METIER - METhods of Interdisciplinary Environmental Research - is a Marie Curie Series of Events offered by PEER and funded by the European Community.
To solve environmental problems is challenging: It requires both profound disciplinary knowledge and interdisciplinary skills. While disciplinary knowledge is usually trained lecture-based, interdisciplinary skills are trained on the job, e.g. in interdisciplinary research projects. What is globally missing so far is a systematic (especially graduate) curriculum for interdisciplinary environmental research.
Target / Objective
The Marie Curie Series of Events METIER consists of seven graduate training courses and one final conference addressing cutting-edge methods of interdisciplinary environmental research needed for supporting environmental management:
- Remote sensing /collection of environmental data,
- Information management,
- Environmental modelling,
- Environmental scenario analysis.
METIER is a coherent series of seven graduate training courses and one final conference on cutting-edge methods of interdisciplinary environmental research.
The training courses
All training courses have a similar structure. They last 5-10 days in lecture-based methodological skills with project-based interdisciplinary understanding (mixture of lectures, talks, discussions, and practical training), and bring together early stage researchers with renowened lecturers from PEER, Europe and beyond.
The final conference
The final conference aims at giving an overview over recent developments in methods of interdisciplinary environmental research, demonstrating the application of these methods by presenting projects of selected course participants, and allowing exchange with practitioners and policy-makers about their demands.
Name of funding organisation
Contacts of project leader
Scientific Co-Ordinator Dr. habil. Karin Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