Empowering Analysts to Navigate the CLEWS Nexus

Seminar // Empowering Analysts to Navigate the CLEWS Nexus

KTH Division of Energy Systems Analysis (DESA) invites PhD students and researchers with an interest in integrated resource modelling to the course on Integrated Assessment of Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water Systems. The course will be held in conjunction with an IAEA meeting hosted by the Swedish government at KTH with the same name, bringing together analysts from several countries as well as leading modelers and academics.

The analysis of individual CLEW components (and their related services) is routinely undertaken using modelling tools. However these models often lack the functionality required to conduct the integrated analysis needed to develop consistent climate-impact, land-, energy- and water-use related policies. The development of an integrated tool linking the above components can enhance the knowledge about these systems and help policy makers assess different development strategies.

Main Content

In the first part of the course an overview of the methodology behind each individual resource assessment tool as well as practical exercises will give the students a broad knowledge base in resource assessment models. The tools included in the CLEWS framework are: General Circulation Models (GCM) to estimate weather changes, the Long range Energy Alternatives Planning (LEAP) model, the Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP), and the Agro-Ecological Zones (AEZ) land production planning model. The second part of the course will be conducted jointly with an international training course on CLEWs organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and hosted at KTH. In this section the focus lies on sharing knowledge and providing more in-depth training on the tools that have been developed to model these systems and their linkages. In a third and final section of the course, through individual or group projects, the students will apply the CLEWS framework on real case studies and present results in form of presentations and project reports. Upon successful completion of a seminar paper (8-14 pages) participants will be granted 6 ECTS credit points.

Target groups & Eligibility

The main target group is currently enrolled doctoral students with an interest in resource and energy modelling. In addition, limited space is available for other Academics, Researchers and Post-Graduate students on application (please send motivation and CV).

Experience of resource modeling or other applied mathematical modeling is required. Students are expected to read and write scientific English and speak English fluently.

Tuition fee

The course is free of charge. Any travel expenses, accommodation costs and meals during the course period must be paid for by the participants themselves.

How to apply

For more information and application details, please send an email to: {rebecka.segerstrom@energy.kth.se}

Application deadline for the course is October 15, 2012.

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