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WORKSHOP ON ORGANIZING THE PERGAMON SUMMER SCHOOL Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale Trieste, Italy October, 15-16 2012.

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1 WORKSHOP ON ORGANIZING THE PERGAMON SUMMER SCHOOL Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale Trieste, Italy October, 15-16 2012

2 Workshop Objective: To define venue, program and logistical aspects for the PERGAMON Training School to be held in a European polar research station in Summer 2013 Organizing Committee: Ali Nadir Arslan, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki Angelo Camerlenghi, OGS, Trieste Jens Greinert, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel Josep Anton Morgui, Catalan Climate Institute, Barcelona Ilia Ostrovsky, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research, Migdal Jacek Piskozub, The Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot Torsten Sachs, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geoscience Umberta Tinivella, OGS, Trieste Tina Treude, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences


4 PERGAMON COST ACTION MOU: Several urgently needed benefits to be achieved with this COST Action are to: Provide a forum for scientific knowledge transfer with respect to the topic. Help to bridge the gap between terrestrial and marine scientists studying methane fluxes. Organize field campaigns in such a way that they complement one another, ultimately leading to long-term monitoring. Organize joint field campaigns to increase COST-effectiveness and maximise the scientific return, in terms of the completeness of data sets. Increase research knowledge, skills and technological know-how and distribute it among the partners Promote training and multidisciplinary interaction between senior and early-stage researchers to pass on and enhance our understanding about the Arctic and build the base for the establishment of long-term monitoring stations.

5 The PERGAMON Action explicitly encourages cross-WG interactions which develop naturally as the final goal, the assessment of how much methane from sub-seafloor and terrestrial sources reaches the atmosphere, can only be made in a joined, communicative and multidisciplinary way. The WGs are expected to: Define detailed objectives and deliverables during their first assembly Help the MC setting the milestones throughout the course of the Action Contribute to the organization of the annual WG meeting and of conferences Establish a network within the Working Groups of top-level high impact research groups Promote scientific interactions, privileged dissemination of information and exchange of materials Encourage multidisciplinary collaborations Promote exchange of early-stage researchers with an emphasis on methodological training, and state–of-the-art science during STSMs.




9 ………………. MC Meeting on Wednesday


11 1.LOCATION In the Arctic Environment If not too difficult or expensive. For organization purposes we need a HOST possibly in the organizing committee. 4 locations considered: Sodankyla Station, Finland UNIS, Longyerabyern, Svalbard Oulanka Research Station, Finland Abisko Station, Sweden

12 Sodankyla Station Arctic Research Centre of the FMI in Arctic Research Centre, Finland. http://fmiarc.fmi.fi Contact and candidate host: Ali Nadir Arslan Accommodation: Arctic Research Centre Maximum 24 persons, 25 € per person Hostel in centre of Sodankyla (6 km away) 15 persons, 35 € per person Two hotels in centre of Sodankyla (6 km away) 115 €

13 Bus transfers can be arranged daily (extra cost) Meal costs on site: 6 €. Classroom facilities. Seminar room at no extra cost Laboratory facilities Yes Field excursion. visit to data collection facilities on land Missing Marine data collection and aircraft data collection. Locals can help. Transportation from Europe to Arctic Research Centre Flight to Helsinki Flight (or train) from Helsinki to Rovaniemi 1.5 hour drive to Sodankyla (public transportation 20€)

14 UNIS - The University Centre in Svalbard Information provided by Ane Hammervoll Bjørsvik Need a local contact. Juergen Mienert? Othersfrom the Norwegian scientific Communuty? Possibly Accommodation: UNIS guest house where we accommodate our PhD-students, guest researchers and guest lecturers. 600 NOK-day (≈81 € ) Also rent out rooms if we have the capacity. Contact Trine Fjerdingøy and Sølvi Lervik at

15 Several barracks owned and coordinated by the Student housing organization in Tromsø. UNIS students are given priority, but if there are available rooms you would be able to rent them. more information: Short time rental (only Unis courses): 1 week NOK 1800 (242 € ) 2 weeks NOK 2800 NOK 250 (≈34 € ) per day after that. Classroom facilities Room Rental at UNIS 3,000 NOK (≈404 € ) per day. Laboratory facilities Well equipped Have to enquire on costs

16 Field excursion Glacial geology, permafrost. Terrestrial methane flux measurement stations Transportation from Europe to Longyearbiern Flight to Oslo or Tromsø Flight To Longyearbiern Open questions: LOCAL SUPPORT WITHIN PERGAMON NEGOTIATE CHEAPER PRICES FOR FACILITIES

17 Oulanka Research Station, Oulu University, FInland Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden Similar situation as Sodankyla Station, but without a local contact in the Organizing Committee.

