[Coral-List] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Interdisciplinary Summer School on "Vulnerability of Coral Reef Heritage" Toliara (Madagascar) 7-18 November 2016

Georgeta stoica georgeta.stoica at ird.fr
Wed Jun 15 09:15:59 EDT 2016

Interdisciplinary Summer School on "Vulnerability of Coral Reefs Heritage" 
EEA VuLPaRE second edition, Toliara (Madagascar) 7-18 November 2016


Madagascar Institute of Marine Sciences (Institut Halieutique et des 
Sciences Marines - IH.SM) and the French Research Institute for Development 
 (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD) are organizing the 
second summer school on Vulnerability of Coral Reef Heritage to be held in 
Toliara (Madagascar) from 7 to 18 November 2016.

The EEA VulPaRe summer school is intended for doctoral and post-doctoral 
researchers and has as main objective an interdisciplinary work on issues 
associated with the vulnerability of the coral reef heritage. This topic 
will be explored from a specific case study from Toliara region 
(southwestern part of Madagascar) that will bring together different 
ecological, economic or social problems. The study case will serve as a 
funding base for an interdisciplinary joint reflection. The Summer School 
will bring together experts and participants ranging from anthropology, 
economics, marine biology, ecology,  law, geography etc., in order to 
discuss coral reef importance, current threats and heritage value. An 
important place will be also given to the local governance system and the 
local conservation practices. The summer school will offer an 
interdisciplinary approach to the notion of coral reef heritage and on 
different methodological skills that may be used for research or 
conservation practices, particularly during the fieldwork activities to be 
done on the south western coast of Madagascar.


The deadline for applications is 15th July 2016. Decision will be made by 15 

For details of how to apply, financial support, programme information, 
course materials and testimonials of the participants of the first summer 
school edition (Toliara 2014), please read the attached call for 
applications (French version). The total number of participants will be 
limited to 20. Applications are invited from highly-motivated doctoral and 
post-doctoral researchers, coming from differend disciplines,  interested 
into interdisciplinary research and working on coral reefs.

The working language of the summer school will be French; therefore a 
sufficient understanding of French language is required but participants 
will be able to express themselves in English.

Please help us spread the word, by sharing this message with interested 
people.  For any question or issue please write to: eea.vulpare at ird.fr

Thank you in advance for your interest and collaboration.

Georgeta Stoica
(on behalf of the Organizing Committee)

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