WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the OceanExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Capacity building and training
, Type: Course
Start Date: July 9, 2017
End Date: July 14, 2017
Venue: Hauptstraße 5, 53604 Bad Honnef, Germany
Website: General info
Contact: Prof. Dr. Martin Visbeck
E-mail: mvisbeck [at] geomar.de

Application/registration deadline: March 31, 2017
Registration website: https://conferences.geomar.de/confRegistrationFormDisplay.py

Environmental Physics is a rapidly growing research area, focusing on processes within our environment, i.e., in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. Physical ocean processes directly affect the global distribution and transports of ocean properties ranging from mass and temperature to the many dissolved substances (for example salt, nutrients, oxygen, CO2). Ocean processes are of particular relevance for the global and regional climate systems, and they set the stage for marine element cycling and the marine ecosystem as a whole.

The WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the Ocean takes place this year in Bad Honnef, Germany. The summer school aims to provide a wider view of the ocean system from a physical perspective, encompassing a large range of scales and their interactions. The school will also aim to indroduce those in attendance to the observations and models, theory and statistical methods used by environmental and ocean physicists and to their present understanding of the physical ocean system.

Running from 9-14 July, the course is open to young scientists. Those most suitable for the role would be advanced masters students, graduate studetns and first-year postdoctorate students. Participants are expected to have at least a basic knowledge of one of the sub-disciplines of environmental physics or marine sciences and they usually will be active in a research field somewhat related to the topic of the summer school.

The students will be selected based on their background and aspiration to enhance their career in marine sciences. Please send in your CV and letter of motivation for application. 

Registration fee for successful applicants: 100 € to be paid cash onsite.

Full board and lodging at the Conference venue "Physikzentrum Bad Honnef" will be covered by the WE-Heraeus-Foundation.