Course announcement: Methods in tropical reefs monitoring, Bangka (Indonesia) 28 October ? 05 November 2017

I would like to inform you about the next course on Methods in tropical reefs monitoring that will be held in Bangka (Indonesia), 28 October ? 05 November 2017.

Reef Check Italia onlus, the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences of the Sam Ratulangi University (FFMSUNSRAT), 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 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

Reef check Italia onlus offers 3 grants to cover the costs of full board accommodation (9 days/8 night) and dives (? 800.00) to the most deserving undergraduate students and young (<28 yrs.) graduate biologists on the basis of their CV, including diver qualifications and previous volunteer experiences. Grant applications must be submitted within the 21st of May 2017.

More information and the application form are available at

Please, circulate the announcement among students

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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