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2nd African Discovery research-based training camp on sustainable use and management of marine ecosystems (26 March - 25 April 2015, Henties Bay, Namibia)

04
Nov
2014

Microbial and Geochemical Oceanography in Upwelling Ecosystems

2nd African Discovery Camp for Research-based Training

Science for the Sustainable Use and Management of Marine Ecosystems and their Resources.

3 May – 4 June 2015

Sam Nujoma Campus and Marine Research Centre, Henties Bay, Namibia

For dedicated early career researchers, PhD candidates and honors MSc students majoring in one of the ocean science fields, and active young scientists holding an equivalent advanced degree with specialization in oceanography.

What are Discovery Camps

Opportunities to collaborate in an interdisciplinary research project with guidance and supervision by local and international scientists at Sam Nujoma Campus and possibly internships abroad.

   
Goals To learn about current research projects and to develop future research directions for a better understanding of the consequences of global alterations for the functioning of the Benguela Current Upwelling Ecosystem.
Scope Interactions between chemical, biological, physical and sedimentary topics related to marine biogeochemistry and microbial ecosystem research.  Environmental variability and microbial regulation of geochemical element cycling. Molecular techniques applied to understanding biogeochemical processes.
Course Structure Work at sea and in the field, and analyses in the laboratory lectures: Sampling, sample preservation, designing and exucuting experiements, computer supported exercises, lectures, paper discussions, model development. Symposium day: Presenting research findings, sharing knowledge, collaborating in project developments.
Course Location One week “Floating University” on the R/V MIRABILIS (operated by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources). Three weeks on land at the Sam Nujoma Campus, the University of Namibia’s (UNAM) regional Center for Research and Training in Oceanography in Henties Bay, Namibia.
Language English
Costs NAM$ 9500 (∼US$ 850).  A limited number of fellowships are available for qualified and enthusiastic applicants.
Application Follow instructions on the course website. http://www.microeco.ethz.ch/rgno_namibia_15/RGNO_Namibia_15.html
Application Deadline 15 January 2015