Winter was coming ... but we survived

Our first TRR 181 Winter School took place at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute in List on Sylt starting February 6 to 10. 26 PhDs and postdocs faced the cold winds and snow of the North Sea in February to collaborate and learn about the TRR 181 disciplines.

The whole week was dedicated to science and networking. Nearly all young researchers of our project could attend the Winter School, helping to foster the communication between the TRR locations.

Internal and external speakers gave introductions on relevant topics of the three project disciplines: Oceanography, Meteorology and Mathematics. Furthermore, the participants got together in groups and worked on a project idea, including all their different expertise. At the end of the week, they presented their ideas in short talks.

The general evaluation of the week came out very positive. Over 90 % of the participants rated the school good or very good. The comments will help us improve the next events. Although the main problem, we are not able to fix: “Please fix the weather and let the sun shine.” So maybe we do a summer school instead. :)

A full and detailed report on the Winter School can be found in our new newsletter!