were already able to gain an insight into the Integrated Climate Data Center (ICDC) as well as the visualization work at the KlimaCampus. Moreover, they visited the German Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). During a field trip to the North Sea coast, they toured the Eider Barrage and were informed about coastal protection and land reclamation.

Why is the SICSS Master’s program at the KlimaCampus so appealing? “I think it is important to get a firm base in the different disciplines which are all associated with climate science before you specialize. Eventually I am looking to focus on large scale ocean circulation, but am glad to get an integrated approach at KlimaCampus,” says Rebecca Rolph from California. The young woman finished her bachelor’s degree in Canada and has already worked as an intern at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in San Diego. “At KlimaCampus I was right away able to attend a conference concerning North Atlantic circulation, where by chance I even met some scientists I became acquainted with at Scripps.“

The English language program at the School of Integrated Climate System Sciences started in 2009 with only three students. Since then, the program has grown every year: 2010 nine students were accepted, fourteen students started their studies in 2011. This year the KlimaCampus is glad to welcome the, up to now, largest group of seventeen students.