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The call for application for the MERCES summer school on “The first training course on marine restoration in the Mediterranean” is now open!


The training course will held in Tricase Porto (Lecce, Italy) next 2‐7 September 2019.

This course is dedicated mainly to a specialized audience: industry, academia, technical staff from territorial authorities etc.

Details, logistics and preliminary agenda are reported in the attached pdf.


Please pay attention to application and timeline: participants shall fill in Annex 1 (see the pdf) and submit it to Reef Check Italia onlus ( not later than July 15 2019.



PhD position in Benthic Ecology


***News*** 07/02/2019

Fluctuations in North Atlantic Ocean circulation since the beginning of the last glacial cycle

Funded PhD Opportunity - Fluctuations in North Atlantic Ocean circulation since the beginning of the last glacial cycle -

Knowledge of past deep-ocean current speeds has the potential to inform our understanding of changes in the climate system on glacial-interglacial timescales as these may be used to help constrain changes in deep-ocean circulation rates and pathway. The Rockall Trough, a deep water basin offshore ...

Glacio-marine processes offshore the Celtic Sea: new insights into the evolution of the southernmost paleo-ice stream of the British-Irish Ice Sheet

Funded PhD Opportunity - Glacio-marine processes offshore the Celtic Sea: new insights into the evolution of the southernmost paleo-ice stream of the British-Irish Ice Sheet. -

The evolution of the northwest European continental margin was strongly affected by Pleistocene glaciations, particularly where ice sheets extended onto the continental shelf and transferred glaciogenic sediment onto the slope, contributing to the formation of…

Closing date for online applications: 18 February 2019

*Funding will be available for both national and international students based on merit and outcome of interview.



"History of early life and reproductive investment of benthic invertebrates: integration into the management and conservation through dispersion models” 

Dia: Friday, January 25th, 2019
Hora: 15:00 h
Lloc: Aula de Graus – Aulari, Facultat de Biología 


***New*** 03/09/2018

Pedro i pons fellowship 2018

***New*** 07/05/2018

PhD offer  

***New*** 17/04/2017

Offer for a FI fellowship

***New*** 10/04/20018

PhD opportunity: Climatic refuges to investigate the resilience of corals to environmental change 

Course about preparation of geological and paleontological samples 

PhD opportunity at Sorbonne Université- Submarine landslide processes in Alboran Sea

Job offers


1. Biomarató 2018 - Ciutats amb vida

2. A 3-year PhD scholarship is offered to conduct research on carbon sequestration in coastal vegetated ecosystems.

Vegetated coastal ecosystems, including seagrass meadows, mangroves and tidal marshes, are collectively termed “blue carbon” ecosystems and rank among the world’s most intense carbon sinks storing globally-relevant carbon stocks in their soils. Despite the important ecosystems services they provide, Blue Carbon ecosystems are experiencing a worldwide decline (1.4% yr-1), raising concern over the potential for these soil C and N stocks to be re-emitted to the atmosphere as CO2 or organic N, fuelling climate change and eutrophication in coastal areas. The situation is more extreme when looking at seagrasses in isolation. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, seagrass meadows worldwide have declined at a rate of 1.5% yr-1 that has accelerated since 1990, mostly affected by direct and indirect human impacts. Notwithstanding the large variability in soil C stocks among seagrass meadows, global estimates of C storage in the top meter of seagrass soils range from 4.2 to 8.4 Pg C. While these global estimates have captured all the available information, research on sequestration rates of organic carbon, at various time scales, in seagrass ecosystems is scarce in the Tropical Indo-Pacific region, and basically non-existing in the African countries. This project aims toinvestigate the organic carbon and nitrogen sequestration capacity of seagrass meadows in Zanzibar, exploring the differences in habitat characteristics. The PhD project will be conducted with the frame of an existing collaboration between Prof Pere Masqué, Prof Paul Lavery and Dr. Òscar Serrano (Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia) and Prof Mats Björk (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden).


If interested please contact Pere Masque at 

***New*** 19/03/2018

Red Sea Summer Program at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST:

***New*** 20/02/2018

15th positions of PhD Inspire4Nature

***New*** 08/02/2018

IOCCG  Summer Lecture Series 2018

PhD position available at Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

***New*** 19/01/2018

1. XI BritishSpanish Society ScholarshipApplications

2. VI International Symposium of Marine Sciences