Capacity building and training

The Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology

The 14th summer school of the USSP consortium will focus on past climate dynamics with special emphasis on the analysis of the long-term carbon cycling and its implications in the understanding of present and future climates. USSP 2017 will integrate lectures, symposia, fieldtrips, and exercises on the many different areas of paleoclimatology including biogeochemical cycling, paleoceanography, continental systems, and all aspects of deep-time climate modeling.

Sustainable Blue Growth in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries

OGS, the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics, in collaboration with other partner-institutions is organizing an advanced training school in Trieste for researchers, scientists and managers from the Mediterranean and Black sea Countries. OGS intends to support the creation of stable and attractive career pathways and highly skilled talents that will be needed to support expanding marine and maritime sectors. The focus of the training school is on strengthening professional skills and enhancing competencies in fields related to the blue economy.

Coding, data management, and Shiny applications using RStudio for evolutionary biologists and ecologists

The course will introduce programming logic using the R syntax. The participants will be able to solve problems involving heterogeneous biological datasets and the combined use of different statistical packages, so the advantages of learning programming skills can be demonstrated. The RMarkdown syntax will be used to illustrate the advantages of literate programming and the possibilities of code sharing and archiving. In the sequence, participants will learn how to design relational databases (RDB) which can be used to manage and analyse large biological datasets.

Integrated approaches to investigate the role of soft and hard substrate benthos in ecosystem functioning: from field observations and experiments to modeling and indicator development

Within this summer school, PhD students and early post-docs will be initiated in experimental methodology to investigate the effect of animal activity on biogeochemical cycling in both sediments and the water column. Class-room lectures will provide participants with an overview on the recent developments in the research field and will be combined with hands-on experiments on both hard- and soft substrate biogeochemical cycling (optode and electrode techniques, nutrient cycling, bio-irrigation) using state-of-the art experimental equipment.

First GEOTRACES Summer School to be held in Brest, France

This summer school will be held in Brest, France, between the 20th and 26th August 2017. It will bring together over 60 students and 20 world-leading international scientists, and is supported by the LabexMER and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR).

This summer school aims at teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for a good understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals. It will allow PhD students and early career researchers to see how their work fits within the international community of GEOTRACES.

Taxonomy of Marine Flora: Marine Summer Schools 2017

This master degree summer course is a hands-on introduction to marine plants with an emphasis on seaweeds. It trains you to recognise and identify the typical marine algae in various coastal habitats. The organisms are studied in their environment during field trips, and also in vivo back at the laboratory. These studies form the foundation from which the main issues in the systematics, biology, ecology and evolution of marine flora are addressed.

The course is composed of multiple different aspects, which include:

AZTI and EEAcademy Summer School

After the Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC), the European Member States should have achieved good ecological status in all surface waters (lakes, rivers, transitional waters and coasts) by 2015. However, a high percentage of the European water bodies remain still in an ecological status lower than good. Since year 2000 European countries have worked in developing assessment tools, intercalibrating these methods, implementing programmes of measures to reduce pressures and achieve good ecological status.

Jerico-NEXT Summer School - From multidisciplinary data to integrated information for coastal areas

Jerico-NEXT will this year host a summer school on the use of integrated physical and biological monitoring with novel sensor methods for water management issues such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The H2020 project focuses on developing the European network of coastal observatories, including novel sensor methods such as HF radar and imaging flow cytometry.