Training School on Seabed Governance, 6th -8th December 2017

From 30. November 2017

Date: 6-8 December 2017

Application Deadline: 1 November 2017

Local Organisers: Kimberley Peters and Philip Steinberg (Working Group 3 Leaders)

As part of the activities of Working Group 3 and open to all network members, the COST seabed training workshop will be held at the University of Liverpool. The workshop is aimed at early career researchers, which includes anyone who is pursuing a PhD or has received their PhD within the past eight years.

The workshop will focus on the practical question of building bridges between academic research and policy, and the particular role that academics can have in so volatile and open-ended an area as seabed governance. Attendees will be able to benefit from a series of workshop sessions (on Networking, Impact and Knowledge Exchange) led by a number of trainers who have profound experience in these fields. There will also be a series of keynote speakers who will address cutting edge issues related to seabed governance, science, and resource extraction, as well as speaking from their own experiences of translating science and theory into policy.

The workshop will run from Wednesday, 6 December – Friday, 8 December. Liverpool is a major maritime city in the North-West of England and has 2 international airports nearby (Liverpool and Manchester) and is well connected by road and high-speed rail. There are a range of accommodation options close to the university (more details to follow for attendees).

There is funding available for a number of early career investigators (ECI) to attend this event – up to a maximum of 300 EURO for UK attendees and 500 EURO for attendees from other European, EU ‘Near Neighbour’, and EU ‘International Partner’ countries.

Trainees eligible to be reimbursed:
1. Trainees from COST Full Members / COST Cooperating Member.
2. Trainees from Approved NNC institutions.
3. Trainees from Approved European RTD Organisations.

If you would like to attend, please contact us by Wednesday 1st November outlining your early career status, and a short paragraph (no more than 5-6 lines) on why you would like to attend the event and how it might benefit you.

For further information on COST Training Schools please refer to the designated section in the COST Vademecum_Training Schools.