Capacity building and training

COPEMED Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Assessment


The Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment in Capo Granitola, Italy will this year host the Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Asssessment. The school, a joint venture between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the school will run from 10-22 July, and is open to a maximum of 25 participants.


Ocean Optics Course 2017

Applications for the Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing class, part of the 2017 Ocean Optics Course, are now being accepted. The course will run from 10 July - 4 August, and will take place in University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. The course aims to prepare future oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the ocean, and is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine.

Geometric Morphometrics Using R (GMMR01)

The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed.

The 5th Bremen Winter School and Symposium

The 5th Bremen Winter School and Symposium will run this year from 27-31 March, and will be hosted in the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bremen, room MZH 6210. The Winter School and Symposium is mainly sponsored by the Collaborative Research Centre TRR 181 "Energy Transfer in Atmosphere and Ocean" funded by DFG. The school will offer a range of courses to interested individuals. The mini courses available are:

WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the Ocean

Environmental Physics is a rapidly growing research area, focusing on processes within our environment, i.e., in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. Physical ocean processes directly affect the global distribution and transports of ocean properties ranging from mass and temperature to the many dissolved substances (for example salt, nutrients, oxygen, CO2). Ocean processes are of particular relevance for the global and regional climate systems, and they set the stage for marine element cycling and the marine ecosystem as a whole.

PLOCAN Glider School 2017

PLOCAN is an initiative committed with both its adjoining socioeconomic environment and the international excellence in science and technology. Hence, it promotes this call which is oriented towards university students in the marine-maritime and technological scopes, as well as technicians/ professionals of the sector. The objective is to train them in theoretical and practical abilities and skills concerning underwater vehicles, as gliders.

Introduction to marine phytoplankton identification and taxonomy workshop


The workshop will give participants the chance to discuss results from multiple time series providing phytoplankton data into the MSFD process throughout Europe, and ensure consistency in identification across multiple methods


The workshop will train early career scientists, technical and support staff in identification of key marine phytoplankton taxa. These skills are needed to monitor and predict future distributions and impacts of a changing environment.

2017 Edition of the Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia – Spatial and temporal patterns in physical-biological oceanic processes: from scale interaction to the rise of the living ocean


15 lecturers will interact with 30 additional student participants at the graduate or junior postgraduate research level to exchange ideas between experienced and young ocean researchers.