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Curso de posgrado Técnicas y Métodos de Muestreo Abiótico y del Plancton, en Cuba.

El curso se fundamenta en conferencias de contenido básico sobre las técnicas y métodos más usuales, establecidos por el Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras en sus manuales y procedimientos, relacionados con los muestreos oceanográficos, de contaminación y del plancton. Introduce y profundiza en los conceptos y definiciones de las principales variables a muestrear, equipamiento y técnicas de muestreo; así como se brindan herramientas metodológicas para el uso de normas de calidad de aguas marinas y criterios ecológicos.

Está dirigido fundamentalmente a técnicos de nivel medio y medio superior y a recién egresados de nivel superior vinculados a especialidades relacionadas con las ciencias marinas. También es funcional para investigadores que deseen profundizar en el tema.

Programa de teoría:

Tema 1. Introducción, definición, principios y planificación del muestreo abiótico. Definición de estaciones de muestreo y red de estaciones, posicionamiento geográfico.


Tema 2. Principales variables hidrometeorológicas a tener en cuenta en los muestreos abióticos marinos, equipamiento, toma de muestras, preservación y traslado

Tema 3. Métodos para la evaluación de la calidad de las aguas marinas. Información y uso de las normas de calidad de agua y criterios ecológicos. Estudio de caso: Evaluación de la calidad de las aguas de un cuerpo de agua marino costero.

Tema 4. Estudio y monitoreo de los sedimentos marinos.

Tema 5. Estudio y monitoreo del fitoplancton marino.

Tema 6. Evaluación.

Evaluación por grupos de trabajo. Cada grupo presentará y defenderá un estudio de caso a partir de información y problemáticas entregadas por los profesores durante las conferencias.

Información general


Lugar. Centro de investigaciones Pesqueras

Dirección: 248 entre 5ta ave y mar, Barlovento, Playa.

Parada de ómnibus urbanos de Jaimanitas (rutas: 191, 420, taxi bus santa fe.

Confirmar asistencia antes del 15 de marzo de 2015, enviando solicitud por correo electrónico, con nombre y apellidos e institución a la que pertenece.

Contactar:;; y exija confirmación de correo recibido.


MaCS – Master in Marine and Coastal Systems

The University of Algarve is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the Master Programme in Marine and Coastal Systems (MaCS), focused on the study of processes operating within the coastal and marine systems, subject to geological, physical, chemical, biological and social forcings. MaCS is fully accredited in accordance to Bologna Process, has 2 years of total duration (120 ECTS) and will be lectured in English, starting on September 2015.

The 1st application phase is open until 13/03/2015 (results due by 20/03/2015). Applications can be made electronically at:

For further information please contact MaCS Director: Prof. Óscar Ferreira (, visit the websites or , and the facebook

Oscar Ferreira
Edifício 7
Universidade do Algarve
Campus de Gambelas
8005 – 139 Faro

tel. +351 – 289 – 800900
fax. +351 – 289 – 800069


5 Postdoctoral positions at Doñana Biological Station (EBD-CSIC), Spain

Funded by the “Severo Ochoa” Excellence Program awarded by the Spanish
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, the Doñana Biological Station
( seeks 5 Postdoctoral fellows for a one year
contract with possibilities to be extended to the end of the project
(June 30th, 2017) with the aim to conduct research in one of the
following research lines:

Conservation biology
Biological invasions
Ecological synthesis
Molecular ecology
Evolutionary ecology
Plant-animal interactions
Wetland ecology

Applicants should have a Ph.D., a high publication record, and
excellent writing and oral communication skills.

Starting date: Summer 2015

Salary: 39,000 EUR approx. per yr. before taxes

Interested candidates should send the following documents:
1) Curriculum vitae,
2) cover letter with a description of research accomplishments and
statement of overall scientific goals and interests (approximately
1000 words),
3) indication of the researchers at EBD with whom you have
professional affinities, and
4) contact information for three references. All documentation in one
pdf should be sent to or Fax: 34 954621125.

The specific job positions will be announced in due course at

Deadline for interested applicants: March 6th, 2015

On behalf of the Steering Committee
JJ Negro, Director and PI of the Severo Ochoa Projec



Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)

Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)

Section: Marine Fisheries Research – Fisheries Dependent Monitoring


Conduct directed research and monitoring of recreational fisheries in the Southwest region of Florida by assisting with ongoing marine recreational fishing surveys. Duties will include but are not limited to: conducting at-sea observer surveys aboard recreational headboats and charter vessels to gather detailed information on fish caught and released by recreational anglers; conducting dockside interviews with recreational anglers to gather data on catch rates, effort, gear and area fished; sampling fish both dockside and at-sea to collect accurate length and weight measurements and biological samples for age, growth and reproduction; tagging fish to study release survival and movement; processing field and laboratory samples following standardized protocols; conducting data entry using personal computers and database software; reviewing data for quality assurance; and participation in public outreach efforts as appropriate. Perform other duties related to program and facility functions as requested by section supervisor.

