This practical summer course provides 4 weeks of knowledge, successful practices, field trips and case studies.
In order to get a full-on study experience, this summer course includes several field trips and excursions.
Well structured lectures held at Udayana University will provide you with theoretical background knowledge to be prepared for your field trips.
6 Credit Points
Within this summer course you can achieve up to 6 ECTS credit points awarded by the Udayana University in Bali.
Summer School: Coral Reef Restoration
Immerse yourself into a 4-week summer study course in coral reef restoration in Bali. Explore the conditions of coral reefs around the island of Bali and get a deeper understanding of the tropical marine environment. See how climate change and ocean acidification impact the coral reef ecosystem and why it is particularly important to restore its health status in order to ensure and secure the survival of all living being. During lectures and several field trips you will get to know and see different approaches used to restore the coral reefs around the island of Bali
Coral Transplantation Workshop
While visiting a coral reef close to the university, you will learn how to transplant and maintain a healthy coral reef.
After spending the night in an ecolodge in a small village in North Bali, we will hike through rice fields to visit several waterfalls and this natural water slide.
Since Bali is considered a paradise for surfers you definitely shouldn't miss out on that experience during your stay in Bali.
Your classroom | the Coral Reefs around Bali
Being located in the mega diverse Coral Triangle, Bali is home to a great number of different kind of coral species. This species richness makes Bali an attractive research destination for scientists from all over the world. However, only about 35% of this corals are in a good health condition. Therefore it is necessary to fight against the trend of coral bleaching, to find ways of increasing the overall health status of corals and to restore them. We believe that this special summer course in Bali will help to raise more awareness about this important topic and helps to gain more scientific data, which will eventually help to develop restoration projects even further.