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<strong>One week left to the extended deadline of the                    training school </strong>Convective and Volcanic                  clouds detection, monitoring and modeling.<br>                  September 15, 2015<div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><strong>GRANTS available covering the registration fee</strong></div><div dir="ltr">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>Below the details, flyer attached.<br>                  &nbsp;<br>                  First training school on<br>                  "<strong>Convective and volcanic clouds detection,                    monitoring and modeling</strong>"<br>                  Castiglione del Lago, Italy, 4-9 October 2015<br><br><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;">This training school is                    supported by the European Geosciences Union (<a href="http://www.egu2015.eu/" target="_blank"><font color="#0072c6">EGU</font></a>),                    organized by the Wegener Center for Climate anf                    Global Change (WegC) in collaboration with the                    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia                    (INGV), the Norwegian Institute for Air Research                    (NILU) and local organization provided by island of                    meetings (iom). </span><br><br>                  Attending the school you will get an overview of the                  state of the art techniques and methods for detecting                  and monitoring the volcanic and convective clouds, you                  will know the different instruments and platforms                  allowing us to get the best performance in detecting                  such kind of clouds, you will be projected to the                  future learning about new missions planned for solving                  the main issues on these fields, you will be involved                  in real applications as early warming systems and                  modeling, you will directly analize the data.<br>                  The school topics will range from satellite                  instruments such as IR sensors or GPS radio                  occultations to aircraft measuremtents like lidar and                  radar, from study of ash and SO2 clouds to tropical                  cyclones, Mediterranean hurricanes, land and maritime                  convection.<br>                  The purpose of the School is to train students with                  outstanding research interest in the techniques                  allowing to detect, monitor, and model convective and                  volcanic clouds, to gain knowledge of the instruments                  and satellite missions (present and future) and to be                  able to support such kind of studies.<br>                  The extreme atmospheric event cloud detection is a                  high multidisciplinary and challenging topic since the                  same techniques and instruments can be used for                  meteorology, volcanic monitoring, atmospheric physics                  and climate purposes. Within all these fields there                  are still many unsolved issues making this school                  fundamental for creating a new generation of                  scientists able to use the synergy of several                  different instruments and techniques.<br>                  Each topic includes keynote plenary lectures with                  in-depth discussion. The school will consist of                  lectures combined with the practical application of                  the material covered in the lectures through                  introductory lab sessions and a set of research                  problems that will form the core of the School.<br>                  Through the introductory keynotes invited lectures,                  the students will be introduced to all the issues and                  challenges of the convective and volcanic cloud                  detection, monitoring and modeling, gaining an                  overview of the state of the art and the future                  development.<br>                  All the participants are expected to give a short talk                  or to present a poster about their own research; the                  selection of the talks will be done through evaluation                  process as in a regular conference.<br>                  The students will leave the school with an increased                  understanding of the cutting-edge research questions                  and with the perspective of creating some future                  projects in this field also thanks to the network                  created during the school with the lecturers and other                  students.<br><span style="font-weight: bold;">IDL and ENVI linceses</span>                  will be offered to all the participants for the period                  of the course.<br><strong>15 EGU Grants </strong>covering the                  registration fee.<br><br><strong>Applications</strong><br>                  The School is open to graduate students, PhD students                  and early career researchers.<br>                  More info available at the website <a href="http://www.biondiriccardo.it/training/index.htm" target="_blank"><font color="#0072c6">http://www.biondiriccardo.it/training/index.htm</font></a><br><strong>Registration </strong><a href="http://www.islandofmeetings.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=24&amp;Itemid=151" target="_blank"><font color="#0072c6">http://www.islandofmeetings.com/index.php?option=com_content&amp;view=article&amp;id=24&amp;Itemid=151</font></a><br><br><strong>Dates</strong><br>Extended deadline: September 15, 2015<br><br><strong>Contacts</strong><br>                  Riccardo Biondi<br><a href="mailto:Riccardo.biondi@uni-graz.at"><font color="#0072c6">Riccardo.biondi@uni-graz.at</font></a><br><br><strong><font face="Arial Narrow">School fees<br></font></strong><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;">-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;">The                      school registration fee is 330</span> including                    coffee breaks and teaching material.<br>                    - &nbsp; &nbsp;Hotel accommodation available form <span style="font-weight: bold;">140 for the whole                      period</span>.<br></span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;">&nbsp;-&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <span style="font-weight: bold;">Full board registration                      fee 660-720</span>, thanks to the agreement with                    the local hotels and restaurants we can offer a full                    board discounted arrangement depending on the                    accommodation (sharing room or single room),                    including accommodation in 3* hotel, breakfasts,                    lunches (buffet), dinners (</span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;">first course,                    second course, side dish, fruit or dessert and                    drinks</span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;">), coffee breaks, teaching material and                    excursion.</span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow; font-weight: bold;"> </span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;"></span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow; font-weight: bold;"><br></span><br><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow; font-weight: bold;">Excursions and fun-night<br></span><span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;">-                     Guided visit to the medieval Palazzo della Corgna                    and the castle of Castiglione del Lago (about 2h)<br>                    - Ice cream night<br>                    - Fun-run on the lungolago<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><br><strong>School Location</strong><br>                  Castiglione del Lago (Italy), medieval town located on                  a peninsula on the coast of Trasimeno Lake, mid-way                  between Rome and Florence and easily reachable by                  train and by car from both cities.<br><br></div><div id="ecxyui_3_2_0_17_132922226523449" style="right: auto;"><pre class="ecxmoz-signature" id="ecxyui_3_2_0_2_137163662299556">--<br>******************************<br>Riccardo Biondi, Ph.D <br>Freelance Researcher<br>phone: +39 349 39 37 542<br>web: www.biondiriccardo.it<br id="ecxyui_3_2_0_2_1371636622995290">******************************</pre></div>&nbsp;                                               </div></div>                                               </div></div>                                               </div></body>
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