Coastal Summer School 2019 „Marine phytoplankton diversity observation: innovative methods and industrial applications“
28 June – 8 July 2019 Helgoland (BAH) and on board of the RV Heincke
The Coastal Summer School 2019 on Helgoland features the 1st PORTWIMS summer school on “Marine phytoplankton diversity observations: innovative methods and industrial applications“. It will be held from 28 June to 8 July 2019 on Helgoland, Germany. The training will comprise a class room module (six days) at the guest scientist facilities on Heligoland and a practical module (five days) onboard the German RV Heincke in the German Bight. The Biologische Anstalt Helgoland (BAH) as part of the AWI is one of the oldest marine stations world wide and has a strong tradition in capacity development and hosting international guest researchers.
The Coastal Summer School 2019 will take place on the North Sea island of Helgoland, located in the German Bight. Helgoland is the only German island located in the open sea, approximately 70 kilometers from the mainland. The rocky mudflat and the 35 square kilometer large submarine cliff landscape are home to the richest flora and fauna of the German coast – an oasis. Since 1892 scientists investigate this unique environment and since 1998 the Biological Institute Helgoland belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute.
We are aiming for Phd students, young researchers working already in the field, and Msc grades. The Coastal Summer School is free of charge, accommodation will be provided ( double rooms). Some travel grants are available.
Helgoland is the only German island located in the open sea, approximately 70 kilometers from the mainland. The rocky mudflat and the 35 square kilometer large submarine cliff landscape are home to the richest flora and fauna of the German coast – an oasis. Since 1892 scientists investigate this unique environment and since 1998 the Biological Institute Helgoland belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute.
Several tanks with seawater connections are located in each lecture room, for cultivation of living organisms in a flow-through system. The course room is also equipped with a fume hood. An additional cultivation room is provided in the basement of the Institute. Both lecture rooms have a small library (ca. 100 books), comprising the most pertinent identification keys and mainly phycology and ecology text books. A state of the art multimedia system is available in both course rooms. Two microscopes are connected to cameras and a beamer for presentations is also available. Camera images from the microscopes can be viewed on large wall screens either simultaneously or individually. A whiteboard has also been installed in both course rooms. Special paper and drying ovens are provided for those courses, which prepare herbariums on field-collected algae.
Retrospect - the last two years
Here you find information on the previous Coastal Summer Schools (programme, scholars, venues) in 2017 and 2018