PICES Summer Schools

PICES has held its own summer schools for students and early career scientists since 2006. PICES also actively co-sponsors the summer schools of other organizations.

2014, Aug 26–29, Gangneung, Korea
5th PICES Summer School
End-to-end models for marine resources management and research

The school intended to help graduate students and early-career scientists understand the types of E2E models, their advantages and shortcomings, and provide basic knowledge for advanced applications in research and management of marine resources.

2013, Aug 19–23, Newport, USA
4th PICES Summer School
Ocean observing systems and ecosystem monitoring

33 early career scientists from around the world got a first-hand look at how scientists monitor our oceans and fisheries. Scientists from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA), Oregon State University and other institutions presented lectures and laboratory demonstrations, and participants got hands on experience doing fieldwork to deploy ocean-observing equipment. See the article in PICES Press (Vol. 22, No. 1).

2009, Aug 25–28, Seoul, Korea
3rd PICES Summer School
Satellite oceanography for the earth environment

Its timing coincided with the launching of a Korean satellite. Principles and applications in three major areas (optical, infra-red and microwave) of satellite oceanography were introduced to 35 students, early career scientists and other professionals from 7 countries. In addition to lectures and seminars, hands-on training of image processing was provided. The summary report of the school is published in PICES Press (Vol. 18, No. 1).

2008, Aug 23–26, Hakodate, Japan
2nd PICES Summer School
Biomass-based management

Fifty students and early career scientists from China, Japan, Korea, Russia and U.S.A. attended to learn about Ecosystem-based management (EBM) of marine resources as an integrated approach to management that considers the entire ecosystem, including humans. A summary report of the school can be found in PICES Press (Vol. 17, No. 1).

2006, Aug 23–25, Busan, Korea
1st PICES/CREAMS Summer School
Ocean circulation and ecosystem modeling

Main objective of the summer school was to teach and motivate postgraduate students, early-career scientists, and other professionals as the principal users of numerical models. The three-day summer school summarized the present knowledge of circulation and ecosystem modeling, and introduced numerical models that could be used and applied in various fields of oceanography. Seed th report on the 1st PICES Summer School is published in PICES Press (Vol. 15, No. 1).