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  • From 09 jun to 11 jun
  • From €0.00
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DEVOTES-EUROMARINE Summer School course


Aquarium of Donostia- San Sebastián (Spain)


Integrative assessment of marine systems:  

the Ecosystem Approach in practice


Dr. Angel Borja, AZTI (Spain). www.researchgate.net/profile/Angel_Borja/?ev=hdr_xprf

Coordinator of the European 7th FP DEVOTES project

Development of innovative tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good environmental status: www.devotes-project.eu

Dr. Samuli Korpinen and Dr. Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, SYKE (Finland)

Context and Objectives:

This is the 12th AZTI’s Marine Research Division Summer School and the third one organized within the European FP7 project “DEVOTES” (Development of innovative tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good environmental status: www.devotes-project.eu), in which most of the teachers of this Summer School are involved.

The course falls into the first scientific priority and emerging fields identified by the FP7 EuroMarine programme (Understanding marine ecosystems for healthy oceans). Additionally, it could be considered one of the six ‘emerging fields’ identified: “Complex interactions including tipping points, regime shifts and shifting assemblages in marine ecosystems”, since the management of marine ecosystems require a deep understanding of: (i) the complex interactions between human pressures and ecosystem responses; (ii) the interactions between the multiple ecosystem components, often non-linear by nature; (iii) the shifting baselines of the targets used to assess environmental status, underlying different components of global change; (iv) the pluridisciplinary dimension of ecosystem management (including the scientific diversity among managers and scientists) and (v) the need to address both socio-economic and environmental issues.

This course also addresses technical developments or methodological issues, such as those linked to the different methods needed to assess the marine ecosystem status in an integrative way (under an ecosystem-based approach), approaches needed to aggregate information at multiple scales (spatial, temporal, across ecosystem and biodiversity components, etc.) or new monitoring methods needed to get cost-effective tools to assess the status of marine ecosystems (e.g. using genomic tools, acoustic devices, etc.). This way, the course build across the 3 primary communities included in Euromarine: EUR-OCEANS (because of the strong management and scientific background of the course), Marine Genomics Europe (because of the important development in DEVOTES linked to genomics at different biodiversity levels, that will be included in the course) and MARBEF (because of the importance of biological components in assessing the status of marine waters, as highlighted in this course). This represents a positive networking role of the summer school, bringing together different members of those communities with a common objective.

The attendees will acquire new knowledge on recent trends in marine research, related to management of our oceans. This course will explore the potential and recent advances in the integrative assessment of marine systems (based upon strong new monitoring tools, such as genomics), including the various ecosystem components (from plankton to marine mammals), at different scales (from water bodies to regional seas), in management applications (e.g. to the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), the Water Framework Directive (WFD), etc.). Hence, the main objective of the school is to give an overview on the integrative assessment to ocean and coastal management using an ecosystem approach view


Cancelation policy:

If the notice of cancellation is received before the 4th June, the 75% of the fee will be refunded.

Cancellations after the 5th June are not elegible for refund.

Refunds will be done once the event is finished.













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