IAEA Training Course on Marine Ecosystems and Industries at Risk: Impact of Multiple Stressors, 9–27 November 2015, Monaco

Deadline for nominations through competent official authorities: 20 September 2015.


The training course is organized by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It will be hosted by IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco on 9-27 November 2015.

Aim and structure of the course

The course aims to provide trainees with hands-on laboratory training, practical training and lectures supporting an integrated approach to understanding, analysing and assessing the synergistic impact of stressors affecting marine ecosystems including, inter alia, ocean acidification.

The course is expected to result in an enhanced understanding of multiple stressors acting on marine ecosystems and an increased capacity to assess their environmental and economic impact.

The training will include lectures and presentations in plenary sessions, as well as hands-on laboratory experiments and practical work in smaller groups. The experimental core of the course will provide training in the use of radiotracers to measure the response of a representative marine bioindicator species to various stressors and in selected radioanalytical techniques for alpha, beta gamma emitting radionuclides. The emphasis during practical sessions will be on synergistic effects of ocean acidification and trace metal pollutants, whereas other stressors will be discussed during lectures. Experimental data will be processed, interpreted and explained in the context of multiple stressors. Lectures will provide participants with an introduction to the subject of multiple stressors in marine ecosystems, an overview of the tools available to study this subject, and presentations on environmental and economic risk assessment.

Target group

The course is open to 16 trainees from IAEA Member States. Priority will be given to early-career scientists.

The participants should have a university degree in marine sciences or a related field such as oceanography, marine biology, environmental chemistry, physics, and ecology. They should be currently involved in scientific research, including laboratory experimental activities, environmental or ecosystem modelling work, climate studies, etc.

Nomination procedure

Applications should be submitted using the attached Participation Form (Form A). The completed form should be endorsed by relevant national authorities and returned to the IAEA through the established official channels, i.e. the designated National Liaison Office for IAEA matters.Applications must be received by the IAEA not later than 20 September 2015 for the attention of the Scientific Secretary of the course, Ms Iolanda Osvath, IAEA Environment Laboratories, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, IAEA, 4a Quai Antoine 1er, 98000 Monaco, Principality of Monaco (Tel.: +377 97 97 72 72; Fax: +377 97 97 72 73 Email: I.Osvath(at)iaea.org).Nominations should also be copied to the co-Scientific Secretary of the course, Mr Marc Metian (Email: M.Metian(at)iaea.org), and to the Administrative Secretary for the course, Mr Emmanuel Tiam Fondop (Email: E.Tiam-Fondop(at)iaea.org).Nominations received after this date or outside the established official channels will not be considered.


Ms Iolanda Osvath Radiometrics Laboratory IAEA Environment Laboratories Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications International Atomic Energy Agency 4a, Quai Antoine 1er 98000 MONACO PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO Tel.: +377 97 97 72 72 Fax: +377 97 97 72 73 Email: I.Osvath(at)iaea.org

More information on the course and the Grant Application Form.


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