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IPSL Virtual Spring School 2021 - May 4-7, 2021

Date : 04-05-2021 au 07-05-2021

The school is dedicated to international undergraduate and master students. This year, a special attention will be dedicated to the observation of planet Earth, from space, airborne and surface instrumentation.

The school is organized by the Climate Graduate School of the Institute Pierre-Simon Laplace. IPSL-CGS brings together world-renowned scientists working in the field of climate change in the Paris area. It provides a unique opportunity to prepare for a master or a doctorate degree, while actively participating in the life of a research laboratory.

The program includes:

  •  Scientific webinars and online discussions on a range of climate science topics, with a focus on Earth observations and their use for societal and research challenges.
  •  Hands-on group workshops.
  •  Practical information about studying in the Paris area : presentations and online discussions with French students at the Master or PhD level, about career opportunities.
  •  A surprise side event to provide “a taste of Paris”.

Themes to be addressed include:

  • Societal needs and research frontiers in the ocean
  • Exploring Earth observing systems to study the atmosphere : climate variability and changes
  • New Trends in Climate Modeling: anticipating the future
  • The Earth climate from the sky
  • A journey in the stratosphere
  • The dynamical landscape of marine ecosystems
  • The Earth observing systems, instrumental challenges and the use of data


The working language of the Virtual Spring School is English.

Please note that your on-line presence is expected for the entire duration of the virtual school. We will make our best to adapt to the different time zones of the participants.

Practical requirements: an efficient internet connection and a tablet or computer equipped with microphones and speakers, are absolutely necessary.

Application procedure

Open to applicants with undergraduate (B.Sc.) or master (M1, M2, M.A., M.Sc. or equivalent) degrees in physics, Earth sciences, environmental sciences or related fields.

Candidates will be selected based on their CV and motivation letter.

Deadline for receipt of applications: April 9, 2021.

The IPSL-CGS VSS2021 website

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