The JERICO-NEXT Workshop on current advances in the application of (semi-)automated techniques for studying phytoplankton dynamics in coastal and marine waters, has been organized from May 31st to June 2nd in Wimereux (Northern France).
It gathered together scientists from 15 partners or contracted partners and SMEs of the JERICO-NEXT consortium, as well as external experts for:
– preparing the synthesis of existing approaches and methodologies related to optical sensors for observing phytoplankton (WP 2.4.2)
– presenting the recent past, current and future technical and analytical improvements for building an automated platform for the observation of phytoplankton diversity and related ecosystem services (WP 3.1, in connection with WP3.4 on microbial and molecular sensors and WP5.2 on the integration of high volumes and flow of biological data generated with those sensors)
– preparing the common Practical Inter comparison Workshop that will take place in Gothenburg (Sweden) by late September (WP 3.1 and Wp4.1 – JRAP1)
– preparing the JRAP 1 activities for 2016 and 2017 on the implementation of innovative automated techniques in Pelagic Biodiversity – plankton, Harmful Algal Blooms and eutrophication studies, in connection with JRAP5 on Coastal Carbon fluxes.”