Task 6.3 Jerico Summer Schools


  • To use project outputs (data, information, skills and expert knowledge) as the basis of two targeted summer schools.

  • To organise and run two summer courses targeting specific groups: (i) scientific and technical staff engaged in the running of meteo-marine observatories, and (ii) environmental managers and policy makers.

Methodology / work description

Two summer courses will be organised during the project lifetime. The courses will be open to participants outside the project partnership, in order to train persons already engaged in related professional activities, providing participants with a broader view of key aspects related to coastal observatories. The courses will also serve to bring project results closer to project partners as well as to specifically targeted users. Each course will have a duration of at least one week and be held during June/July or September. The summer school themes are being developed in consultation with the project scientific committee. Material from the courses will be used for a wider reach through the Jerico Oceanboard. Key aspects of the courses will include: new technology and methodology in coastal observations, and; linking research to management needs and training decision makers and environmental managers in the use of products and services deriving from observations and forecasting.