BOSCORF runs two short training courses for PhD students. Apply now!

BOSCORF runs two short training courses each year for PhD students and Early Career Researchers (ECRs).

 

Visual Sediment Core Description Course — ***Registration open***—
 

BOSCORF offers an introductory course in sediment core description, interpretation and visualisation. This course is specifically for first year PhD students with limited experience of working with sediments. The course offers beginners the opportunity to learn how to describe sediment cores and characterise the primary types of marine sediments, understand their distribution on the sea floor, and the controls that determine their distribution. Additionally, guidance on subsampling techniques, core curation, and good lab practices will be covered. Students will be introduced to a range of tools for data visualisation and digital resources to aid their PhD studies.

***This 2.5-day-long course will run from Tuesday morning the 15th to noon Thursday the 17th of November 2022.

Lecturers: the BOSCORF team

Guest Lecturers: Dr Mike Clare (National Oceanography Centre), Dr James Hunt (National Oceanography Centre)

Costs: £150 (accommodation, travel, subsistence, etc, are NOT included in the course fee)

Registration: To be considered for this course please send an email to s.maclachlan@noc.ac.uk. In your email, please explain how you will benefit from this course (200 words max). Please note that your registration needs to be confirmed for you to have a place in the course. Maximum number of participants will be 14.

CLOSING DATE –  4pm, 20th October 2022

 

Non-Destructive Core Logging Course — ***Registration open***—

The non-destructive core logging course is intended for later-stage PhDs and ECRs with large volumes of non-destructive core logging data, with a particular focus on XRF data. This course will focus on the Avaatech and Itrax XRF Core Scanners, and how each system works. Additionally, an introduction will be given to Multi Sensor Core Logger datasets and sediment core radiography techniques. Tutorials will cover the data limitations, methods for quality controlling the data and a variety of tools to aid in the presentation and assessment of data. Students will also be introduced to software solutions designed for handling Itrax and other core logging and scanning data.

***This 2.5-day-long course will run from Tuesday morning the 29h of November to noon Thursday the 1th of December 2022.

Lecturers: the BOSCORF team

Guest Lecturers: Dr. Euan Soutter (Univ. of Manchester), Prof. Andy Cundy (NOC), Dr. Simon Crowhurst (Univ. of Cambridge), Dr. Tom Bishop (Univ. of Manchester).

Costs: £150 (accommodation, travel, subsistence, etc, are NOT included in the course fee)

Registration: To be considered for this course please send an email to s.maclachlan@noc.ac.uk. In your email, please explain how you will benefit from this course (200 words max). Please note that your registration needs to be confirmed for you to have a place in the course. Maximum number of participants will be 14.

CLOSING DATE –  4pm, 20th October 2022

 

See also: https://boscorf.org/training-education/training-courses

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