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NFRL Workshop: Modelling tools to assess microbiological risks in bathing waters and shellfish harvesting areas

Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop

Modelling tools to assess microbiological risks in bathing waters and shellfish harvesting areas

UK coordinator: Paulette Posen (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science - Cefas)
Partner Country coordinator: Luis Hamilton Pospissil Garbossa (Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina - Epagri)
Discipline: Aquaculture, epidemiology, hydrodynamics, mathematical modelling, water quality
Dates: 4-7 February 2019
Venue: Santa Catarina, Brazil

The British Council Researcher Links programme provides opportunities for UK and international early career researchers to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.

Under this programme, the British Council and FAPESC will be holding a workshop on the above theme. The 4 day event will be held at Empresa de Pesquisa Agropecuária e Extensão Rural de Santa Catarina (Epagri), Brazil, from 4th to 7th February 2019.

We are now inviting applications from Early Career Researchers from the UK or Brazil to attend this workshop.

The event is being coordinated by Dr Luis Hamilton Pospissil Garbossa (Epagri, Brazil), an expert in hydraulics and sanitary engineering, and Dr Paulette Posen (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas-UK), whose expertise is in spatial risk modelling.

Sessions will include contributions from other leading researchers from both countries, with combined expertise in the fields of epidemiology, water quality, hydrology, hydrodynamics and mathematical modelling, thus providing a unique opportunity for knowledge exchange and networking across disciplines.

The use of modelling techniques to study the fate of faecal pollution in bathing and shellfish harvesting areas will be examined, from simple regression-based models to more complex hydrological and hydrodynamic process-based models. Sharing of expertise will be encouraged between UK and Brazilian delegates working in public health protection and the development of sustainable aquaculture.

Early career participants from relevant fields will benefit from the opportunity to gain new modelling skills and network with professionals working in the areas of water and sanitation.

All costs relating to workshop participation, including travel, accommodation and meals, will be covered by the Newton Fund Researcher Links programme.


Application Deadline

The full application below must be completed and submitted by 30 November 2018 (early applications are encouraged).

Elegibility Criteria

• Applications must be submitted using the Researcher Links application form (see below) • Application must be submitted before the above deadline • Participants must be Early Career Researchers: Early Career Researchers are defined as holding a PhD (or having equivalent research experience) and having up to 10 years post-PhD research experience. They are equivalent to the ‘Recognised Researcher’ and sometimes ‘Experienced Researcher’ categories in the EU framework for researchers’ careers. https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/europe/career-development/training-researchers/research-profiles-descriptors • Participants must have a research or academic position (a permanent post, research contract, or fellowship etc.) at a recognised research institution either in the UK or in Brazil • Please note that participants are expected to attend all sessions of the workshop

Quality Assessment

• Experience and relevance of the applicant’s research area to the workshop • Motivation and contribution to the aims of the workshop • Description of the long term impact expected through the participation in the workshop • Ability to disseminate workshop’s outcomes

Selection Procedure

• Eligibility check • Quality assessment

Notification of results

Applicants will be notified by email.

Equal opportunities

Equal opportunities and diversity are at the heart of the British Council’s cultural relations ambitions. While recognising that some research fields are dominated by one particular gender, co-ordinators are encouraged to work towards an equal gender balance, promote diversity. They must not exclude applicants based on ethnicity, gender, religious belief, sexual orientation, or disability. Participants’ selection undertaken by workshop organisers must not contravene this policy. Extra support to enable participation of early career researchers with special needs will be given.

Workshop Application Form

Please complete the application form below:
1. This workshop is for early career researchers. Please confirm that you’re within 10 years of being awarded your PhD. *This question is required.
3. Gender *This question is required.To monitor statistic participation – this will not be considered during assessment
This question requires a valid email address.
This question requires a valid number format.
Academic career, publications, markers of esteem, and any other relevant information – no more than ½ page of A4.
i.e. CV lattes, Institution, ResearchGate, LinkedIn or other.
Please give a summary of your area of research. This may be on your current research in/on Brazil or the translation of your current research to Brazil. Maximum 300 words. Topics: • Microbiology • Aquaculture • Epidemiology • Hydrodynamics • Hydrodynamics • Mathematical modelling • Water quality
15. Please indicate your ability to work and communicate in English. *This question is required.Workshops will take place in English as standard.