IPCC SROCC Information event for early career researchers

A chance to join the discussion, network, and learn from prominent climate scientists and experts participating in the IPCC assessment process on topics related to the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC).

This event will provide background information on the IPCC assessment process, and perspectives from the scientific communities working on mountains, polar regions, and past climates on the challenges and prospects for research on climate change in these environments.


The event is targeted at early-career researchers familiar with the IPCC and with a scientific background conducting research relevant to climate change, but who may still need information on the IPCC assessment process to feel empowered to participate in the future and develop this expertise.

Programme | 18 December 2018

9:00: Arrivals and registration (welcome coffee)

9:30: Welcome from MRI, PAGES, and SPI and introduction to information event

9:45: Presentations:

  • Prof. Valérie Masson-Delmotte, IPCC WG1 Co-Chair: Introduction to the IPCC assessment process, its role in addressing science-policy interface, and the role of the scientific community in its work.
  • Dr. Gian-Kasper Plattner, WSL: How to read and interpret the IPCC reports? How the IPCC confidence guidance note is applied by authors in the assessment process.

10:15: Q&A

10:30: Coffee break

11:00: Perspectives on the scientific evidence of climate change related to specific SROCC chapters:

  • Dr. PD. Christian Huggel (University of Zurich) – High Mountains
  • Prof. Ulrike Lohmann (ETH Zurich) – Polar Regions
  • Prof. Darrell Kaufman (Northern Arizona University, USA) – Past Climates

11:45: Panel Q&A with all speakers

12:15: Networking lunch

13:15: Finish


Dr. Carolina Adler (Mountain Research Initiative), Dr. Marie-France Loutre (Past Global Changes), and Danièle Rod (Swiss Polar Institute).


‘Kuppelraum’ – University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 4, Bern, Switzerland on 18 December 2018.


Registration is free but compulsory. Click here to register.