Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management 

Nanjing, China, 21 October - 1 November 2019


The school will be organized around four broad topic areas:

  • Attribution of changes in the frequency and intensity of extremes
  • Climate risk from compound events 
  • Projections and predictions of extreme events
  • Climate risk reduction and management



Lectures would occur in the morning of each day, with occasional lectures in the evenings. For each topic,  lectures will cover the basics that would be accessible to most participants. In addition, the school will include a limited number of 'guest', lectures which would provide in-depth excursions to the current frontiers of some aspects of research on extremes. 

The afternoons and remaining evenings would be devoted to the practical application of the material covered in the lectures. This will be accomplished both through the use of structured tutorials, and a set of research problems that will form the core of the institute and serve to produce an important part of its long-term legacy.

Research problems will, therefore, be a key aspect of the institute. It is envisioned that 5-7 teams, each with 4-6 students, will work to tackle 5-7 problems that are to be developed specifically for the institute by its lecturers.  Problems will be carefully selected by the institute‚Äôs steering committee to ensure that they will be tractable via teamwork with the resources that are anticipated to be available at the NUIST, that students working in teams with experienced lecturer-advisors will be able to advance the problems over the 2-week duration of the school, and that the results are likely to be publishable.