The Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) is calling for applications for its ClimEco5 Summer School – Towards more resilient oceans: Predicting and projecting future changes in the ocean and their impacts on human societies – that will be held in Natal, Brazil from 10-17 August 2016.
ClimEco5 will focus on anthropogenic and natural changes effecting the ocean, and will emphasize linkages between these and social, economic and policy issues associated with maintaining sustainable and productive oceans. Participants will be guided through integrated modelling and monitoring approaches, as well as the use of indicators to evaluate these complex systems and to make the information relevant to managers and decision makers. Lectures will include information about modelling approaches, indicators, data analysis, management perspectives, and communicating research and information that is practically useful for management. Each afternoon there will be practical sessions where participants will work with concepts discussed during the lectures, using a range of models, indicators and analytical methods.
Students and early career researchers (up to 10 years post PhD) working on global change issues, and interested in working at the interface of human and natural systems are encouraged to apply. Numbers are limited to about 60 participants to ensure optimal student-lecturer interactions, interactive practical sessions and group projects.
The application deadline is 31 March 2016.
For more details: ClimEco5_flyer_14Dec
Summer school website: ClimEco5