2014 NOAA Summer Institute
NOAA Climate & Global Change & PACE
Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
The Summer Institute for the NOAA Climate and Global Change & PACE Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs will be held the week of 13-18 July 2014 in the beautiful mountain resort town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
The goal of the Institute is to bring together present and former fellows as well as host scientists, program sponsors and other invited guests to share cutting-edge research accomplishments and discuss the future of climate research as it pertains to global climate change.
The Institute provides a unique opportunity, in a relaxed and informal setting, for professional interaction and development of valuable connections with new colleagues. The 2014 Institute leader, Michael (Mick) Follows, is developing a detailed plan for the week.
Associate Professor, Michael (Mick) Follows works at the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, part of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, at MIT.
He is a member of the Marine Biogeochemical Modeling group, and uses data analysis and models to investigate the connections between ocean circulation, biogeochemical cycles and marine ecosystems.
A major focus of his current work is The Darwin Project: An interdisciplinary, inter-deparmental effort at MIT to model marine ecosystems and understand how they are regulated by, and feedback upon, the environment.
Each participant at the Institute will share short overview presentations geared to a general audience (20-30 minutes), and specific topics will be discussed in different settings throughout the week.