Summer 2014

This summer, the program will run from June 10th to August 1st. The summer program is composed of four phases 1) Orientation, 2) Remote Sensing (RS), Geographical Information System (GIS) and MATLAB training, 3) Introduction to ESES research questions and 4) Exploring ESES research.

Please see the ESES Summer Bridge Program 2014 CALENDAR

Orientation: it is a one-week seminars given by faculty with a background in ESES areas in the diverse topics of climate change, remote sensing, renewable energy, and water resources. Please see orientation schedule HERE

Modules are almost done, as Rejeevan gives Fransciso some of the data

Training Section: It is a two-week training section on Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System (GIS) and MATLAB. Please see training schedule HERE

Introduction to ESES Research Questions: The purpose of this section is to allow critical thinking, deep analysis of science questions and development of new ideas and strategies to provide solutions to challenging real world problems. This year the theme is “Extreme weather and impacts in the urban environments”. As in previous years, ESES envisions having a series of lectures given by invited speakers to review and analyze the impacts of extreme weather events from different perspectives (i.e. winter, energy, health, water resources) in urban environments. Each speaker will challenge students with relevant and practical questions and will also provide an assignment to be done individually or as a team. At the end of the section there will be a round reflective table to discuss the subject and students findings.

All lectures will address the main theme from different perspectives. Each speaker will challenge students with relevant and practical questions. Students will team up to work on a research paper. At the end of the section there will be a round reflective table to discuss the subject and students findings.

This phase will run from June 30- July-16, 2014. Below please find a schedule for this section.
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List of Talks

      • Detection of Extreme Heat Events using remote Sensing – June 30th, 2014
      • Extreme Winter Events  July 2nd, 2014
      • Impacts of Extreme weather on Water Resources – July 8th, 2014
      • Health & Climate in Urban Environments July 10th, 2014
      • Impacts of Extreme Event on Energy – July 14th, 2014

Site Visits

  1. Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies in Millbrook, NY. – July 11th, 2014.
  2. Brookhaven National Lab’s National Weather Service division, Long Island, NY – July 25th, 2014.
  3. CREST Picnic, New York, NY – July 31st, 2014

Ballon Launching experiment Presentation

Exploring ESES Research: students will conduct research with their mentors that will facilitate their interest and expertise. The research topics will involve sustainable coastal urban systems, climate, water resources, energy systems, and ecosystem services and biodiversity.

CREST Symposium: On the last day of the Summer Bridge Program, students will present their research with the knowledge their obtained through-out the summer on this symposium that is held at The City College of New York.