Marine Research Techniques & Conservation

The 2.5 day course will comprise of a combination of presentations, themed discussions, practical demonstrations and interactive sessions. Lectures will focus broadly on marine mammal health and rehabilitation (Niru Dorrian), photo identification of marine mammals (Dr. Els Vermeulen), marine acoustics and passive acoustic monitoring (Lorenzo Scala) and elasmobranch ecology and tracking (Dr. James Thorburn), communicating science, conservation education (Amy Niven) and a group based discussion on careers in marine science, where we will share our experiences and offer advice and guidance on starting your career in research or industry. We hope that by attending the course delegates will be introduced to new skills in marine research techniques, learn how these techniques are applied in research and industry and go home with a clearer idea of the types of pathways open to you in your future career in marine science. The course is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and those in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance which you are able to add to your CV as evidence of your CPD enhancement.

  • 11th August – 13th August 2017
  • FSC Millport Marine Research Station – Isle of Cumbrae Scotland
  • Fee: £300 Professional/ £250 Student
  • IMarEST Accredited
  • Accommodation and Meals included!

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£300 Professional / £250 Student






Biology, Marine Conservation


Isle of Cumbrae

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