Prof. dr. ir. H.A. (Henk) Dijkstra

Buys Ballotgebouw
Princetonplein 5
Kamer 661
3584 CC Utrecht

Prof. dr. ir. H.A. (Henk) Dijkstra

Physical Oceanography
+31 30 253 2306
Completed Projects
LINC - Learning about Interacting Networks in Climate 01.03.2012 to 29.02.2016
General project description

Improving our understanding of the Earth´s complex climate phenomena, such as El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), has a huge economic and social impact for present and future generations, and can underpin advances in areas as diverse as energy, environment, agricultural and marine sciences. Given the complexity of the inter-relations between the subsystems that constitute our climate, it is important to approach the problem from an interdisciplinary perspective. However,there is a great shortage of qualified workforce to perform this task and a major challenge is the education and training of young qualified researchers that can approach climate phenomena from a complex systems point of view. 

This requires knowledge from several fields such as physics, dynamical systems theory and computer science, and also requires a detailed understanding of Earth sciences such as meteorology and oceanography. There is also a clear need for improving the coordination and cooperation of the research teams working on these issues.

EU grant Marie-Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)
Project members UU