The deadline of applications for the IMBER ClimEco4 Summer School has been extended to 15 April 2014!
Application deadline:15 April 2014
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As the marine environment is very complex, particularly in the context of global change, indicators are often used to provide a practical and economical way to track the state of ecosystems. This fourth IMBER summer school, ClimEco4, will continue IMBER’s focus on fostering research at the interface of natural and human systems. It will be structured around lectures and activities that focus on indices of climate change, climate impacts, and ecosystem services, and how these are linked to indices for socio-economic and policy information in relation to climate-ecosystem interactions. Participants will be introduced to a range of indices that can be used for evaluating the ecological (e.g. biodiversity, production) and socio-economic (e.g. management and societal benefit) aspects of marine ecosystems. The focus will be on how these indices are constructed (for process/observation scientists), used (for modellers from natural and social sciences), and combined to inform policy and decision-making. Lectures will provide information on climate change, databases (acquiring and managing large data sets), data analysis methods for indicators (statistical methods), using indicators with models (ecosystem, socio-economic models), and criteria and use of indicators for informing marine management and policy.
Come and join us in Shanghai!