for credit points
Core courses (calendar)
The core courses are broad and cross-disciplinary, highlighting interactions between climate and environment. There are 6 core courses, each to be held at least once every two years:
1. Science, research, institutions, and policy for global change
2. Aquatic Ecology (no course planned)
3. Forcing and Feedback Mechanisms in the Climate System
4. Ecosystem Processes.
Earth System Science
6. Earth System Science
7.Scientific Writing Course (Contact Finn Surlyk)
August 2007 Summer Course on Mesoscale Meteorology and Predictability
University of Helsinki Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland
These courses will give the student up-to-date skills in research theories and techniques within a specific subject area. The specialized courses will attempt to cover many areas of climate and environmental research. In addition, it may be beneficial for students to follow non-COGCI courses; e.g. international courses. Examples of COGCI specialized courses are: Advanced data analysis in climate research, Climate development in the Holocene, Ecotoxicology, Aquatic Ecosystems, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Arctic Ecosystems, Tropical Ecosystems, Landuse (GIS), Biodiversity, Environmental Chemistry, Cycling of elements on a regional/global scale, Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing.
to Remote Sensing (Web based course)
COGCI will communicate global change, climate and environmental issues to society in general. This will be done by having 1-2 theme-days per semester. These theme-days will focus on a topic of current interest. COGCI will invite keynote speakers, and socio-economic aspects of global change will be included. Student's participation will be counted towards the 30 ECTS requirement.
PhD students will give at least 2 presentations at student seminars. The purpose
is to train communication skills at the highest scientific level.