Interdisciplinary course focuses on global changes, European north



Global environmental changes, the European Arctic, regional climate modeling, integrated assessments, socioeconomic consequences of climate change, integrated regional impact studies—do they have anything in common and can they be dealt with collectively? These and related questions were tackled by 25 doctoral students and 25 lecturers at an advanced study course last summer in northern Sweden.

The course addressed two basic issues—regional climate modeling in the European Arctic and integrated regional impact studies in the European north. Called Integrated Regional Impact Studies in the European North: Basic Issues, Methodologies and Regional Climate Modeling (IRISEN), it was held at the Scientific Research Station of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Abisko, July 4–16.