- Target audience: Master and PhD students, Postdoctoral researchers and others interested in the course topic
- Timeline: The course will run from September to December 2019 (13 sessions, week 38/Sept. 16-20 until week 49/Dec. 2-6) with one webinar per week.
- Students who take the full course will complete a practical task related to stakeholder engagement as group work and present their outcomes in the last session (week 49/Dec. 2-6).
- Two levels of participation in the course will be offered:
- Level 1: Attending the full course and completing the practical task. The participants will receive a course certificate after the course if all course sections have been successfully completed.
- Level 2: Attending only individual sessions of the course. No course certificate will be provided.
- Course registration: Participants have to register for the course in advance. The link for joining the webinars will only be distributed to those who are registered. Priority will be given to students who are taking the full course, remaining spots will be given on a first come, first served basis to those who register for individual sessions. There will be a short anonymous survey about participant information, expectations for the course/webinars, and feedback.
The registration for the entire course and separate sessions will open in summer 2019.
The time commitment for the students taking the full course (level 1) will be:
- 1h for webinar (compulsory for receiving a certificate),
- Additional 1-2h per week for the work on the practical task (case studies) (compulsory for receiving a certificate),
- Recommended additional reading (voluntarily).
Student engagement during the course (compulsory for receiving a course certificate):
- Biography / Research Description: A biography and description of research focus of all participants that are taking the full course will be published on the course website and used to identify common research interests for group work (submitted as part of the registration form, max. 100 words).
- Practical Task: The students will further develop existing and create new case studies (information sheets for different types of stakeholders) using weather and climate predictions within the context of APPLICATE as group work. Students will be assigned to a group at the beginning of the course. The APPLICATE project will provide a template for existing case studies that the students can work with. The results of the practical tasks will be presented in the final session of the course.
- Active participation in discussions during the webinars and in the preparation of the practical task.
- Presentation of the practical group tasks in the final session.
- Participation in final course evaluation.
- We offer a certificate of attendance for students who successfully complete all the required course parts.
- Unfortunately, we cannot offer ECTS credits. However, some universities allow internal conversion to the ECTS system. Students may contact their study administration individually. The course organizers are happy to provide information about your completed course tasks upon request.
No application for the course is needed, but a registration for the entire course or seperate sessions is required in order to receive the certificate.
Yes. Priority will be given to students who are taking the full course, remaining spots will be given on a first come, first served basis to those who register for individual sessions.
For receiving a certificate, you need to 1) submit a short biography/description of research focus; 2) attend 10 out of the 12 webinars and engage actively in the discussion following the presentations; 3) actively participate in the practical task and its final presentation, and 4) respond to the final course evaluation form.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer ECTS credits. However, some universities allow internal conversion to the ECTS system. Students may contact their study administration individually.
Since the course runs online, we do not charge any course fees.
- Natalie Carter - University of Ottawa, Canada
- Luisa Cristini - APPLICATE / Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
- Gerlis Fugmann - Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS)/ Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
- Paul Rosenbaum - Uppsala University, Sweden
- Fiona Tummon - Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss, Switzerland
- Kirstin Werner - International Coordination Office for Polar Prediction (ICO) / Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Germany