Course Methods in tropical reefs monitoring, Bangka (Indonesia) 3-11 October 2019 – DL 31 May 19

Dear all,
                I would like to inform you about the next course on Methods in tropical reefs monitoring that will be held in Bangka (Indonesia), 3-11 October 2019.
Grant application deadline
31st of May 2019
Reef Check Italia onlus, the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences of the Sam Ratulangi University, Manado, Indonesia and Coral Eye organise an international field course on coral reefs monitoring approaches opened to both marine biology students and diver volunteers from all around the world.
The course, taught in English, aims to:
? provide the basic knowledge for the identification of hard corals and their diseases
? present an overview on the well-established coral reefs monitoring approaches
? learn and apply different methods underwater, including Reef Check and Coral Watch protocols
? contribute to the monitoring and conservation of the coral reefs at the Bangka outpost
Registration is open!
The number of participants is limited to 15, including 5 fellowship winners.
Reef check Italia onlus offers 5 grants to partially cover the accommodation costs to the most deserving undergraduate students and young (<28 yrs.) graduate biologists or naturalist on the basis of their CV, including diver qualifications and previous volunteer experiences.
1st place = ? 800.00 (i.e. full board accommodation and dives)
2nd place = ? 700.00
3rd place = ? 600.00
4th place = ? 500.00
5th place = ? 400.00
Grant applications must be submitted within the 31st of May 2019.
Grant selection results will be communicated by email and published on the website within the 18th of June 2019.
Please, circulate the announcement among students and any possible interested people.
For more information, do not hesitate to contact<>
Best regards
Massimo Ponti
Massimo Ponti, PhD
Adjunct professor
President of the Italian Association of Scientific Divers
Vice-President of the Reef Check Italy association
BiGeA – Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali
CIRSA – Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerca per le Scienze Ambientali in Ravenna
Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna
Via S. Alberto 163, 48123 Ravenna (Italy)
Direct Phone +39 0544 937400
Reception +39 0544 937311
Fax +39 0544 937411
Mobile +39 347 4533513
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