Practical Training Course on Ocean Acidification: “How to set up relevant ocean acidification experiments with limited resources”, Mozambique, 8-12 February 2016

Deadline for applications: 21 December 2015!

Host institute: Inhaca Marine Biology Research Station, Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Dates: 8–12 February 2016

Organizers: The University of Gothenburg, Sweden; The Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON).

Language: English

Support: This course is funded by the Ocean Science Foundation.

Purpose: To train early-career scientists and researchers from African countries entering the ocean acidification field. This course will be held with the ultimate goal to assist them in becoming able to set-up pertinent experiments on their own, avoiding typical pitfalls and ensuring comparability with other studies.

Expected outcome: Increased capacity to measure and study ocean acidification and increased networking among scientists working on ocean acidification in Africa. Initiate/deepen connections with the GOA-ON.

Scope and nature: The training will include lectures in plenary sessions but will have a strong focus on practical aspects related to setting up experimental facilities. Participants will learn techniques for carbonate chemistry manipulation and measurements as well as basis for experimental design. The course will address the challenge to set-up relevant ocean acidification experiments under financial and infrastructure constrains.

Participation: The course is open to up to 20 trainees from Africa. Priority will be given to early-career scientists who are beginning or planning to work in the field of ocean acidification.

Qualifications: The participants should have a university degree in marine biology or a related scientific field, and should be currently involved in or planning to set up ocean acidification studies.

Application Procedure: Send a CV and a motivation letter to Sam Dupont (sam.dupont(at)gu.se). Applications must be received not later than 21 December 2015.

Financial Support: Grants will be available to support travel, accommodation and food for the duration of the course. Participants should make their own arrangements for passports, visas, and vaccinations needed to enter Mozambique.

Contact points:

Sam Dupont
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences – Kristineberg
The University of Gothenburg
45178 Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
Tel: +46 76 622 9531
Email: sam.dupont(at)gu.se

Matz Berggren
Department of Marine Sciences
The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences – Kristineberg
The University of Gothenburg
45178 Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
Tel: +46 76 622 9528
Email: matz.berggren(at)gu.se

1 Response to “Practical Training Course on Ocean Acidification: “How to set up relevant ocean acidification experiments with limited resources”, Mozambique, 8-12 February 2016”


  1. 1 olinda rufo 12 December 2015 at 16:10

    I’m doing an undergraduate degree on oceanography, I have found the initiative very interesting and I would like to participate


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