EcoScope Summer School: Oceanography and fisheries within the ecosystem

The EcoScope Summer School 2023 titled ‘Oceanography & Fisheries Within The Ecosystem’, a free-to-attend training programme that will focus on encouraging scientific dialogues and providing an educational experience on the topics of oceanography and fisheries ecosystems, will be held on 25-29 September 2023 in Kavala, Greece. It’s organized by the Fisheries Research Institute (FRI), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), and Dimokritio Panepistimio Thrakis (DUTH) as part of the EcoScope Project.

The programme is designed to facilitate the education of early career oceanographers, marine and fisheries biologists, young researchers, PhD students, and professionals on managing available marine environmental, oceanographic, and fisheries data, with the goal of providing accessible information to relevant end-users and policymakers.

During the programme, early-career scientists will have the opportunity to learn about all stages of Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management in the context of connecting fisheries to oceanography for the sustainable Blue Growth of all EU Seas.

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Programme Objectives

The overall objective of the EcoScope Summer School is to stimulate the scientific dialogue and create a learning experience on oceanography and fisheries in the ecosystem context.
After the end of the program, the trainees will be able to:
  • Understand the basic concepts of oceanography and fisheries science
  • Use the EcoScope project platform for retrieving, managing and processing oceanographic, environmental and fisheries data of the European Seas
  • Identify the main oceanographic patterns affecting fisheries
  • Retrieve and use oceanographic datasets and explore international databases on the marine environment
  • Learn about the modern developments on marine instruments and sensors used in field sampling for operational oceanographic monitoring
  • Learn to assemble and use fisheries data
  • Understand fisheries reference points and main stock assessment models and their applicability in fisheries management
  • Understand ecosystem models and their role in ecosystem-based fisheries management
Target Audience

The program intends to train oceanographers, marine and fisheries biologists, young researchers, PhD students or professionals at the early stages of their carriers who are interested in learning to manage the available marine environmental, oceanographic and fisheries data to provide targeted and understandable information to the relevant end-users and policy makers.
Selection Procedure

The selection of the trainees (maximum of 25) will be carried out by the two principal instructors (Professor Georgios Sylaios, Department of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace and Professor Athanassios Tsikliras, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). 

Registration and Fees

Registration and attendance of lectures will be free of charge. Students are required to cover all costs related to travel, accommodation, local transportation and other living expenses. 
To apply, candidates must submit their CV (using the Europass CV template) and a brief letter of motivation to the Summer School Secretariat ( and by 31 May 2023.

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