Integrated Earth Systems Sciences Biogeochemical Oceanography in Upwelling EcosystemsExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Workshop
Start Date: April 13, 2017
End Date: May 12, 2017
Venue: Sam Nujoma Research Centre, University of Namibia, Henties Bay & Namibia's National Marine Information and Research Center, Swakopmund
Website: More information
Contact: Chibo Chikwililwa
E-mail: cchikwililwa [at]

Application/registration deadline: March 10, 2017
Registration website:

Applications are now being accepted for the 4th African Discovery Camp for Research-based Training in Science for the Sustainable Use and Management of Marine Ecosystems and their Resources. 

Course participants will learn about microbial and geochemical oceanography, in particular about ways in which microbes participate in geochemical cycles in upwelling ecosystems and how chemical, physical and atmospheric processes in turn influence microbial physiology.

PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, honors MSc students, and professors are invited to apply, if they consider the microbiological and geochemical topics of interest to their own research. Participation is limited to 14. Previous camps have brought together students and faculty form Africa with participants from other parts of the world.

The Research Camps were launched in 2014 as a result of the SCOR Visiting Scholar and Regional Graduate Network for Oceanography activities.