If you have a different idea, don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to talk about any proposal that you may have to see whether we can frame it into a master thesis. A general knowledge of the climate system is required. Most projects involve programming, the analysis of very large datasets and visualization of the results. Knowledge in a higher programming language (e.g. Matlab, IDL, R) is an advantage. Some projects involve running climate models (Fortran, Shell Scripts).