Biodiversity

Courses tagged with "Biodiversity"

Introduction to identification of Harmful Algal Bloom Species (Pacific Islands)

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: STC HAB
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: HAB
Country: Belgium (BE)
Calendar Groups: IOC

HAB course for the Pacific Islands
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jacob Larsen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rafael Salas

Introduction to identification of Harmful Algal Bloom Species

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: STC HAB
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: HAB
Country: Belgium (BE)
Calendar Groups: IOC

HAB course for South Africa and Namibia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jacob Larsen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rafael Salas

World Register of Marine Species (for editors)

Category: 2022
Language: English
RTC/STC: RTC Belgium
Affiliates: VLIZ
Mode of Delivery: Online
IOC Programme: OBIS
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
The overall objective is to familiarize Aphia/WoRMS editors with the functionalities of the online editing platform, and the guidelines on how to enter specific information into the database. Aphia/WoRMS editors will gain (a better) understanding of WoRMS and the Aphia platform and will be able to add and adjust taxa, attributes, distributions, etc through the online editing interface of the WoRMS website. Attendance by invitation only.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Wim Decock
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Stefanie Dekeyzer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte

Áreas Marinas Protegidas

Category: 2021
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
El curso brinda un contexto sobre las Áreas Marinas Protegidas - AMP a nivel global, su importancia, su situación para Latinoamérica y frente a amenazas como el cambio climático, en el marco del CDB, los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14 y el Decenio de las ciencias oceánicas. Abarca los temas de bases conceptuales sobre áreas marinas protegidas, planeación, manejo, gobernanza, monitoreo y desarrollo de estrategias para el desarrollo de actividades sostenibles al interior de las AMP, adaptación al cambio climático, entre otros. Busca también una retroalimentación por parte de todos los estudiantes de acuerdo a sus experiencias y entrenamiento adquirido en temas de conservación y manejo, para promover el desarrollo de metodologías que orienten hacia el manejo efectivo…
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nestor Ardila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Carolina García Valencia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez

Culturing and microscopy techniques for the analysis of phytoplankton diversity

Category: 2021
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Phytoplankton comprises a range of very different organism from tiny and almost featureless picoplankton taxa to large diatoms and dinoflagellates nearing 1 mm in diameter. They essentially form the base of the food web and therefore a detailed knowledge of this diverse group of organisms is vital for developing an understanding of marine communities and their interactions with their environment and with each other. Unfortunately, the diversity of methods available for the quantitative and qualitative analysis is almost as diverse as the phytoplankton itself. This course will take you through the most important methodologies for quantitative and qualitative (non-molecular) biodiversity assessments of phytoplankton.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Alex Kraberg

HAB International Phytoplankton Intercalibration

Category: 2021
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher

HAB International Phytoplankton Intercalibration (IPI) proficiency testing scheme for all relevant laboratories globally.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Jacob Larsen
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Rafael Salas

Seaweed diversity: an Ecuadorian perspective (Tropical East Pacific)

Category: 2020
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
To ensure food and job security, food production systems need to be innovated so that they protect the environment, mitigate climate change and become more climate-resilient. This is an opportunity for seaweed culture which captures nutrients and CO2 and does not need freshwater or fertilizers. In Ecuador, edible seaweed is being produced by small farmers, but a sustainable biomass valorization strategy is missing. Moreover, a good knowledge of the existing seaweed species is still lacking.


This course offers an introduction to the diversity, taxonomy and biogeography of the seaweeds of the Tropical East Pacific (Ecuador), in the framework of the project Seaweed-based innovations for a resilient aquaculture and agriculture (SIRENA funded by VLIR-UOS).
  • Course Editor / Instructor: peter bossier
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Olivier De Clerck
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Frederik Leliaert
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Adrian Marquez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Sofie Van Den Hende

Áreas Marinas Protegidas 2020

Category: 2020
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
El curso brinda un contexto sobre las Áreas Marinas Protegidas - AMP a nivel global, su importancia, su situación para Latinoamérica y frente a amenazas como el  cambio climático, en el marco de las metas Aichi y los objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 13 y 14. Abarca los temas de bases conceptuales sobre áreas marinas protegidas, planeación, manejo, gobernanza, monitoreo y desarrollo de estrategias para el desarrollo de actividades sostenibles al interior de las AMP, adaptación al cambio climático, entre otros. Busca también una retroalimentación por parte de todos los estudiantes de acuerdo a sus experiencias y entrenamiento adquirido en temas de conservación y manejo, para promover el desarrollo de metodologías que orienten hacia el manejo efectivo de las AMP. Busca la …
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Nestor Ardila
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Filomena Cardoso Martins
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Carolina García Valencia
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Angela Lopez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Anny Paola Zamora Bornachera

Contributing datasets to EMODnet Biology

Category: 2020
Calendar Groups: OceanTeacher
Training originally set up for EMODnet Biology Partners (June 2020). During the Summer of 2020, this training course was opened up for self-enrolment, allowing all scientists & data managers access to its content. This way, they can use the available material to learn how to format, standardize and quality control their biological data for submission to e.g. the European node of the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (EurOBIS) or any other node within the OBIS network.
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Joana Beja
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Menashè Eliezer
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Salvador Fernández Bejarano
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Vasilis Gerovasileiou
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Ruben Perez
  • Course Editor / Instructor: Leen Vandepitte