On Monday, September 14, 2021, CIVIS organizes the presentation “The Bolin Centre for Climate Research at Stockholm University”. The event, part of the “Cups & Cakes” Web Seminars, will take place between 10:00-11:00 (CET).
Speakers within the conference are: Gustaf Hugelius, senior lecturer at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University and co-lead of the research area Biogeochemical cycles and climate at the Bolin Centre, Ilona Riipinen, professor at the Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm University, and member of the Bolin Centre of Climate Research, Alasdair Skelton, geologist researching on climate at (and is also co-director of) the Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Pär Brännström, project manager for RIS4CIVIS at Stockholm University, and Magnus Atterfors, communicator at the Bolin Centre for Climate Research.
As this event is only offered to the CIVIS Community, please contact Julie Hyzewicz for more information and to register.
The Bolin Centre is a multi-disciplinary consortium of over 400 scientists in Sweden that conduct research and graduate education related to the Earth´s climate.
The Bolin Centre focuses on extending and disseminating knowledge about the Earth’s natural climate system, climate variations, climate impacting processes, climate modelling, human impact on the climate and climate impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity and human conditions as well as how society can minimize negative impacts.
The centre was formed in 2006 by Stockholm University, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
The Bolin Centre for Climate Research is named in honour of Professor Bert Bolin of Stockholm University, a leader in climate and carbon cycle research and one of the founders of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
- Programme of the event:
- 10:00-10:05 Pär Brännström – Welcome to RIS4CIVIS
- 10:05-10:10 Magnus Atterfors – Introduction to the Bolin Centre for Climate Research
- 10:10-10:25 Science talk by Gustaf Hugelius – Management and Climate Vulnerability of Arctic Wetlands
- 10:25-10:40 Science talk by Ilona Riipinen – Aerosols, clouds, air quality and climate
- 10:40-11:00 Science talk by Alasdair Skelton – Lockdown measures which reduced emissions with no loss to quality of life
- There will be time for questions during each science talk.
CIVIS has been established as a University that reaches from the local level to the international dimension, focused on responding to local needs, contributing to regional development strategies and addressing global challenges. The development of Research and Innovation (R&I), as an integral component of its educational mission, has been part of the CIVIS mission from the very beginning.
It is in this perspective that RIS4CIVIS has been elaborated and now operates. The overall objective is to produce an integrated, long-term R&I Strategy that, will over time enable the constituent members of the CIVIS European University to seamlessly integrate their know-how, expertise and resources in the service of Research and Innovation that effectively addresses current and future societal challenges, at local, regional and international level.
As part of the activities developed to reach this objective, the Cups&Cakes meetings aim to create a discussion forum for researchers to connect and get an overview of what is happening in other partner universities on a specific topic. In the longer term, these exchanges also aim to foster exchanges and develop potential collaborations within the CIVIS Alliance.
These Cups&Cakes will be scheduled for one hour and will consist of two phases:
– A 40-minutes presentation of current research work chosen by the speaker (including a 5-minute introduction of general expertise and work in progress within the university on the topic of interest).
– Open discussion of about 20 minutes.
These meetings will take place on Mondays every two weeks from 10h00 to 11h00. Each partner University, in turns, will have the opportunity to present to the CIVIS Community a subject of their research.
More details about the events organized within CIVIS “Cups & Cakes” Web Seminars and about registration for each of this events are available here.