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MeioScool – 26/30th June – Palma de Mallorca

The MeioScool summer school 2023 will last 5 days with conferences and sessions devoted to field and laboratory work (sampling, extraction, identification of major meiofaunal taxonomic groups, imaging, etc..).

ISblue is one of the sponsors of the Blue Revolution project : Biodiversity underestimation in our bLUe planEt: artificial intelligence REVOLUTION in benthic taxonomy. This project is led by Daniela Zeppilli and her team who is part of the organisational committee of the MeioScool summer school.

Meiofauna is one of the fundamental components of benthic communities and is characterised by high abundance and diversity, fast turnover rates and occupies a key position in the food web. Meiofauna contains most of the known animal phyla and is certainly the most abundant and diversified group in the world.

Since 2013 MeioScool’s objective is to bring together several meiofaunal experts during regular workshops and summer schools in order to:

  • Increase awareness of researchers, students and the general public to the fundamental role of meiofauna in marine ecosystems from the coastal zone to abyssal depths.
  • Train students and researchers to the identification and description of meiofauna through several complementary disciplines (taxonomy, ecology, molecular biology, microscopy, imaging, AI) and stimulate a new generation of meiobenthologists.

This is a great pleasure to invite you to the MeioScool Summer School 2023, from 26 to 30 of June 2023 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) co-organised by Bluerevolution (Ifremer / ENIB) and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

For the 10 th anniversary of MeioScool, the scientific and organising committees will prepare you for an enjoyable meeting, full of surprises. We hope to see you all in Palma in June 2023.

Daniela Zeppilli, Nuria Sanchez Santos and the organising committee.

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26 - 30 Jun
Palma de Mallorca (Spain)