First GEOTRACES Summer School to be held in Brest, France

This summer school will be held in Brest, France, between the 20th and 26th August 2017. It will bring together over 60 students and 20 world-leading international scientists, and is supported by the LabexMER and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR).

This summer school aims at teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for a good understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals. It will allow PhD students and early career researchers to see how their work fits within the international community of GEOTRACES.

Taxonomy of Marine Flora: Marine Summer Schools 2017

This master degree summer course is a hands-on introduction to marine plants with an emphasis on seaweeds. It trains you to recognise and identify the typical marine algae in various coastal habitats. The organisms are studied in their environment during field trips, and also in vivo back at the laboratory. These studies form the foundation from which the main issues in the systematics, biology, ecology and evolution of marine flora are addressed.

The course is composed of multiple different aspects, which include:

AZTI and EEAcademy Summer School

After the Water Framework Directive (WFD, 2000/60/EC), the European Member States should have achieved good ecological status in all surface waters (lakes, rivers, transitional waters and coasts) by 2015. However, a high percentage of the European water bodies remain still in an ecological status lower than good. Since year 2000 European countries have worked in developing assessment tools, intercalibrating these methods, implementing programmes of measures to reduce pressures and achieve good ecological status.

Jerico-NEXT Summer School - From multidisciplinary data to integrated information for coastal areas

Jerico-NEXT will this year host a summer school on the use of integrated physical and biological monitoring with novel sensor methods for water management issues such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The H2020 project focuses on developing the European network of coastal observatories, including novel sensor methods such as HF radar and imaging flow cytometry.

COPEMED Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Assessment


The Institute for Marine and Coastal Environment in Capo Granitola, Italy will this year host the Summer School in Quantitative Fisheries Stock Asssessment. The school, a joint venture between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the General Fisheries Commission of the Mediterranean (GFCM) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the school will run from 10-22 July, and is open to a maximum of 25 participants.


Ocean Optics Course 2017

Applications for the Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing class, part of the 2017 Ocean Optics Course, are now being accepted. The course will run from 10 July - 4 August, and will take place in University of Maine's Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. The course aims to prepare future oceanographers trained in the use of optics to study the ocean, and is sponsored by NASA and the University of Maine.

Geometric Morphometrics Using R (GMMR01)

The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed.

WE-Heraeus Summer School on Physics of the Ocean

Environmental Physics is a rapidly growing research area, focusing on processes within our environment, i.e., in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, geosphere, and biosphere. Physical ocean processes directly affect the global distribution and transports of ocean properties ranging from mass and temperature to the many dissolved substances (for example salt, nutrients, oxygen, CO2). Ocean processes are of particular relevance for the global and regional climate systems, and they set the stage for marine element cycling and the marine ecosystem as a whole.

Phycology Course in Roscoff, France - 17-30 July 2017

The Roscoff Biological Station (France) organizes each summer a hands-on introduction to marine algae and plants with an emphasis on seaweeds. Seaweeds are collected during field trips so that an understanding of the organisms in their natural environment is acquired. Laboratory methods emphasize the use of essential literature, on-line tools and microscopic examination in order to understand the morphological and reproductive details relevant to this purpose. Students will become familiar with species identification, their morphology, biology and ecology.