Water quality and marine pollution, usually considered by policy makers and authorities mostly in relation with coastal areas, are now seen as problems of global extent exemplified by the widespread distributions of plastic and marine debris. On another context, maritime safety and efficient navigation are crucial to reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, search and rescue operations at sea have dramatically increased associated to the precarious migration through seas trying to run away from wars and social conflicts, as it presently happens in the Mediterranean.
Capacity building and training
This three days course is designed for practicing surimi technician/technologists (QC/ R&D), operators, and marketers who wish to develop a pragmatic knowledge of surimi technology and its utilization in food product development.
This course will review the chemistry, microbiology, gel measurement of surimi and the functional applicability of surimi additives like cryoprotectants, enzyme inhibitors, binders, fillers, colorings, and flavorings. In addition to lecture program, there will be Lab and Experiments by demonstrations.
The first EMODnet Open Sea Lab will take place in Antwerp, Belgium from 15-17 November 2017. The three day event will help co-create innovative solutions to unique problems using EMODnet's wealth of marine data and ocean observations. EMODnet is working to provide potential condidates with access to open data on many aspects of the physical and chemical state of our European seas and oceans, their depth, the geological structure of their seabeds, the habitats that they support, the biodiversity that inhabits them and the human activities that take place there.
Theory and practice: lectures, field trips out to sea to collect data, data handling, photo-identifications, distribution, abundance, behaviour, habitat use, human interactions, social structure, conservation, and more.
Course material and certificates will be presented. The course is equivalent to 3 ECTS. The course will be given in English, and will host a minimum of 8 participants, and a maximum of 16.
Environmental DNA (eDNA) coupled with metabarcoding represents a powerful tool for investigating ecosystem complexity and revealing hidden biodiversity. This novel approach is revolutionising the way we assess and monitor aquatic ecosystems.
This short course will consist of a two day series of talks, ranging from whale and dolphin evolution and diversity, to behavior and adaptations, to the history of whaling and current conservation problems for these animals.
This training course aims to provide PhD students and early career researchers with the fundamentals of ocean-colour satellite data and their applications. The course will deliver training in ocean-colour data and their applications in climate studies.
Join the global learner community that will be part of this Massive Open Online Course starting soon. We, a group of ocean scientists from natural sciences, law, economics and philosophy, will share with you our insights, providing an integrated view of the ocean system and its interactions with humanity. We provide lectures, links and reading material but more importantly, we interact in an online forum, think together on assignments, questionaires and quizzes.
The course requires personal work and interaction among participants and with lecturers. The international characteristics of the course favour the exchange of experiences and points of view. The course will be taught with a combination of lectures, applied examples, case studies and practical sessions that will provide the participant with hands-on experience on field sampling and data processing relevant to environmental monitoring of aquaculture.
Aquaculture is practiced in all types of existing aquatic environments, from marsh ponds and estuaries to rivers, lakes and the sea. In the Southwest of Spain, aquaculture activity is mainly located in natural earthen ponds, using the existing “salinas” after a necessary adaptation for fish production. As occurs with the marine environment, it is necessary to have a thorough knowledge of the land‐based ecosystems in which the aquaculture production process is to be developed.