Applications are now being accepted for the 14th International Course on Mangrove Ecosystems, to be held from 27 October – 10 November 2014 at the Centre of Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, India. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2014.
Since 2004, the UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) has been supporting this annual two-week training course in collaboration with the UNESCO Man and Biosphere programme and Annamalai University, India, where the course is organized and held. The South Asia Co-Operative Environment Programme (SACEP) became a partner in 2011. Teaching primarily focuses on mangrove ecosystems while maintaining an integrated approach on coastal ecosystem management.
The course aims to build the capacity of professionals and institutions in developing countries to undertake monitoring, research and conservation of mangrove forests. This is achieved through training in the scientific methodology and teaching of the latest research work on related subjects. A secondary objective is to create a network of professionals working with mangroves.
For more information on the course and application procedures, visit the UNU-INWEH website.