Hjort Summer School 2017 – Bridging Methods in Marine Science: From the Lab to Models

Espegrend Biological Stdsc_0240ation, Bergen, Norway 11. – 16. August 2017


The ability to integrate and communicate between laboratory experiments with numerical modelling is an increasing important skill to collaborate and work successfully within the interdisciplinary field of marine science. The 2017 Hjort Summer School will train the next generation of marine scientists in linking and communicating across laboratory- and numerical modelling approaches.

The Program: To achieve a better understanding of the connectivity of lab and modelling work,  the 2017 Hjort Summer School has a strong focus on hands-on work. Accompanied by lectures, students will conduct lab experiments and link them to modelling experiences using examples highly relevant to the changing marine environment of today like mixotrophy, zooplankton fecal pellet production and carbon export.

Students are also asked to prepare a poster-presentation of  their own research. Upon completion, they receive a course diploma with a recommended 3 ECTS.

Participants, Costs:  The course is aimed at earlier career scientists and students within the field of marine sciences. All course costs (accommodation & food) are covered, however travels will have to be paid by the student. A limited number of travel grants is available (for details see application form).

To apply, please fill in the Online application form and upload a short CV and a letter of support from your supervisor.

Application deadline: 1. June

Lecturers & Instructors:

Dag L. Aksnes, University of Bergen, Norway

Hans G. Dam, University of Connecticut, USA

Aditee Mitra, Swansea University, UK

Diane Stoecker, University of Maryland, USA

Camilla Svensen, University of Trom, Norway

Selina Våge, University of Bergen, Norway

Course organizers: 
Chris Lindemann and Øyvind FiksenUniversity of Bergen, Norway

If you have any questions regarding the summer school, please contact either

Øyvind Fiksen (Oyvind.Fiksen at uib.no)  or

Chris Lindemann (chris.lindemann at uib.no)


Download the Hjort Summer School 2017 flyer


Previous Hjort Summer Schools:

Hjort Summer school 2015

Hjort Summer school 2016