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TitleICBM Summer School on Coastal Systems 2013 - Biogeochemistry of Tidal Flats and Beaches of the Southern North Sea Coast (Wadden Sea)
Listing InstitutionInstitute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), Carl-von-Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
Last Date to apply2013-04-14
Course DurationFrom: 2013-08-10  To: 2013-08-24
LocationIsland of Spiekeroog (1st week), ICBM locations in Wilhelmshaven and Oldenburg (2nd week), NW Germany
DescriptionThe Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg (Germany), will organise a summer school dealing with different aspects of the bio-geochemistry of coastal areas and in particular the Wadden Sea, one of the largest tidal systems world-wide and UNESCO World Heritage since 2009. The scientific programme comprises excursions, sampling, up-to-date analytical lab work, and lectures concerning different topics of coastal research. The main scientific topics are: • Pore water and sediments; • Optical analysis of chromophoric dissolved organic matter; • Molecular analysis of dissolved organic matter using FTICRMS; • Nutrients and trace metal dynamics; • Microbial communities and activities within sediments; • Statistical interpretation of complex data sets; • Development of the tidal flat system of the southern North Sea; • Excursions by research boats, car, and on foot (Spiekeroog; tidal flats, landscape history and climate, ecology). The fee for the summer school is 80 Euro. Accommodation, most of the meals, and course materials are included.
Instruction LanguageEnglish
Minimum Educational Requirement(students)The course aims at young scientists with a background in marine or environmental natural sciences of all disciplines (mainly at PhD student level, but also young post-docs and advanced master students).
Application Documents RequirmentApplication by e-mail (as a single pdf file) to icbm-summerschool2013@uni-oldenburg.de It has to include a CV (1 page) and a motivation letter (1 page) describing the scientific background of the applicant and his/her personal expectation from attendance of the summer school.
Sponsors' AvailabilityThe summer school is sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)from funds of the Federal Foreign Office. Travel grants for non-German participants and insurances are available according to DAAD regulations.
Contact Informationicbm-summerschool2013@uni-oldenburg.de - ICBM Summer School 2013 - Dr. Jürgen Köster Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) Carl-von-Ossietzly University of Oldenburg 26111 Oldenburg Tel. +49-(0)441-798 3350
Related Websiteshttp://www.icbm-summerschool2013.uni-oldenburg.de
Keywordstidal flats, barrier islands, beach, pore water, disssolved organic matter, nutrients, trace metals, North Sea, Germany, microbiology, geochemistry, coastal research
Last Updated:2013-02-07

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