The summer school “How to govern marine environment: Baltic Sea and sediment services as a case study“ provided an interdisciplinary overview on topics related to the functioning of marine environments and their possible response to human impacts and their governance.
Experienced scientists from Physical Oceanography, Sedimentology, Biogeochemistry, Marine Biology, Coastal Ecology, Marine Geology, and Economy shared their knowledge and taught students by providing state-of-the-art information and hands-on training during two intense weeks in the town of Lauenburg and on a daily cruise in Lübecker Bight on the RV Elisabeth Mann Borgese.
The summer school, was realized in cooperation of some of the leading national centers for coastal research in Germany: Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht, Leibniz Institute for Baltic Research Warnemünde, the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers) and the KüNO (Coastal Research in the North Sea and Baltic Sea) umbrella project. They have been organizing a common annual summer school since 2002 in Sylt, Helgoland, Büsum, Lauenburg and Warnemünde.
The complete program can be found at the end of this page.
(Photos: Claudia Wiedner and Sandra Kube)
Their motivation was ...
… “to gain better perspectives and ideas in management and marine coastal research, which will be an advantage when I return to Brazil. In my country, more marine protected areas need to be created, and those that have already been created, need better management. I believe the teamwork from different places of the world would bring curious questions and the best answers to the problematics." Helen from Brazil
… “to learn more about interdisciplinary programs and about coastal water management that is offered by the school because they are closely related with my dissertation. And also to meet and make more friends!” Dini from Indonesia
… “next to profiting from the exchange of ideas and networking with other researchers …, participating in the KüNO Summer School will offer me the great opportunity to gain in depth understanding on coastal ecosystems and functions of sediments which will be very beneficial for the interpretation and assessment of my PhD project results.” Anna from Germany
… "to understand how modeling is currently supporting the decision making process, mainly regarding to the way modelling is addressing governmental demands and the communication strategies taken to translate the outputs of the model for the non-scientific community" Deborah from Brazil
… ”first of all, I learned about this Summer School from my colleague, who had many fond memories about her participation here. So I was interested on both levels: personal and practical. In the program description I saw many topics that I am interested in, so it was a perfect opportunity to learn firsthand about marine environment management in light of environmental and social problems that the coastal zone is facing. On the other hand, this school broadens the mindset through the interaction with other students from different counties, backgrounds and experiences, which can lead to future collaboration opportunities." Natalja from Lithuania
… “to get an idea about Marine Strategy Framework Directive plans, learn the “R” statistical application and electronic cruise planning.” Vipin from India
… “to learn more about the governance and the human impact on a marine environment …and to gain experience on working methods, particularly on the field, while having a strong theoretical teaching and meeting great people!” Jules from France
… “…to gain new scientific experiences, improve my research skills, … broaden my understanding on the complexity of the marine environment that will enable me to excel in my forthcoming Masters starting in winter 2017” Andrew from Nigeria
… “to increase my knowledge about marine science in general with regard to the coastal area and learn more about the statistical tool as R”. Babette from Kamerun
… "I hope this program will broaden my knowledge about coastal processes and meeting new friends, people and cultures." Masud from Bangladesh
… “ to gain knowledge within the listed topics and meeting young and senior researcher from all over the world with a different point of view on the subjects.” Anna-Lucia from Germany
… " to expand my theoretical and practical knowledge of the contemporary management of environment in general and that of marine environment in particular as a case studies that will, unequivocally, helps me to be well prepared for my PhD research proposal writing…. ". Aga Neme from Ethiopia