18 2DATE Considered the availability the members of the organizing committee: Last two week of September / first week of October (September 23 – October 6)

19 3.PROGRAM AND DURATION In order to guarantee multidisciplinarity, we suggest to divide the program according to PERGAMON Structure plus adds on: General scheme Two sessions of 4 hours each day Arctic general introduction Formal lectures according to PERGAMON WGs (45 min) Case studies (scientists showing a real study through a scientific presentation after theoretical presentations (30 min) Student-student communications (8 min on own research) Exercises Field work/trip Trial proposal exercise Use rotations to decrease the size of the groups for field and lab work

20 DAY 0 = travel and arrival Evening: ice breaking party DAY 1 - Introductions Morning Welcome, logistics Introduction to PERGAMON (Jens) 15 min Introduction by the host (tba) 15 min Arctic: general introduction Arctic environment and climate (ask APECS, ask the host) 30 min Arctic climate change (including global picture. ask APECS, ask the host. also Jacek Piskozub) 30 min Polar regions and the IPCC (Policy-oriented. Asked Yannick Beaudoin, UNEP-GRID Arendal, provided by Tina) 30 min Methane in the carbon cycle (Tina) 30 min Afternoon Introduction to PERMAFROST field trip and measuring facilities (tba) 10 Students to students communications (8 minutes each) Arctic Culture lecture (Ask IASC? Ask Juergen, other suggestions?)

21 DAY 2 WG A Methane in marine sediments and permafrost Morning Marine sedimentary systems in the Arctic (A. Camerlenghi) Permafrost in marine and terrestrial environment (T. Sachs or other local expert) Gas hydrates in the natural environment (marine and terrestrial) (U. Tinivella) Case study (by one of the lecturers) Afternoon Seismic methods including exercise (1.5 hours) (U. Tinivella – A. Camerlenghi). Introduction about seismic data and data organization (seg-y file). Introduction about the main seismic characteristics in presence of hydrate and free gas. Introduction about seismic visualization. Introduction about the meaning and use of the BSR. Example of seismic line in which the BSR is evident. Exercise: estimate geothermal gradient from the BSR depth and hydrate stability curve. 10 Students to students communications (8 minutes each)

22 DAY 3 WG B1 Biogeochemical processes in the seafloor Morning (Tina Treude, Helge Niemann, Alina Stadnitskaia) Gas hydrate dissociation and methane transport in the sediment Microbial consumption of methane released from dissociating gas hydrates in the sediment Biogeochemical reactions resulting from methanotrophy in sediments (e.g. chemosynthetic communities and authigenic carbonates) Case study (by one of the lecturers) Afternoon Introduction into biogeochemical methods applied to methane seeps studies (Tina, Helge, Alina): Sediment sampling with MUC, GC, ROV/Submersible (including videos) Porewater extraction and analyses Microsensor measurements Radiotracer techniques Lipid biomarker analyses CARD-FISH Carbonate analyses Exercises: Display of some instruments and samples (e.g. cores, rhizones, microsensors, sediment slurries, carbonates, clams/tubeworms) Discussion of pro and cons of methods (time for detailed questions) Diffusive flux calculations from oxygen, methane, sulfate profiles Calculation of AOM and SR rates from time series (sulfide production) and radiotracer measurements

23 DAY 4 WG B2 Methane fluxes from the sea/lake-floor into the atmosphere (3 among: Gregor Rehder, Jens Greinert, Helge Niemann, Ilia Ostrovsky, Ingeborg Bussmann) Morning From sediments through water column gas bubble transport and methane dissolution microbial methane consumption Methane sea-air fluxes (Jacek) Case study (by one of the lecturers) Afternoon (Methods) Methods of measurements of bubble flux from the bottom: overcoming spatiotemporal heterogeneity problem (gas traps and hydroacoustic techniques) (Ilia) Methods of measurements of methane flux at the water-air interface (drifters, eddy correlation, gas balance approach) (Ilia, others?) Methods of determination of aerobic methane oxidation rates in the water column (Helge, Ingeborg) Single bubble dissolution model: the fate of gaseous methane in the water column (Jens or Dan McGinnis) DAY 5 FIELD TRIP

