3rd Hyytiälä InGOS/ICOS Summer School 2015: Challenges in measurements of greenhouse gases and their interpretation

The 3rd InGOS/ICOS Summer School (previously known as TTorch Summer School) “Challenges in measurements of greenhouse gases and their interpretation” will again be held in 2015 at Hyytiälä field station in Finland and will take place from 20 May until 29 May, 2015. The school will be organized in three sections:

  • Ecosystem fluxes and measurements
  • Atmospheric composition and measurements (in-situ and remote sensing)
  • Modeling of the global climate, carbon cycle, atmospheric transport and chemistry

The last two sections will each include a practical session.

Lecturers include: Christoph Gerbig, Martin Heimann, Sander Houweling, Carl Brenninkmeijer, Maarten Krol, Anders Lindroth, Greet Maenhout and Timo Vesala.

Location: Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland. For more information please visit the website http://www.helsinki.fi/hyytiala/english/. A side map of the field station can be found here.

Costs and funding: Most of the costs (accommodation, catering, organization and lectures) will be covered from  InGOS and ICOS FI funds. Participants will have to arrange their own travel to/from Helsinki, Finland.

Who can participate: The school is mainly oriented to PhD students, but a number of PostDocs and master students preparing to start a Doctorate will be accepted. The scope of the Summer School is of course closely related to the (European) projects ICOS, COOPEUS and InGOS. Completion of this Summer School is foreseen to deliver you 7 ECTS credit points (exact number might change).

How to apply: The application deadline has been extended to 8 February 2015 reached. We selected 32 candidates that all should have received the decision.

  1. The preliminary schedule (pdf-version):


This schedule can still be updated if needed.

Accomodation: Shared rooms.

Location Map: (lat=61.84545, lon=24.28636)


How to get there: Bus transport will be organized from Helsinki to Hyytiälä in the afternoon of 20 May, and from Hyytiälä to Helsinki on the morning of 29 May 2015. The approximate travel time between Helsinki and Hyytiälä is 3 hours. More details about how to reach the research station and the organized traveling will be distributed to the participants well in advance of the Summer School.

What to bring: The participants are required to bring a laptop; internet connection will be available. A small rucksac, shoes and clothing suitable for walking through the forest will be necessary. Other useful things to bring: flashlight; warm clothes; swimming suit (for lake and/or sauna).

Attention: There are no shops and hospitals in the near vicinity. Participants should bring all the medicines and clothing necessary for the duration of the school.

Weather and climate: http://en.ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/home

Day length: sunrise approx. 4:15; sunset approx 22:30 local time.