First International Workshop on Global Trends in Marine Biodiversity in Africa and Mediterranean ecosystems

This workshop seeks to bring together a multidisciplinary group of experts to work with data from areas in African and Mediterannean countries which are classified as data-poor areas. The workshop aim is to make the data visible through training and a synthesis of the results.

Training the 21st Century Marine Scientist & Technologist

This event covers the topic of marine science as a provider of new concepts for innovation and technology. The workshop intends to progress the development of a strategy for educating the next generation of marine researchers by inviting feedback from stakeholder groups including young professionals involved in marine science and engineering. The opinion from this group of stakeholders will be of major importance for the European Marine Board (EMB) Future Science Brief as well as for shaping future new initiatives within EuroMarine.

UGent Workshop Dredging & the Environment

The workshop Dredging & the environment will be held from 19 to 21 April 2016 in Gent (Belgium). This course gives a challenging view on the upcoming dredging and marine works and their interaction with the environment. Based on a series of illustrative running projects, the actual picture on the negative environmental impacts of dredging activities is shifted towards an inviting and inspiring search for global solutions and added value for the project’s ecosystem.

Workshop on statistical genetics at CCMAR

The Workshop in Statistical Genetics will be held from 8 to 9 September 2016 at CCMAR in Faro (Portugal). The workshop will deal with a unified treatment for the analysis of discrete genetic data, starting with estimates and sample variances of allele frequencies to illustrate genetic vs statistical sampling and Bayesian approaches. A detailed look at Hardy-Weinberg and linkage disequilibrium, including the use of exact tests with mid-p-values and a new look at X-chromosome Hardy-Weinberg testing.