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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
The Carlow Institute of Technology is bringing a course, entitled 'Higher Diploma in Business in Aquabusiness' to their college for the academic year 2017-2018. The course has been created in collaboration with Board Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland's Seafood Development Agency. The course will greatly help participants improve their presentation and supervisory skills. The personal development of each applicant will be significantly advanced through participation in modules such as 'Aquabusiness Economics', 'Strategic and Innovation Management', and 'Marketing Management in Aquabusiness'.
This three days course is designed for practicing surimi technician/technologists (QC/ R&D), operators, and marketers who wish to develop a pragmatic knowledge of surimi technology and its utilization in food product development.
This course will review the chemistry, microbiology, gel measurement of surimi and the functional applicability of surimi additives like cryoprotectants, enzyme inhibitors, binders, fillers, colorings, and flavorings. In addition to lecture program, there will be Lab and Experiments by demonstrations.
Theory and practice: lectures, field trips out to sea to collect data, data handling, photo-identifications, distribution, abundance, behaviour, habitat use, human interactions, social structure, conservation, and more.
Course material and certificates will be presented. The course is equivalent to 3 ECTS. The course will be given in English, and will host a minimum of 8 participants, and a maximum of 16.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) coupled with metabarcoding represents a powerful tool for investigating ecosystem complexity and revealing hidden biodiversity. This novel approach is revolutionising the way we assess and monitor aquatic ecosystems.
This short course will consist of a two day series of talks, ranging from whale and dolphin evolution and diversity, to behavior and adaptations, to the history of whaling and current conservation problems for these animals.