Summer and winter schools

SAINT Summer School 2, Toulouse, June, 24th, till July, 5th, 2019

The second summer school of the H2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) SAINT (Science and innovation with thunderstorms) is organized in the city of Toulouse, in the South West of France, from 24 June  to 5 July 2019. The University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (UPST) is involved in SAINT, together with 9 other beneficiaries and 9 partner organisations in Europe. SAINT aims at training 15 Ph.D. students of the network on the physics and effects of atmospheric electric discharges related to thunderstorms, from micro- to macro-scales; on the development of knowledge and numerical algorithms for lightning detection/protection, for new applications in atmospheric physics.

More information can be found on the school webpage:


SAINT Winter School 2, Amsterdam, January, 21st, till February, 1st, 2019

The winter school will focus on modelling and simulations of these phenomena. It is part of the educational programme of the European network SAINT, and open to other participants as well. It is aimed both at modellers and non-modellers at about PhD level. In the morning there will be lectures on physical modelling and on numerical techniques, and in the afternoon there will be hands on coding and demonstrations of codes available within the community. One day will be devoted to time and project management.

More information can be found on the school webpage:


SAINT Summer School 1, Barcelona, June, 2nd, till June, 13th, 2018

After one year of the start of the SAINT action, the first summer school will be held at the UPC in Barcelona (Spain). The school has a two-week program that includes the ESR Workshop, participation of the 2018 campaign, invited scientific and industry lectures, meetings, tutorials, experiments and field activities. On behalf of the organizing committee we hope you will enjoy it.

More information can be found on the school webpage:


SAINT Winter School 1, Copenhagen, January, 15th, till January, 19th, 2018

The Winter School is the first time that the network is brought together and that all the Ph.D. students get a chance to meet each other. The purpose of the school is therefore two-fold: to introduce the students to the basic physics and methods of the SAINT network, and to have students and scientists get to know each other. To remind us all about the boundary conditions for the school, I extract the research objectives of SAINT from the proposal and the learning objectives of the school.