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Mini-Conference: From land to the ocean: processes and budgets

Contributed by: ETH Zurich

From 2017-01-24 to 2017-01-26, Switzerland
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Mini Conference is to make a substantial step forward in our synthetic and quantitative understanding of the transport and transformation of organic carbon from the land through the aquatic continuum into the ocean. It will be held AT ETH Zurich, Switzerland, on January 23rd-26th, 2017.
The main objective of this C-CASCADES Mini Conference is to make a substantial step forward in our synthetic and quantitative understanding of the transport and transformation of organic carbon from the land through the aquatic continuum into the ocean. We thereby focus on the Arctic and Atlantic basins, but covering systems ranging from all latitudes.

This workshop is meant to initiate a process that leads to a series of review papers on this topic, covering all aspects from processes to models, always with a view toward the quantitative.

Structurally, the mini-conference consists of 3 parts:
1. input talks by a range of experts (6x30’ min talks);
2. mini-talks (pecha kucha style) and poster session; and
3. breakout groups with intense discussions, i.e., where we plan to work specifically toward the specific goals.

Participants will act as rapporteurs in the individual breakout sessions, and will use this material together with the input from the talks to write a critical summary of the outcomes of the workshop.

The participants are expected to acquire the following skills and knowledge during this mini conference:
1 - Understanding the key processes of the C-Cascade from the land to the ocean.
2 - Acting as a rapporteur in a scientific working group.
3 - Presenting and discussing results in a scientific setting.

This training opportunity is open to other young researchers from outside the network as well, through application by submitting a motivation letter (up to 1 page) and a CV (up to 2 pages). The event itself is free to attend although any other expenses will be supported by the applicant.

Please note that it is also open to any scientist who may wish to attend the expert lectures.

For more information, please visit our website: http://c-cascades.ulb.ac.be/events-news/mini-conferences

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    ETH Zurich
    Universitätstrasse 16
    8092 Zurich
    Switzerland
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  • Switzerland

Keywords

carbon cycle, LOAC, regional carbon budget
Record Number: 148256 / Last updated on: 2016-12-07
Category: Event
Provider: WIRE
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