Course

Training Course: Qualitative Mathematical Modelling for Socio-Ecological Systems

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.

Training Course: Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Methods in Marine Sciences

Registrations are open for a Knowledge Exchange and Training course on Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Methods in Marine Sciences. The event will be hosted by CCMAR, on behalf of the Assemble+ project, at their Gambelas Campus in Faro, Portugal. The training course will run 28-30 October, 2019.

Training course on ocean currents data quality control and analysis methods

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.

Course objectives

FaCE-It Summer School 2019

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.

Second GEOTRACES International Summer School

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.

Conduct of Marine Scientific Research (MSR) under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

Marine scientific research (MSR) plays a critical role in sustainable development as consistently recognized by the UN General Assembly in its annual resolutions on oceans and the law of the sea. Research, and the tools required to conduct it, are essential for the sustainable development of the oceans and the seas and their resources, including by supporting informed decisions on the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment and its resources, and by helping to understand, predict and respond to natural disasters and climate change.