The main objective of this capacity building and training course is to give an overview on ecosystem services assessment and its relationship with ocean and coastal livelihoods, management and governance. The training will relate understanding of marine ecosystem services and the links between their assessment and the need for a socio-ecological framework to address important management issues related to the governance of the oceans.
The course focuses on the presentation of established and emerging marine models to provide Master and Doctoral students with a strong background on current model organisms in marine science. This will occur in conjunction with transdisciplinary presentations on theoretical frameworks and experimental approaches towards molecular cellular, physiological and ecological analyses. The course will focus on evolutionary developmental biology, ecological developmental biology, regeneration, origin of metazoan, cellular morphogenesis and comparative genomics.
This international course is open to up to 80 PhD, post-doc students, researchers in marine assessment, stakeholders, marine managers and NGO members. The event will be hosted by AZTI-Tecnalia in the Aquarium of San Sebastian in June 2015. The focus is on understanding marine ecosystems for healthy oceans and addressing technical developments or methodological issues of the ecosystem approach. The course will explore the potential and recent advances in the integrative assessment of marine systems including the various ecosystem components at different scales in management applications.
The course, which covers environmental, population, evolutionary, comparative, meta- and functional genomics, will take place in May/June 2015 at the Station Biologique de Roscoff, France. Emerging topics such as community genomics, real time genomic monitoring and systems biology are being integrated into the syllabus.
This course, intended for PhD/MSc. students will cover the morphology, taxonomy, classification and phylogeny of the most important marine phytoplankton species. The main topics delivered by 13 scientific experts will include methods and criteria for species identification, molecular and morphological phylogeny, toxic and harmful species, and aspects of phytoplankton biodiversity and biogeography.