The DCs will benefit from international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral training, which combines training through research and training through education. As uniqueness, the QTOX training programme couples a strong component of mechanistic modelling with mesocosm level studies. An innovative and uniting aspect of the training is the involvement of all DCs in implementing and interpreting mesocosm experiments.
- To train DCs in scientific knowledge and technical skills necessary for implementing research projects in quantitative ecotoxicology in an interdisciplinary and intersectoral environment.
- To train DCs in toxicological modelling, including the development, parameterisation and validation of models at different levels of ecological complexity.
- To equip DCs with a range of transferable skills that optimise their career perspectives.
- To provide the DCs with research experience outside the academic sector.