The position requires the ability to work on fishing vessels in the Gulf of Mexico in adverse conditions and a flexible work schedule that will often require working weekends and holidays, for long durations (10 hours or more), early in the morning and late at night. The position requires direct contact with the public and representatives of the fishing industry on a daily basis, and the qualified applicant will be expected to represent the Agency in a courteous and professional manner at all times. The qualified applicant will be expected to work as part of a team and must also be able to work independently without supervision. The position is officially based at the nearest facility in Port Charlotte, Florida. However, the qualified applicant ideally will be home-based, preferably in Collier or in an adjacent county with frequent travel to Collier and Lee counties, The qualified applicant will primarily be home based but will also need to occasionally work out of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Field Lab in Port Charlotte, FL. The position requires frequent day-time travel and will require occasional overnight travel as needed. It will also require that they use their own vehicle to perform their job duties.

This is an OPS (Other Personal Service) position. It offers no benefits or moving expenses. Occasional overtime hours may occur. Hours worked over 40 per week, Friday to Thursday, are considered overtime and are paid @ 1.5 times the regular wage.)

Minimum Qualifications:

B.S. in one of the biological sciences, with relevant marine-related field experience.

Preferred Experience:

Preference may be given to individuals demonstrating direct knowledge of fisheries, experience identifying finfish to species, experience working at sea, and experience working in marine fisheries monitoring programs.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of: fish morphology and identification of marine fish and invertebrates; sampling methods and data collection as well as the ability to handle live fish for tagging and release. Ability to: communicate to the public effectively with tact and diplomacy; to write technical reports and prepare tables; to gather, maintain, and analyze data; maintain field sampling equipment; establish and maintain effective work relationships; operate a computer and software such as spreadsheets and word processing; think logically and apply problem-solving techniques; communicate effectively verbally and in writing, work under adverse conditions from land and at sea, maintain a valid driver’s license, work long hours early in the morning and late at night, and work weekends and holidays as needed. This position will also require the applicant to have the ability to spend up to 2 or 3 days at sea at a time as needed to perform their job duties.

To Apply:

Applicants are required to submit a complete, up-to-date, State of Florida Employment Application Form electronically in People First ( by the closing date listed. Resumes and supporting documentation may be submitted at the same time you are applying online, faxed, or mailed to People First, but do not replace the requirement for a completed State of Florida Employment Application Form.

If you experience technical difficulties during the application process or when attaching documents, call People First staffing at 1-877-562-7287. If unable to attach supporting documents to your application, they may be faxed to the People First Service Center at 1-888-403-2110. Be sure to include the Requisition number for the position to which you are applying on each page of your faxed documents.

WHAT IS OPS EMPLOYMENT? Other Personal Services (OPS) employment is a temporary employer/employee relationship used solely for accomplishing short term or intermittent tasks. OPS employees do not fill established positions and may not be assigned the duties of any vacant authorized position. OPS employees are at-will employees and are subject to actions such as pay changes, changes to work assignment, and terminations at the pleasure of the agency head or designee.


State of Florida 401(a) FICA Alternative Plan – mandatory
Workers’ Compensation – mandatory
Reemployment Assistance (Unemployment Compensation) – mandatory
Participation in state group insurance (upon meeting eligibility requirements)
Deferred Compensation – voluntary
Employee Assistance Program – voluntary


Any form of paid leave
Paid holidays
Participation in the Florida Retirement System
Reinstatement rights or retention rights

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or the People First Service Center (1-877-562-7287). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

The State of Florida hires only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. An Employment Eligibility Verification Check will be conducted in the E-Verify System which is a federal government electronic database that confirms the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


4th ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing, 07 – 11 September 2015, Brest, France

4th ESA Advanced Training on Ocean Remote Sensing, 07 – 11 September
2015, Brest, France

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM)
programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising an
advanced Ocean Remote Sensing Training Course, devoted to train the
next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit data
from ESA and operational EO Missions for science and applications
development. The course will take place at the French Research
Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) in Brest, France, from
07 to 11 September 2015. The aims of the course are to: Explain
theoretical principles of Ocean Colour Radiometry, SST retrievals, SAR
and Radar Altimetry principles and applications; Introduce tools and
methods for the exploitation of EO satellite data; Stimulate and
support the exploitation of the ESA Earth Explorer missions and the
Sentinels for ocean remote sensing science and applications.

Application submission deadline: 31 May 2015