15/07/2021
Southampton, UK

DARE-UK Summer School on Global Greenhouse Gases

Summer School Postponed until July, 2021

The summer school will not be held this year due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. It is expected that the crisis will affect the UK, Europe and the World for at least several months with associated restrictions on events and travelling.

This intensive 1-week course is aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in the natural sciences who want to develop a solid understanding of the role of key greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the Earth system and the processes that govern their dynamics in the atmosphere, ocean and biosphere.

The residential course for 20-25 participants will be based at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) in Southampton and comprises a combination of lectures, practical exercise, seminars and field/lab work. Organised by international experts in oceanography, atmospheric science and terrestrial biogeochemistry, the course will provide:

  • theoretical background on the role of greenhouse gases in the Earth System
  • field excursions and practical demonstrations in how to measure and model fluxes
  • interaction with leading experts in the field
  • the opportunity to network with other early-career scientists with similar interests.

Topics will include:

  • Greenhouse gases in ocean, atmosphere and biosphere, with a focus on carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Instrumentation for measuring GHGs: theory and practice
  • Process modelling of GHG fluxes
  • Satellite observations of GHGs
  • Measuring and up-scaling fluxes in the terrestrial biosphere

Staff will be drawn from various institutions, including researchers from the Universities of Bristol, University of Exeter and others, and UK research centres including National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Forestry Research (FR), National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and others.

All participants will be expected to present a poster on their research during the summer school.

The course will start after lunch time on Sunday, 12th July, and finish at noon on Saturday, 18th July; students can travel on those days.

Cost and funding:

There is a course fee of £870, payable before the course.
This includes all accommodation, meals and field trips during the summer school. Accommodation is in single standard (non-ensuite) rooms in a student residence.

The course is open to all PhD students and early career scientists, both from the UK and other countries.

Contact:

If you have any questions about the summer school or if the application form does not work for you, please contact Stephan Matthiesen (info@stephan-matthiesen.de).

Acknowledgement:

The Summer School is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of the DARE-UK project. DARE-UK is a NERC highlight topic NE/S004211/1.

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