Training not only aims to improve the professional skills and competences of those working and being trained to work within APPLICATE, but it also provides a legacy for future generations of scientists and early career experts working in the fields of climate and weather prediction and modelling. APPLICATE therefore includes a strong training component with a set of tailor-made training activities that will be held throughout the duration of the project.
All training materials, recorded online seminars, lectures and presentations from the summer school are provided as an open resource on the website of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). Coordination of training activities and synergy with other on-going projects (e.g. YOPP, Blue Action, INTAROS) increases the impact, ensure cost-effectiveness and potentially help to get external funding.
APECS-APPLICATE-YOPP Online Course 2019
The course will be a training activity within the APPLICATE project (Work Package 7: User engagement, dissemination and training) and the Year of Polar Prediction education effort. The online course is designed for early career researchers (e.g., Master and PhD students, Postdocs) with a specific interest in Arctic weather and climate prediction and modelling. Advanced knowledge and understanding of weather systems, climate, modelling and forecasting is an advantage when registering for this course but not a prerequisite. An introduction to APPLICATE`s research focus and goals can be found in these three online seminars.
This course will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art knowledge of Northern high-latitude weather and climate predictions; including aspects relevant for the Arctic climate system; and linkages between Arctic and mid-latitude/global weather. The topics will include an overview of the observing system design in the Arctic, current methods in weather and climate predictions and how predictive skill can be improved. An important aspect of the course are Arctic extreme weather phenomena and engagement of stakeholders who are using weather and climate predictions in their daily operations.
Basic information and timeline:
Target audience: Master and PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers and others interested in the course topic
- Timeline: The course will run from September to December 2019 (13 sessions, week 38/Sept. 16-20 until week 49/Dec. 2-6) with one online seminar per week.
- Students who take the full course will complete a practical task related to stakeholder engagement as group work and present their outcomes in the last session (week 49/Dec. 2-6).
- Two levels of participation in the course will be offered:
- Level 1: Attending the full course and completing the practical task. The participants will receive a course certificate after the course if all course sections have been successfully completed.
- Level 2: Attending only individual sessions of the course. No course certificate will be provided.
- Course registration: Participants have to register for the course in advance. The link for joining the online seminars will only be distributed to those who are registered. Priority will be given to students who are taking the full course, remaining spots will be given on a first come, first served basis to those who register for individual sessions. There will be a short anonymous survey about participant information, expectations for the course/online seminars, and feedback.
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