ICBM Summer School

Programme

We offer a diverse, interdisciplinary scientific programme that comprises excursions, sampling, analytical lab work, and lectures.The programme will introduce participants into various modeling approaches to marine ecosystem dynamics, with special emphasis on the conditions met in the southern North Sea area. The main items are:

  • Introduction to the coastal area of the southern North Sea and the Wadden Sea, the largest continuous tidal system worldwide and UNESCO World Heritage since 2009
  • Excursion on history of the southern North Sea coast since the last glaciation (Quaternary geology, landscape development and settling history) including a "mud walk" over tidal flats
  • Acquisition of hydrodynamic data with ICBM research boats
  • Excursion to Wadden Sea and Spiekeroog (incl. time series station)
  • Basic lectures on various modeling approaches to marine ecosystem dynamics
  • Introduction to R and Matlab
  • Lab and excersises on selected modelling techniques
  • Introduction to data processing and data analysis
  • Numerical modelling of hydrodynamics
  • Introduction to description and modeling of ecological communities
  • Lab on Network programming
  • Project work in groups
  • Data compilation and synopsis with presentations by the participants
  • Introduction to ICBM, the German higher education system, and setting for marine sciences in Northwest Germany

This programme is partly preliminary and may be subject to some changes.

Preliminary Schedule

This schedule may be subject to change.

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