Filipe Alves filalves at rocketmail.com
Thu Apr 21 02:58:41 PDT 2016

Dear collegues,
Following the success of the special edition that took place during the 30th ECS in Madeira, we are pleased to announce that there are still places available for the 7-days Practical Intensive Course on Cetaceans, in Madeira Island (Portugal), for the  next editions: 13-20th May and 5-12th September 2016.
INCLUDES:five lectures, six pelagic trips , a visit to the Whale Museum, a look-out post experience, plus a full land tour, insurance and certificate.
TARGET PARTICPANTS:undergraduate / recente graduated students and naturalists.
ORGANIZED BY:Ventura | nature emotions, in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Envirnomental Research (CIIMAR-Madeira) and the Madeira Whale Museum, with the participation of Madeira's Regional Agency for the Development of Research Technology and Inovation (ARDITI) and the Oceanic Observatorium of Madeira (OOM).Lectures will be given by researchers with experience on the field, and the pelagic trips guided by an experienced tour leader.
GOALS:to provide the participants the chance to learn more about the marine life in general, covering aspects of the biology, species identification, and standard research techniques applied to the study of whales and dolphins, as well as of other associated megafauna inhabiting the Madeiran waters such as sea birds, turtles and the endangered Mediterranean monk seal. To provide the participants an intensive sea life watching experience during the week, covering: data collection (visual and photographic data) and the chance to discuss real life difficulties in data collection and species identification; adequate approaching procedures / best practices when near the animals; and ‘reading’ animals signs of stress.PRICE:580€ (early registration for the September edition: 480€, untill 31st May). 10% discount for students.
INFORMATION and BOOKING:please contact the responsibles for the course: Luís Dias / Filipe Alves at ventura at venturadomar.com with the subject 'Whales & Dolphins Practical Course'.A brochure with more details is available upon request.
Best regards,
Filipe Alves
Marine biologist, PhDCIIMAR-Madeirahttp://home.ciimarmadeira.org/index.php?page=filipealvesfilipe.alves@ciimarmadeira.org
Ventura | nature emotionshttp://www.venturadomar.com/team
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