JERICO Plankton Workshop

27/09/2016 30/09/2016

Who is the workshop for?
Participants in JERICO-NEXT workpackages 3.1 and 4.1 and a few other invited persons
  • To improve the understanding of plankton diversity, spatial and temporal distribution and the
    development of algal blooms in the sea. Harmful algae will be in focus.
  • To exchange experiences of using devices aimed at automated observations of
    phytoplankton including harmful algae. Instruments include multispectral fluorometers, flow
    cytometers and in situ video systems.
  • To compare the performance of different instruments. Note: a proper scientific inter-
    comparison of instruments with replicated samples etc. is not the aim of the workshop.
  • To promote cooperation and to plan future work in WP3.1 and 4.1.
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden
Address: Sven Källfelts gata 15, 426 71 Västra Frölunda
Bengt Karlson,, phone: +46 31 751 8958, mobile +46 733 467674
Contact person regarding practical issues such as where to stay
Kerstin Côté,, +46 31 751 8975
Travelling to SMHI – check out this link
Where to stay
Recommended accommodation: Dockyard Hotel (a few hundred meters from SMHI). Cost 795 SEK (~€75) per night including breakfast. Make sure to make you reservation early. Twelve rooms at Dockyard hotel have been reserved 26-30 September for the workshop. See registration below for details on how to make your reservation.
Skeppet Ärans Väg 23
Nya Varvet
426 71 Västra Frölunda
T: +46 (0) 31- 857020
Alternate hotel: Novotel (about 1500 m from SMHI)
All costs except for the meeting venue and the visit at the Tångesund observatory will be covered by workshop participants (DAFF, who have no funding in JERICO-NEXT may receive funding for travel costs directly from the project). This means that participants will have to pay for travel, accommodation and food. Funding or the JERICO-NEXT project can be used. SMHI will provide meeting room, a large laboratory for the hands on work with instruments. Seawater with plankton and minor laboratory equipment will be available.
Preregistration – as soon as possible, preferably before 1 April 2016
Firm commitment for participation – deadline 28 June 2016
Register by sending an e-mail to with a copy to Include your contact details and planned arrival date and time.
Please note that you need to reserve your room at the hotel by sending to an e-mail or by phone (see above), refer to the booking reference # 187236. Bookings have to be made before 11 September, twelve rooms are reserved 26-30 September.


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