We would like to let you know that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) Working Group 149 are organizing a training course on best practices for ocean acidification experiments in multi-stressor scenarios. The course will take place on 24-28 June 2019, at IAEA Environmental Laboratories in Monaco. The objectives of this training course are to become familiar with the modes of learning available in the new SCOR WG149 web-based best practice guide (to become available in April 2019). This best practice guide will provide a valuable platform to test methods and best practices for ocean acidification studies within a multi-stressor context that were developed at an IAEA Technical Meeting held in Monaco in June 2017. The course will include both lectures and discussions in plenary sessions and hands-on laboratory sessions in smaller groups to support the online tools. Subjects to be covered include: introduction to multiple-driver studies and to a newly developed online best practices guide for multi-stressor experiments, including a decision support tool, and the MEDDLE (Multiple Environmental Driver Design Lab for Experiments) simulator.
Deadline for applications through competent official authorities: 5 April 2019.
This course is open to 20 participants from IAEA Member States. Financial support is limited to participants from Member States eligible to receive technical assistance under the IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Programme. All persons wishing to participate in the event have to be designated by an IAEA Member State or should be members of organizations that have been invited to attend. For more information and to view application forms, please follow this link: https://oceanacidification.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/19-00613e_nv-002.pdf. Please contact Lina Hansson, L.Hansson(at)iaea.org, with any questions.