Ecosystem Services Summer School

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General information

VECTORS, an EU funded project, is hosting a unique opportunity for up to 30 students to attend a week-long summer school to learn about ecosystem services; what they are, how and why we should value them, the different aspects of valuation, alternative approaches, application and what it means for the management of our seas. The summer school will take place at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Plymouth, UK which is known as Britain's Ocean City.

Questions include:

  • What are marine ecosystem services?
  • How and why should we should value them?
  • How can they be used in marine management and what challenges might be faced?

Lectures will cover economic valuation methods, alternative non-monetary approaches to their assessment, their application and implications for marine governance. This training will involve in-depth lectures and opportunity for discussion with eminent scientists in this field, alongside practical, problem solving workshops involving stakeholders to give you real-world insight into the issues associated with the ecosystem services approach and its use in marine management. For more information click here to download the flyer or you can view the draft programme here.

Contact Person: Caroline Hattam (


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Plymouth, United Kingdom

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
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A registration fee of €150 / £122 will be charged to cover catering and social activities during the event. Participants must be able to fund their own travel and accomodation costs.

Please note: If your application is successful, payment will be required within two weeks of notification (1st Aug). If payment is not received by 1st Aug your space may be reallocated to a reserve applicant.


This interdisciplinary training is aimed at early career scientists from natural and social science fields as well as practitioners.

Application Procedure:

Please use click here to apply for the summer school. Registration closes 1st July 2014. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 15th July.


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning
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