7th Summer School of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 2011

Date: 27.6. – 2. 7. 2011

Venue: RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

General topic: Contaminants in the environment

  • sources, levels, transformations and long-range transport;
  • sampling and analytical techniques;
  • toxic and ecotoxic effects on biota, biotests and biomonitoring;
  • risk assessment, data analysis and modelling including GIS;

Special focus of the 7th Summer School: Climate change impacts on the presence of organic pollutants in the Arctic and their effects on human health

  • long-range transport of pollutants to remote environments (high mountains and Arctic);
  • deposition and distribution processes in such environments;
  • transformation processes in snow and ice;
  • influence of climate change on cycling of pollutants;
  • bioaccumulation in biota and health effects;

Programme structure:

  • lectures, workshops, laboratory exercises, computer aided seminars
  • field trip to Košetice observatory of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (participating in the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, EMEP)
  • social event

The Summer School is organized in two groups:

  • Group A covering a wide range of general and special topic of environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology and risk assessment as described above;
  • Group B organized in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and the Czech Ministry of Environment as an intensive training course building capacities for assessment of persistent organic compounds in the environment for the purpose of the Global Monitoring Plan.

Invited speakers:

Roland Kallenborn, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway Joan O. Grimalt, Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), Barcelona, Spain Kaj M. Hansen, National Environmental research Institute (NERI), Aarhus, Denmark Gerhard Lammel, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany

RECETOX lecturers:

Ivan Holoubek, Luděk Bláha, Jana Klánová, Jakub Hofman, Zdeněk Šimek, Klára Hilscherová, Petr Klán, Pavel Čupr, Alice Dvorská, Karel Brabec, Klára Kubošová

For students:

Summer School will be credited

  • 4 ECTS credits for theoretical part
  • 4 ECTS credits for practical exercises

More information:

  • RECETOX web pages: http://www.recetox.muni.cz/7SS
  • Full registration fee 10 500,- CZK (i.e. 400,- €) (covering lectures and practical exercises, background materials, field trip, accommodation, lunches)
  • Early bird registration fee is 9 000,- CZK (i.e. 350,- €)
  • Participants cover their travel expenses. International mobility programmes such as ERASMUS can be used – for details contact Dr. Petra Růžičková (ruzickova@recetox.muni.cz).

Important dates

Early bird registration: before 15. 5. 2011

Deadline for registration:

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