Annual Summer Institute

To provide an opportunity for team building and for full discussion of the alternative ways that research can be brought to focus on the most important research questions.


  • 2014: "Climate Variability and Uncertainty" Sept. 15-17, 2014 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA.

  • 2013: "Response of Marine Ecosystems to Climate Forcing: Causes and Consequences" Sept. 11-13, 2013 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA. Our fifth Friday Harbor Lab Centennial Symposium.

  • 2012: "Atmosphere-Ocean-Ice Shelf Interactions." Sept. 16-18, 2012 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA. Our fourth Friday Harbor Lab Centennial Symposium.

  • 2011: "The Water Cycle in a Changing Climate." Sept. 14-16, 2011 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA. Our third Friday Harbor Lab Centennial Symposium.

  • 2010: "Climate Feedbacks." Sept. 15-17, 2010 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA.

  • 2009: "Pacific Northwest Climate: Past, Present and Future." Sept. 14-17, 2009 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA. Our second Friday Harbor Lab Centennial Symposium.

  • 2008: "Does Ocean Circulation Matter for Climate Change?" Sept. 14-17, 2008 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA. A Friday Harbor Lab Centennial Symposium

  • 2007: Summer Institute: Couplings Between Changes in the Climate System and Biogeochemistry: Sept. 11-13 at Friday Harbor Labs, San Juan Islands, WA.

  • 2006: Anthropogenic CO2 Emissions: Projections, Mitigating Technologies and Policies.

  • 2005: El Nino: Past, Present and Future

  • 2004: The Year of the Arctic
  • 2003: Rapid Climate Change and Land-Surface Climate Interactions
  • 2002: Development of PCC Science Themes