The Colloquium is organized in three parts:
A- Central Topic, to change from year to year. For the 2013 edition this central topic will be “Physical-Biological ocean interactions: from the micro to the large scale”. The approach to this topic will be through:
– Masterly lessons of 1.5 hours during mornings (30 hours structured in 20 sessions)
– Practical activities in the afternoon, includes laboratory experiments and computer training (16 hours structured in eight sessions).
B- Hot Topics. A total of eight talks on hot topics will be organized in the afternoons; a full description of these topics will be provided in the web several weeks before the Symposium. Each talk will be about 30 minutes followed by 30 minutes of interactive discussion.
C- Supervised work. Prior to its arrival, each participant will select a specific topic of research to be carried out in small groups (2-4 people). A number of research suggestions will be provided but the participants are also free to propose a given topic which will have to be accepted by the organization. Each participant will be assigned a senior lecturer and a junior assisting scientist for close supervision of the progress in the research topic. Some of these joint-research activities may include field sampling in nearby coastal areas.
D- Posters discussion. Participants are encouraged to bring along a 5’ presentation together with a poster describing their research. One full afternoon will be dedicated to discuss the students’ research.
E- Other activities. There will also be other activities, such as cultural activities within the city and a guided excursion to Natural Park of Medes Islands, in Costa Brava, including a boat trip and a diving activity.