PhD Retreat and Training in Plön

(c) KIel Earth Institute & Lena Boysen


Sunday // 22nd September 2013

Venue: Akademie am See, Plön

16:45 – 17:30
Background and aims of the SPP – Andreas Oschlies

17:30 – 19:00
Round of introduction
a short presentation (3 – 5 minutes) about his or her related SPP subproject or current scientific project (for associated students) including an introduction to their (planned) doctoral thesis

Get together at the Akademie am See, poster session
– Talking about your discipline

Monday // 23rd Septermber 2013

Venue: Akademie am See, Plön

9.00 – 17.00

Project management for young scientists – Taking off as a project pilot
Training by Dr. Simon Golin

New, time limited and complex – such are the tasks generally undertaken as projects. A work environment without project work is almost unimaginable nowadays. And this is not only true for the non – academic sector: Even the doctorate is a project!
Proven project management tools pave the way for the professional development and planning of projects, for competent guiding of their implementation and for their successful completion. With the help of these tools even difficult steps in the project journey can be safely navigated.
During the workshop the participants familiarise themselves with the most important project management methods and instruments. The following topics are at the core of the workshop:

  • Basics of project management:
 From design to completion of a project
  • It is all about direction:
 Setting objectives for my projects
  • How to handle the unforeseen: Strategies for dealing with difficulties
  • Projects in the higher education sector: What are the idiosyncrasies of academia?
  • Strengthen your strengths!
 How can I exploit the strengths of my project?
  • Stakeholder analysis:
 Where do I find support for my project?
  • Project management: My next steps


Tuesday // 24th September 2013

Venue: Prinzenhaus, Plön

09:00 – 09:45
Climate Engineering  –  an interdisciplinary task  
Prof. Martin Quaas, University of Kiel
Discussion: Foster interdisciplinary between PhD students

09:45 – 10:15
On the technologic of Climate Engineering – the language of infografics
Isabell Schrickel, University of Lüneburg
Discussion: Infografics to explain Climate Engineering

10:15 – 11:00
The role of modelling in Climate Engineering
David Keller, GEOMAR

11:20 – 11:40
The sensible task of talking about Climate Engineering
Jan Steffen, GEOMAR

11:40 – 12:00
Our Newsportal on Climate Engineering –  how it works and what it tells us
Nils Matzner, RWTH Aachen

12:00 – 12:30
The role of social networks
Jan Steffen, GEOMAR
Discussion: Pros and cons of social network involvement in the SPP

12:30 – 12:50
How to involve future generations – the school programme
Martin Behrens, Kiel Earth Institute

12:50 – 13:10
Ulrike Bernitt, Kiel Earth Institute