The JERICO-Next “International Workshop on current advances in the application of semi- automated techniques for studying phytoplankton dynamics in coastal marine waters (WP 2.4.2 – WP3.1 – JRAP1)” will take place from May 31 to June 2, 2016 in Wimereux (Maison de la Recherche en Environnements Naturels ULCO and Station Marine de Wimereux – UL1) and will be organized by the CNRS – UMR 8187 Laboratoire d’Océanologie et Géosciences.
It will allow gathering together (in person or by video-conference) colleagues from 15 partners or contracted partners and SMEs of the JERICO-Next consortium, as well as up to 4 external experts for:
- preparing the synthesis of existing approaches and methodologies related to optical sensors (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 Gotheborg (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, Hamrful Algal Blooms and eutrophication studies, in connection with JRAP5 on Coastal Carbon fluxes.