First Changes Winter School on
System Analysis and Integrated Modelling in Climate Change Research
Venice, 3-6 February 2009


The Doctorate School in Global Change Science and Policy (ChangeS) is a consortium of three Italian universities (Ca' Foscari, Salento and Sassari), established in 2008 in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), with the aim of promoting and coordinating advanced studies on climate change impacts and policy. The School supports and organises advanced training and research activities with emphasis on the development of innovative management strategies for both physical and socio-economic climate related phenomena. This First Winter School has been held in Venice at Ca' Foscari University from 3th to 6th February 2009 and the theme is "System Analysis and Integrated Modelling in Climate Change Research", a set of very important topics, methods commonly used for the analysis and modelling of several phenomena related to global change, such as land use and land cover changes.


The Winter School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students.
All PhD Students may apply however the priority will be given to the Changes PhD Students.
There is no participation fee.


  • Prof. Carlo Giupponi, Center for Environmental Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University, Italy
  • Hasselmann, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology , Hamburg , Germany
  • Prof. Dawn Cassandra Parker, Department of Computational Social Science, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University , USA
  • Prof. Alexey Arkady Voinov, Chesapeake Research Consortium Community Modeling Program & Johns Hopkins University Dept. of Geography and Environmntal Engineering, USA


Winter School Secretariat
c/o PhD on Science and Management of Climate Change Secretariat
Ca' Foscari University, Department of Economics
Fondamenta San Giobbe, Cannaregio 873
30121 Venice
Tel + - 9126
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