Pacific Coral Reef Institute

May in Moorea ! IRCP announces new course on coral reefs. Who’s Interested?

With financial support from Paris Sciences and Lettres (PSL) and and from French Pacific Funds, the IRCP is offering a summer course on coral reefs from 2 – 11 May 2017, in Moorea, French Polynesia.

The course will address the following topics:

  • Biology, Ecology & Conservation of Fish, Coral and Algae
  • Coral Reef Biodiversity Facing Global Changes
  • Long-term Monitoring in the South Pacific Coral Reefs
  • The Future of Coral Reefs and Human interactions
  • Linking governance & Socio-ecological Resilience of Coral Reefs in the Changing World

The course will be held at the CRIOBE, (Centre de Recherches Insulaires et OBservatoire de l’Environnement), a French research station located on the island of Moorea, French Polynesia since 1971. The course will be taught by instructors from a diverse range of backgrounds and who come from several PSL institutions: EPHE, CNRS, EHESS, ENS, Mines Paris Tech, ESPCI Paris.

Registration for the course is free, and several grants are available for PSL and USP students (Master or PhD levels) to support travel (Paris to Moorea or South Pacific Islands to Moorea) and accommodation.

If you are interested, please contact Prof. David Lecchini before the 10th April 2017 (

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