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Helmholtz Research School
Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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  • Summer School successfully completed
  • Looking back on the 8th Research Forum
  • MICMoR Vision
  • What we offer ...

From 3-12 August, KIT's Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen hosted this year's MICMoR Summer School. The MICMoR Visiting Scientist 2016, Dr. Gretchen Gettel from UNESCO-IHE in Delft, the Netherlands, and her team gave 20 participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of biogeochemical processes at the terrestrial-aquatic interface.

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Summer School successfully completed

In June 2016, KIT's Campus Alpin hosted the 8th MICMoR Research Forum. The MICMoR Fellows presented their progress reports and Visiting Scientist Gretchen Gettel from the UNESCO-IHE in Delft explained the role of freshwater ecosystems in understanding greenhouse gas exchange. The MICMoR Community welcomed seven new fellows.

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Looking back on the 8th Research Forum

MICMoR aims at training young scientists for careers in the climate change field. Today much more is asked from the next generation of researchers: academic research skills in just one scientific field is often not enough, but an interdisciplinary approach is required to be able to cross boundaries and seek new innovative ideas. In addition, an international global orientation as well as networking and exchange with cooperation partners is crucial for scientific careers ...

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MICMoR Vision

MICMoR offers supplemental funding for up to 30 doctoral students from a climate change background performing their research in the MICMoR environment.



National and international PhD students with a disctinct orientation of their PhD topic towards interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of atmosphere-biosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes can apply for a fellowship.

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What we offer ...

Welcome to MICMoR,

the Helmholtz Research School on Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions, based at KIT/IMK-IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!

MICMoR’s research is directed to the consequences of climate change for biosphere, atmosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes. Its Graduate Program offers scientific training for PhD students from a background in climate change research. It also provides training in professional competencies and offers various opportunities of international exchange and collaboration. Our vision is to train a new generation of outstanding young scientists to navigate successfully in collaborative climate change research.

At the end of 2016 we can look back on the past five MICMoR years and be very happy with how our Research School has developed. We thank especially all our 34 MICMoR Fellows and the MICMoR Scientists for their commitment and engagement in MICMoR activities.

The MICMoR Coordination Team
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen