Call for applications: Circle U. Thematic Seminar

Circle U.’s Climate Hub invites academics of all career stages from across the alliance to attend a thematic seminar on “Climate Change and Water”. Apply by 14 April and join the seminar in Berlin on 6-7 June to share your research and connect with colleagues!

Circle U.’s Climate Hub invites academics of all career stages* from across the alliance to attend a thematic seminar on “Climate Change and Water”. Join the seminar in Berlin (with an option for hybrid participation for those unable to travel) on 6-7 June 2023 to share related research and connect with colleagues for potential collaboration. Your short oral or poster presentation may address topics ranging from hydrology, desalination, flooding and extreme weather events, to rising sea levels, ocean governance and the blue economy, desertification, water pollutants, hydropower, or any other aspect of the overarching theme. Contributions speaking to climate adaptation and mitigation are especially encouraged.

Interdisciplinarity is very much at the heart of the Circle U. ethos, and the seminar is intended to identify intersections between the disciplines of the natural and materials sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, in order to develop a more holistic understanding of the multifaceted theme of climate and water. The final objective of this two-day event is to set a shared research agenda, within Circle U., on climate change and water.

Contributions are invited from researchers affiliated to one of the Circle U. member universities (Aarhus Universitet, King's College London, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Univerzitet o Beogradu, Université catholique de Louvain, Universitetet i Oslo, Université Paris Cité, Università di Pisa and Universität Wien). Participants may contact their university's Circle U. coordinator regarding travel and accommodation reimbursement.

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The application deadline is 14 April 2023. Successful applicants will be notified by 2 May 2023.

Please note that there is only a limited number of oral presentation slots available. Submissons for oral presentations will therefore be considered for both the oral and poster formats. Each contributor will have no more than 15 minutes' presentation time (10 minutes presentation + Q&A). Timekeeping will be strict.

*PhD students are encouraged to apply and give mini presentations (5 minutes + Q&A) in dedicated slots.