Malta Summer School 8th-13th July 2013

08/07/2013 13/07/2013

The JERICO Malta Summer School

Operational Oceanography in the 21st Century

The Coastal Seas

8th to 13th July 2013

University of Malta, MALTA


The Physical Oceanography Unit of the IOI-Malta Operational Centre at the University of Malta will host an intensive summer course on Operational Oceanography in the 21st Century with a Focus on the Coastal Seas. It will be held at the University of Malta, from 8th to 12th of July 2013.

The planning of the school is done jointly with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

Operational oceanography in the coastal seas is the focus of this summer school.  It will deal with technical and theoretical aspects related to metocean observations, operational monitoring platforms, numerical modelling and forecasting, data quality control and management, data assimilation and assessments, data archiving and dissemination. Other aspects include downstream services, applications and links to a wide range of users. The school will provide participants with an overview of coastal observatories and European operational oceanography, now and in the future. Students will be introduced to state-of-the-art methods and tools of operational oceanography across inter-related disciplines from physics to ecology, and over wide geographic scales. They will experience how this links to data acquisition and forecasting systems, and to managing sustainable development for scientific and socio-economic purposes.

School Highlights

  • Operational Oceanography Overview
  • Coastal Observatories
  • Data Management
  • Numerical Modelling Techniques
  • Applications
  • Visit to HF radar site

Who may apply

The school is open to young researchers and PhD students, with a scientific and/or technical background in oceanography, interested in expanding their field of interest. Applicants who are in a position to disseminate the experience gained from the school to others will be favoured.

Applications are accepted from both JERICO partner and non-partner institutions.

A number of scholarships to suitable candidates are available.

School Website

For further information on the school and method to apply click here.

Financial conditions

There are no fees or bench charges to be paid for participation. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel, accommodation and meal costs. Guidance on approximate costs for accommodation can be provided on request.  Financial support will be available for a limited number of participants to cover expenses (e.g. air fare ticket, accommodation and meals) to attend the school.

The travel arrangements will be a responsibility of the participant. Sponsored participants will be reimbursed upon arrival provided that costs are the lowest fares available, are supported by receipts and are approved by the organizers.

Deadline for Application

   15th April 2013

Notification of Successful candidates

   7th May 2013

Course dates

   8th to 13th July 2013

University of Malta

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