Early Career Scientists
Students and Early Career Scientists had the opportunity to contribute to the Symposium’s outcomes and vision. The presence of young researchers and students was enhanced through a variety of initiatives during the whole week.
A Unique Forum for Young Scientists
Graduate students and early career professionals had the chance to interact among themselves and network with leading scientists in an area allocated for them in the conference venue. This area was designed to facilitate networking discussions on common interests and future partnerships.
Coffee Break Talks
The Early Career Scientists and Students had the opportunity to engage in discussions during the Coffee Breaks with renowned speakers selected from the daily sessions. The talks were a great way for Early Career Scientists to get to know experts and ask them questions. For more information see the programme
Outstanding Post-graduate Student and Early Career Researcher Awards
In recognition of the achievements of the young participants attending the conference, awards were given for the most outstanding posters presented by students and early career researchers (those who received their last degree in 2009 and later). The winners were awarded by Alain Ratier, Director General of EUMETSAT and Ghassem Asrar, Director of PNLL, during a ceremony on the last day and their posters were given more visibilitythrough an exhibiton in a poster showcase.
Meeting a Climate Artist
The participants had the chance to meet the Climate Artists through an interactive session that helped the artists produce artwork revolving around the topics of the Symposium.
Your Ideas Matter
The young participants had the chance to meet on Thursday 16 October (day 4) at lunchtime and at 18h00 and provide input to the Symposium Statement that was presented on Friday morning during the concluding session. A representative of YESS presented the point of view of the Early Career Scientists on stage in order for the audience to share their work.
Guided tour of EUMETSAT or of the City of Darmstadt
The Early Career Scientist and Students had the opportunity to visit EUMETSAT’s Headquarters and learn more about EUMETSAT’s contribution to climate monitoring and its future programmes. In alternative there was also the possibility to have free tour of the City of Darmstadt to discover what the City of Science has to offer.