Capacity building and training

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.

12th Summer course on Marine Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics

This International course at Station Biologique de Roscoff aims to demonstrate the key role of genomics to understand the marine ecosystem and its organisms for an efficient and sustainable use of its resources. The 12th summer course on Marine Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics covers environmental, population, evolutionary, comparative, meta- and functional genomics. All levels of biodiversity are discussed and the course includes specialists and cases from marine bacteria, phytoplankton, macrophytes and marine animals.

Marine ecosystem services, management and governance: Linking social and ecological research. DEVOTES-EuroMarine Summer School 2016

The main objective of this capacity building and training course is to give an overview on ecosystem services assessment and its relationship with ocean and coastal livelihoods, management and governance. The training will relate understanding of marine ecosystem services and the links between their assessment and the need for a socio-ecological framework to address important management issues related to the governance of the oceans.

8th Volker Schmid Training Course, Established and emerging model organisms for marine science

The course focuses on the presentation of established and emerging marine models to provide Master and Doctoral students with a strong background on current model organisms in marine science. This will occur in conjunction with transdisciplinary presentations on theoretical frameworks and experimental approaches towards molecular cellular, physiological and ecological analyses. The course will focus on evolutionary developmental biology, ecological developmental biology, regeneration, origin of metazoan, cellular morphogenesis and comparative genomics.

Integrative assessment of marine systems training course: The Ecosystem Approach in practice

This international course is open to up to 80 PhD, post-doc students, researchers in marine assessment, stakeholders, marine managers and NGO members. The event will be hosted by AZTI-Tecnalia in the Aquarium of San Sebastian in June 2015. The focus is on understanding marine ecosystems for healthy oceans and addressing technical developments or methodological issues of the ecosystem approach. The course will explore the potential and recent advances in the integrative assessment of marine systems including the various ecosystem components at different scales in management applications.