EDUCATION & TRAINING

AFRIMED project presented to high school students: Biodiversity and Restoration of the Cyptoseira sp. ecosystem

EcoReach joint with the Polytechnic University of Marche organised a day marine biology course for high school students. A theoretical/practical session on the analysis of biodiversity and conservation of the marine ecosystem of Cyptoseira sp. Lectures and laboratory activities have allowed students to get closer and discover more about the marine environment, deepening their knowledge on the delicate issue of safeguarding and preserving marine ecosystems.            

Biodiversity and conservation of marine ecosystems: MERCES and AFRIMED projects presented to middle school students

EcoReach joint with the Polytechnic University of Marche organized a marine biology course for a middle school students. A theoretical/practical course on the analysis of biodiversity and conservation of marine ecosystems. Lectures, field and laboratory activities have allowed students to get closer and discover more about the marine environment,  deepening their knowledge on  the delicate issue of safeguarding and preserving marine ecosystems.

       

The First MERCES-AFRIMED Training Course in Marine Restoration of the Mediterranean (Tricase Porto- Apulia region, Italy)

The First MERCES-AFRIMED Training Course in Marine Restoration of the Mediterranean took place the first week of September in beautiful Tricase Porto (Apulia region, Italy). Our staff and a dozen participants from Italy, the UK and Turkey are kindly hosted in the facilities of AvampostoMare, CIHEAMBari and Porto Museo di Tricase.

Day one has focused on building the context in which the course will unfold. MERCES and AFRIMED coordinator Roberto Danovaro introduced the concepts of restoration, BlueGrowth and sustainable development – stressing how global challenges need global responses, stemming from basic science and all the way up to applied research and socio-economic implications. Jean-Baptiste Ledoux provided an in-depth analysis of themes linked to population genetics and restoration, on the backdrop of ecosystem functioning and changing scenarios. Carlo Cerrano closed the day talking about ecosystem engineers and their key role for marine restoration.

An intense week in Tricase, for the training course on marine restoration. A huge thanks to AvampostoMARE CIHEAM Bari and Porto Museo di Tricase for hosting this fantastic training course and of course to the participants for making this a very special week!