Calendar

Oct
15
Tue
Climate science at high latitudes: eScience for linking Arctic measurements and modeling @ Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden
Oct 15 – Oct 24 all-day

Coordination: Paul Zieger and Paul Glantz (Stockholm University)
Co-organisers and Lecturers: Michael Schulz (University of Oslo/Meteorologisk Institutt), Ilona Riipinen (Stockholm University) and Antti Lauri (University of Helsinki)
Expected number of participants: 20-25 students, lecturers (5) and assistants (5)
Maximum no. of CHESS participants: 6   *Travel costs of CHESS students will be covered by CHESS*
Credit points: 5


This course aims to teach the next generation of scientists to integrate different eScience tools and infrastructures to achieve a more holistic interpretation of the climate system and its components through model and data analysis. The focus of the course is on the application of eScience tools, but applied to climate and air quality research at high northern latitudes. It is the third part of a series of three two-week graduate courses, open to graduate students and early career scientists from the Nordic countries and Europe.

More details and the registration form (deadline: 15th of August 2019) can be found here:

https://www.aces.su.se/research/projects/course-series-on-climate-science-at-high-latitudes/

 

Nov
13
Wed
Writing successful project proposals – From idea to project: Preparing a draft proposal @ VilVite, Thormøhlens gate 51, 5006 Bergen
Nov 13 – Nov 14 all-day

Course leaders: Friederike U. Hoffmann, Research Coordinator at GFI and EU expert evaluator; Nadine Goris, Researcher at NORCE
Time: 13-14 November 2019, 09:00 – 16:30 both days
Credit point: 1 (ECTS)
Maximum number of participants: 12 (participants will be prioritized according to these categories: 1. CHESS member, 2. Member of Bjerknes Center for Climate Research, 3. Participants with own project ideas)
Registration here.  Deadline for registration: 6th October (closed)
Submitted applicant list


Course description

Target group is early career scientists (PhD, Post Doc, young researchers) in climate sciences with little or no experience in proposal writing.

The course will enable you to apply for external funding of your own research. You will learn how to prepare a draft for a successful research project proposal.

Using your own research ideas, you will learn:

– how to plan and structure a draft proposal
– how to develop the different components of the draft proposal
– how to draft a project budget
– where you can apply for funding

The course includes lectures, group work and plenary discussion. During the course, the participants will develop the project ideas of 3 participants into ready-to-use draft proposals.

 

Jan
13
Mon
Summer School on Predictability of Marine Ecosystems, from physical oceanography to fisheries @ University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Jan 13 – Jan 21 all-day

Responsible: Noel Keenlyside / UiB, Mathieu Rouault / UCT&Nansen Tutu Centre (ZA)
Max. no. of participants: 5 CHESS students, and 30 students in total. Travel and accommodation costs will be supported for CHESS students.
Credit points: 2 ECTS
Registration: Please send an email to Nilgun Kulan (nilgun.kulan@uib.no) to express your interest, stating your nationality, research topic, and project involved.
Deadline: 14 October 2019


Description of course:

Improved climate predictions coupled with marine ecosystem and impact assessment models are needed to reduce uncertainties in the climatic impacts of climate change and to develop appropriate adaptation plans. Towards this goal, the EU H2020 TRIATLAS project, coordinated by UiB, aims to enhance knowledge of the marine ecosystems and how it responds to climatic (and other) pressures in key areas of the Atlantic using existing and pivotal new (physical, biological, societal) observations and state-of-the-art (Earth system, ecological, and socio-economic) models. This ambitious project calls for the training of a new generation of researchers able to work across disciplines and engage with stakeholders, and thereby to address issues related to sustainable development. The summer school gathers a diverse group of students and experts working in these fields to tackle the above goals in an interdisciplinary context.

Objectives:

  • To stimulate a new generation of researchers to work across the research fields of climate, oceanography, marine-ecosystem, fisheries, and societal impacts, through lectures and exercises on theory, observations, and modelling in these fields.
  • To develop communication skills required for bridging the gap between different scientific communities working on a common goal, which in the case of summer school is the sustainable management of human activities in the Atlantic, through structured group works.
  • To increase awareness of the challenges and transdisciplinary research approaches used in stakeholder engagement, through a lecture and a group exercise.
  • Create a lasting inter-institutional network/community on these topics, by being made aware of the All Atlantic Alliance forum of which TRIATLAS is a part.

Outcomes:

  • Participants will gain advanced knowledge on available observations and state-of-the-art climate and ecosystem models;
  • Acquire concepts and tools for understanding and carrying out analysis of bio-physical- interactions;
  • Gain skills in working in an interdisciplinary context;
  • Develop international networks and integrate the ever growing All Atlantic Alliance community, which goes beyond scientific actors;
  • Increased Norwegian involvement in research on the tropical and south Atlantic climate, oceanography, marine ecosystem, and fisheries.

Learning modules/structure:

The summer school will consist in 7 days of morning lectures and afternoon student projects and group work. The student activities will consist in the intercomparing of three selected ecosystems by mixed teams of different backgrounds. They will work on preparing a joint student paper on the approaches and challenges to interdisciplinary research of climatic and other pressures on the tropical and South Atlantic marine ecosystem.

 

Jan
28
Tue
Science Communication – Creating Scientific Illustrations @ University of Bergen
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – Jan 31 @ 4:30 pm

Lecturer: Pina Kingman, MScBMC
ECTS: 1 (If you complete the course, you get a diploma stating your participation, the content of the course and the work effort the course has required. You can apply to your home institution for getting the course accepted as ECTS in your degree. They decide if you will get the ECTS for the participation.)
Maximum no. of participants: 20 in total
Registration: please apply before 15 December 2019 with this online form.


