Master Programme in Marine Biology (ISATEC – International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology study profile)
AREA OF INTEREST
Ecosystem and Resource Management
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMME
ISATEC prepares young professionals for research and practical work related to the management and conservation of tropical aquatic ecosystems and their resources. The courses are taught in English and follow the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The programme has been evaluated thrice (in 2002, 2007 and 2015) and was thereby qualified as “unique and very well-focused”.
Main objectives of ISATEC:
- To understand the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems in the tropics.
- To learn about theoretical concepts and methods for resource assessment and evaluation.
- To learn approaches for coastal planning and management.
By studying ISATEC-specific courses in the M.Sc. Marine Biology curriculum, participants of the ISATEC profile will become experts in the field of tropical aquatic ecosystem research and will learn ways to reconcile use and conservation of aquatic ecosystems in the tropics. They will be equipped to join or conduct multidisciplinary research or management teams working in tropical coastal zones or freshwater systems as well as to continue university studies (PhD) in the areas of aquatic ecology or integrated coastal zone management.
15th October one year prior to the intended start of the study programme
TRIATLAS RESEARCHERS INVOLVED
Werner Ekau, Tim Dudeck