Summer School

Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment

The Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment (FDSE) summer school is intended for Ph.D. students and postdocs with a background in earth sciences, engineering or mathematics.


Date de début 21/05/2024 14:23
Date de fin 31/05/2024
Organisateur Ecole Polytechnique


The fluid-dynamical aspects of energy transition and climate change are covered in breadth and in depth. The principal aims of the school are to give students an advanced understanding of geophysical and environmental fluid dynamics and to foster networking among current and future researchers in these critical fields of science and technology.

Classroom lectures, experimental and numerical project work in small groups, and a full social programme are offered. The summer school is co-organised every year by faculty and researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK) and from École Polytechnique (Paris, France), and its location has alternated between these two institutions since 2012.



The 2024 academic programme will be made up of lectures on fundamental and applied topics. Guest lecturers are invited each year to teach selected topics from the wider scientific, technological or societal context of sustainability and the environment. http://www.fdse.org/programme.html

Core lectures

  • Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics
  • Renewable Energy: Hydro, Wind & Marine
  • Atmosphere Dynamics
  • Ocean Dynamics
  • Cryosphere
  • Flow Instability

Informations supplémentaires