5th ICOS Summer School "Challenges in measurements of greenhouse gases and their interpretation", Hyytiälä (FI), 6-15 May 2020

Header picture with logos and aerial view of Hyytiälä station

The 5th ICOS Summer School "Challenges in measurements of greenhouse gases and their interpretation" will again be held in 2020 at Hyytiälä field station in Finland and will take place from 6 May until 15 May, 2020. The school is co-sponsored by the EU project RINGO, ICOS ERIC, ICOS Carbon Portal and ICOS Finland.

The school will be organized in three sections:

  • Ecosystem fluxes and measurements
  • Atmospheric composition and measurements (in-situ and remote sensing)
  • Modeling of the global climate, carbon cycle, atmospheric transport and chemistry

The last two sections will each include a practical session.

Confirmed lecturers include: Christoph Gerbig, Martin Heimann, Sander Houweling, Maarten Krol, Wouter Peters and Timo Vesala.

Lectures and practical modelling exercises

Location: Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, Finland. For more information please visit the website https://www.helsinki.fi/en/research-stations/hyytiala-forestry-field-station/for-visitors

Costs and funding: Most of the costs (accommodation, catering, organization and lectures) will be covered from  RINGO and ICOS Finland and ICOS ERIC funds. Participants will have to arrange their own travel to/from Helsinki, Finland.

Who can participate: The school is mainly oriented to PhD students, but a number of PostDocs and master students preparing to start a Doctorate will be accepted. We especially encourage students from ICOS non-member European states to apply, but application is open to other applicants as well. 

The scope of the Summer School is of course closely related to the (European) research infrastructure ICOS and the RINGO project. Completion of this Summer School is foreseen to deliver you 7 ECTS credit points (exact number might change).

How to apply: The application deadline is closed now, we received 45 applications so need to make a selection of candidates. The selection committee will select up to 35 candidates. An application will require you to upload a short CV (max 2 pages), a motivation letter and a recommendation letter from your supervisor, to also make sure that your travel costs are covered. The selection committee will evaluate all applications and the result will be communicated to all applicants by 31 January 2020.

Sunset and fireplace at Hyytiälä lake