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.
Capacity building and training
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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.
The 3rd Joint German, Swedish, Finnish European Scientific Diving (ESD) Training Course takes place this year across two venues, encompassing two practical aspects of the course, between which there will be an online theoretical component.
The Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment in Capo Granitola, Italy will this year host the Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Asssessment. The school, a joint venture between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the school will run from 10-22 July, and is open to a maximum of 25 participants.
Applications for the Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing class, part of the 2017 Ocean Optics Course, are now being accepted. The course will run from 10 July - 4 August, and will take place in University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. The course aims to prepare future oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the ocean, and is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine.