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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Sampling and Identifying Benthic Organisms

  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £340
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £310
  • NON-RESIDENT: £204

This course will introduce participants to the rich diversity of organisms found on/in the seabed of the Firth of Clyde. It will involve learning about benthic sampling techniques and how to identify the major taxonomic groups found in samples obtained during a unique boat trip on our research vessel.*MMU

Dr Phillip Cowie is a professional marine biologist who has studied benthic communities and the anthropogenic effects on them for many years and published several articles on the subject.

Accreditation

This course is part of the Biological Recording programmes run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). There is assessment of learning on the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.

Credits from these assessments contribute towards the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification and the MSc Biological Recording. To gain University Credits you must register in advance.

To do this, please contact the Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology, Manchester Metropolitan University (Shrewsbury Office),The Gateway, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1NB Telephone: 01743 355137 E-mail: [email protected] For more information about the course please visit the MMU website: http://www.sste.mmu.ac.uk/recording/ The course is also suitable for non-credit students.

Extra nights

If you are interested in staying at the Centre for additional nights, before or after the course, please contact the Centre for availability and costs which start from £35 for B&B, or £42.50 full board. Partner Rate For those paying the sole occupancy price, we are offering our guests a special rate for those who would like a twin room for them and their partner not enrolled on an FSC course, at £42.50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

 

Marine Biological Association (MBA) Members and Marine Conservation Society Members - 10% discount 

If you are a Member of the MBA or the MCS you can enjoy a 10% discount on this course.

Please use the appropriate voucher code at the checkout:

MBA Members - MBA10

MCS Members - MCS10

You will be asked for proof of membership before we take the money.

Further Information

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Since the course starts within eight weeks, we would ask you to pay the full amount.

RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £340


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £310


NON-RESIDENT : £204


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