Skills and methods

Data processing and analysis is a ubiquitous topic in Earth system sciences. Even if the temporal and spatial scales on which different subdisciplines focus differ vastly, the challenges and solutions resemble surprisingly. The focus of this skills and methods for Earth and Climate Sciences session is to teach new methods that are relevant for a broad audience and to discuss their potential from different points of view.

This session on skills and methods for Earth and climate sciences is opened by a talk on causal inference of complex dynamic systems, followed by hands-on workshops on data science, methodologies and measurement techniques.

Keynote speaker

The session will be opened with a keynote talk from Jakob Runge, leader of the Climate Informatics group at the recently founded DLR Institute for Data Science, Jena. He will talk about discovery and analysis of causal relationships in complex dynamic systems, with a focus on his work and experience in climate research. The talk will be followed by a number of hands-on workshops on data science, methodologies and measurement techniques. Details on the workshop contents will be added soon.

Detailed Program

Workshops

We offer 4 workshops, that mainly reflect aspects of the MPI-BGC’s expertise and include
Thursday 14th of March:
13:30 - 15:00
  • Deep Learning
  • FluxNet

  • 15:30 - 17:00
  • Inverse Modelling
  • SoilR

  • You can sign up for 2 workshops at the conference on Wednesday morning.

    Sessions

    Natural processes

    Understanding how the natural processes affect the Earth system.
    With keynote speaker Ingrid van der Laan-Luijkx.

    Anthropogenic activities

    Understanding how the anthropogenic activities affect the Earth system.
    With keynote speaker Markus Reichstein.

    Prediction and vulnerability

    Prediction and vulnerability of the Earth system.
    With keynote speaker Natalie Krivova.

    Skills and methods

    Workshop: Skills and methods for Earth system research. Share and learn new skills.
    With keynote speaker Jakob Runge.