Eurofleets+ held its Third Floating University on meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of the ocean biological resources: the case of the Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster) onboard of RV Mário Ruivo, from 15th June – 3rd July 2021. The 19-day training programme attracted postgraduate students of 4 nationalities (Brazil, Colombia, Croatia and Portugal). The general objective of the course was to provide theoretical background and practical experience in the scientific understanding of marine ecosystems and the services they provide, and to use this knowledge to generate state-of-the-art advice for meeting conservation, management, and sustainability goals using as a case study the Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster). Students were familiarized with measurements and sampling protocols. Training was conducted during the “Crustaceans2021” campaign taking place along the Southwest and South coasts of Portugal.
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