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Transferable Skills Training

This page lists past courses that counted toward IRTG credits.


Past events

Speakers & Subjects

Compulsory IRTG Workshop
Good Scientific Practice
We 20.11.13

University Bonn


Meteorological Institute, Auf dem Hügel 20, 53121 Bonn.


09:40 - 10:15


10:15 - 11:00


11:20 - 11:50


12:00 - 13:30


14:45 - 15:00

Welcome and announcements (Karin Boessenkool)

Christopher Nordlund "Jointly simulating NMR and flow properties of partially saturated rocks by means of a triangular pore model" (first-year evaluation presentation, incl. discussion)


Karin Boessenkool - Good Scientific Practice

 See TR32DB for presentation


Clemens Simmer - Experience from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

See TR32DB for presentation

Introduction to group exercises

Lunch and group exercises


Group presentations and discussion (Students, Simmer, Boessenkool)

wrap-up and end of meeting

Introduction into TR32 Database
Mo 07.10.2013

University of Cologne,

Geographical Institute,

Südbau (Building No. 303),

Large Computer Room, Otto-Fischer-Str. 4, 50674 Köln

14:00 - 17:00

Constanze Curdt (Section Z1)

The new version of the TR32 Database, including practical exercises.


Please respond to the doodle poll to reserve yourself a space!




Trainer & further information
Credits Organiser & contact
Transferable skills course

PhD Coaching - the path to a successful doctorate degree

Mo 20.01.14



Tu 21.01.14

University of Cologne

Kerpener Str. 15,
50937 Köln
Seminarraum 2


10:00 - 18:00



09:00 - 17:00

Trainer: Dr Prause-Stamm (Impulsplus)

Only few spaces available for IRTG members


Personnel Development (University of Cologne) (contact Karin Boessenkool for an application form)

Deadline 10.01.2014


Transferable skills course

Time and Self management (in German)

Th 21.11.13

University of Cologne

Kerpener Str. 15,
50937 Köln
Seminarraum 2


09:30 - 17:30

Trainer: Ms Weyand

Max. number of participants: 14


IRTG (contact through Karin Boessenkool)

Fully booked out.


Research Training Days

TR32 Research Training Days are primarily organised for the doctoral students who are members of the TR32 Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG), but they are open to all (subject to available space).

The Research Training Days substitute the compulsory TR32 Lecture Series, which many people thought was too large an investment in terms of traveling time in relation to the amount of information provided.

Also, we wanted to move away from a compulsory lecture series and towards more choice. What remains is the total amount of 3 credits that need to be accrued through Lecture Series and Research Training Days combined.

Per full Research Training Day, 0.5 credits are awarded. It is the students' responsibility to make sure that their attendance at a research training day is recorded.


Past events

Speaker & Subject:

School on methods to detect/describe patterns in geosciences

Organized by Sabine Lennartz-Sassinek and Karin Boessenkool

Th 11.07.2013

University of Cologne
Computer Centre
Room 3 (-1.01)

Weyertal 121, Cologne
09:30 - 10:30

Alexander Graf
EOF analysis of spatiotemporal patterns at the field scale in the TR32 domain

See TR32DB for presentation

    11:00 - 12:00
Katharina Krebsbach
Gaussian Fields and Gaussian Markov Random Fields
See TR32DB for presentation
    12:00 - 13:00

Petra Friederichs

An introduction to spatially extrended extreme value theory and Bayesian hierarchical modelling of extremes

See TR32DB for presentation

14:00 - 15:00

Marijke Huysmans

Multiple point geostatistics and the use of training images for pattern characterization

See TR32DB for presentation, paper and additional info (all in one document)

    15:00 - 16:00

Mort Canty

Statistical Change Detection Methods for Multispectral and SAR Remote Sensing Imagery

See TR32DB for presentation

Fr 12.07.2013

University of Cologne
Computer Centre
Room 3 (-1.01)

Weyertal 121, Cologne
10:00 - 11:00

Michael Hintz

The Information Entropy Spectrum: A tool for Quantification of Surface Heterogeneities

See TR32DB for presentation

    11:00 - 12:00

Sabine Lennartz-Sassinek

Quantification of land-surface heterogeneity via connectivity analysis

See TR32DB for presentation

    13:00 - 14:00

Victor Venema

Variability on all scales, analysed with spectral analysis and structure functions

See TR32DB for presentation

    14:00 - 15:00

Sabine Lennartz-Sassinek

Multi-fractal detrended fluctuation analysis: Detection of linear and nonlinear long-term memory in records including polynomial trends

See TR32DB for presentation


Ensemble Model Output Statistics for the ECMWF EPS 2m Temperature and 10m Windspeed at Austrian Stations

For further information, please contact:


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Nadine Horst
(geb. Heinrichs)

IRTG Coordinator

University of Cologne
Institute for
Geophysics and Meteorology

D-50923 Cologne
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