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Ecosystem Services Summer School (22-26 September 2014, Plymouth, UK)


Ecosystem Services Summer School
22nd - 26th September 2014
Plymouth Marine Laboratory

In a week-long summer school, up to 30 students will learn about the challenges of the Ecosystem Services approach and its application to marine management. The summer school is sponsored by VECTORS, an EU funded project.

Questions include:

What are marine ecosystem services?

How and why should we should value them?

How can they be used in marine management and what challenges might be faced?

Lectures will cover economic valuation methods, alternative non-monetary approaches to their assessment, their application and implications for marine governance.

This interdisciplinary training is aimed at early career scientists from natural and social science fields as well as practitioners. It will involve in-depth lectures and opportunity for discussion with eminent scientists in this field, alongside practical, problem solving workshops involving stakeholders to give you real-world insight into the issues associated with the ecosystem services approach and its use in marine management.

The summer school will take place at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Plymouth, UK which is known as Britain's Ocean City. For more information about Plymouth please see the visit Plymouth website.

For more information click here to download the flyer or you can view the draft programme here.


Please use the link below to apply for the summer school. Registration closes 1st July 2014.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 15th July.

Please note: If your application is successful, payment will be required within two weeks of notification (1st Aug). If payment is not received by 1st Aug your space may be reallocated to a reserve applicant.