Geoscience meets Data science workshop

The workshop target audience are early career researchers from Russia and UK specialising in multidisciplinary fields: geoscience, soil science, life & environmental sciences, along with computer scientists, data scientists, mathematicians and statisticians.

Early career researchers expected to be graduates with MSc or PhD degrees as well as scientists with
postdoctoral experience in the field who are keen to develop their own ideas and are looking to collaborate with their peers. Preference will be given to early-career researchers. We would expect early career researchers to have been awarded their PhD not more than 10 years prior to the workshop (or to have equivalent experience) but allowances can be made for career breaks or other extenuating circumstances. If a researcher does not hold a PhD but has research experience equivalent to a PhD holder and works in a field where a PhD is not a prerequisite for established research activity, they can still be considered eligible.
The is a limited number of funded places – 20 from each country. Online participation is free of charge.

We would like to reach out to industry professionals and public sector organisation to come along with the academics to contribute practical problems and vision to the workshop. Note, participants from for-profit organisations cannot be funded to participate in the workshop.

We aim to ensure a gender balanced audience of the attendees, speakers and mentors. We also aim to maintain geographic and discipline diversity of the participants.

Selection and attendance

The attendees will be asked to provide a 1 page vision on how their research ideas are related to the multidisciplinary scientific theme, how they see their contribution to help other attendees, and what do they expect to take home from the workshop.

The pre-workshop sand pit event will be open for those interested with no registration fee. This will be a place were future attendees will have the opportunity to meet one another, engage with the mentors and speakers, form networking group to start shaping the agenda for the face to face event.

The mentoring team will invite about 20 attendees from each country to take part in the 4-day face-to-face/hybrid event in Edinburgh. The selection will be made based on participants’ contribution to the sand pit activity and the value they can contribute to achieving the workshop aims. 70% or more of the early career attendees will be invited from outside of Heriot-Watt University and Tomsk Polytechnic University. Invitations will be sent out 2 months before the workshop start date.