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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 two scientific diving (occupational level) courses 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 first course will start in April 2022:

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

The second 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 April course is 22.3.2022 and 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 first 6-week course will start in April 2022:

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

The second 6-week course will start in August 2022:

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

Onni Talas Foundation Marine Science Discovery internship at Tvärminne

The Onni Talas Foundation supports Baltic Sea research at Tvärminne Zoological Station, and supports enthusiastic students interested in marine science. The Marine Science Discovery internship aims at providing young students with insights into conducting marine research through practical involvement in ongoing research projects at the station.

This year four internships of 2 months each are offered in the period April-September 2022. The internships are intended for Bachelor students (year 2-3) and are open for students from all universities in Finland. Breaks for attending e.g. university field courses are possible. The interns will participate in a range of research activities, including both field and laboratory work. PhD students/post docs are also involved as mentors for the interns.

The tax-free scholarship is 1500€ per month. In addition to the grant, the foundation will pay for accommodation at the station and moderate travel costs.

Applications should include a short Letter of interest (1 page, in English) describing why you are interested in the internship, your goals and aspirations, and your experience and skills. Also send a brief study CV listing the courses attended and provide the name and contact details to one referee. Please indicate the time period you would be available to work. The deadline for applications is on March 3, 2022. Applications should be sent as one single pdf-file to joanna.norkko@helsinki.fi

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).

We are looking for senior scientists and technicians to join our new Centre for Coastal Ecosystem and Climate Change Research (CoastClim). Please click here for more info! 

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!