SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
 
  17 February 2011
Volume 12 Issue 2
 

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SETAC Europe Summer Schools

Join or propose SETAC Summer Schools

Katrien Arijs, SETAC Europe Science & Operational Manager

SETAC Summer Schools may be proposed by SETAC Members and aim to offer scientists and students training through the best up-to-date knowledge in several areas. Summer schools and their organisers will benefit from publicity and recognition by SETAC. Deadline for proposing Summer Schools is 31st March.

What is a Summer School?

Summer schools aim to offer scientists and students training through the best up-to-date knowledge in these areas:

  • environmental quality
  • environmental chemistry
  • ecotoxicology
  • risk assessment within the framework of generic (e.g. Water Framework Directive) or dedicated (e.g. REACH, Plant Protection Products…) regulations
  • handling, monitoring and remediation of pollution
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Management (LCM)
  • emerging pollutants
  • nanomaterials

Summer schools include time for teaching, exchanges, self-working on case-studies and knowledge assessment. Principles and methodologies developed are illustrated through worked examples, hands-on or case-studies.

Summer schools may be proposed by SETAC members and aim to offer scientists and students training through the best up-to-date knowledge in several areas. Summer schools and their organisers will benefit from publicity and recognition by SETAC.

Summer Schools, practically?

Summer schools are conducted in summer (from June to beginning of September), at a suitable location close to the organiser. In order to ascertain that enough time is given to teaching, exchanges, self-working on case-studies and knowledge assessment, Summer Schools are organized over one to two weeks.

Who may attend a Summer School?

Summer schools are organized for scientists of diverse origins and activities (students, scientists at universities, regulatory offices and private companies), who have the background education for the training. Available Summer Schools will be advertised in April through summerschool.setac.eu.

Who may propose a Summer School?

Summer schools may be proposed by SETAC Members being representatives of risk assessment offices, universities, research centres or laboratories having proved a sound expertise in the area. Speakers should have both experience and practice in the principles and methodologies presented during the training.

How to proceed?

For more information on how to propose a Summer School, please check http://summerschool.setac.eu/how_to_propose_a_summer_school/?contentid=395&pr_id=337

Author’s contact information: katrien.arijs@setac.org

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