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Call for applications for the "SEA WEEK" 2012 in Tunisia

Sea week held in Sidi Mechreg - 2007


A marine biology and environment course: "The Sea Week" used, since four years, to be organized in collaboration between Agency of Coasts Protection and Management (APAL), WWF Mediterranean (Tunis Office), research unit Ecosystems & Aquatic Resources of the National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia (INAT) and the Centre for Studies and Training Okianos in Tabarka.

The internship of marine biology and environment, which is in its fifth session, brings together undergraduate science students (Fisheries, Biology, Environment), for a practical training on prospecting, sampling and interpretation of marine and coastal ecosystems with a biodiversity and habitats protection approach.



The training-course will cover the following topics

  • Prospecting and sampling at sea
  • Laboratory work
  • Taxonomy
  • Data processing and mapping
  • Thematic conferences

Building on the success of the last four sessions of the Tunisian "Sea Week", the organizing committee chose this year to enlarge to a Mediterranean scale, so that the Tunisian experience benefit to other riparian countries. The participation of Algerian students, Croatian, French, Italian, Lebanese, Libyan, Moroccan, Tunisian and Turkish students is expected.


This training-course is organized in collaboration between the APAL, the WWF, the INAT and Okianos and with the participation of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) and the Higher Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture of Bizerte (ISPA).

  • Period of the training-course : from 1 to 7 July 2012
  • Place of the training -course : Sidi Mechreg / Tabarka (North West of Tunisia).
  • Selection will be based on motivation
  • Selected students will be fully supported during this course. The organizing committee will not support tickets for travel to Tunisia fees.
  • Individual and travel insurance are the responsibility of the selected students.
  • Applications must be sent before June 9, 2012

Application form (french).

Poster of the "Sea Week 2012 (french).

For more information:

romdhane.medsalah@inat.agrinet.tn et sdhouib@wwftunis.org