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Telling others about what you do and what you find interesting is fun. Trying to explain difficult concepts to others is a great tool to deepen understanding. When I’ve struggled to explain a concept coherently, occasionally I’ve found it’s because the problem really is not understood. Teaching has led, directly or indirectly, to a significant fraction of my research papers. 


1_kleinI recently co-organisied a Summer School on Physics of the Ocean at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany. Thanks to all of the students and faculty for making this such an uplifting experience!  


Applications are open for the NERC and Met Office-funded short course on the Role of the Oceans in Weather and Climate (OiWC2018). This course will be held at the Met Office, Exeter between 11-16 March 2018. OiWC2018 is open to and fully funded for NERC-funded PhD students and early career scientists. Accommodation will be provided at the Globe Hotel in the beautiful village of Topsham. This is the second such course, the first running in March 2015.