The Archipelago Research Institute's field station Seili, Finland, will this year host a training course on zooplankton identification. The course builds upon the more than 50 years of experience the Archipelago Research Institute (ARI) has in conducting multidisciplinary research of the Baltic Sea, with a special focus on the Archipelago Sea. The Institute provides long-term monitoring data e.g. on hydrography, zooplankton and Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), and strong scientific expertise on long-term environmental monitoring and modeling decadal datasets. Additionally, the institute offers facilities and services for courses, seminars and research groups.
The teachers on the course are experts on marine biology, zooplankton, and taxonomy, who together have attained decades worth of experience in research and experience:
- Prof. Emeritus Ilppo Vuorinen
- Dr. Marjut Rajasilta
- BSc. Satu Zwerver
The training course is specifically designed to benefit undergraduates, post-graduate students, early-career researchers, professionals and educators, having coastal or marine related responsibilities, functions or interests. The participant should have at least a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in science. Criteria for selection will be the motivation and usefulness of the training for ones career. Taking place in ARI's field station, Island of Seili, Nauvo, Finland, the price for the course includes accomodation throughout the course, as well as food. A registration date will be confirmed in the near future.