Third Annual

                             Summer School in Sustainable Climate Risk Management
For POSTDOCS and Advances Graduate Students
3-7 August 2015 at Penn State University
The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) links an international, transdisciplinary team of climate scientists, economists, philosophers, statisticians, engineers, and policy analysts to answer the question, “What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?”

As a central part of its educational and research mission, SCRiM hosts an annual summer school to foster opportunities for collaboration and to provide a solid foundation in the broad, multidisciplinary knowledge, tools, and methods of the diverse fields participating in the network.


A key focus of the workshop will be developing a common vocabulary to help foster enhanced cross-disciplinary communication, enabling the possibility for future collaborative research. Participants will also gain hands-on experience with key methods and tools including robust decisionmaking, use of simple models, and analysis of relevant datasets.

Lodging and meals are provided for all participants. In most cases, we are also able to provide full travel support.

This program is targeted at advanced graduate students and postdocs. However, in special circumstances, we may be willing to consider applications from other early-career professionals who have recently completed their master’s or doctoral degrees and are working in SCRiM-relevant fields.

To apply, visit Apply by 22 March 2015 to receive full consideration. 
Instructors & Sessions
Chris Caldwell – Tribal Perspectives on Climate Change
Chris Forest – Earth System Modeling
Murali Haran – Uncertainty Quantification
Klaus Keller – Risk Analysis
Robert Lempert – Policy Analysis and Robust Decisionmaking
Robert Nicholas – Climate Data Analysis
Alan Robock – Geoengineering
Christian Traeger – Integrated Assessment
Nancy Tuana – Coupled Epistemic-Ethical Analysis
Please contact Katerina Kostadinova ( with any questions.