Global Ocean Science Education Workshop

13-15 June 2016, Paris

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, together with the Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement, and the College of Exploration is co-hosting the 2016 Global Ocean Science Education Workshop.
The workshop will discuss science, education, policy and business role in advancing ocean science education for sustainable development, especially in light of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

More information can be found at: http://www.coexploration.org/gose/

To register go to:  https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1823867

Registration will close on 27 May 2016.

Mountains for Europe's Future:
Putting Mountains on the Agenda of Horizon 2020

25 April 2016, 12.00 to 18.00, Brussels

Mountains for Europe's Future is an initiative leading to a Strategic Research Agenda to promote the inclusion of specific mountain topics in the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes 2018-20 or other strategic documents.
A side event on ECOPOTENTIAL will be organized during the coffee break 14.00 to 15.00.

Detailed programme: www.chat-mountainalliance.eu/images/Mountains_for_Europes_Future_Brussels_2016_detailed_programme.pdf

Registration: www.chat-mountainalliance.eu/en/events/18-events/106-mountains-for-europe-future-the-event.html

The La Palma Science School 2016 led by Prof. Anke Jentsch (Disturbance Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany) and Dr. Severin Irl (Biogeography, University of Bayreuth, Germany) and supported by several international guest researchers will focus on research topics revolving around the novel concept of disturbance-driven island ecology and will integrate different aspects of island biogeography, island ecology and, where applicable, also remote sensing. The aim of the Science School is for students to experience all aspects of scientific research, ranging from the elaboration of research questions and hypotheses through developing adequate sampling methods to be applied in the field (during the stay on La Palma) and an in-depth analysis of the collected data to the final presentation of the results in written and oral form. Student groups (generally composed of three students each) will go through all of these steps independently to acquire basic and advanced scientific skills (e.g. field methods, statistics and modeling, scientific writing).

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Cross-Scale Interactions in the Coupled Geosphere-Biosphere System

15-24 June 2016, Valsavarenche, Valle d'Aosta (Italy)

This Summer Course aims at providing young researchers – in particular Ph.D. students  – with an up-to-date interdisciplinary course presenting a quantitative approach to the physical, chemical, geological, biological and ecological principles of geosphere-biosphere interactions on multiple spatial and temporal scales, focusing on the role of Earth Observations and of modelling approaches. The Course is organised in the framework and with funding from the H2020 European Project 641762 "ECOPOTENTIAL: Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits through Earth Observation".

Website of the course: www.to.isac.cnr.it/aosta

ECOPOTENTIAL workshop and field excursion in the Har HaNegev (Israel).

The workshop takes place on 23-26 February 2016 and it is devoted to the definition of the most compelling management and scientific questions in the Negev Protected Area and to the ways ECOPOTENTIAL can contribute to address them, by blending Remote Sensing observations, in-situ data and modelling approaches. The workshop is organized by the Ben Gurion University of the Negev and by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, both of which are partners in ECOPOTENTIAL.


Fostering Europe's role in Earth Observation GEO European Projects Workshop
31 May - 2 June 2016, Berlin, Germany
The conference is jointly organised by the European Commission, the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure of Germany and the Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science.
Website of the conference: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/geo-european-projects-workshop-2016

 

ESA Earth Observation Summer School

1-12 Aug 2016, ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting young researchers to join leading experts in Earth Observation, Modelling and Data Assimilation for keynote lectures, hands-on computing practical and poster sessions on the occasion of the 8th ESA EO Summer School. Applications can be made on-line at:

https://earth.esa.int/web/eo-summer-school/home

 

 

Valentino Castle, the ECOPOTENTIAL participants

The official Kick-off meeting of the European Union funded project ECOPOTENTIAL “Improving Future Ecosystem Benefits Through Earth Observations” was held from 25 to 28 June 2015, in Torino. ECOPOTENTIAL will be working towards the creation of a new unified framework for ecosystem studies and management of present and future protected areas (PA) through new modeling approaches and best use of Earth Observation (EO) and monitoring data.  ECOPOTENTIAL will contribute with new EO open-access ecosystem data services to ECOPERNICUS, and will use the most advanced technologies to improve future ecosystem benefits for humankind.

Following the KOM, a group of participants visited two alpine lakes inside Gran Paradiso National Park  (Lake Dres,  and Lake Trebecchi) , where research activities and biodiversity conservation actions are being carried on. These lakes, with their ecosystems, are included among the project study areas.

Lake Dres, field excursion

 

 

Nivolet Plain and Lake Trebecchi, field excursion.

 

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