The 3rd Graduate Climate Conference was held the weekend of April 17-18, 2009, at the University of Washington's Pack Experimental Forest on the southwestern slope of Mount Rainier. As with previous conferences, there was no attendance fee, with food, lodging, and conference costs funded by many generous sponsors.
For more information regarding previous GCC events, visit the GCC2 website.
The goal of the Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) is to provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines, including atmospheric, biological, earth and ocean sciences. We seek to share new techniques and avenues of research, discuss recent findings and their implications, and consider the major questions in the future of climate research. The format is designed to encourage new climate scientists to grow acquainted with the details of diverse areas of climate research and to place their own research in the broader context of the climate science community. We envision fostering connections that will lead to future collaborations across disciplines and between institutions.
The 2009 event at the University of Washington's Charles L. Pack Forest marks the third GCC. It is the direct result of a decision made by a group of graduate students from several climate science disciplines at the University of Washington to design, organize, and orchestrate a conference for students from a variety of backgrounds. We hope this event and others like it will continue in the years to come, welcoming new participants to share and expand knowledge of climate science.