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.

OCB 2017 Summer Workshop

The OCB Summer School will take place this year at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts. Taking place over the course of four days, the event will consist of five talks on varying topics. The content of the talks are the following:


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.

Workshop on Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery

NUI Galway will this year host a workshop titled 'Workshop on Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery'. This workshop is funded by an SFI catalyst award and is intended to bring marine biodiscovery researchers together to look at how research in this area can be sustained.

The layout of the workshop will be based around three core themes. These are: a wider appreciation of marine biodiscovery and applications to other fields; Wider use of materials and results from marine biodiscovery programmes, and sustainable careers in marine biodiscovery. 

Workshop on ‘Frontiers in ocean-atmosphere exchange: Air sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy’

The upcoming Frontiers in ocean-atmosphere exchange: Air sea interface and fluxes of mass and energy workshop will take place in Cargèse, Corsica, France, from 15-18 May 2017. Organised by Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Studies (SOLAS), the workshop program will be made up of presentations by invited speakers in the morning and the afternoons will be dedicated to discussions and poster presentations by all participants. 

9th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO)

The 9th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean will take place in Seoul, Korea, 3-6 July 2017.The workshop series has grown in both size and reputation exponentially, since its beginnings as a small group meeting of the Princeton Ocean Model.The event is open to the ocean modelling community at large. The IWMO focuses on all aspects of ocean and coupled air-wave-sea, ice and current-sediment modeling: processes, analysis and prediction.

Integrated Earth Systems Sciences Biogeochemical Oceanography in Upwelling Ecosystems

Applications are now being accepted for the 4th African Discovery Camp for Research-based Training in Science for the Sustainable Use and Management of Marine Ecosystems and their Resources. 

Course participants will learn about microbial and geochemical oceanography, in particular about ways in which microbes participate in geochemical cycles in upwelling ecosystems and how chemical, physical and atmospheric processes in turn influence microbial physiology.