A POGO-funded training initiative, held in Australia from 2-6 December 2019.

Objectives:

To train new members of the Global Alliance of CPR Surveys (GACS) in the methods they need to collect CPR samples from ships of opportunity.

Format:

  1. They first attended a 3-day GACS meeting in Hobart, Australia (25-27 Nov 2019)
  2. They then attended a 2-day Plankton Molecular Workshop in Hobart, Australia (28-29 Nov 2019)
  3. During the Plankton Molecular Workshop, they also spent time in the AusCPR lab in Hobart
  4. They then flew to Brisbane and attended CPR training for 1 week in the AusCPR lab there

Topics:

  • Day 1: Deploying CPRs from SOOPs.
  • Day 2: Loading internals into CPRs
  • Day 3: Fixing and maintaining CPRs
  • Day 4: Counting phytoplankton samples
  • Day 5: Counting zooplankton samples

Participants:

First name Surname Institutional affiliation Country Position
Marco Worship Department of Environmental Affairs: Oceans and Coastal Research South Africa Scientist (technician)
Octavio Esquivel Pós-grado em Oceanografia Biológica FURG; Biólogo Universidad de Costa Rica Brazil PhD student

Year: 2019

Members involved

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