Upcoming events:

M22 (Oct. 6-8, 2021)

Project Check Meeting

JSI, Ljubljana

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An online meeting with the fellows.

Lead: JSI


Metrology in mercury measurements training

by prof. dr. M. Horvat and dr. I. Živković  (JSI)

virtual training

(Jan./Feb. 2022)

Winter School 2

UGA, Grenoble

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European research course (ERCA) at UGA tailormade for GMOS-Train ESRs needs (atmospheric processes  biogeochemistry  cycling of Hg) (see p.13)

ECTS: 10 (report)
Lead: UGA

European research course (ERCA) at UGA tailormade for GMOS-Train ESRs needs (atmospheric processes  biogeochemistry  cycling of Hg) (see p.13)

ECTS: 10 (report)
Lead: UGA

(July 2022)

15th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant – ICMGP

Cape Town, South Africa

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In cooperation with beneficiaries and partners as SC members of the ICMGP; ESRs will attend training workshops organized by the ICMGP and a special session for GMOS-Train will be organized as part of the programme (5 days including a 0.5 day management meeting of the GMOS-Train). Job fair organized as a joint ICMGP and GMOS-Train activity. (more on pages 13 and 19)

Communication skills: Pre-Conference presentation practise in an informal atmosphere (0.5 days)

Public outreach activities in collaboration with the ICMGP Steering group – see section 2.3.1, p.19

ECTS: depends on  training workshop attended
Lead: CNR-IIA, JSI, AMU in collaboration with local Chair

(Jan. 2023)

Winter School 3

Hereon, Hamburg

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Winter School 3: “Global mercury modelling framework and policy making”: Hg emission inventories into atmosphere and releases to aquatic systems (UNEP, AMAP, Harvard) Global mercury modelling; from measurements to prediction tools for policy making (Hereon, CNR IIA, MSC-E,  MIT) and big data management (European and global scale) – hands on training (UNEP, JRC, AMAP, GEO partners) – stakeholder interaction and policy outreach (2. 5 day)

Soft skills training: Project proposal writing. Part 1. MCSA IF writing  (JSI, UPPA, CNRS) (1 day)

Event: A Science Slam and Job fair will be organized.

ECTS: 5 (report based on each ESR results)
Lead: Hereon in collaboration with MSC-E, AMAP and UNEP

(June-July 2023)

Summer School 2

IFREMER, Nantes, France

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Summer School 2: Mercury exposure and health – the exposome approach: exposure, human biomonitoring, susceptibility (organized by AUTH, Greece, UNEP/WHO and EEB) (1,5 days)

Soft skills training:  Project proposal writing. Part 2. ESRs will present their project proposal MCSA IF, which will be cross-evaluated by ESRs and SB members. (JSI, UPPA, CNRS) (1 day)

Event: Open event organized in collaboration with fisheries organization – fish safety (0.5  day)

ECTS: 5 (report)
Lead: IFREMER AUTH and fisheries

(Nov./Dec. 2023)

Closing meeting and an open Conference

JSI, Slovenia

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Closing meeting and an open Conference “Global Mercury Observing System in Practise”, Ljubljana, Slovenia (3 days). Closing event will be organized in conjunction with regular Conference of parties (COP – Minamata Convention), which will secure participation of scientists and representatives from Governments, regional and international organisations and programmes and agencies, NGOs, industry, and other interested parties. (see p. 13, and p. 19 for more information)

Event: Science slam and Job fair will be organized


Accomplished events:


(Dec. 2020)

Virtual kick-off meeting

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( 15 Feb. 2021)

Research Integrity Webinar by prof. Abhajt Pandit

Virtual training

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(15 March 2021)

Training course on Minamata Convention

UNEP, Minamata Convention Secretariat

Virtual training

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2nd GMOS-Train Webinar by Mr Eisaku Toda, on Monday, March 15th at 12 PM (CET).

Mr Eisaku Toda, Senior Programme Officer of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, will present the history, content, implementation status and future direction of the Convention.

The online lecture will last for maximum 90 minutes, followed by discussion. After the session Prof Noelle E. Selin from MIT will provide the PhD students with short introduction to a  Mercury Game and group assignments

For environmental studies students, the mercury simulation demonstrates how scientific uncertainty can affect decision-making. Using the mercury game as an educational tool allows students to learn about complex interactions between science and society and develop communication skills. At this opportunity the students will receive all the required instructions and literature to play the interactive game with Prof Selin on Monday, March 22nd.  You will receive an additional zoom invitation for this event.

It should be noted that this training will provide an opportunity for all ESRs to attend the COP5 meeting scheduled for 2023. In cooperation with all beneficiaries and ESRs, special scientific meetings will be organized where all ESRs will have an opportunity to follow the political decision-making process in the field of research that is the subject of your doctoral dissertations. As an example, you may visit the COP3 process here.

Join Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86759044783

Meeting ID: 867 5904 4783


The webinar will be recorded. Having your cameras on is desirable for better interactivity.

Attendance at webinar is obligatory for all GMOS-Train ESRs. The attendance of young researchers from JSI’s O-2 department is recommended, but not mandatory.


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(May 2021)

IP Training course

IPR Management in the Changing World of Economic and Social Impact

Technology Transfer office, JSI, Š. Stres

Virtual training

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  • May 6thand 7th  – lectures
  • May 12th, 13th, 14th – individual/group consultations
  • May 20th and 21th – reporting

Invitation and additional info

(May 2021)

GMOS-Train Training course on writing/text analysis

performed by Jeroen Sonke (CNRS) and Sofi Jonsson (SU)

    • 17 th May 2021; 4:00 – 4:45 PM ; lecture by J. Sonke
    • 19th May 2021; 4:00 – 5:30 PM; lecture by S. Jonsson & live abstract correction with J. Sonke
    • 26th May 2021; 4.00 – 5:30 PM; text and science analysis by S. Jonsson (journal club style)
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(July 5-9, 2021)

Statistical data analysis with the scripting language R (part1)

performed by Dr. Armin Aulinger (Helmholz-Zentrum hereon GmbH)

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