2nd International Summer School on the Environment in Collaboration with the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
11 Mar '10

The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation is continuing for a second year its initiative to exclusively fund a series of summer schools focused on the environment. This year from July 1 to July 15, the 2nd International Summer School on the Environment will be held on the Foundation’s premises. It will concentrate on ‘Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems: Functioning and Evolution’ and will be organized by the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) – Institute of Oceanography.

The objective of the 2nd International Summer School is to advance the scientific knowledge of 30 postgraduate students from Greece and abroad through lectures delivered by well-known scientists in the field on the following subjects:

  • Mediterranean and World Ocean: Similarities, Differences and Peculiarities
  • Food Webs in Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems
  • Biodiversity, Non-indigenous Species
  • Population Outbreaks (i.e. jellyfish)
  • Extreme Environments in the Mediterranean (Brine lakes, volcanoes, mud volcanoes etc.)
  • Costal Zones : Pressures and Habitat Fragmentation
  • Oceanography From Space
  • Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
  • Fisheries and Productivity
  • Impacts of Climate Change on the Ecosystems, Acidification
  • Socioeconomic Scenarios

There are no participation fees and all applications for the Summer School must be received by April 23, 2010.
Additional information is available on the Summer School’s website at" target="_blank.

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