Course description: The course includes 100 hours of teaching and is divided into two parts.

  1. The first part of the course is an internet teaching programme giving general introductions to the various groups of harmful algae; this part is mainly for self-study and estimated to 40 hours of reading.
  2. The second part is a practical course in species identification including 2 optional workshops in enumeration and culture techniques (see tentative programme below). It may be possible to participate in both workshops, or alternatively spent the time examining mixed samples from various geographical regions and/or own samples. Part 2 includes 60 hours of teaching and a microscope will be available to each participant during the entire period, see also link below.

Dates: Part 1 will be available on the IOC-UNESCO teaching platform ‘OceanTeacher’ from mid-May onwards; part 2 takes place 5-18 August 2018.

Venue: IOC Science and Communication Centre on Harmful Algae, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, c/o Danhostel, Lejrskolevej 4, 3400 Hillerød.

Language: English.

Description and details at: http://hab.ioc-unesco.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32&Itemid=0

Deadline for application: 1st April 2018.