Posted by Dr Marcus Reckermann, International Baltic Earth Secretariat
The application deadline for the 7th Baltic Earth Summer School on Askö in the Swedish Baltic Sea achipelago is approaching! The Summer School is scheduled for a week, from 23-30 August 2021. The School is open to undergraduate and graduate students in marine sciences and associated fields.
For the seventh time, we offer an international Summer School on the beautiful island of Askö in the Swedish skerries south of Stockholm, a unique social and learning experience. We currently assume and prepare for an on-site Summer School on Askö, like in the previous years except 2020. In the event that the course cannot be given on Askö, we will divert to the online format which was carried out succesfully in 2020.
The course will focus on past and future changes in climate of the Baltic Sea region. The Baltic Sea is a semi-enclosed sea with a large freshwater supply from rivers of the adjacent catchment area in the transition zone between maritime and continental climates in northern Europe. Many long-term observational data are available and provide a good knowledge about oceanic changes during the past two centuries and even longer periods. Proxy-data of the past 1,000 to 2,000 years bear witness of a pronounced climate variability in the region.