Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The ECOTIP summer school from June 6th-17th 2022 on the beautiful Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea is open to early-career researchers (i.e., PhD students and postdoctoral scientists) who work on aspects of the Arctic and/or wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills. 

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the inherent features of Arctic marine ecosystems and their biodiversity, including changes over time and likely future trajectories,
  • Explain common practices and uncertainties with scientific data and models used to assess tipping points in Arctic ecosystems,
  • Describe the theory and applications of trait based models and the hierarchical modeling of species communities in addressing drivers and impacts of changes in Arctic marine biodiversity,
  • Describe consequences of a changing Arctic Ocean for indigenous communities, local fisheries, and policy makers,
  • Increase awareness about ongoing changes in the Arctic environment and communicate Arctic science through (i) photography, videography, and different multimedia options, as well as through ii) writing for a non-specialized audience (public & policy makers)
  • Be prepared to communicate with media (e.g., journalist) about Arctic science and research

The summer school includes:

  • Scientific lectures and two types of practical “training modules” on science communication and modeling with Traits-based and Hierarchical Modelling of Species Communities (HMSC) modeling framework, 
  • A field excursion within the archipelago of the Åland Islands

Please use this link to access the advanced draft of the programme for the summer school, which includes short biographies for the teachers. The programme will be finalized at the end of April along with the time schedule.

Application Deadline is on April 30th 2022

Find more information and how to apply here:

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