The annual meetings are an important part of the joint education program. They promote exchange between the scientists and their supervisors. Similar to a status seminar, ArcTrain students present their research and further lectures are given by invited guest speakers.
The international research training group ArcTrain is jointly funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) as part of the Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) from 2013 to 2022.
ArcTrain students' research contributes to the understanding of the processes and impacts of climate change in the Arctic and North Atlantic. During the program, the students participate in courses and seminars and explore the reality of climate change in the Arctic on land and at sea. Research stays at partner institutions allow them to experience the research landscape and culture of the partner country. Next to the twelve PhD students of the third cohort funded in Bremen since 2019, additional nine associated PhD students can benefit from the unique training program of ArcTrain.