The FOSTER Open Science Training Bootcamp will run from 18-20 April 2018, and will consist mostly of high-intensity, insightful work on several different areas, which will include:
Capacity building and training
Within the timeframe of the project, COLUMBUS has and will ensure to continue to create measurable value from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth.To do this, it uses its own robust Knowledge Transfer methodology. This has been tested and trialled for a number of marine and maritime sectors, and also piloted by the Belgian funding agency, VLIZ. This training course will introduce attendees to the methodology, provide case studies of its application and outline some further recommendations for ensuring that funded projects reach their potential impact.
The SOLAS Summer School is a biennial, international event that brings together over 70 students and 15 world-leading international scientists, in a variety of fields, for a combination of lectures and practical workshops. It aims to teach the skills and knowledge of the many disciplines needed to understand the nature of ocean-atmosphere interactions and how to link ocean-atmosphere interactions with climate and people. It allows doctoral students and early-career researchers to see how their work fits into the broad canvas of SOLAS, and global change research more generally.
This school is designed in priority for biologists and bio-informaticians (completing a PhD degree or currently post-doctoral fellows, as well as researchers), who wish to learn the bases of network analyses.
A Science@Sea course in multidisciplinary marine science will take place on Thursday 30th November and Friday the 1st December in Cork Harbour and its approaches. This intensive two-day Continuous Professional Development (CPD) course aboard the RV Celtic Voyager is aimed at postgraduate and graduate students of marine-related sciences, technologies and engineering, as well as researchers, industry professionals and educators.
Several workshops will be hosted in Bremen this November, the main focus of which will be the rRNA gene sequence. Serving as the overall main study of the workshops, they will aim to enhance participant's understanding of the gene sequence. This training course explains all necessary steps researchers need to take when performing amplicon-based investigations using the rDNA as a marker gene. The course starts with experimental design, including an overview of relevant sequencing technologies, and the selection and evaluation of primers for the amplification of the rRNA gene.
Water quality and marine pollution, usually considered by policy makers and authorities mostly in relation with coastal areas, are now seen as problems of global extent exemplified by the widespread distributions of plastic and marine debris. On another context, maritime safety and efficient navigation are crucial to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, search and rescue operations at sea have dramatically increased associated to the precarious migration through seas trying to run away from wars and social conflicts, as it presently happens in the Mediterranean.
This three days course is designed for practicing surimi technician/technologists (QC/ R&D), operators, and marketers who wish to develop a pragmatic knowledge of surimi technology and its utilization in food product development.
This course will review the chemistry, microbiology, gel measurement of surimi and the functional applicability of surimi additives like cryoprotectants, enzyme inhibitors, binders, fillers, colorings, and flavorings. In addition to lecture program, there will be Lab and Experiments by demonstrations.
The first EMODnet Open Sea Lab will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from 15-17 November 2017. The three day event will help co-create innovative solutions to unique problems using EMODnet's wealth of marine data and ocean observations. EMODnet is working to provide potential condidates with access to open data on many aspects of the physical and chemical state of our European seas and oceans, their depth, the geological structure of their seabeds, the habitats that they support, the biodiversity that inhabits them and the human activities that take place there.
Theory and practice: lectures, field trips out to sea to collect data, data handling, photo-identifications, distribution, abundance, behaviour, habitat use, human interactions, social structure, conservation, and more.
Course material and certificates will be presented. The course is equivalent to 3 ECTS. The course will be given in English, and will host a minimum of 8 participants, and a maximum of 16.