The Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) is pleased to announce that the POGO-SCOR Visiting Fellowship programme for 2017 is now open for applications. The deadline for applications is 7 April 2017. The scheme is designed to promote training and capacity building leading towards a global observation scheme for the oceans, and is aimed at scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (preferably PhD) and post-doctoral fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The Archipelago Research Institute's field station Seili, Finland, will this year host a training course on zooplankton identification. The Institute provides long-term monitoring data e.g. on hydrography, zooplankton and Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), and strong scientific expertise on long-term environmental monitoring and modeling decadal datasets. The training course is specifically designed to benefit undergraduates, post-graduate students, early-career researchers, professionals and educators, having coastal or marine related responsibilities, functions or interests.
ICBM Summer School: Introduction to Data Analysis and Ecosystem Modeling, 30 July-12 August, Oldenburg (Germany)
From July 30 to August 12, 2017 the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM, University of Oldenburg) will organize a summer school entitled “Introduction to Data Analysis and Ecosystem Modeling”. The summer school will be held at ICBM facilities in Wilhelmshaven and Oldenburg, Germany. The focus is on mathematical and numerical methods used in marine and environmental sciences (but not engineernig sciences). Read more
Microelectrode Techniques for Cell Physiology: 34th Workshop, 30 August -13 September 2017, Plymouth (UK)
The workshop provides intensive practical experience of a number of microelectrode, patch clamp and optical techniques applied to single cells. It is intended for postgraduate students, post-doctoral workers or established scientists wishing to apply these techniques in their research. The following core techniques are offered as 3-day experiments:
Two electrode voltage clamp
Patch clamp – single channel, whole cell, slice recording
Single electrode voltage-clamp