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Training School – Are your GEOTRACES data reliable?

30 May 2012 - 1 June 2012

Are your GEOTRACES data reliable ?
A 3-day essential training school on data quality of marine trace elements and isotopes.

Dates: 30 May – 1st June 2012
Location: Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel & Leuven, Belgium. 

Application is closed.
For registration or enquires: damien.cardinal@upmc.fr & melskens@vub.ac.be

Download the second call.

Organising Committee

Prof. Marc Elskens (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Dr. Philip Taylor (Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements)
Dr. Robert Clough (Plymouth University)
Prof. Damien Cardinal (Université Pierre & Marie Curie)

Programme Summary

Keynote speakers
Prof. Gideon Henderson (Oxford University)
Dr. Maeve Lohan (Plymouth University)
Dr. Philippe Quevauvillier (European Commission)
Dr. Adam Leadbetter (British Oceanic Data Center)

Interactive Sessions
How to validate your data?
Build your own uncertainty budget
Which statistical tests to use?
What is quality assurance and quality control?
Tour of IRMM trace elements and isotopes laboratories

Who can apply?

Individuals in any of the countries within this COST ES0801 Action Cf. list on http://costaction.earth.ox.ac.uk/countries The number of trainees is limited to max. 20. Selection criteria will be based on relevance to the goals of this COST Action and added value for early stage researchers (priority to Ph.D. students & early career post-docs). Decisions will also take into account gender and distribution over nations & topics (GEOTRACES proxies: trace elements, stable isotopes, radioactive isotopes).


All costs (travel & accommodation, registration, meals…) will be covered by COST Action ES0801 and IRMM.


Pre-call: December 2011 / Second call: February 2012
Deadline for application: 1st March 2012
Start training school: 29th May evening
End training school: 1st June 14:00

How to apply?

Send a 1-page CV, including a few lines describing motivation & expectations to both melskens@vub.ac.be and damien.cardinal@upmc.fr


30 May 2012
1 June 2012
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