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Capacity building and training
EuroMarine Member Organisation SZN Anton Dohrn has announced registrations are open for a Knowledge Exchange and Training course on Metabarcoding and Metagenomic Data Processing and Analyses. This course, which is sponsored by the Assemble+ project and the European Commission, will be hosted by SZN in Naples, Italy from February 3rd to 7th, 2020.
As part of the MarCons COST action, the Institute of Marine Science (ICM-CSIC) has organised a course aimed at introducing qualitative mathematical modelling as a means to understand and predict the dynamics of complex biological and socio-economic systems. The course is free of charge, and a limited number of trainees may apply for financial support to attend.
The OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) is offering a training course in research data management, which covers the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data.
The Ocean Teacher Global Academy is hosting a training course which provides students with both background reading assignments that cover the main course topics, and hands-on exercises, that explore the essential elements of ocean currents data quality control and analysis methods. The course assists participants in developing specific technical skills and methods for using ocean currents data.
Applications are now being accepted for the AQUAEXCEL2020 training course entitled “Introductory Bioinformatic Course to Sequencing Data Processing”. This is a free face-to-face training course provided by the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) in collaboration with INRA (France).
The InnoBlueGrowth Project has organised the Summer School “Blue Growth: emerging technologies, trends and opportunities” to encourage young people involvement in blue economy sectors by offering high-quality technical knowledge and fostering their entrepreneurial spirit.
Within this training course, PhD students and early post-docs will be initiated in experimental methodology to investigate the effect of animal activity on biogeochemical cycling in both sediments and the water column.
Class-room lectures will provide participants with an overview on the recent developments in the research field and will be combined with hands on experiments on both hard- and soft substrate biogeochemical cycling (optode and electrode techniques, nutrient cycling, bio-irrigation) using state-of-the art experimental equipment.
The second GEOTRACES summer school will be held between the 23rd and 28th September 2019 in Cadiz, Spain, on board of the school ship Intermares A-41.
GEOTRACES summer schools aim at teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for a good understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals. General lectures will be given by 10 world-leading international scientists and practical sessions including field sampling workshops will be ran throughout the week.
The AMARE-MED 2019 advanced school on quantitative methods for ecosystem approach to fisheries application will be held at Istituto Veneto delle Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Venice (Italy) from 1 to 6 July 2019.