The UA and the University of South Alabama bring together international researchers in marine ecosystems at the CIMAR
Academic staff and postgraduate students from both universities are participating in a course on this topic and are making comparative study between the state of the marine environment in Tabarca and other more anthropized areas
Tabarca Marine Research
Coastal field work
Alicante , 30th August, 2013
The University of Alicante, through the Department of Marine Sciences and Applied Biology, and the University of South Alabama are delivering a course on marine ecosystem research at the Marine Research Centre in Santa Pola (CIMAR) from now until 14th September. The course has been designed for international postgraduate students and will be taught by the faculty from both institutions thanks to an agreement in force between the UA and the University of South Alabama for the exchange of students and lecturers in Marine Sciences
As stated by Lecturer José Luis Sánchez Lizaso, most of the projects undertaken for the practical part of the course will lead to a comparative study between the state of the marine environment of the Tabarca Marine Reserve and other more anthropized areas of the coast (areas where the influence of man is noticed). Lizaso states that for the field work "we have the invaluable assistance of the surveillance service of the Marine Reserve, attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment".
The organizers of the course emphasize the importance of sharing experiences among postgraduate students of Marine Sciences since they will have to cooperate in performing samplings, "which is enriching for both parties due to the increasingly international character of scientific research”, they say. For this reason, postgraduate students of Marine Sciences at the University of Alicante have been invited to a similar stay at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, attached to the University of South Alabama, on dates still to be confirmed.
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