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2nd ACME workshop: Numerical ecology and time series analysis of marine proxy data

Copenhagen, Denmark
Workshop report
Contact person
Kaarina Weckström
E-Mail address
Working groups

The 2nd ACME workshop “Numerical ecology and time series analysis of marine proxy data” will focus on statistical treatment of sedimentary proxy data and correct data handling as a foundation for accurate and robust paleo environment/climate reconstructions.


Date: 14-16 November 2022
Location: Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Copenhagen, Denmark


The workshop will provide training in modern data science and statistical methods that are appropriate and useful for modelling species and biogeochemical variation in space and time. 

The workshop is targeted at early-career researchers, but is open to everyone with a research interest in the Arctic coastal zone. Due to hands-on practical training, the maximum number of participants is limited to 25.

Workshop topics

Topics covered will include:

•    a crash course in data handling in R including the Tidyverse assemblage of packages;
•    multivariate ordination methods (unconstrained and constrained ordination);
•    generalized additive models and their use in modelling and identifying rates and periods of change; and
•    quantitative palaeoenvironmental reconstruction methods and the assessment of reconstruction quality.

We assume participants will have some prior experience using R, especially as the workshop will focus on developing the background statistical knowledge and the practical skills to enable to appropriately use the methods in research.

Workshop program

Preliminary Program

Monday, 14 November

10:00 Arrival, breakfast and coffee/tea
10:30-12:30 Workshop intro and session 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch in the GEUS canteen (pre-ordered)
13:30-15:00 Workshop session 2
15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30-17:00 Workshop session 3

Evening: ECR networking event and ACME Steering group meeting

Tuesday, 15 November

9:00-10:30 Workshop session 4
10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea break
11-12:30 Workshop session 5
12:30-13:30 Lunch in the GEUS canteen (pre-ordered)
13:30-15:00 Workshop session 6
15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea break
15:30-17:00 Workshop session 7
19:00 - Workshop Dinner (voluntary, self-financed)

Wednesday, 16 November

9:00-10:30 Workshop session 8
10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea break
11:00-12:30 Workshop session 9
12:30-13:00 Lunch in the GEUS canteen (pre-ordered)
13:00-14:00 Wrap up and end of Workshop

Financial support

Financial support is available for ECR participation. 


Registration is open until 16 October. 

Register here:

More information

If you have any questions, please contact the ACME working group steering committee: