This course will be a 12-day intensive training course at the marine field station Kristineberg in Fiskebäckskil, Sweden. A total number of 16 PhD students may take part. Master students, postdoc or early career scientists may also be accepted. Maximum of 12 scientific divers can participate in the course but we will also admit a maximum of 4 participants that use the same techniques while snorkeling if they do not have the required dive experience.
The aim of the course is to educate young scientists with tools for scientific underwater documentation techniques to illustrate scientific research and to conduct empirical studies in the marine environment. The course comprises introductory lectures but is mainly focus on practical hands-on sessions using underwater documentations techniques.
The goals of the course are:
- To run as a participatory oriented workshop including new upcoming and advancing techniques and knowledge is not only shared with the students but also among the participating teachers.
- To create international network platforms for underwater research and do joint science.
- To plan, conduct and carry out a joint small-scale research project with the ambition to be published after the course.
- To create scientific outreach material to the public for a better understanding of the submerged seascapes and cultural heritages.