Thoughts on variations of continental water storage
With a two-day kick-off seminar the newly established project team CLIVAR-Hydro officially started its research last October. PI Prof Florian Seitz, director of TUM´s ESPACE program, PI Prof Annette Menzel, of TUM´s Ecoclimatology chair, as well as project team leader Karin Hedman, were happy to welcome 19 participants. Researchers from the Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt and many more took the chance to present their latest research and to get connected to IGSSE´s young scientists. Also, the project team´s doctoral candidates Sarah Abelen, Alka Singh and Susanne Schnitzer introduced their research projects to the attending scientists and the following sensitive discussions proved to be very helpful to the candidates. The ensuing five scientific sessions and a dinner at the “Pfälzer Weinstuben” made it easy to develop ideas of a CLIVAR-Hydro road map.
CLIVAR-Hydro is IGSSE´s first all-female project team and it reflects the constantly rising number of women on their way of taking over responsibility in science and engineering.