The Summer School on Speleothem Science (S4) is taking place in the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH) from 21 to 26 August 2017.
After two successful editions in Heidelberg (2013) and Oxford (2015), the III edition of the International Summer School on Speleothem Science is held in the National Center for Research on Human Evolution (CENIEH), Burgos, from 21 to 26 August 2017.
It is a student-based international initiative, which means that it is organized by early career researchers and it is addressed to Master and starting PhD students with a particular interest in Speleothem Science. The philosophy of this Summer School is to provide the opportunity for early career researcher to get to know each other and to start creating their own collaboration network.
For six days, participants are assisting to lectures by established researcher, practical workshops, lab tours and field trips. In addition, students count with the opportunity to present their research work during the poster sessions on afternoons.
More than fifteen lecturers from different countries (United States, Australia, United Kingdom, Spain, New Zealand, and Germany) participate in this Summer School. On the other hand, attendants, about forty, are also of very different origins, from Ethiopia to India or the United States. The objective is to discuss the latest research techniques, innovations and development prospects around chronological models, environmental control of karstic environments, elemental geochemistry, stable isotopes, analytical instrumentation, etc.
This initiative is aligned with research works related to Human Evolution, one of the three specialization areas of the Campus of International Excellence Triangular-E3. This is the reason why the CEI Triangular-E3 collaborates with the development of this summer school by granting with mobility scholarships to make possible and facilitate participation of several prestigious lectures as well as participants.