Working in-house and in partnership with other organizations, the NCO coordinates access to a variety of training and professional development opportunities for personnel at LTER sites.

Topics include software carpentry (with the Software Carpentry Foundation), open science for synthesis, video production for scientists (with SciFund Challenge), and science communication (with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science). We look forward to working with the LTER community to address existing needs and develop new opportunities.

Currently accepting registrations for a discussion on video abstracts and an 8-week online interactive course in science communication fundamentals.

The NCO also facilitates skill-sharing across the Network by sharing resources on the LTER Intranet, developing workshops for scientific meetings, and supporting communities-of-practice. If you’re interested in attending or facilitating a training, please give us a call.