24 DAY 6 WG C-1: Methane fluxes from the terrestrial environment (wetlands, tundra, Arctic-lakes) Tbd: Organize by method or topic/question? (or by spatial scale, direction of flux, whatever) Production and consumption of methane in permafrost (Dirk Wagner) Vertical transport of methane from soil through vegetation to atmosphere (Patrick Crill, Torben R. Christensen, Torsten) Methane in regions of the freshwater marine interface (lateral) (Ingeborg Bussmann, Natalia Shakhova) Case study (one of the lecturers) Afternoon Methods and exercises Quantification of methane fluxes from tundra environments (vertical) (Patrick Crill, Torben R. Christensen, Torsten) Closed chambers + isotopes --> plot scale Eddy Covariance + tall towers (tower) --> local-regional scale Eddy Covariance (airplane) --> regional scale Modeling methane flux in Permafrost (vertical) (Ko van Huissteden, Christian Beer)

25 DAY 7 WG C-2 Atmospheric methane monitoring and global implications for current and future Arctic warming (Ask Philppe to provide additional names; Josep Anton proposes Rebecca Fisher, Royal Holloway) Global methane circulation patterns (????) Implications for climate Case study (by one of the lecturers) Afternoon Methods and exercises Atmospheric methane monitoring (towers, column measurements, satellite, Aircraft) Transport/Inversion modeling (Philippe Bousquet) Column methane measurements (Ali) (presenting the measurement station if hosted in Finland)

26 DAY 8 – Wrap-up day Morning Future directions for Arctic science (tda). Lecture about EU funding (H2020, Marie Curie etc. with following discussion and time for questions (lecturer: maybe someone from COST, APECS?). Students split up in 4 groups (mixed disciplines) and prepare a proposal (Powerpoint presentation) for a study they want to conduct under the umbrella of PERGAMON (according to general scientific proposal guidelines) Afternoon Presentation of the 4 proposals (each 15 min) and vote for the best proposal (by students and lecturers; one cannot vote for the own proposal). Price for the best proposal? Closing party…. DAY 9 - Departure

27 4.CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Open call Publicity mainly trough PERGAMON participants Need to draft a flyer/circular and put it also on the PERGAMON Web page. Start right after the PERGAMON Gent Meeting) ENQUIRE WITH COST ABOUT EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS (< 8 YEARS DOCTORATE DEGREE) AS DEFINED BY COST. We would like to include PhD students, but limit the spread in knowledge between Students and ESR Ask Sveta to develop an online application form with possibility to upload attachment files.




31 5.PARTICIPANTS SELECTION CRITERIA Applicants Selection Committee: Organizing Committee + Edna + Svetlana We propose that the Applicants Selection Committee is delegated by the MC to select applicants independently. MC will have to approve? APPLICATION SELECTION Criteria: Criteria should be used with flexibility and should guarantee the widest possible spectrum of: Country Discipline Advisor (no more than on per advisor?)

32 Ensure Gender balance Allow for participation of applicants from outside COST countries and Lappland applicants, if any. Final criteria do select individuals will be: Motivation letter Closeness to PERGAMON science Reference letter Past scientific activity. CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE (official templates from COST Office?)

33 6.COSTS General parametersUNIS rates Sodankyla Length of the school (days)9travel round trip800500 Number of students attending the shool20accommodation (per day)8025 Number of lecturers15 Accomodation lecturers per day80 of whichfull time8Meals per day4020 part time (4 days stay)7 Seminar Room rental (per day)4000 Local organizer3000 0 Photocopy….4000 BUDGET TEST UNIS BUDGET TEST Sodankyla travel students16000travel students10000 travel lecturers12000travel lecturers7500 Accommodation students14400Accommodation students4500 Accommodation lecturers8000Accommodation lecturers8000 Meals students7200Meals students3600 Meals lecturers4000Meals lecturers2000 Room Rental3200Room Rental0 Local organizing3000Local organizing3000 Photocopying400Photocopying0 Total 68200Total 38600 student budget3760018100 individual student budget1880905 STUDENT COST GRANT FIXED1000 TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE SCHOOL 47600 37500

34 CO-SPONSORS IASC (International Committee for Arctic Scientific Research) IFM GEOMAR Future Ocean

35 7.ACTIONS AND DEADLINES Today Report to Pergamon scientific and MC meeting Decide on location and book site with final dates Decide how to begin advertisement in PERGAMON Web Page before the end of November End of november Book site Begin advertizement January 2013 Close budget

36 March 3013 Deadline for applications Close program May 2013 Accept candidate participate September 2013 Run Training School October 2013 Reporting and administration before project ends

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