About Tropical MSP summer school

Welcome on the website of the Tropical Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Summer school !

This one-week training and capacity-building interdisciplinary session on tropical MSP will be held in Brest (France) from Sept. 3rd to 7th, 2018. It will bring together PhD students and researchers from Europe and countries bordering the tropical Atlantic.

It aims at providing early researchers a comprehensive toolbox to address some of the challenges the world's largest ecosystem faces, through Marine Spatial Planning.

General lectures will be given by international experts in the field of MSP and disciplines offering tools for informed decision-making (e.g. GIS, accoustic, population modelling). Lessons learnt will be immediately tested in action, through the MSP Challenge.

Application is open until May 15th and successful applicants will be notified by May 25th.

For more detail, see the participation tab.

This summer school is funded by LabexMER1 and the PADDLE project (a project which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under Grant agreement no 734271). For more information, see the project's website.


 1LabexMER 'A changing ocean' will soon move to ISblue, Interdisciplinary School for the blue planet, which aims at creating a top-level graduate school in Marine Sciences and Technology in Western Brittany, France. ISblue gathers the best research teams and laboratories in the field of marine sciences and technology in order to meet the major ocean-related challenges of the 21th century. Read more about the research strategy of ISblue... 



Application before May 15th, 2018

Participation notification on May 25th, 2018

Registration until June 30th, 2018


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