Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements Winter School

Preliminary date: Spring 2021

Registration dates: to be announced

Coordinating university/institution:
Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture
, Germany & South African Environmental Observation Network /Expanded Freshwater and Terrestrial Environmental Observation Network (SAEON/EFTEON)

SPACES project: 
EMSAfrica (The course of 2019 was organised in collaboration with the EU project SEACRIFOG)

The course in 2019 was hosted by the University of Venda at the Vuwani Science Resource Centre in the Limpopo Province

Target group:
(Southern African) Students, early-career researchers and technicians working with Eddy Covariance or relevant projects

Teaching concept and aims:
The course encompasses a varied format of lectures, hands-on sessions, interactive workshops, discussions, and opportunities for networking. Topics cover various aspects of greenhouse gas monitoring in Africa, with particular emphasis in South Africa. The focus of the course is on measuring techniques; in particular, the Winter School will provide students with theoretical background and hands-on sessions in setting up Eddy Covariance flux measurement instruments and processing data. During the course, participants will also have the chance to get direct feedback and advice on their own project. The course aims to support young researchers in initiating new projects and taking better advantage of existing Eddy Covariance infrastructures and data. A range of visiting lecturers present ongoing projects related to Eddy Covariance measurements and applications in South Africa.

Course lead:
Christian Brümmer (Thünen-AK) and Gregor Feig (SAEON/EFTEON)

Read a news item of the completed 2019 course.