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Training Course on Baltic Sea Zooplankton Identification

Dates: MON 4.9.–FRI 8.9.2017, 5 days

Organizer: University of Turku

Price: 550 €, all-inclusive

Credits: 2 ECTS, in total 54 hours of teaching

Class size: maximum 25

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Location Archipelago Research Institute, Seili island, Nauvo, Finland
Teachers: Prof. Ilppo Vuorinen
Professor emeritus
Achipelago Research Institute, University of Turkur
Dr. Marjut Rajasilta
Researcher/Doc. emerita
Archipelago Research Institute, University of Turku
Satu Zwerver
Plankton Analyst
Company Zwerver
Contact: Katja Mäkinen, tel.+358 50 353 6509, Email: kamaki [at]
An unique chance to study on the beautiful island of Seili!

The course builds upon the more than 50 years of experience of the Archipelago Research Institute (ARI) has in conducting multidisciplinary research of the Baltic Sea, with a special focus on the Archipelago Sea. The Institute provides long-term monitoring data e.g. on hydrography, zooplankton and Baltic herring (Clupea harengus membras), and strong scientific expertise on long-term environmental monitoring and modeling decadal datasets. Additionally, the institute offers facilities and services for courses, seminars and research groups.

Outcomes: The aim of the course is to transfer knowledge between current and future generations of researchers by providing high quality education on the biology, ecology, and taxonomy of Baltic Sea zooplankton and methods dealing with these subjects, with emphasis on the practical aspects of sample analysis and species identification. Other objectives of the course are to encourage mobility and to promote networking with other researchers.
Practical information
Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated in a dormitory with 2-person rooms. Linen and towels are included in the course fee.
Meals: The course is all-inclusive, meaning all meals will be included in the course fee (breakfast, coffee break, lunch, coffee break, dinner and a self-service evening snack). The apartments where participants are accommodated offer also self-catering facilities.
Social Programme: The course includes a social program, including a traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna, 3-hour field and sampling/excursion trip to the Archipelago Sea with the ARI’s research vessel R/V Aurelia and a banquet dinner.
Prerequisites: The training course is specifically designed to benefit undergraduates, post-graduate students, early-career researchers, professionals and educators, having coastal or marine related responsibilities, functions or interests. The participant should have at least a Bachelor’s degree or diploma in science. Criteria for selection will be the motivation and usefulness of the training for ones career.
Course fee covers: The course fee covers 5-day accommodation, meals, course delivery materials, all bench fees, use of field station facilities, participation in the social program, organized as part of the course. Students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements and for the costs involved in travelling to the field station.
Payment terms: The course fee should be paid by not later than June (an exact date TBC), following acceptance of the applicant. A fee of up to Eur. 500 will be charged if a participant cancels within 30 days of the start date of the course without a valid reason. Full course fees will be charged in cases of non-attendance.
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