Training and learning

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ARIES is meant to enable simple use of complex models through artificial intelligence; as such, extensive training is only necessary for modelers who want to contribute to, and benefit from, ARIES models and data. We run an annual intensive modeling school every year, and various other events around the world when the opportunity arises.

Starting in 2018, when the next-generation ARIES Explorer is planned to be available, we will also run shorter workshops for intermediate to non-technical users. Please get in touch if you want to be informed of the next training opportunity or would like to discuss custom training opportunities.

2017 will be a transition year, when we will skip the regularly run Spring university and run two main events:

  1. a Summer hackathon for the ARIES core team and close friends, by invitation only;
  2. a Fall/Winter ARIES masterclass  intended for selected previous participants and collaborators to catch up with the many innovations of the last years and to provide them with a chance to have an advance look at, and maybe help us beta test, the Explorer.

Custom training opportunities

We can also deliver other types of training of varying length and technical content. These can be tailored to a specific case study, scientific, or policy problem. Please contact us if you are interested in discussing custom training options.

International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modelling


The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) in collaboration with Conservation International and the University of Vermont organizes the International Spring University on Ecosystem Services Modelling.

The 2016 International Spring University (ISU) on Ecosystem Services Modelling has been the fourth edition of an annual 2-week intensive course that is building a new generation of scientists and policy analysts who capable of using coupled human-environmental models in research, policy and management to address and solve complex sustainability problems. In the three previous editions, applications came from professionals in the field, academics and governmental sectors.

The last edition emphasized the theory and practice of collaborative, integrated modelling on networked repositories, applied to concrete ecological and social issues of interest to the participants and to the larger community built around the ARIES project.


For more information about the ISU, scroll down or visit the BC3 ISU website

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