Opening and introduction by the METIER Steering Committee >> Karin Frank, Jan Marco Müller

Lectures on methods of interdisciplinary environmental research: Recent developments and pressing challenges 

>> Please click on the highlighted names to download the presentations.


Watch the Lecturers Presentations on Video >> here.

Opportunities in the Marie Curie Programme >> David Pina, Research Executive Agency 

Career opportunities in interdisciplinary environmental research

  • Pernille Brandt (JRC Institute for Environment and Sustainability, European Commission)
  • Jackie Burger (Alterra / Wageningen University and Research Centre)
  • Juha Kämäri (SYKE – Finnish Environment Institute, Finland)
  • Anja Skjoldborg Hansen (NERI – National Environmental Research Institute / University of Aarhus, Denmark)


Watch the according Video to Career Opportunities >> here.

The Presentations from the METIER participants were divided into two parallel sessions:

1. Remote sensing of air, land and water (Room Sicco Mansholt)
2. Data management, visualisation, modelling and forecasting (Room Jean Durieux)

From theory to praxis - Presentations from METIER participants on how they applied the knowledge gained in the METIER courses

>> The provided presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the highlighted names.

Remote sensing of air, land and water (Room Sicco Mansholt)

  • Maria Gabrielle Villani (previously Joint Research Centre, European Commission): Inverse modelling of CH4 emissions: Examples of derived emissions from the assimilation of ground-based measurements and satellite retrievals (Course 1)
  • Judith Horn (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany): Development of hybrid stochastic-mechanistic models for land surface to atmosphere water and carbon fluxes (Course 1)
  • Artur Gil (University of the Azores, Portugal): Using Remote Sensing for Invasive Alien Plants Species Detection and Mapping in Pico da Vara Protected Area (S. Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago, Portugal) (Course 3)
  • Marlies Gumpenberger (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany): Wild fires and land use / land use change related fires for the 20th and the 21st century (Course 3)
  • András Zlinszky (Balaton Limnological Research Institute, Hungary): Satellite and LIDAR based remote sensing of water quality parameters on Lake Balaton (Course 6)
  • Taleb Odeh (UFZ – Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany): Groundwater flow within the fault system of Wadi Zerka Ma’in catchment area using remote sensing and GIS methods (Course 6)
  • Aziz Abouabdillah (IRSA – Water Research Institute, Italy): Hydrological modelling for alternative scenarios in a semi-arid catchment (Course 6)

 Data management, visualisation, modelling and forecasting (Room Jean Durieux)

  • Patrizia Tenerelli (Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen, European Commission): Interdisciplinary methods for analysis of naturals resources and conflicts (Course 2)
  • Roman Gerlach (Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italy): Web based spatio-temporal visualization and analysis of the Siberian Earth System Science Cluster (SIB-EES-C) (Course 4)
  • Samual Ogoda Ochola (Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenya): Rural Water Supply in the flood prone areas of Nyando river, Kenya (Course 4)
  • Víctor Daniel Avila Akerberg (University of Freiburg, Germany): Forest quality in Mexico City. Assessment towards ecological restoration of ecosystem services (Course 4/5)
  • Marianne Darbi (Leibniz Institute of Ecological and Regional Development, Germany): Exploring internet research and expert interviews - Methods to identify approaches to compensation for impacts on biological diversity at global scale (Course 5)
  • Marleen Maria Petra Cobben (Alterra / Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands): Modelling climate impacts on genetic diversity in metapopulations (Course 5)
  • Mikko Juhani Dufva (Finnish Environment Institute, Finland): Scenario analysis in river basin planning (Course 7)
  • Nelson Abila (University of Vaasa, Finland): Bioeconomic and environmental modelling for biofuel production in Nigeria (Course 7)


Watch the Presentations of the Participants on Video >> here.