Phycology Course in Roscoff, France - 17-30 July 2017

The Roscoff Biological Station (France) organizes each summer a hands-on introduction to marine algae and plants with an emphasis on seaweeds. Seaweeds are collected during field trips so that an understanding of the organisms in their natural environment is acquired. Laboratory methods emphasize the use of essential literature, on-line tools and microscopic examination in order to understand the morphological and reproductive details relevant to this purpose. Students will become familiar with species identification, their morphology, biology and ecology.

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.

Training course on zooplankton identification. Nauvo

The Archipelago Research Institute's field station Seili, Finland, will this year host a training course on zooplankton identification. The course builds upon the more than 50 years of experience the Archipelago Research Institute (ARI) has in conducting multidisciplinary research of the Baltic Sea, with a special focus on the Archipelago Sea. The Institute provides long-term monitoring data e.g. on hydrography, zooplankton and Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), and strong scientific expertise on long-term environmental monitoring and modeling decadal datasets.

Summer School: Crash Course on Data Assimilation - Theoretical foundations and advanced applications with focus on ensemble methods

The 4-days school aims at PhD-level students and early stage scientists with beginner or no notions of data assimilation intending to apply data assimilation as part of their research. The crash course will cover the basic notions of data assimilation, focusing on ensemble methods, illustrated with real-scale / operational applications and with the aid of practical exercises.

The event is organised in the framework of the Nordic Countries Centre of Excellence EmblA (

Established and Emerging Marine Model Organisms Course 2017

A new edition of an international two-week course on Established and Emerging Marine Model Organisms will take place at the Station Biologique Roscoff (France) on March, 6-17th 2017. The course will include theoretical lectures as well as practical lab work on key marine taxa currently used as experimental paradigms in several fields of biological research. Students will be actively involved in lab work, discussions and debates on modern reference literature. Participation to the course requires knowledge of fundamental principles of molecular biology and developmental genetics.

International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources

Looking for a Master's programme answering the needs of Blue Growth and Marine Biological Resources? Join the first international study programme focussed on study and management of the Biological Resources from the Sea. The IMBRSea programme is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and functions in close contact with the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC), a leading European distributed research infrastructure.