3rd Graduate Student Climate Conference (2009)

Start Date/Time: Friday, April 17, 2009, 3:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Sunday, April 19, 2009, 1:00 PM
Location: Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest

The goal of the Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is to provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines, including atmospheric, biological, earth and ocean sciences. We seek to share new techniques and avenues of research, discuss recent findings and their implications, and consider the major questions in the future of climate research. The format is designed to encourage new climate scientists to grow acquainted with the details of diverse areas of climate research and to place their own research in the broader context of the climate science community. We envision fostering connections that will lead to future collaborations across disciplines and between institutions.

This will be the third GCC; the first conference, in April 2006, was the direct result of a concept developed by a group of UW graduate students from several climate science disciplines. These students designed, organized, and orchestrated a conference for students from a variety of backgrounds, in a venue where they could learn from each other. The event has been a great success, and occurs approximately every 1.5 years. New participants are welcomed, and encouraged, to share and expand knowledge of climate science with their peers.