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The 2023 ECORD Summer School: From Greenhouse to Icehouse – The Cenozoic Arctic Ocean and (global) Climate History, takes place from 4-15 September 2023 at the at the MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences and the IODP Bremen Core Repository, University of Bremen, Germany.
Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium (ANZIC) will cover the travel cost, accommodation, food and course participation fee for one accepted Australian participant from ANZIC member institutions. You will need to obtain travel insurance from your home institutions.
The primary goal is to connect early career researchers (PhD students and Postdocs) with IODP at an early stage of their career, inform them about the exciting research within IODP, and prepare them for future participation in IODP expeditions. Such training will be achieved by taking the summer school participants on a ‘shipboard simulation’ where they are familiarised with a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art analytical technologies and core description and scanning methods according to the high standards of IODP expeditions. In addition, the thematic topic of the summer school will be reviewed by various scientific lectures by the leading experts in the field.
The Arctic Ocean – characterised by strong seasonal forcing and variability in runoff, sea-ice formation, sunlight, and related biological productivity – is (in real time) and was (over historic and geologic time scales) subject to rapid and dramatic change. Due to complex feedback processes collectively known as ‘polar amplification’, the Arctic is both a contributor of climate change and a region that will be most affected by global warming.
Geological records from the Arctic Ocean document past climatic conditions, rates of change, and variability prior to anthropogenic influence that might represent analogues of our future climate. Such records may allow us to assess the sensitivity of the Earth’s climate system to changes of different forcing parameters and boundary conditions and to test the reliability of climate models by evaluating their simulations for conditions very different from the modern climate. In this context, understanding the long-term Arctic climate history with its change from Greenhouse to Icehouse conditions during the Cenozoic (last 66 million years) – they focus of this summer school, is of overall significance.
The Summer School is open to applicants from all career stages and geoscience backgrounds. However, the course is tailored for individuals who:
- are early in their career (PhD or post-doctorate studies) and would like to introduce and make use of more physical properties data in their research and/or;
- would like to get more involved in IODP in some capacity, either through accessing and using data or sailing on an IODP research expedition.