Programme

Programme

Experts, stakeholders, and guest lecturers from high level national and international institutes and organisations will contribute knowledge and insights to the Summer School programme.

We will update the programme regularly!

1st WEEK: 10. Sep-14. Sep 2018

MON 10. Sep
 Introduction
  • Organisation, Ice-Breaker and Warm-up
  • The Earth Surface System – An Introduction
  • Observing Earth Surface Dynamics and Societal Response – State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Chances
  • Participant Presentations Part I)
TUE 11. Sep
 Beneath the Surface – Drivers, Triggers, and Forces for Dynamic Changes
  • How Extreme Events from within alter the Surface
  • Global Material Flows
  • Observing Earth Surface Dynamics and Societal Response – State-of-the-Art, Challenges, and Chances
  • Participant Presentations Part II
WED 12. Sep
At the Surface – the Role, Function, and Traits of the Earth Surface for the Evolution of Life on our Planet
  • How Life alters the Surface and vice versa
  • The Role of the Earth Surface for the Evolution of Species
  • The Critical Zone Concept
THU 13. Sep
At the Surface – the Role, Function and Traits of the Earth Surface for the Human Habitat
  • Globalisation of Knowledge – Do we need a Concept of Earth Literacy? The Global Citizenship Model)
  • Geo Governance
  • Workshop on Environmental Anthropology
TUE 14. Sep
Landmanagement to feed the Earth
  • Land Management and Biodiversity
  • Land Grabbing, Exploitation, Displacement and Escape
  • Alternative Land Use
  • Do we have to put a Price on Soil? – Surface and Economy
  • Payments for Ecosystem Services?
TUE 15. Sep
TBC Excursion – German Approaches to Sustainable Land Management (Sustainable Strategies for Landscape Management)

2nd WEEK: 17. Sep-19. Sep 2018

TUE 17. Sep
The Role of the Oceans in the Earth Surface System
  • Terrestrial versus Marine Surface – Similarities and Differences
  • Ocean Governance
  • Workshop: About the Relevance of Ocean Literacy
  • Exercise on Science Management (time permitting))
TUE 18. Sep
Above the Surface – Earth Surface System and Climate Impact
  • How Climate alters Surface and vice versa
  • Climate Economics – Adjustment Strategies and Participative Processes for Future Generations and Prediction
  • Climate Change and Soil Degradation
TUE 19. Sep
From the Surface – How the Earth Surface has been shaped in the Anthropocene
  • How Mankind alters the Surface: Landscape Management from local to global
  • The Anthropocene
  • Workshop and Discussion on the Planetary Boundaries Concept – including SDGs

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