The Oxford Summer School on Geoengineering Research

Past Event

19 August 2012, 10:00am 25 August 2012 - 6:00pm

Queen's College
40 High Street, Oxford OX1 4AP

This summer school is hosted by the Oxford Geoengineering Programme

Background and purpose of this year’s school:

Research into proposed geoengineering techniques and the governance issues associated with them is gaining attention in academia and beyond. This summer school will provide early career researchers with information on the current state of developments in the field and with a focus on communicating research to the public and to policy-makers.

Collaborative projects:

As well as connecting early career researchers with leading academics in the field, the School will provide a venue for developing collaborative projects on many of the pressing issues in the field through interdisciplinary discussions. Participants will be consulted prior to the school for their input into the planning of the week’s collaborative projects.

Planned activities to date:

  • Lectures on the ethical and governance issues associated with geoengineering research
  • Lectures from representatives of major ongoing research projects
  • Workshops on engaging with policy makers and the public
  • A public debate

Costs and Scholarships:

There is no charge for the School itself; however, participants will need to contribute £300 towards the costs of accommodation and will be responsible for their own travel costs. Some scholarships towards accommodation and travel costs may be available for participants who would otherwise not be able to attend. A request for support should accompany the application in such circumstances.


The number of participants is limited. Please note the deadline for applications has now passed.