The Helmholtz Research School ESCALATE provides the environment for interdisciplinary doctoral
projects, addressing and linking the ecological, economic and social aspects of ecosystem service
research. The young scientists trained in
ESCALATE will be able to develop, implement and conduct
interdisciplinary projects in different types of institutes, such as in research, non-governmental organizations, or NGO consultancy agencies. Fellows will attend lectures and seminars on a broad range of interdisciplinary topics in the field of ecosystem service research and conduct their project in an international and integrative working environment.
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Preceding the ESEE 2013 conference in Lille, the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) and ESEE will be organising a two day workshop focused on postgraduate students. Linking to the conference theme, the workshop theme will be Ecological Economics and Institutionalist Approaches. The idea
of the summer school is to bring together around 40 selected PhD and Masters students with 10 senior researchers from within ESEE, providing space for discussion and exchange. Past participants of ESEE summer schools, including
the 2011 ESEE pre-conference workshop in Istanbul, are particularly invited to join as mentors who will buddy casino online portugal up with less experienced researchers. » Read the full article
Call for applications closes: December 31st 2012
CASTLE consortium – (Marie Curie Initial Training Network) –
invites applications for 14 full-time research vacancies for early stage researchers (ESR). Selected researchers are expe
cted to undertake transnational mobility in order to implement an Individual Research Project (IRP) at one of the consortium partner institutions, as well as to participate in a joint network training programme.
1. Description of CASTLE training network
By 2020 the increasing demand for biomass as a feedstock for fuel, fibre and food will have measurable economic, environmental and social effects. The forest-based sector is responding to the competition for biomass with innovative products, such as renewable chemicals produced in biorefineries. The agricultural sector is also reinforcing innovations based on fast-growing biomass crops. Such innovations may bear completely new bio-based production systems, the long-term impact of casinospill which on the
environment, economic viability and social cohesion is difficult to foresee. Policy makers, businesses and civil society organisations demand
that the sustainability of new production systems is safeguarded. Hence, sustainability assessment methods that quantify environmental, economic and social impacts are needed for the bio-based economy.
However, so far academic training insufficiently reflects the relevance of sustainability impact assessment in business and policy making. “Careers in Sustainability Excellence” (CASTLE) closes this gap as it combines scientific, innovative, problem-oriented research and practical training of young academics on methods used for sustainability impact assessments in the bio-energy and forest-based sector in Europe. CASTLE educates sustainability experts for the broader bio-based economy.
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