|PhD Workshop, 28-29 August 2012|
A PhD Workshop was held on 26-28 August 2012 in Helsinki. It was directly linked to the 2nd Nordic International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, organised on 29-31 August 2012, Helsinki
Two Nordic Networks (NONAM and NORDCLAD-Net) jointly organised a conference on climate change adaptation (see: "Words of Welcome")). In addition the two networks offered PhD students in the Nordic countries the opportunity to take part in a two-day workshop.
Adriaan Perrels (Finnish Meteorological Institute; Conference co-chair; NONAM project leader)
Jens Christian Refsgaard (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland; NONAM core member)
Ingrid Nesheim (University of Oslo; MILEN; NORDCLAD-Net core member)
Henningh Høgh Jensen (KFT, Aarhus University; NORDCLAD-Net core member)
Sigrún Karlsdottir (Iceland Meteorological Office; NONAM core member)
Oskar Wallgren (SEI Stockholm Environment Institute; NORDCLAD-Net project leader)
The themes of the PhD Workshop were linked to the first four theme areas of the Conference, which are listed at the Conference website as: (1) Risk assessment and impact response, (2) Vulnerability and adaptive capacity, (3) Building resilience, and (4) Policy development and implementation. However, an additional focus that cuts across these four themes was also pursued for the PhD Workshop, relating to:
Decision making, decision support models and procedures and processes applied in analyzing, planning and implementing adaptation to climate change.
The PhD workshop was organised at the same venue as the Adaptation Conference, i.e. Rantapuisto Conference Centre and Hotel, Helsinki.
NONAM and NORDCLAD-Net covered all of the local costs (accommodation, including the period of the conference, meals and course rooms) as well as the Conference registration fee. Funding for travel costs had to be organised by the participants themselves.
Only applications of PhD students located at and supervised by a Nordic university or Nordic research institute (1) were taken into consideration.