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ISSOAS 2018 is in preparation!

  • The school will be held at Univesity of L’Aquila from 27th to 31st August 2018 (monday to friday)
  • The theme of the school will be “Climate Change regional modelling and applications” (the final title has yet to be defined) and will be directed by Prof. Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen from Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI)
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Here is a preliminary programme overview:

ThemeGlobal ChangeClimate Change impactsRegional modellingUncertaintiesProjects
9:00-10:30Welcome and introductionTim Carter /
Stefan Fronzek
Jens H Christensen
/ Markku
/ Melissa
Work on assigned project
10:30-11:30Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
11:00-12:30Martin Drews /
Jens H
Eleonor Blyth
Stefan Fronzek
/ Tim Carter
Erika CoppolaTim Carter /
Stefan Fronzek
Work on assigned project
13:30-15:00Martin Drews /
Jens H
Stefan Fronzek
/ Tim Carter
Melissa Bukovsky /
Eleanor Blyth
Martin Drews /
Jens H
Presentation and discussion of projects
15:00-15:30Coffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee breakCoffee break
15:30-17:00Working groups and project assignmentPractical exercisesPractical exercisesWork on assigned projectsEvaluation and closing of the school
17:00-18:00Ice breaker
Student's poster sessions
City tour
18:00-Ice breaker
Student's poster sessions
Social dinner

ISSAOS 2016: group picture and goodbye!

The summer school ISSAOS 2016 has taken place from August 28 to September 2, 2016. In a very friendly and joyful mood, about 50 participants and lecturers from all over the world gathered together for a week of intense programming on Earth System models.

Here below the group picture (with names in the caption), and the school flags on the world map. More pictures on our Facebook page!

Goodbye to the next edition of ISSAOS!!


From left to right, first row: Gabriele Curci, Vincent Lemaire, Franziska Frank, Jorge Luis Gomes, Corina Bocaneala, Olivia Clifton, Matteo Guidi, Margherita Erriu, Pimpa, Serena Falasca, Daniele Visioni, Barbara Tomassetti. Second row: Dragan Latinovic, Sean Lam, Valentina Colaiuda, Takeshi Enomoto, Lisa Scalone, Michael Long, Romà Masana, Maciej Waruszewski, Matic Savli. Third row: Paolo Ruggieri, Jonas Vlietinck, Kumar Subramaniam, Daven Henze, Marguerite Marks, Francesco Amato, Francesco De Angelis.  Fourth row: Marco Paukert, Jaakko Ahola, Timothy Whitcomb, Valentine Anantharaj, Marianna Biscarini, Marco Iarlori, Adelaide Memmo, Matthew Turner. Not in the picture (sorryyyy!!!): Mike Ashworth, Seung Hun Baek, Huansheng Chen, Peter Dueben, Sabrina Gentile, Donatella Granata, Annalina Lombardi, Ida Maiello, Stefano Stalio, Guocheng Wang, Wenyi Yang, Bob Yantosca, Ziga Zaplotnik.


Updates after the earthquake on August 24

Dear ISSAOS participant,

as you might have heard from the news, Central Italy was hit by a series of earthquakes last night, two of which were strong enough to cause damage and life losses (the sad count is 37 at the moment).
The earthquakes were felt also in L’Aquila, but there are currently no reported damges to the structures or interruption of services (e.g. we are regularly in the office this morning). The place most affected in the sorrounding is the small village of Antrodoco, about 40 km on the west, where also some life losses are also unfortunately reported.
According to our information the situation is safe and there is no foreseen re-sheduling of the summer school. Moreover, L’Aquila is now regarded as one of the safest cities, because of the major earthquake that hit the place in 2009, and it is actually now getting ready to house the displaced people from nearby damaged towns.
With best wishes,

Warming up for the summer school!

Dear ISSAOS participant,

the summer school is about to begin in 2 weeks! You will join a group of 45 participants from the five continents, hopefully in a friendly and productive environment.
We updated a few tips to getting started with the school.
First, setup of the graphical ssh connection on your laptop, in order to be able to perform the practical exercises:
Second, a list of suggested online tutorials for a quick review of Linux shell commands & scripting and Fortran 90 programming:
Last, a short list of social events organized by ISSAOS and happening in the city during the school:
Have a good reading, and see you all soon!