Call for Applications, 1st ODYSSEA Summer School Operational Oceanography for Science, Business and Society

Date: September 03, 2018

Place:  Akontisma Hotel, Nea Karvali, Kavala - Greece

Description of the event: OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM The overall objective of the 1st ODYSSEA Summer School is to stimulate a scientific dialogue and create a learning experience about operational oceanography in the Mediterranean context.More precisely, after the end of the program, the trainees, coming from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea basin, will be able to: • Understand the concept of operational oceanography • Use the ODYSSEA project platform for retrieving, managing and processing oceanographic and environmental data of the Mediterranean Sea • Explore the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service(CMEMS) products, learn the data and parameters provided, download and process these datasets • Retrieve and use satellite datasets and explore databases on the marine environment • Learn about the modern developments on marine instruments and sensors used in field sampling for operational oceanographicmonitoring • Get acquainted with the use of operational forecasting mathematical models e.g., hydrodynamic, wave, water quality models, etc. PROGRAM NOVELTY Monitoring and forecasting of the marine environment is a challenge for oceanographers, as in the last few decades marine ecosystems have been subject to intense human pressure (pollution, extensive fishing and aquaculture, coastal erosion, tourism, etc.), coupled with climate change. Therefore, the protection and sustainable economic exploitation of these ecosystems requires real-time monitoring and operational prognostic modelling. In parallel, the volume of data concerning the marine environment collected both by satellites and on-site monitoring instruments is enormous and can be categorised as “Big Data”. All these data need to be retrieved, processed, interpreted and then fed into numerical models for reanalysis and forecasting. The 1st ODYSSEA Summer School introduces trainees to all stages of operational oceanography, aiming towards the Blue Growth ofthe Mediterranean Sea. TARGET AUDIENCE The program intends to train oceanographers and engineers, young researchers, PhD candidates or professionals at the early stages of their professional carrierswho are interested in learning to manage the available marine environment data to provide targeted and understandable information to the relevant end users. SELECTION PROCEDURE The selection of the trainees(min. 20-max. 25) will be carried out by the Program Scientific Coordinator. REGISTRATION AND FEES Registration and attendance of lectures will be free of charge. Students are required to cover all costs related to travel, accommodation, local transportation and other living expenses. STUDENT CREDITS Participants successfully attending the Summer School will be awarded a certificate of attendance which will provide them with 6 ECTS. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Please send a short CV (preferably in accordance with the Europass template, see here, https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/fr/documents/curriculum-vitae/templatesinstructions) and a motivation letter (max 1 page) in English. The deadline for the submission of applications is 20 May 2018. Applications should be submitted electronically to: mzoidou@windowslive.com

Type: By Invitation Only