2nd Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation-Ph.D. workshop

Patrick Arthur Driscoll (Participant)

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation


The purpose of the Workshop was to offer PhD students an opportunity to review in depth selected themes and aspects of their dissertation research. When applying, students were requested to indicate their PhD study theme and title, and then to formulate two questions they would like to present and have discussed during the workshop (e.g. relating to dilemmas they face in the approach, structure, analysis or interpretation of their study). Small clusters of 3 or 4 related dissertation projects were discussed and reviewed with the aid of experts in parallel sessions. Following acceptance and registration for the Workshop, every PhD student was allocated a mentor from the pool of experts. Each cluster received several assignments for group work. The Workshop also included lectures of 45 minutes from international specialists on climate change adaptation. As a concrete output of the group work, a selection of PhD students was offered the opportunity to make a short plenary presentation during the opening and closing sessions of the Conference.
Period26 Aug 201229 Aug 2012
Event typeWorkshop
LocationHelsinki, Finland


  • Adaptation
  • Decision-making