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ATT: Marine Biogeochemistry Training School

Centro de Ciencias do Mar (CCMAR)
Organizador de la actividad Centro de Ciencias do Mar (CCMAR)

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In light of society’s pressing needs to prepare for the future consequences of global warming, it is of major importance for the next generation of young marine researchers to grasp the basic biogeochemical concepts and gain the capacity to use the acquired knowledge in their future work.
The aim of this course is to provide students (Ms and PhD) and young Researchers, with an exceptional opportunity to gain a better understanding of the marine biogeochemical cycles and large-scale distribution of biological utilized elements and/ or tracers of oceanographic processes.
Invited professors are researchers that have made important contributions to the field of Biogeochemistry. The assembled group of experts, joined for the first time, allow for a unique training opportunity that is not available in any institution.
The course will cover: (1) the modern ocean distributions and biogeochemical cycles of the elements that regulate marine ecosystem dynamics; (2) the distribution of elements, which can be important tracers for oceanographic processes both via conceptual and numerical modeling; and (3) the use of such elements and their isotopes as proxies for reconstruction of past conditions.

Free form / brainstorming evening discussions covering communicating science, proposal and paper writing, or yet presentations by the students, are also planned.

The course will take place in Faro – Algarve, a touristic region of Portugal, served by an international airport with cheap flight options. In June, accommodation is reasonable, meaning that the event can be very affordable both to students and researchers alike.

(Pre-registration until 30th March at

Invited Professors

Yves Plancheral Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford University, UK

Susanne Neuer School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, USA

Heather Stoll Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Adina Paytan Institute of Marine Sciences Earth & Marine Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, USA

Jerry McManus Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA

PROGRAMME (provisional:

Faro. Campus de Gambelas, Universidade do Algarve. Portugal
Duration: 4 days

CCMAR, Faro. Campus de Gambelas, Universidade do Algarve. Portugal

Minimum 20


Participants registration fee will be 550.00 Euros and will cover lectures and meals.

(Pre-registration until 30th March)

Lugar de celebración de la actividad

Centro de Ciencias do Mar (CCMAR)