Published: 17.11.2023

PhD Course on Ocean Climate and Ecosystems

14 researchers and PhD students have passed a course on ocean climate and ecosystems organised by researchers at the Faroe Marine Research Institute and DTU Aqua in cooperation with the administration at the University of the Faroe Islands.

The course titled "Ecologically relevant oceanographic processes in the Northeastern Atlantic" was about the effect of changes in the oceanographic environment on the ecosystems in the North East Atlantic Ocean.

The participants were PhD students and researchers from the research programme Marine Research in the North Atlantic Ocean (MARiNAO). MARiNAO only funds researchers from Denmark, Faroe Islands and Greenland. In order to strengthen international cooperation researchers and PhD students from other countries were invited too.

While lessons were given on sea birds and whales, a few dolphins were spotted at Gøtuvág, and the students had the opportunity to mark the dolphins. The travel route of the dolphins after the marking can be seen here.