Training

The network-wide events, attended by all ESRs, are organized in five workshops, one summer school, one final conference. The aim of the workshops is to deliver theoretical and practical training of the core subjects that relate to the research programme.

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They are organized as a progression from field data acquisition at highly instrumented sites (workshops 1 and 2) to data inversion and predictive modelling (workshops 3 and 4). This will ensure that the trainees will acquire complementary skills from the application of hydrogeophysical methods in the field to data processing and assimilation into predictive models. Workshop 5 will provide transferable lifetime skills and develop systematically generic and transferrable skills training. To enhance knowledge transfer to practitioners, field demonstrations by lecturers and trainees will be organized for stake holders and end users during the two field workshops (1, 2) and during the final conference.

In order to broaden the scope of interactions with the international community, the summer school and the conference will be open both to international experts in specific topics and to PhD students and researchers external to the consortium. The ENIGMA summer school will transmit to the ESRs a wider state-of-the-art knowledge of the essential aspects of the research programme. It will gather highly qualified international experts to provide a broad view of key scientific questions as well as current societal issues and emerging applications in subsurface hydrology. Finally, the ENIGMA conference will be organized as the first joint event of the H+ network, TERENO network, HOBE observatory and CRITEX project. This important event will provide the trainees with i) a broad view on the most recent advances in subsurface imaging methods, ii) exchanges with international external experts on this topic, iii) fruitful contacts for their future careers.

The ENIGMA fellows will take an increasing role in coordinating these events, as part of their generic skills training.