Capacity building and training

Practical steps for facilitating the use of marine biological resources for commercial R&D in the context of new Access & Benefit Sharing legal framework (Nagoya Protocol)

This workshop takes place in the frame of the EMBRC BioBank project (EBB), aiming to remove barriers accessing bioresources. The coming workshop will connect companies, marine culture collections/biobanks and ABS National Contact Points. The knowledge, issues and needs of companies regarding ABS regulation will be discussed, and flagship use-cases proposed by companies themselves will be selected and beta-tested for them by the EBB partners in the light of the ABS framework.

JERICO-NEXT Malta Summer School 2018: Operational Oceanography for Blue Growth

This course will adopt a practical and hands-on approach. It will be delivered in a state-of-the-art computer lab environment offering the participants an individualised learning experience through practice. Dedicated sessions in the programme will link to the COPERNICUS Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) and EMODnet, and together with the JERICO-NEXT Virtual Access portals will be used to showcase the relevance of their data streams through dedicated hands-on practical sessions.

ODYSSEA Summer School

The overall objective of the 1st ODYSSEA Summer School is to stimulate a scientific dialogue and create a learning experience about operational oceanography in the Mediterranean context. More precisely, after the end of the program, the trainees, coming from both sides of the Mediterranean Sea basin, will be able to:

• Understand the concept of operational oceanography

• Use the ODYSSEA project platform for retrieving, managing and processing oceanographic and environmental data of the Mediterranean Sea

Sub-seaf­loor flu­id trans­port and gas hy­dra­te dy­na­mics summer school

The overlying goal of this summer school is to bring PhD stu­dents and young Post­docs in touch with the International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) at an ear­ly sta­ge of their ca­re­er, in­form them about the ex­cit­ing re­se­arch wi­t­hin IODP as (I)ODP and DSDP have been pro­ven to be the most suc­cess­ful in­ter­na­tio­nal­ly col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve re­se­arch pro­grams in the his­to­ry of Earth sci­en­ces, and to pre­pa­re them for future participation in IODP expeditions.

6th Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia: “Ecology through the omics lens”

The Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquium (RMSC) has been running yearly since 2013, and has a central aim of educating and training young researchers in Ecology, alongside promoting their network and getting involved in academic debates. The 6th edition of the colloquium will serve as an opportunity to foster learning and discussions on the relevance of an interdisciplinary perspective in Ecology & Evolution. The event will consist of lectures, activities, and group discussion sessions. Advanced doctoral students and early post-docs are especially encouraged to apply.

EMUNI - OGS Summer School 2018

The objective of the summer school is to introduce the participants to the significance of blue growth for the Euro-Mediterranean region and thereby impact their future careers or studies.

The course will be spread over several locations, as well as featuring online elements. The full outline of these dates are as follows:

Ecole Thematique FieldEpiGen

This CNRS funded summer school aims to provide training for those interested in using population epigenetics, starting with sampling and experimental strategies over experimental acquisition of data, and data analysis and eventually publication writing. It is anticipated to generate publication ready data during the school.

13th ALTER-Net Summer School

The 13th edition of the ALTER-Net Summer School will run from 22 August- 1 September 2018 in Peyresq, France. This edition, in keeping with the themes of previous Summer School's, will provide an engaging atmosphere for participants, encouraging them to ask questions and to think about resolving sustainability challenges in the future, and also how to produce interdisciplinary approaches.