SWEDEN FIELD SCHOOL (AUgust 16 to August 22, 2014) SYLLABUS
The first ABATE field school (in an annual series that rotated among North America, Europe, and Africa) was held at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden. The station is situated on the south shore of Lake Torneträsk, about 200 km north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden (68ᵒ21’N, 18ᵒ49’E).
From 16 to 22 August, 11 ABATE students lead by 7 instructors from Western and York Universities in Canada, Umeå University in Sweden, and San Francisco State University in the U.S., participated in the field school. It facilitated interdisciplinary learning on the science of algal blooms, discussing theory, demonstrating techniques, and comparing systems from participating countries. The field school was highly interactive, with discussions contributing to the project design of student research projects and providing opportunities for students to extend their research productivity.