Scientific Illustration

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General information

The Mares Conference 2016 will commence with two days of MARES Consortium / EuroMarine Network high level training workshops on the 1st and 2nd February 2016 aimed at students, doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows and researchers. Two training workshop packages will be offered: the ‘Effective Outreach Workshop’ or ‘Research Tools Workshop’. This workshop is part of the Effective Outreach Workshop.

Scientific Illustration

Scientific illustration is an important part of the Biological Sciences and all biologists must be able to produce good quality scientific drawings regardless of their artistic ability. Drawings not only allow to record an image of the specimen observed, but more importantly, they will help to remember the specimen as well as the most important features in it. This workshop offers a broad introduction to scientific illustration and it application to the Biological Sciences. It is intended to provide an overview of the different techniques, with special emphasis on black & white and watercolor techniques.

The workshop is designed as an interactive session, which will include:

  • Presentation on scientific illustration history, different techniques, their usefulness and materials.
  • Practical session where participants will develop a small drawing project.

Basic drawing material will be provided to the participants. 

Contact Person: Mares Conference Coordination Office (


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Venue: Real Marina Hotel
Olhão, Portugal

Real Marina Hotel

Av. 5 de Outubro

8700-307 Olhão



Open from
12 Nov 2015 to 26 Jan 2016



Application Procedure:

Registration for the training workshops is open to all and is separate from the MARES conference registration.


Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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