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Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre Capacity Building Training courses: Call for Expression of Interest

Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre Capacity Building Training courses: Call for Expression of Interest

The Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) is planning to organize a training course in Cape Town, South Africa during the first week of November.

Background
The far-reaching effects of ocean acidification, combined with the increasing interest in the topic both nationally and internationally, elevate the need for students and researchers to have skills that enable them to successfully address issues associated with the inter- and multidisciplinary field of ocean acidification. A firm grasp of the fundamentals and standards within the field will provide students increased mobility within the scientific community and provide a highly desirable exchange of critical scientific ideas globally. In order to meet the demands of future research in this field, there is a need for hands-on ocean acidification short courses that will convene scientists and graduate students of the biological, geological, and chemical oceanography research communities to gain mutual insights on optimal ocean
acidification experimental design.

The OA-ICC organizes, co-organizes, and/or supports participation of students at training courses on ocean acidification. Building on the success of three workshops that OA-ICC hosted in Brazil, Italy, and Chile, we are in the process of coordinating and planning one in Capetown, South Africa during the first week in November.

Although the application process has not opened up yet, we are interested in knowing any potential applicants from African countries who would benefit participation in the November workshop in Capetown. All expenses for accepted applicants will be paid for by OAICC/IAEA.

If you are interested to attend, please express interest to Lisa Robbins, lrobbins@usgs.gov Or Lina Hansen, L.Hansen@iaea.org.

For more details, download the full announcement.

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