Ocean Sciences: Marine Biogeochemistry
Discover new insights about carbon and nitrogen biogeochemical cycles in the open ocean, from the surface to the deep !← Back to courses
- CIVIS focus area
- Climate, environment and energy
- Open to
- Field of studies
- Environment & Agriculture
- Course dates
- 6, 8 & 13 October 2021
Main topics addressed
The main topics that will be addressed during the course are :
- Rapid overview on the knowledges and the involved metabolic processes
- Insights into the ocean’s biological carbon pump, that regulates Earth carbon cycle by transporting part of the photosynthetically fixed CO2 into the deep ocean
- New paradigms about nitrogen fixation that allows to enrich marine ecosystems
- The mesopelagic zones and the role of prokaryote in the degradation of the organic matter
- Ecology of the mesopelagic zone, example of bioluminescence and its links with the biological carbon pump
This course is part of the European University of Ocean Sciences, a coordinated set of activities and programmes within CIVIS which explore vital questions for Europe's marine and maritime environments.
|Language: English||Dates: 6, 8 & 13 October|
N° of places for CIVIS students: 10
|Contact:||Valérie Michotey - valérie.firstname.lastname@example.org|
This course is spread over three days for a total duration of 10 hours :
- 6 October 2021: 10.00 -12.00 CET
- 8 October 2021: 14.00 - 18.00 am CET
- 13 October 2021: 8.00-12.00 CET
Applicants should be Master's or PhD students at one of the CIVIS member universities.
A basic knowledge of biogeochemistry and microbial ecology is required, as well as a working knowledge of English (at least B2 level).
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter (maximum 500 words) by 5 October 2021 to valérie.email@example.com.
The assessment will be based an oral presentation of a scientific article. The course does not offer any ECTS. However, after their oral presentation, students will reveive a certificate of attendance.
All the instructors of this course are performing their research at the Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography.
Valérie Michotey, Professor, MIO, Aix-Marseille Université
Christian Tamburini, Senior Researcher, MIO - CNRS - Aix-Marseille Université
Frédéric Le Moigne, Researcher, MIO - CNRS - Aix-Marseille Université
Séverine Martini, Researcher, MIO - CNRS - Aix-Marseille Université
Mar Benavides, Research, MIO-IRD, Aix-Marseille Université