Do you want to use illustration as an effective communication tool? Learn the essentials of graphic design and visual communication theory, drawing by hand and drawing digitally during this 4-day course.

Course description:

This course will introduce the theory and method of how to visually represent your scientific research. Being able to translate complex research into information that can be understood by a wide range of audiences is an important skill that will help you throughout your career.

Communicating your work using different methods helps you to think about your work from different perspectives. Not only will this help you understand your own work better, but it will also give you the tools to be able to explain your work to others.

The skills you will learn in this course are highly transferable to any design project you may do in the future.

Through lectures and workshops, we will cover the following:

  • Principles of design and visual communication
  • How to apply these principles to illustration and graphic design, which in turn will inform all visual material you might want to create, including; graphical abstracts, presentation slides, poster presentations, journal articles, graphs, data visualisation, project logos, animations and outreach material.
  • Best practices for poster and slide presentation design
  • Step by step method on how to draw your own research
  • Introduction to sketching by hand
  • Crash course in digital illustration with mandatory pre-course digital tutorials

By the end of the course, you will have practiced the theory and methods discussed in class by creating an illustration of your own research. Taking your ideas from conceptualisation to final digital artwork.

Completing the digital illustration tutorials before the course begins is mandatory. It is important that you come prepared because we are covering a lot of new skills in a short time and it will be beneficial for you if you already have a foundation to work from.

Course Schedule:

Course dates are 28-31 January, from 9:00 to 16:30 each day.

Day 1: 6.5 hrs lectures & workshops, 1 hr lunch
Day 2: 3 hrs lectures & workshops, 1 hr lunch, 3.5 hrs digital illustration
Day 3: 1 hr lecture, 5.5 hrs digital illustration, 1 hr lunch
Day 4: 1.5 hrs digital illustration, 1 hr lunch, 5 hrs student presentation & group feedback

Software used in the course:

  • Adobe Illustrator, for those who have access https://www.adobe.com/ca/products/illustrator.html
  • Gravit, free vector illustration software https://www.designer.io/en/
    Note: If any students are already familiar with another digital illustration software, then feel free to use this program. But for the sake of time, I will only provide technical support for those using Gravit Designer or Adobe Illustrator.

Student’s will need to bring to the course: Laptop

Before the course starts, students will need to:

  • Download Gravit Designer or Illustrator onto your laptop
  • Do mandatory digital illustration tutorials (to be provided)

Final assessment:

Students will need to present their illustration on the last day of the course and describe one design principle they used in order to solve a visual problem. It will be okay to show “work in progress.”

Lecturer:

Pina Kingman in a biomedical illustrator and animator whose work focuses on telling scientific stories in order to disseminate complex research and promote public awareness of science and medicine. She holds a BSc in Cell Biology and Genetics from the University of British Columbia and a MSc in Biomedical Communication from the University of Toronto.
Portfolio: www.pinakingman.ca
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pinakingman/
Contact: courses@pinakingman.ca

Organiser:

This course is offered as a joint effort of 4 Norwegian research schools: CHESS, DEEP, ForBio and IBA.

Mar
20
Fri
CHESS Annual Meeting 2020 @ MS Trollfjord, Hurtigruten
Mar 20 – Mar 24 all-day

All CHESS PhD candidates and supervisor members are warmly invited to our Annual Meeting 2020, which will take place on Hurtigruten’s MS Trollfjord from 20 to 24 March 2020. Participants of the meeting shall be on board before 12:00 in Kirkenes. The ship will arrive at 06:30 on 24 March in Trondheim.

The tentative program outline can be viewed here.

Student presentations

All PhD candidates are expected to present their research, either as a poster or an oral presentation, which is a great opportunity to get feedback from fellow PhD candidates and supervisors.

Each presentation session will be chaired by two PhD candidates, who will give a 5-minute introduction to the session topic at the beginning of their session. In addition, they are responsible to monitor the timing of the whole session. If you would like to be a session chair, please indicate this on the abstract submission form.

Duration of each talk will be 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions and discussion. A committee, consisting of both PhD candidates and supervisors, will give comments and feedback to each presenter.

Non-scientific session

Theme: How to become a more impactful scientist

Two main training foci:

Reseach leadership (how to impact your field)
Identify opportunities and lead the field forward – gaining perspective on your own research and awareness of its importance.

Research Outreach (how to impact society)
Conveying your research and its importance clearly, simply, and in a way that engages the public.

Expenses:

Travel and accommodation will be covered for all PhD candidates and supervisors. As we have limited cabins available, all PhDs will share a cabin with a fellow PhD candidate. Please indicate with whom you would like to share a cabin in the registration form. Depending on the number of registered participants, supervisors might also have to share a cabin.

Practical information

Transport to Kirkenes:

There are daily flights from Bergen, Oslo or Tromsø to Kirkenes.

The airport shuttle bus from Kirkenes airport will take you to the city and the Hurtigruten terminal. The journey takes about half an hour. Public time table in March 2020 is not available yet but will be published as soon as they have information about the flight schedules to Kirkenes.

Transport from Trondheim:

There are daily flights and trains from Trondheim to Bergen, Oslo, or Tromsø.

More detailed information about local logistics will be posted when they are available.

Registration & abstract submission

As we have limited number of cabins, registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Please register using the online form : https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=7444148

Registration deadline: 18 December 2019.

CHESS students should submit abstracts and register at the same time.

For students and supervisors: please note that registration will become binding after 25th February, and cancellation after this date without legitimate reasons might incur a charge of NOK 7600.

For questions regarding the registration and the program, please contact us at post@chess.uib.no.