Support for U.S.-based researchers to attend the Austral Summer Institute in Chile

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Support for U.S.-based researchers to attend the Austral Summer Institute in Chile

Mike Dinniman

The annual Austral Summer Institute (ASI) organized by the Department of Oceanography and the COPAS Sur-Austral Program of the University of Concepción, Chile provides training for a topic that is timely and of wide interest in the marine science community.

ASI XVIII, to be held in January 2018 at the University of Concepción, is organized around four courses, each one week long, that address different aspects of the general theme:

“Numerical Modeling Tools to Understand Physical and Biological Processes in Mid and High Latitude Marine Ecosystems”

Courses related to this theme are:

•    Introduction to hydrodynamic models and statistical tools for modeling validation (3 – 6 January 2018)
•    Ocean modeling using the Coastal and Regional Ocean Community Model (CROCO) (8 – 12 January 2018)
•    Marine ecosystem modeling - Approaches and Challenges (15 – 19 January 2018)
•    Circumpolar ocean and regional circulation models, downscaling techniques (22 – 26 January 2018)

More information for ASI XVIII is available at

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing funding to support participation in ASI XVIII for U.S.-based graduate students and early career researchers.  Interested participants should apply through the ASI website ( and may apply for one or more individual courses.  The application deadline is 15 November 2017.  Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee and successful applicants will be notified in late November.
Please contact Eileen Hofmann ([hidden email]) for questions or additional information about NSF funding for ASI XVIII.

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