Mangrove Ecology Summer Course
Indonesia is the country with the largest mangrove forests worldwide. This immersive 4-week summer course will give you the unique chance to get access to this ecosystem on the island of Bali. A powerful block of professional training will provide you with specific knowledge about the mangrove ecosystem, while field trips and scientific excursions will help you understand the biological complexity and importance of mangroves in Bali. This unique hands-on approach offers you the opportunity to conduct research in the field setting and collect data in order to support and promote effective mangrove restoration practices.
About the Summer Course
This practical summer course provides 4 weeks of knowledge, successful practices, field trips and case studies.
This course contains several field trips in Bali in order to learn more about the Mangroves.
A well structured block of lectures held at Udayana university will provide you with expertise and prepare you for your research expeditions.
5 Credit Points
Within this summer course you can achieve up to 5 ECTS credit points awarded by the Udayana University in Bali.
Your classroom | the Mangroves in and around Bali
The mangrove environment is a natural powerhouse creating and conserving resources for a healthy marine and coastal ecosystem. It is a natural water filter purifying the rivers rising from the north mountains before they make their way into the sea. It is an air filter storing the highest densities of carbon. It is a nursery for so diverse marine and on land communities, creates habitats for numerous organisms. Mangroves are critical for maintaining the marine biodiversity and thus directly and indirectly benefit human wellbeing. The mangroves in Bali are said to decline by 50% each year due to tourism waste and landfills. We believe that with this summer course we don’t only gain more scientific data, which will eventually help in decision-making on scientific and political levels. Moreover, it helps us and the local communities to raise awareness among young professionals like you.
Summer Course Fast Facts
No matter if you are an experienced marine scientist, professional biologist, activist, university student, or you are simply interested in the current situation and health status of mangrove ecology, you are welcome to participate in our 4-week summer course.
The solutions need to come from each and every one of us.
Fabien Cousteau about Mangrove Restoration
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