In September 2017, Harry Eggo (Abertay), Vanessa Brum-Bastos (St Andrews), Simona Gabriella (Aberdeen) and Luis Tomas (Abertay) joined the Terrestrial Modelling and High Performance Scientific Computing TerraSys summer school at the University of Bonn.

Speaking after participating in the event Harry described his experience as “A very productive experience and the knowledge gained has allowed me to expend the impact of my PhD study. From the very small – microbiological modelling – to the very large – atmospheric systems – delegates brought their personal context and with that, a diversified knowledgeable community. Prominent guest speakers delivered interesting lectures in addition to ‘hands-on’ exercises using the high-performance computer in Jülich. Tutorials were well staffed with a high ratio of staff on hand to help out. Despite the programming experience being varied, everyone managed to meet learning outcomes. Bonn, as Germany’s second capital, was a perfect venue for the event and a lovely location to spend our evenings!”

Well done to all those who joined the event and thank you to all our friends in ABC+J Geoverbund, Germany for organising the school and welcoming SAGES participation.