Aim and approach
OA-ICC training course on ocean acidification, 2-6 November 2015, Cape Town, South Africa, in partnership with the University of Cape Town and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research of South Africa
Ms Lisa Robbins, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), USA
Offer the possibility to students and scientists entering the field, in particular from under-resourced countries, to quickly get access to high-quality training in order to be able to set up pertinent experiments, avoid typical pitfalls and ensure comparability with other studies.
- Training courses
The far-reaching effects of ocean acidification, combined with the increasing interest in the topic both nationally and internationally, elevate the need for students and researchers to have skills that enable them to successfully address issues associated with the inter- and multidisciplinary field of ocean acidification. A firm grasp of the fundamentals and standards within the field will provide students increased mobility within the scientific community and provide a highly desirable exchange of critical scientific ideas globally. In order to meet the demands of future research in this field, there is a need for hands-on ocean acidification short courses that will convene scientists and graduate students of the biological, geological, and chemical oceanography research communities to gain mutual insights on optimal ocean acidification experimental design. The OA-ICC organizes, co-organizes, and/or supports participation of students at training courses on ocean acidification. More information below.
- OA-ICC training course on ocean acidification, 2-6 November 2015, Cape Town, South Africa
- IAEA training course on best practices in ocean acidification research, 19-23 October 2015, Xiamen, China
- Latin-American workshop on ocean acidification (LAOCA), 9-16 November 2014, Dichato, Chile
- OA-ICC & ENEA training course on ocean acidification and warming in the Mediterranean, 1-7 September 2014, LA Spezia, Italy
- Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting
- Addendum to the Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting
- Guide to Best Practices for Ocean CO2 Measurements
- Material from OCB training course, Woods Hole 2009
- Virtual Marine Scientist - University of Gothenburg
Feedback from beneficiaries
SOLAS Summer School 2013, 23 August -2 September 2013, Xiamen, China
Abed El Rahman HASSOUN (Lebanon)
"[...] OA-ICC [...] provided for me the opportunity to present my research work to the international ocean research community, to meet experts and colleagues from all over the world and discuss with them about my results, share ideas and build a strong network with peers for future scientific collaborations. During this training, I've learned several new techniques which I can use in my research thanks to the very professional and advanced practical courses taken during this event, i.e. tools for ocean and CO2 modelling, work in the field. […] In addition, the experience of exposing a poster and a presentation about my results in front of very important oceanographers was really very useful and fruitful for me as a young researcher. They criticized my work and made me look to the methodology that I'm using from another perspective."