Relevant non-CHESS activities

Here are some non-CHESS activities which are highly relevant to some CHESS students:


Life Skills for Young Scientists (LiSYS)
A yearlong mentorship program, Sept. 2024—Sept. 2025

For current graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, or early career scientists in any branch of science. Offered online at no cost to participants. Applications open in July.

Full details online at


The CATER school 2024, Arusha, Tanzania, October 21 – November 1 2024 (application deadline: 19 April 2024)

The CATER schools is a series of annual schools, with the goal of creating an environment where students, early-career researchers, lecturers, and practitioners across disciplines and sectors can together learn, discuss and re-interpret the latest knowledge at the forefront of climate risk resilience and action in Sub-Saharan Africa. The 2024 CATER school is open for application until 19 April.


Joint Oslo Seminar (JOS) :

Information coming soon……


This bi-weekly seminar, organized jointly by the University of Oslo, the Meteorological Institute, CICERO and NILU, invites renowned international experts to contribute to an informal series of lectures, meant to create interaction with the Oslo atmospheric and climate science community on recent highlights and analysis in the field. All seminars will be held on Thursdays.
If you are interested to join the meetings and get regular information about the seminar, follow this link to subscribe to the mailing list


BCCR Seminar:

April 22, 2024  14:15
Title: Deep Ocean warming-induced irreversible climate changes under climate mitigation scenarios
Speaker: Jong-Seong Kug, Seoul National University

The global oceans absorb most of the surplus heat from anthropogenic warming, but it is unclear how this heat accumulation will affect the Earth’s climate under climate mitigation scenarios. Here, we show that this stored heat will be released at a much a slower rate than its accumulation, resulting in a robust pattern of surface ocean warming and consequent regional precipitation. The surface ocean warming is pronounced over subpolar-to-polar regions and the equatorial eastern Pacific where oceans are weakly stratified to allow vigorous heat release deep ocean to the surface layer. It is also demonstrated that this ocean warming pattern largely explains changes in the precipitation pattern including southward shift of the Intertropical Convergence zone and more moistening in high latitudes. This study suggests that deep ocean warming may hinder climate recovery in some regions, even if carbon neutrality or net negative emissions are successfully achieved.
About the speaker
Jong-Seaon Kug is a professor at Seoul National University. He has more than 200 peer reviewed papers and broad research interest that range from climate change dynamics, air-sea interaction and ENSO dynamics, the global carbon cycle, bio-geochemical processes and their climate feedback, to climate extremes, and climate prediction and predictability.

April 29, 2024  14:15
BCCR cross theme seminar: paleo science day

May 6, 2024  14:15
BCCR cross theme seminar: extreme events and tipping points

June 3, 2024  14:15
Topic: vertical-integrated model configurations
Speaker: Wolfgang Müller

June 4, 2024  14:15
BCCR cross theme seminar: Southern Ocean

June 10, 2024  14:15
Topic: Atlantic Multidecadal Variability
Speaker: Rong Zhang


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BCCR Seminar is a weekly forum for the presentation of research connected to the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research. Some of the talks are given by international visitors but the majority are presented by internal researchers. If you are interested to receive the seminar information and the zoom link regularly, you can send an email to Birgit Rinder ( or Wanyee Wang ( and subscribe to the mailing list.