A deeper understanding of climate phenomena could lead to significant
advances in energy, agriculture, and marine and environmental sciences.
However, as the Earth's climate is highly complex, there is a need to
train interdisciplinary researchers to approach the subject from diverse
The EU-funded 'Learning about interacting networks in climate' (LINC
project has been established to train young researchers in fields like
physics, dynamical systems, computer science and climate science. It
will also promote long-term international research collaborations in
these fields, particularly between academia and the private sector.
Thus far, 15 young researchers have been recruited and several
training and workshop sessions have taken place. The aim is to
eventually up-skill a total of 12 early-stage researchers and 3
The recruited fellows also visited LINC partners to produce a number
of joint publications. In addition, they have advanced software tools
to construct and describe climate networks, and have developed a climate
LINC provides these young researchers with a unique opportunity to
further their education at top academic institutions and private
companies, thus boosting their employability. The fellows' new expertise
will also enhance our knowledge of climate dynamics, which holds both
ecological and socioeconomic consequences.