Cross-Atlantic Network of Excellence in Marine Science

Initiative Type: Network

Belém Statement Area: Climate Variability, Ocean Observation, Ocean Resources, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Benin,Brazil,Cabo Verde,France,Germany,Norway,United States of America

Time Frame: 2019-Ongoing


The Cross-Atlantic Network of Excellence in Marine Science (CANEMS) is an initiative developed by the TRIATLAS project. This network combines summer schools, student exchange programmes, sea-going training and academic teaching in a highly interdisciplinary and sustainable context. CANEMS is intended to support young researchers not only during one certain period but to serve as network with a multi-year perspective so that several steps of their careers can be accomplished within the CANEMS community. This makes the CANEMS concept different to other interdisciplinary approaches which often have a stronger short-term component. It is a new frame for South-South-North collaborations around the Atlantic and may therefore establish the foundation for a longer lasting science cooperation which has been established in parts of the North Atlantic (ICES) and Pacific (PICES). CANEMS goals are to: (A) Combine the academic infrastructure and strength of TRIATLAS institutions to foster graduate studies in Marine Sciences in the Atlantic Ocean; (B) University programmes, potential supervisors and research themes, and funding opportunities will be advertised on the CANEMS portal; (C) Knowledge exchange within the network to strengthen individual programmes, foster a next generation of young scientists, and contribute to the scope of BG-08 and the Bel�m statement to promote and facilitate human capital development and scientific exchange; (D) Foster short term student visits to a foreign institution to attend courses and develop studies as part of a degree, (E) Implement cotutelle degree among universities participating in TRIATLAS; (F) Fund missions of scientists to lecture at graduate programmes from the network; (G) Promote the TRIATLAS Summer Schools/Workshops. ? Promote hands on training in all fields of marine sciences on board of research vessels involved in TRIATLAS.

Contact: Noel Keenlyside, University of Bergen,

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