Activities

Abby-Net Summer Schools

The Abby-Net summer schools take place since 2012 with alternating between locations in Alberta and Bavaria. Abby-Net summer schools center around the interdisciplinary approach on energy transitions by bringing together students from various scientific discipline and letting them work in mixed teams to develop concepts and approaches to sustainable energy transitions.

Download an Overview of the Student Participation 2012-2019

8th Abby-Net Summer School in Kloster Banz (Bavaria) 2020:
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Information on the topic and the application process will be published soon.

7th Abby-Net Summer School at the Barier Lake Station (Alberta) 2019:
Trends in Future Energy Transitions

The purpose of the 7th ABBY-Net Summer School was to train young scientists in interdisciplinary approaches to energy and ecosystem research. The course focused on resource-management issues in the province of Alberta, and the impact of resource extraction on natural ecosystem functioning. Students had seminars on key extra-disciplinary topics (energy systems, environmental systems, energy economics, and data analysis), and participated in field excursions designed to educate participants on local resource-management issues. Finally, the participants developed inter-disciplinary research proposals designed to solve practical problems related to energy development in Alberta.

See the article on the Summer School at the Future Energy Systems site of the University of Alberta

6th Abby-Net Summer School in Burg Trausnitz (Bavaria) 2018:
Trends in Future Energy Transitions

The goal of this summer school was to identify trends in energy transitions, their environmental impacts and societal influence. Given such a trend students developed possible scenarios on how the trends will develop in the future.

5th Abby-Net Summer School in Kananaskis (Alberta) 2017:
Future interdisciplinary Research for sustainable Energy Transitions

The goal of this summer school was to bring together students from participating areas of research and enable them to write their own interdisciplinary reaserch proposal in one oft the Abby-Net key topics.

4th Abby-Net Summer School in Ottmaring (Bavaria) 2016:
Future interdisciplinary Research for sustainable Energy Transitions

3th Abby-Net Summer School in Kananaskis (Alberta) 2014:
Future interdisciplinary Research for sustainable Energy Transitions

2nd Abby-Net Summer School in Kloster Banz (Bavaria) 2013:
Future interdisciplinary Research for sustainable Energy Transitions

1st Abby-Net Summer School in Kananaskis (Alberta) 2012:
Future interdisciplinary Research for sustainable Energy Transitions

Abby-Net Research Workshops

10th Abby-Net Research Workshop at the Kananaskis Field Station (Alberta) in January 2020

At this meeting Abby-Net members discussed ongoing projects and started working on joint proposal allowing phd level students to work on E3 research questions.

9th Abby-Net Research Workshop at the University of Calgary (Alberta) in August 2019

At this workshops Abby-Net researchers and their students presented the results of Abby-Net E3-Projects and related research.
Details on the Workshop

8th Abby-Net Research Workshop at Technical University Munich in August 2018

At this Workshop, AbbyNet members presented the current status of the original E3-Projekts and defined new projects.

7th Abby-Net Research Workshop at the University of Calgary (Alberta) in August 2017

Before the Summer School 2018 in Kananaskis, the second workshop in 2017 took place at the University of Calgary. At this workshop AbbyNet researchers presented first progress in on the first batch of E3 research projects and discussed how to proceed.

6th Abby-Net Research Workshop at Reykjavík University in February 2017

At thie workshop the idea of the E3-Systems Projects was born. Each E3-Project works on a well-defined research question in the context of energy transitions. The E3-Systems projects are usually pursued by master or bachelor students which are co-supervized by an international and interdisciplinary research team.

5th Abby-Net Research Workshop at LMU Munich in August 2016

4th Abby-Net Research Workshop at the University of Calgary (Alberta) in March 2016

3rd Abby-Net Research Workshop at Freising (Bavaria) in April 2015

2nd Abby-Net Research Workshop at the University of Alberta (Alberta) in August 2014

1st Abby-Net Workshop on Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring at LMU Munich in March 2012

Bavarian delegation visit to Alberta in 2011