2nd CAFE School

2nd CAFE School

The second week of the CAFE School, scheduled originally from 16th to 20th, March, was POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS. Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event in its full planned format, but we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.

We have re-scheduled the pending courses for the 1st CAFE Workshop in September 2020 (plus several online sessions):

FREIBERG (Germany): March 9th – 13th, 2020

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The 2nd CAFE School will be held in Freiberg, Germany, in March 2020. The School will start with a four-day hands-on training module in Climate and extreme statistics (March 9th – 12th), by Dr. Manfred Mudelsee from Climate Risk Analysis (including persistence models, bootstrap confidence intervals, regression, correlation and spectral analysis), with extensive hands-on computer tutorials and individual feedback from the lecturer. The first week will also include the Course “Intercultural Communication and Conflict Management”, led by Kristina Wopat (GRAFA/TUBAF), on Friday 13th. This is the natural complement of the previous-school course on teamwork, an important requirement in career development.

The second week of the school (March 16th – 18th) will consist on a series of interdisciplinary courses presented by members of CAFE, which are experts in their fields, as well as external invited lecturers, who will complement the network’s training capacity. The working method will be a series of master and practical classes. 

The 2nd CAFE School will provide another opportunity for the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to build upon the skills and knowledge required to move their CAFE Research Projects forward, as well as reinforcing the network established with other members of the CAFE consortium. 

This meeting will also mark the completion of the project’s first year.

Scientific interdisciplinary sessions



Criticality of geophysical processes and estimation procedures

Dr. Álvaro Corral (CRM)

Understanding and modeling weather and climate extremes: Challenges and opportunities for science and society

Dr. Jana Sillmann (CICERO)



Anticipating climatic tipping points
and regime shifts

Prof. Emilio Hernández-García
and Dr. Cristobal López


Synchronization phenomena
in Earth’s climate system

and Prof. Jürgen Kurths
and Dr. Reik Donner



Impact of climate change on the global water cycle and extreme events

Dr. Hervé Douville (Météo-France)