Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Colleen Lanier Christensen, MPH, a PhD student at the History of Science Department at Harvard University, delivers a virtual lecture on the history of the OECD Chemicals Programme that examines how responses to the threat of toxic chemicals and the imperative of economic growth became intertwined. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 MOOC seminar series, and was hosted in conjunction with the Stockholm University Department of Environmental Science ECo-Series seminars.

Dr. Anne Fairbrother, D.V.M., PhD., from Exponent in Seattle, Washington delivers a virtual lecture on advances in the field of risk assessment over the past several decades that have not been incorporated at the regulatory/policy level. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 MOOC seminar series and was delivered to members of this project through Zoom.

Dr. Julie Verheyen of the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven delivers a virtual lecture on how the toxicity of pesticides increases under global warming. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 MOOC seminar series and was delivered to members of this project through Zoom.

Professor Antonio Di Guardo, from the Department of Science and High Technology at the University of Insubria, delivers a virtual lecture on dynamic modelling of the fate of chemicals in the multimedia environment. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 MOOCs seminar series and was delivered as part of a four-day online writing workshop to members of the project through Zoom.

Professor Valery Forbes, dean of the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota, delivers a virtual lecture on how science can inform policies and decision making and obstacles to improving the scientific basis of ecological risk assessment. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 MOOCs seminar series and was delivered to members of this project through Zoom.

Dr. Kasper Kok from the Department of Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University delivers a virtual lecture on the development of integrated modelling scenarios in the context of future chemical pollution. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 MOOCs seminar series and was delivered as part of a four-day online writing workshop to members of the project through Zoom.

Dr. Ullrika Sahlin from Lund University delivers a virtual lecture titled “Master your uncertainty when assessing risk”. This seminar was part of the ECORISK2050 project’s MOOC webinar series and was delivered to members of this project through Zoom.

Dr. John Carriger from the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development in Cincinnati, Ohio delivers a virtual lecture on integrating decision analysis and causal modelling with ecological risk assessments.

Dr. Melissa Gomis, the Graphics & Communication Officer at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Technical Support Unit (Working Group I), delivers a lecture on insights into scientific visual communication at the Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry (ACES) at Stockholm University on Tuesday November 4th, 2019. This seminar was part of the regular ACES seminar series, and was simultaneously incorporated into the ECORISK2050 MOOCs.

 

Dr. Ir. Tim van Emmerik of Wageningen University delivers a lecture on plastic debris in rivers at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) on Tuesday October 8th, 2019. This was a seminar delivered at NIVA, and it was simultaneously incorporated into the ECORISK2050 MOOCs.

Ian Edhlund of Clemson University delivers a lecture on the application of mathematical modeling languages and statistical optimization methods in physiologically based toxicokinetic (PBTK) to quantitative adverse outcome pathway (qAOP) models at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) on Thursday September 12th, 2019.

This was a seminar delivered at NIVA and was simultaneously incorporated into the ECORISK2050 MOOCs.

Dr. Thomas Hahn of Stockholm University delivers a lecture on Ecological Economics at Stockholm University on Tuesday September 10th, 2019. This talk was part of a Master’s course taught at Stockholm University, and was simultaneously incorporated into the ECORISK2050 MOOCs.

Dr. Sarah Cornell from Stockholm University delivers a lecture on the Anthropocene and Planetary Boundaries at Stockholm University on Thursday September 5, 2019. This talk was part of a Master’s course taught at Stockholm University, and was simultaneously incorporated into the ECORISK2050 MOOCs.

Dr. Bryan W. Brooks of Baylor University kicks off the ECORISK2050 MOOC with a lecture on global horizon scanning for environmental sustainability delivered in person to the ECORISK2050 ESRs in York, UK on Friday June 21, 2019 during the first project meeting.