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German-Russian Summer School


New Monitoring Technologies for environmental research and their application

Datum: 26. - 31 August 2018

Ort: Potsdam/Schloss Schmarsow

Application deadline July 1, 2018

Are you interested in learning more about how complex data on climate and landscape development are recorded, processed and utilized then apply for this extraordinary event. Twenty students (10 from each country) will finally be chosen to participate in the summer school.
Over six days you will attend stimulating lectures on latest research results and work intensely within smaller groups to experience the handling, management and visualization of terrestrial and airborne data, all under the supervision of noted scientific and engineering experts.
A full day will be dedicated to the use and application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in science and how to plan and conduct a UAV-mission. Fields trips will complete the scientific programme.

Application and Requirements
Applicants are required to hold a M.Sc. degree in geosciences, geography or environmental sciences and to be currently participating in a doctoral programme.
Applicants submit a covering letter, a single-page statement of your motivation for participating in the summer school, and a copy of the Master‘s certificate to Dr. Ludwig Stroink, stroink@gfz-potsdam.de
Excellent English skills are mandatory as the entire Summer School is conducted in English. We expect that participants will attend all lectures for the full duration of the programme and participate fully in the group projects. Some lectures might provide pre-readings.
Bring your own laptop with you. It will be mandatory for the group trainings.

Application deadline July 1, 2018

No registration fees will be charged. A summer school fellowship covers all costs for transportation, accommodation and meals during the summer school.

Ex Curriculum
Field trips and cultural events complete the scientific programme. Among others, we are planning a canoe tour on the Peene River. The Summer School ends with a reception in the Russian Embassy in Berlin. Dress is casual, but please be prepared to bring appropriate clothes for outdoor activities with you.

Ludwig Stroink
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
stroink@gfz-potsdam.de, Fon: (0331) 2881070

Andrey A. Cheshev
Russian V.I. Vernadsky Nongovernemental Ecological Foundation