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Advanced study courses feature oceans, climate, and environment

A number of advanced study courses, offering graduate or post-graduate students an opportunity to gain further knowledge from lectures and presentations by leading research scientists, will begin from May of this year. The courses will deal with important research issues relat...

19 January 1999 - 19 January 1999
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A number of advanced study courses, offering graduate or post-graduate students an opportunity to gain further knowledge from lectures and presentations by leading research scientists, will begin from May of this year. The courses will deal with important research issues related to ongoing European Union research programmes, and are run by the European Commission, Directorate General XII, as part of the EU research programme.

Each course will be residential, lasting for two to three weeks. The following courses are currently scheduled to run in 1999:

- Environmental Management and Financial Instruments for Local Policy, Freiburg, Germany, 15 - 22 May 1999;
- Desertification in Europe : Mitigation Strategies, Land Use and Planning, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 31 May - 10 June 1999;
- Mediterranean Marine System, Barcelona, Spain 4 June - 17 July 1999;
- Multiscale coastal dynamics: Fluxes and predictions for the "physical component", Barcelona, Spain, 28 June - 9 July 1999;
- Legal Aspects of the Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol : Maintaining Accountability within a Flexible Regime, London, 28 June - 2 July 1999;
- Integrated Regional Impact Studies in the European North : Basic Issues, Methodologies and Regional Climate Modelling, Abisko Research Station, Sweden, 4 - 16 July 1999;
- Atmospheric Effects of Aircraft Emissions in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere, Bergen, Norway, 22 - 31 August 1999;
- Tools and Methods for Integrated Assessment, Maastricht, Netherlands, 30 August - 17 September 1999;
- Marine System Analysis1999, Island of Vilm, Germany, 1 - 17 September 1999;
- Methods in the analysis of the deterioration of collagen based historical materials in relation to conservation and storage, Copenhagen, Lyngby and Brede, Denmark, 6 - 10 July 1999;
- Climate Change and Human Health, London, 8 - 17 September 1999;
- Decision Tools and Processes for Integrated Environmental Assessment, Barcelona, Spain, 20 September - 1 October 1999;
- MEDTRAIN : Mediterranean Ecosystems under the threat of Global Environmental Change : Monitoring and Protecting Strategies, Tramariglio, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy, 2-12 October 1999;
- Groundwater Ecology : A tool for the Management of Water Resources, Vienna, Austria, 10 - 17 October 1999;
- Seismotectonic and Microzonation Techniques in Earthquake Engineering : Integrated Training in Earthquake Risk Reduction Practices, Ionian island of Kefallinia, Greece, 12 - 24 September 1999.

The advanced study courses are designed to stimulate contacts and strengthen links and cooperation between universities and research laboratories.
For further information, please contact:

The European Commission
Directorate General XII
Elizabeth Lipiatou (MAST)
E-mail: research@ec.europa.eu
Denis Peter (Environment and Climate)
E-mail: research@ec.europa.eu
URL: http://europa.eu.int/comm/dg12/envsc/advance2.html

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