Photos from GCC 2011

Here is a slideshow of photos from the conference:

And a slideshow of our festive Halloween Party:

All photos Copyright Allison Wing and the GCC Executive Committee

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A Successful GCC 2011!


Thank you to all the organizers and participants for a very successful weekend at the 5th Graduate Climate Conference! More recap/photos to follow, but here is our group picture:

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Keynote Speaker: Peter Huybers

We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speaker will be Professor Peter Huybers of Harvard University.

Peter got his Ph.D. from the MIT Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate in 2004. Since then, he has become one of the rising stars in paleoclimatology, recently winning an extremely prestigious MacArthur Fellowship (a.k.a. the “genius grant”.) Peter’s research has focused on the great mystery of glacial cycles, using sophisticated timeseries analysis, novel proxy techniques, and simple models. This reasearch has helped advance our understanding of how changes in orbital parameters (Milkankovitch cycles) provoke a physical response from the climate system.

We are greatly looking forward to hearing from Peter at the GCC!

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Update on Notification Emails

Hello everyone! At this point, we are pleased to report that all the notification emails have been sent out. If you applied to the GCC and have NOT heard from us regarding the status of your abstract, shoot us an email at and we’ll find out what happened to your notification email.


P.S. Undergrads: Stay tuned! Your notification emails haven’t gone out yet, but they will soon.

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Preparing for GCC 2011 – Site Visit

Some members of the MIT GCC Organizing Committee visited the 2011 conference site yesterday to walk through the conference. We’re really excited about the location! The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is on Cape Cod and just steps away from the beach. Fortunately, it won’t be so warm and inviting by the time the conference rolls around, so we’ll be able to focus on the talks! Check out photos of the location:

Some GCC organizing committee members outside the conference room at WHOI.

The front of the conference room.

The view of the Atlantic from the conference room.

Only on Cape Cod.

We are still working on the acceptances and notices. In a few weeks we should have a full attendee list. This process is difficult because we got many great abstracts, but we are hard at work to craft a conference that will be educational and interesting for everyone. We will also publish a schedule soon. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please write us at

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Just a quick update:

We are still in the process of reviewing abstracts, but should be emailing out decisions in the next few weeks.

Also, stay tuned for a preliminary schedule that will be posted on the website soon!

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Undergrad deadline extended to August 1

The deadline to submit an application to attend the GCC as an undergraduate has been extended to August 1. Please see for more information and the application.

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Abstract Deadline Extended to July 7

If you haven’t submitted your abstract yet, now is your chance! We have extended the abstract deadline to Thursday, July 7.  Use the application form on the website at

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Abstract Deadline this Friday, July 1

This is just a reminder that the abstract deadline is this Friday, July 1.  Please fill out the application form, located here:

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Application Forms Online!

The GCC 2011 application forms are now live. There is the regular graduate application and a new undergraduate application. The forms are powered by Google Docs. Please contact us if you have any questions or problems regarding the forms.

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