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Call for applications Interdisciplinary summer school on Coral Reefs Heritage, 7-18 November, Madagascar


Madagascar Institute of Marine Sciences (Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines - IH.SM http://IH.SM) and the French Research Institute for Development  (Institut de Recherchepour le Développement  - IRD) are organizing the second summer school on Vulnerability of Coral Reef Heritage to be held in Toliara (Madagascar) from 7 to 18 November 2016.

The EEA VulPaRe summer school is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers and has as main objective an interdisciplinary work on issues associated with the vulnerability of the coral reef heritage.  This  topic  will be explored from a specific case study from Toliara region (southwestern part of Madagascar) that will bring together different ecological, economic or social problems. The case study will  serve as a  funding base for an interdisciplinary joint reflection.

The Summer School will bring together experts and participants ranging from anthropology, economics, marine biology,  ecology,  law, geography etc. in order to discuss coral reef importance, curent threats and heritage value. An important place will be also given to the local governance system and the local conservation practices. The summer school will offer an interdisciplinary approach to the notion of coral reef heritage and on different  methodological skills that  may  be used for research or conservation practices, particularly during the fieldwork  activities to be done on the south western coast of Madagascar.  


The deadline for applications is 15th July 2016.

For details of how to apply, financial support, programme information, course materials and testimonials of the participants of the first summer school edition (Toliara 2014), please read  

for call for applications. 

The total number of participants will be limited to 20. Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and post-doctoral researchers, coming from differend disciplines,  interested into interdisciplinary research  and working  on  coral reefs. 

The working language of the summer school will be French; therefore a sufficient understanding French language is required but participants will be able to express themselves in English.  For any question or issue please write to: eea.vulpare@ird.fr