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News 2016 call for training session on FishBase and fish taxonomy

The Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) each year organizes a comprehensive training session on FishBase and fish taxonomy. This three month training session is held alternately in English and in French, and is intended for African scientists with an interest and expertise in African fresh - and brackish water fishes and their biology.

In 2016, the training will be given in French.

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Source MRAC
Release date 26/10/2015
Contributor mlsusini

Call open on 19/10/2015
Deadline for applications: 06/12/2015
Traning dates: 07/03/2016 - 27/05/2016

Training objectives:

  • to discover FishBase and to learn how to find relevant information in this database;
  • to improve practical skills and strengthen theoretical background in fish taxonomy;
  • to transfer newly apprehended skills to new/local users of FishBase and to students at the home institution;
  • to help in completing FishBase, keeping it up to date and spreading its use.

Eligible countries: Angola, Bénin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambie, Guinée, Guinée-Bissau, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritanie, Mozambique, Niger, RD Congo, Rwanda, Sénégal, Togo.

Age limit for applicants: 45.

See website for more information and application form here.

Please note that this information has expired.