TZS events, open calls and more

Open House at TZS on Saturday 3.9.2022 from 11-17.

Tervetuloa tutustumaan Tvärminnen eläintieteelliseen asemaan lauantaina 3.9.2022 klo 11-17. Päivän aikana yleisö voi tutustua asemalla tehtävään tutkimustyöhön, tavata tutkijoita, katsoa meressä eläviä lajeja akvaarioissa, kuunnella esitelmiä, vierailla Augusta-tutkimusaluksella ja paljon muuta. Ohjelmaa myös lapsille! Myynnissä kalakeittoa, kahvia ja pullaa, t-paitoja ym. Avoimet ovet järjestetään joka viides vuosi ja tänä vuonna juhlitaan myös aseman 120-vuotisjuhlia. Tervetuloa!
Suosittelemme kimppakyytiä – parkkipaikalla tulee olemaan tungosta!
 
Välkommen att besöka Tvärminne zoologiska station lördagen den 3.9.2022 kl. 11-17. Under dagen kan allmänheten bekanta sig med forskningen som görs vid stationen genom att bland annat träffa forskare, titta på havslevande djur i akvarier, lyssna på föredrag och besöka forskningsfartyget Augusta. Försäljning av fisksoppa, kaffe och bulle, t-skjortor etc. Öppet hus arrangeras vart femte år och i år sammanfaller evenemanget med stationens 120-års jubileum. Välkommen!
Samåkning rekommenderas – det kommer att vara trångt på parkeringsplatsen!

The Finnish Scientific Diving Academy (FSDA) was established in autumn 2021 to revitalise the training of scientific divers in Finland. The goal is to create a leading first-class facility in cold water based scientific diving at TZS. Read more here!

Registration for the first scientific diving (occupational level) course at Tvärminne is now open. Please see the links below for more information and the registration form via HY+ (University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+).

The course will start in August 2022:

https://hyplus.helsinki.fi/koulutus/scientific-diving-autumn-2022/

 

The Finnish Scientific Diving Academy (FSDA; www.helsinki.fi/finnish-scientific-diving-academy) was established in autumn 2021 to revitalise the training of scientific divers in Finland. The goal is to create a leading first-class facility in cold water based scientific diving at Tvärminne Zoological Station. Registration for the first scientific diving (occupational level) 6-week courses is now open. The courses are led by Edd Stockdale at Tvärminne Zoological Station.

The Onni Talas Foundation is now generously offering personal grants of 5000 euro to cover the course fee (3500 euro + 24% VAT = 4340 euro) and some of the accommodation costs at TZS.

These grants are open to students at Finnish universities at BSc/ BA, MSc/ MA or PhD level in relevant fields (e.g. marine sciences, maritime archaeology). Bachelor students need to be close to finishing their degree at the time of the course, since an academic degree is a prerequisite for getting the Occupational Scientific Diver certification.

The recipients of the grants will be chosen based on a free-form application, including:

•          a motivational letter

•          academic CV

•          diving qualifications

•          number of logged dives and

•          number of cold water dives (<10C) or dry suit dives.

•          State also which course you would want to register for (starting in April or in August).

Please send your application in English as a single pdf-file to Edd Stockdale (edward.stockdale@helsinki.fi).

The deadline for applying for grants for the August course is 22.6.2022.

Please see the links below for more information about the courses and the registration form via HY+ (University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+).

The 6-week course will start in August 2022:

https://hyplus.helsinki.fi/koulutus/scientific-diving-autumn-2022/

The EU Research Infrastructure project AQUACOSM-plus has now opened calls for Transnational Access to mesocosm experiments in 2022 at selected aquatic mesocosm facilities throughout Europe. The full list can be found here: https://ta.aquacosm.eu/ (then click on the tab “TA Calls”)

At Tvärminne we are offering three different options in the period from May to November 2022: There are Open time slots for both outdoor mesocosms and indoor mesocosms, where the TA applicants’ can develop their own project ideas, and there is an opportunity to join an indoor mesocosm experiment (August-September) on the impact of salinity and temperature changes on food web interactions in marine plankton communities. More details in the links below.

Indoor mesocosm experiment on the impact of salinity and temperature on marine plankton communities:

https://ta.aquacosm.eu/facility-call/61af5195327a5d001e88f9d9

Open time slot for field mesocosm experiments (see photo below):

https://ta.aquacosm.eu/facility-call/61af52e4327a5d001e88fb05

Open time slot for indoor mesocosm experiments:

https://ta.aquacosm.eu/facility-call/61dc577da1a099001ed0308a

Proposals will be evaluated for their feasibility. We offer access to mesocosms, laboratory facilities and vessels for deploying and sampling mesocosms, sampling equipment, and SCUBA diving facilities. Logistic support can be offered both for setting up mesocosms and sampling. In situ and background data from automated measuring devices and manual monitoring are available from the site. Also the FINMARI Culture Collection, including approx. a hundred of phytoplankton strains, can be used in experimental work. Note that the TA funds are for access, travel and accommodation, but do not cover salaries or direct project costs (e.g. specific reagents).

Researchers planning to work at TZS  in 2022 are kindly asked to submit an application by 31.3.2022. Please use the electronic submission form that can be found at: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/74368/lomake.html

Note! Everyone who works at the station (including e.g. research assistants) submits a separate form.

If the number of applications exceeds the station’s capacity, priority will be given to ongoing projects and research dealing with the coastal environment.

Welcome to Tvärminne!