ECOsystem approach to SUstainable Management

of the Marine Environment and its living Resources

MARIE CURIE TRAINING SITE

RESEARCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EARLY-STAGE RESEARCHERS 2006-2009

 

Publications and PhDs from the ECOSUMMER trainees

Final event: Marine EcoSystems and Sustainability Conference, Aberdeen 9-11 December 2009

Special issue of Hydrobiologia on Marine Ecosystems and Sustainability

During 2006-2009 we offered EU-funded research training placements of 3 to 36 months duration for "early stage researchers", to be based at one or more of eight research centres. There were application deadlines every 6-12 months from March 2006 to June 2008.
Next deadline: calls are closed

Who is eligible?

What kind of projects are available?

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FAQ for applicants

More about the partner institutions

More about the Spanish partners

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Progress report (04/12/08)

Trainee reports (20/07/07)

Project newsletter 1 (05/10/07)

Project newsletter 2 (20/10/08)

Oceanlab @ University of Aberdeen, UK
Project overview
Institute of Marine Biological Resources, Crete, Greece
Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban, UK
Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo, IEO, Spain
Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, Vigo, Spain
University of Vigo, Spain
Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, UK
University of the Aegean, Lesbos, Greece

 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

There is an increasing need for adoption of an ecosystem approach to exploitation of marine resources, to promote ecological, environmental, economic and social sustainability and preserve biodiversity. The next generation of marine scientists will need to be fully trained in these concepts.

A consortium of eight internationally-recognized universities and marine science institutes in UK, Spain and Greece offers early stage training in a range of topics related to the project theme (e.g. life history biology, population, community and ecosystem ecology, immunology, physiology, molecular genetics, stock assessment, fishery and coastal zone management, fisheries economics, physical oceanography and marine GIS), with particular emphasis on an ecosystem approach to sustainable management of living marine resources. The 1992 Convention on Biological Biodiversity provides the key international framework, defining the ecosystem approach as a strategy for the integrated management of land, water and living resources that promotes conservation and sustainable use, where the "ecosystem" refers to the structure, process, functions and interactions among organisms, humans and their environment.

The partners are University of Aberdeen (including Oceanlab, Lighthouse Field Station and the Scottish Fish Immunology Research Centre, UK), Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory (UK), Scottish Association for Marine Science (UK), Institute of Marine Biological Resources (Greece), Centro Oceanográfico de Vigo (Spain), University of Vigo (Spain), University of the Aegean (Greece) and Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (Spain).

The project will run for 4 years from 1st January 2006 and offer training periods of 3 to 36 months, with trainees encouraged to choose projects involving stays at more than one partner centres.

The partnership has extensive research experience and an excellent track record in training early stage researchers, with full quality assurance provisions in place. Training will include a strong element of core transferable skills as well as specialist training. Supervision will be provided by acknowledged experts in each field and trainees have access to a range of specialist facilities including research vessels, landers, ROVs, as well as fully-equipped state-of-the-art laboratory, computing and library facilities.

This project is funded by the EU as part of the Framework 6 programme.

 

DEADLINES FOR APPLICATIONS


Fifth deadline for applications: 15 June2008 at 17.00 h UK time.

This call for proposals is now closed.

Vacancies may also be viewed on the CORDIS web page here. (There are no current vacancies)

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: THESE VACANCIES ARE FOR EARLY STAGE RESEARCHERS WHO

- DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A PHD

- HAVE LESS THAN 4 YEARS RESEARCH EXPRIENCE.

Contact Graham Pierce for further details.

 

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