PAGES (PAst Global changES) ha annunciato l’edizione 2019 della Summer school on Speleothem Science, che sponsorizza insieme all’EGU. Di seguito è riportato l’annuncio, che potete trovare integralmente qui. Per maggiori info andate anche al sito ufficiale della Summer School! 😉
The 2019 Summer School on Speleothem Science (S4) will be held from 11-17 August 2019 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
This summer school is open to approximately 30 to 40 students and early-career researchers. About 20 experts will also attend.
S4 will cater to graduate students, early-career scientists, and more established scientists who are new to the field of speleothem science. Lectures and workshops will focus on the latest methods in fundamental speleothem techniques and will span a broad range of topics. They will also showcase novel techniques and approaches. A key aim of S4 is to facilitate discussion between participants and experts during both formal sessions and informal meetings, such as meals and bus rides. This makes the workshop accessible to people from all educational levels and backgrounds, as the lines between teacher and student are more blurred than they may be at other meetings.
Speleothem science is a truly global field, with important research being undertaken across Asia, Africa, North and South America, Oceania and Europe. S4 will aim to reflect this diversity by bringing together an international group of experts and participants.
S4 is an educational workshop designed for students and early career scientists interested in speleothem science and paleoclimatology. S4 will consist of lectures, lab tours, field trips, and poster sessions centered around speleothem science and speleothems as climate archives.
Speleothems have proven to be valuable archives for reconstructing climatic, environmental and archaeological change over a wide range of timescales, from the instrumental era back to the Miocene. S4 will therefore cover a wide range of timescales in lectures, workshops and student presentations, although there will be a particular focus on high-resolution (annual to decadal) records of the last millenium, decadal to centennial-scale changes over the Holocene, millennial-scale changes over the Last Glacial interval, and orbital-scale changes over the Pleistocene. Because robust interpretation of speleothem proxies requires detailed knowledge of modern cave processes, there will also be considerable attention given to the present-day.
The program will consist of lectures and workshops delivered by leading experts within the field and will conclude with a two-day field trip to the Apuseni Mountains (including a visit to the Scarisoara ice cave). Topics to be covered include fundamental aspects of speleothem-based research (e.g. stable isotope analysis, U-Th geochronology, petrography, trace element geochemistry and cave processes), as well as more novel techniques and approaches (e.g. clumped-isotope analysis, fluid-inclusion analysis, and an integration of speleothem records with climate models).
The S4 is pleased to offer a number of partial travel awards to support the attendance of participants from diverse backgrounds, scientifically under-represented countries or who otherwise demonstrate financial need. These awards are made possible thanks to the support of PAGES and EGU. Awards will be in the form of a reimbursement and are meant to help offset the cost of travel to S4. All applicants are encouraged to apply online (details below) by completing the travel award application form on the website.
Applications are now open, and will close on 15 March 2019.
Successful participants will be notified in April 2019 and the registration fee will be payable in April.
Applications can be submitted online by completing the application form on the home page .
For further information refer to Brittany Ward: email@example.com
Or go to the official workshop website.