Climate and Meteorology is a discipline concerned with the study of atmosphere phenomena and focusing on climate processes, precipitation, temperature, currents, and electric discharge. It also aims at forecasting these phenomena and the changes or sequence between them. The activity in this field involves the research of climatology in terms of probing, analysing, evaluating and interpreting the meteorological data with the purpose of forecasting the weather and specific climatic conditions in the different geographical areas of the world. It is also preoccupied with the development of new meteorological theories and the improvement of existing ones, with the improvement of meteorological methods, techniques and instruments.
As a meteorologist you can practice your profession in government agencies, private consulting and research services, utilities and radio and television stations. A career in meteorological research can prove to be a very exciting endeavour as it can take the practitioner in some of the most unexplored and unknown places on Earth.
A Graduate Certificate of Climate Adaption will provide you with the skills and knowledge to allow you to apply the principles of climate adaption across a range of different professions and assess the risks and opportunities that may arise from climate changes. On completion of this certificate, you will be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of global climate change as well as scientific knowledge and concepts. You will also be adept at assessing the impact humans have upon the constantly changing climate system.
This program will emphasize environmental policy and management theory and practice on the global scale. Environmental change, sustainable practices, disaster planning and response, and political influence will be studied, providing students with insights into the status of shared resources throughout the world.
The MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change. The course places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and Earth Observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change.
The MSc in Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change course places particular emphasis on recent global and regional environmental and climatic change, the scientific basis and limitations of models and data collection techniques. It combines the international research strengths of staff within the departments of Geography and Biosciences around environmental and climate dynamics (processes and mechanisms involved in stability and change), marine and ecosystem biology, and environmental management and sustainable development.
The M.Sc. ICSS program offers courses in all fields of climate system sciences. At present, the program allows the specialization in one of following three tracks: › physics of the climate system; › biogeochemistry of the climate system; › climate related economics and social sciences. All courses are held in English. Class size is limited to 20 students. Our research oriented study program has been accredited by ASIIN in 2010. Professional perspectives Become a climate expert! After graduation our students successfully work as researchers in the fields of natural, social and economic sciences, consultants in the public service and private business sectors, and in non-governmental organizations, or pursue a PhD.
Climate Change, Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation (CCIMA) is a 2-year interdisciplinary MSc programme, combining natural and social science approaches to the study of climate change, its causes and effects, how we can deal with it and adapt to it.
EFM is a high level one-year training in fluid dynamics of natural media, including chemistry and biology coupling, complemented with numerical and experimental methods. With internationally recognized researchers in the fields of fundamental fluid mechanics closely linked to modelling and observations of natural media...
Earth, Life and Climate is an interdisciplinary programme combining biology, (geo)chemistry and earth sciences.
Climate Change Impacts and Sustainability - This is a multi-school, interdisciplinary programme that explores the likely impacts of global climate change on society and the wider environment and to instil the skills to develop creative and evidenced solutions.
The question is no longer if our climate will change, but how will it change and how will we adapt to these changes? Adaption and mitigation to global warming, the greenhouse effect and climate change all form the basis of the Master Climate Studies programme at Wageningen University. Students will gain a broad overview of climate change during this two-year programme.
Climate-related research is highly relevant for society, scientifically interesting and challenging. Human-induced global climate change has grown into a sense of urgency over the last decades.
Students admitted to the Master's degree programme in atmospheric sciences and biogeochemical cycles at the Faculty of Science pursue a Master of Science degree which consists of 120 ECTS-compatible credits. The target schedule for completing this degree is two years. The language of the degree programme is English.