Course

FaCE-It Summer School 2019

Within this training course, PhD students and early post-docs will be initiated in experimental methodology to investigate the effect of animal activity on biogeochemical cycling in both sediments and the water column.

Class-room lectures will provide participants with an overview on the recent developments in the research field and will be combined with hands on experiments on both hard- and soft substrate biogeochemical cycling (optode and electrode techniques, nutrient cycling, bio-irrigation) using state-of-the art experimental equipment.

Second GEOTRACES International Summer School

The second GEOTRACES summer school will be held between the 23rd and 28th September 2019 in Cadiz, Spain, on board of the school ship Intermares A-41. 

GEOTRACES summer schools aim at teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for a good understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals. General lectures will be given by 10 world-leading international scientists and practical sessions including field sampling workshops will be ran throughout the week.

Conduct of Marine Scientific Research (MSR) under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Marine scientific research (MSR) plays a critical role in sustainable development as consistently recognized by the UN General Assembly in its annual resolutions on oceans and the law of the sea. Research, and the tools required to conduct it, are essential for the sustainable development of the oceans and the seas and their resources, including by supporting informed decisions on the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment and its resources, and by helping to understand, predict and respond to natural disasters and climate change.

ICTP-CLIVAR Summer School on Oceanic Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems

This school will focus on coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics in upwelling systems, their biogeochemical and ecological processes, and their sensitivity to climate variability and change. Afternoons will be devoted to practical sessions involving the use of circulation models, analyses of relevant data sets, and discussion of current research.

OCEAN MOOC

The massive open online course (MOOC) "One Planet – One Ocean: From Science to Solutions" provides students with the opportunity to learn from the world's leading experts on ocean science. The course will cover the issues and potential solutions – grounded in rigorous scientific research – to fighting for the preservation and protection of Earth's oceans.

1st Advanced Zooplankton Course

The Marine Organism Taxonomy Service at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples has launched a series of Advanced Zooplankton Courses (AZC) to provide an advanced training on integrative morphological and molecular taxonomy of marine zooplankton.

AZC1 will be focused on copepods and will improve and update the expertise in species identification of selected families: Aetideidae, Paracalanidae, Spinocalanidae, Corycaeidae, Oithonidae, and Oncaeidae, which are diverse, common and abundant in epipelagic and/or mesopelagic oceanic waters.

Training Course: Creating Impact by Knowledge Transfer for the Research Community

COLUMBUS is offering a free training course on Tuesday 23 January 2018 (1pm-6pm) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Le Palace in Brussels, Belgium. Training will include: An introduction to the robust and validated COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer Methodology; Case studies of successful Knowledge Transfer; and, Considerations on how to improve knowledge management processes.

Marine Science Camps

These camps, run in partnership with the Marine Biological Association (MBA), are for young people between 16 and 24 years old who are interested in marine biology and marine science.  Each camp, held in different parts of the UK, will have its own unique flavour. All of them will include sessions on rocky shore ecology, marine citizen science, and marine conservation as well as giving in-sights into careers and Higher Education courses.  You may attend more than one camp. As well as being inspired about the marine environment participants will:

INMARE Workshop on Bioinformatics

Several workshops will be hosted in Bremen this November, the main focus of which will be the rRNA gene sequence. Serving as the overall main study of the workshops, they will aim to enhance participant's understanding of the gene sequence. This training course explains all necessary steps researchers need to take when performing amplicon-based investigations using the rDNA as a marker gene. The course starts with experimental design, including an overview of relevant sequencing technologies, and the selection and evaluation of primers for the amplification of the rRNA gene.