Summer School: Crash Course on Data Assimilation - Theoretical foundations and advanced applications with focus on ensemble methods

The 4-days school aims at PhD-level students and early stage scientists with beginner or no notions of data assimilation intending to apply data assimilation as part of their research. The crash course will cover the basic notions of data assimilation, focusing on ensemble methods, illustrated with real-scale / operational applications and with the aid of practical exercises.

The event is organised in the framework of the Nordic Countries Centre of Excellence EmblA (

Established and Emerging Marine Model Organisms Course 2017

A new edition of an international two-week course on Established and Emerging Marine Model Organisms will take place at the Station Biologique Roscoff (France) on March, 6-17th 2017. The course will include theoretical lectures as well as practical lab work on key marine taxa currently used as experimental paradigms in several fields of biological research. Students will be actively involved in lab work, discussions and debates on modern reference literature. Participation to the course requires knowledge of fundamental principles of molecular biology and developmental genetics.

International Master of Science in Marine Biological Resources

Looking for a Master's programme answering the needs of Blue Growth and Marine Biological Resources? Join the first international study programme focussed on study and management of the Biological Resources from the Sea. The IMBRSea programme is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and functions in close contact with the European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC), a leading European distributed research infrastructure.

Introduction to marine phytoplankton identification and taxonomy workshop


The workshop will give participants the chance to discuss results from multiple time series providing phytoplankton data into the MSFD process throughout Europe, and ensure consistency in identification across multiple methods


The workshop will train early career scientists, technical and support staff in identification of key marine phytoplankton taxa. These skills are needed to monitor and predict future distributions and impacts of a changing environment.

2017 Edition of the Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia – Spatial and temporal patterns in physical-biological oceanic processes: from scale interaction to the rise of the living ocean


15 lecturers will interact with 30 additional student participants at the graduate or junior postgraduate research level to exchange ideas between experienced and young ocean researchers.