New tools for automated monitoring of plankton diversity and algal blossoms

30 juin 2021, 9h00 - 17h00

Eawag Dübendorf

PEAK Advanced Course V53/21
Plankton diversity monitoring is achieved by sampling and microscopy, which require expensive infrastructure, high processing time, and specialised personnel (taxonomists). These limitations have stimulated the development of alternative and automated plankton monitoring tools, among which imaging techniques have shown the highest potential to yield standardised and reproducible data. In this course, we review the state of the art in terms of automated plankton monitoring, present case studies and comparisons with traditional monitoring, and we will visit the Eawag monitoring installation in Greifensee.

Lead: Dr. Francesco Pomati, Marta Reyes

Course fee: CHF 350.---
The fee includes course documentation and material, excursion transfers, lunch, refreshments and apéro. Other meals and hotel accommodation are not included.

Course fee for students: CHF250.— (a copy of a student card is required)
Registration for students

Maximum number of participants: 12

Registration deadline: 20 June 2021

Kurssprachen: Englisch und Deutsch

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