This retreat provides a framework for an intensive meeting of minds among the young scientists. One of the goals was to create links between projects. "We want to offer these PhD students the opportunity to network across the borders of their disciplines, and also to address the key themes," said Oliver Dilly, coordinator of the graduate school at KlimaCampus. "It´s a huge challenge to combine and link the wide range of research topics across our PhD program which comprises various doctoral projects."
In Biozentrum Klein Flottbek, the new generation of scientists from SICSS had exchanged for 3 days. They presented their projects to each other and in the process showed a cross-section of the state of climate research in Hamburg. The three guest speakers encompassed views from philosophy, through meteorology, to climate modelling. They are Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology KIT), Andreas Oschlies (IFM Geomar) and Mojib Latif (IFM Geomar). The program ended with a guided tour through the Botanical Gardens and a joint boat trip on the Elbe.
During the meeting, three new spokespersons were elected. They represent the link between the doctoral students and the school board and support all activities of the graduate school. In an election where 70% of students voted, Nicole Beisiegel (Institute for Marine Science) and Nicole Kruse (Institute for Geography) were elected to office. Gholamali Hoshyaripour (Institute for Geophysics) recently joined them. He replaces Armine Avaygan (Institute for Soil Science), who has to submit her dissertation in the near future.