Järvselja Spring School 2017 - Biological processes in the biosphere-atmosphere system
2-12 May 2017
The main topic of the course is understanding and assessing of biological processes as backbone of the dynamics in the multiscale soil-biosphere-atmosphere system. The course is based on intensive work in small groups, hands-on sessions, and field experiments. It involves a few short relevant lectures, with the main emphasis placed on intensive group work. The students will write a blog during the course and a summarizing final report written after the course. The course is aimed at MSc students and PhD students in atmospheric and biospheric sciences. During the course the students will utilize trace gas, meteorological and ecophysiological data measured at field stations in order to learn advanced data treatment and data analysis methods. The main tool used on the course is MATLAB.
The grand opening of SMEAR Estonia
25 August 2015
The official opening took place on 25 August, together with the EMÜ rector Mait Klaassen, representative of the Ministry of Science and Education Toivo Räim, Finnish Academy Professor Markku Kulmala the coordinater of SMEAR Estonia. Dr. rer. nat Steffen M. Noe opened the measurement station. The opening ceremony was followed by participants of the 19th Finnish-Estonian Air Ion Workshop (24-26 August 2015) held at Pühajärve, Estonia and the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Conference (23-30 August 2015) held in Tartu and local representatives of Tartu University, Estonian Science Agency and the Järvselja Forest Research and Training Centre.
Autumn 2014 School - Physics and Chemistry of Air Pollution and Their Effects
October 6-15 2014
University of Helsinki and Estonian University of Life Sciences are pleased to announce the intensive course in the Physics and Chemistry of Air Pollution and Their Effects to be held at the Järvselja Experimental Forestry Station (SMEAR Estonia) in south east Estonia! Course dates are October 6-15 2014. The course is organized as a joint effort between the Department of Physics and the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki and the Department of Plant Physiology at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
The course is based on intensive work in small groups, with MATLAB being the main tool for statistical analysis. This course in particular will aim to quantify the feedbacks and relationships between atmosphere and biosphere using a variety of relevant datasets from several measurement stations.
Topics to be covered include: - in-situ chemical, physical, and optical aerosol properties - trace gas, VOC and other relevant gaseous constituents - soil-atmosphere dynamics - (more topics will be announced later)Some of the transferable skills the course strives to improve: - statistical analysis and MATLAB - multidisciplinary approach - project management - collaborative learning - broadening of the personal comfort zone - introduction to SMEAR Estonia measurement station
The course involves 1-3 short relevant lectures per day, with the main emphasis placed on intensive group work and final report written after the course. The course is aimed at MSc students in atmospheric/biospheric sciences. During the course the students will utilize long-term aerosol, gas, ion, meteorological and ecophysiological data measured at SMEAR Estonia and several other stations in order to learn advanced data treatment and data analysis methods. The main tool is MATLAB.
The course was held in cooperation with Pan-Eurasian Experiment (PEEX), Cryosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Arctic Climate (CRAICC), Doctoral Programme in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM-DP), Master's Degree Programme in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM-MP) and INSMEARIN.