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    Practial and theoretical approaches to general nutrition with emphasis on aquaculture nutrition
    Aquatic production and food-web efficiency. Theory and practice around a mesocosm experiment
    Marine Bioacoustics: Anatomy and Physiology (Form and Function in Aquatic Bioacoustics)
    The challenge of pelagic feeding: from prey detection to secondary production in contrasting pelagic food webs
    The challenge of pelagic feeding: from prey detection to secondary production – The challenge of measuring: from bottles to open ocean
    Marine Ecotoxicology - From Gene to Ocean
    Biodiversity of northeast Atlantic macroalgae
    Recent developments in molecular systematics
    Application of microsatellite techniques in marine systems
    Marine microbial ecology in the Arctic: theory, facts and modelling
    Research Training of Aquatic Animals
    Advanced Courses - more information
    Comparative Immunology with focus on early vertebrates and with emphasis on marine species.
    Nursery ground ecology: methods of study and analysis
    Climate impacts on the Baltic Sea – from science to policy
    Phosphorous cycling in the aquatic environment
    Game Theory and Fisheries
    Towards ecosystem oceanography: Identification and modelling of marine ecosystem controls
    Marine spatial mapping and planning in the Baltic Sea
    Structured marine populations: ecology, genetics, oceanography and statistical modelling - the Skagerrak cod as a case study
    Coastal and estuarine morphodynamics
    Bridging molecular approaches and field research for nutrition and growth assessment in marine organisms
    Foraminifera - biodiversity and ecology
    Economics of Fisheries Management and Fish Markets
    Modeling marine populations from physics to evolution
    DELTA (DEscription Language for TAxonomy) - state of the art tool in taxonomical work
    Introduction to model-oriented design of experiments for marine sciences


Advanced courses

Climate impacts on the Baltic Sea – from science to policy

Co-ordinated by Brian MacKenzie, National Institute for Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark, 27 July - 5 August 2009.

Contact Brian MacKenzie for more information.

Further information (e. g., course content, lecturers) and registration forms, please see the course web site.

Brief course description:

Nordic Marine Academy Ph.D. course, summer 2009, on the Baltic island Bornholm See the course poster.

Climate impacts on the Baltic Sea – from science to policy

Scientific knowledge, assessment and advice are needed in order to make effective decisions on policy and management actions which will achieve society objectives for marine ecosystems. However, all of these decisions and actions may be affected by climate change. The main purpose of this summer school will be to develop skills in and understanding of the observation, modelling, projection and interpretation of physical and biological changes in the Baltic Sea. The course will focus principally on the quantitative scientific aspects, but will also consider the two-way relationship between science and objectives and the communication of science for policy making.

A team of 17 prominent lecturers together with a group of 20 Ph. D. students, will through lectures and hands-on exercises, cover topics such as primary production, biogeochemical cycling, hydrography, ecosystem management, model development and management and policy. After the course , students will be able to describe variables, analyse time series, evaluate monitoring systems and develop and communicate environmental policy advice and recommendations.

The course is interdisciplinary and targeted to Ph.D. students with backgrounds and projects within climatology, physical, biological and fisheries oceanography, and marine policy and management who wish to learn how to apply their work across disciplines. Others (e. g., advanced masters’ students, recent postdoc graduates) may also participate depending on enrolment and permission of coordinators.

The course is being planned and co-organized by two universities (Technical University of Denmark and University of Gothenburg) and the Baltex Secretariat (GKSS, Gestacht, Germany).


The venue for the course will be the small port of Nexø on the Baltic island Bornholm (DK). Rooms and conference facilities have been booked at ‘Møbelfabrikken’ (www.mobelfabrikken.dk); excursions around Bornholm (by bus) will be included in the programme.

July 27th – August 5th 2009. Participants should arrive on afternoon/evening of July 26th and plan to leave after 3 pm on August 5th.

Course costs:

Students from non-NMA member institutes:
-course fee - 2000 NOK (if not affordable by students, this fee will be covered by DTU-Aqua)
-lodging and meals - 10800 NOK (1080 NOK/day x 10 days)
-travel expenses to/from course site

Others, if space available (e. g., private sector employed scientists):
-course fee - 20000 NOK
-travel expenses to/from course site
-lodging and meals - 10800 NOK (1080 NOK/day x 10 days)

Credit points: 5 ECTS

Course coordinators: Brian MacKenzie, Keith Brander (both DTU-Aqua), Anders Omstedt (University of Gothenburg) and Marcus Reckermann (Baltex Secretariat, c/o GKSS, Germany).

Further information (e. g., course content, lecturers) and registration forms: www.aqua.dtu.dk/baltic2009.

last updated: eb 30.04.2009
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