CIVIS announces the opening of the registration for the short CIVIS course “Ocean Sciences: Marine Biogeochemistry”. The programme runs for 10 hours in an online format in 6, 8 and 13 October 2021. In 6 October 2021, the course will run from 10.00 to 12.00 CET, in 8 October 2021 from 14.00 to 18.00 CET and in 13 October 2021, the course will run in the morning, from 8 to 12 CET.
Applicants should be MA and PhD students at one of the CIVIS member universities in the field of Environment & Agriculture with a working knowledge of English of at least B2 level. A basic knowledge of biogeochemistry and microbial ecology is also required.
The course aims to investigate the recent knowledges about carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles in the open ocean, from surface to the deep.
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) by the 30 September 2021 to valérie.email@example.com. Selected students will be notified on 2 October 2021.
The main topics that will be addressed during the course are:
- Rapid overview on the knowledges and the involved metabolic processes
- Insights into the ocean’s biological carbon pump, that regulates Earth carbon cycle by transporting part of the photosynthetically fixed CO2 into the deep ocean
- New paradigms about nitrogen fixation that allows to enrich marine ecosystems
- The mesopelagic zones and the role of prokaryote in the degradation of the organic matter
- Ecology of the mesopelagic zone, example of bioluminescence and its links with the biological carbon pump.
This course is part of the European University of Ocean Sciences, a coordinated set of activities and programmes within CIVIS which explore vital questions for Europe’s marine and maritime environments. The assessment will be based on an article presentation.
Instructors within the course are several professors and researchers from Aix-Marseille Université, members of the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography.
More details about the intensive CIVIS Course “Ocean Sciences: Marine Biogeochemistry” are available here.
CIVIS is a European Civic University formed by the alliance of nine leading research higher education institutions across Europe: Aix-Marseille Université, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Universitatea din București, Université libre de Bruxelles, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Sapienza Università di Roma, Stockholm University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and University of Glasgow. It brings together a community of more than 450,000 students and 65,000 staff members including 30,000 academics and researchers.