Course, March 2019: Multiple stressors in tropical marine environments

Short Course for PhD, Masters (MPhil, MSc.), Students and Professionals, 25-30 March 2019, Ghana


Coastal marine ecosystems are threatened by multiple human-induced stressors, ranging from global stressors such as climate change, to local pollution, habitat loss and overexploitation of resources. In general, cumulative effects of stressors on the marine ecosystem are understudied and with respect to tropical ecosystems, knowledge is limited.

In this course, we will discuss the sources, effects and potential solutions to climate change, pollution and unsustainable fisheries in tropical marine ecosystems, and introduce methods to experimentally study the effects of multiple stressors on organisms. The course will offer the students up-to-date knowledge of marine stressors and their interactions though lectures, group work and laboratory experiments illustrating the synergistic effects of the different stressors.

Emphasis will be on experimental design and data analysis.

Target group

The course is designed for PhD and master students as well as young professionals, working on aquatic environments in general.

The suitable disciplines are, for instance, biological oceanography, pollution and climate change, environmental science, chemistry, fisheries, coastal management, or management of freshwater or marine environments and their resources.

The course is open for both West-African and Nordic students.


25-30 March 2019


Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Course structure, programme and learning outcome

Learn more about the course structure, day-to-day programme and learning outcomes in the course flyer


Application deadline: 1 March 2019

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Ph.: +233 243156 702

ETCS credits

The course is equivalent to 5 ECTS credits. The students will receive a certificate after the completion of the course.


The course is organized by the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Cape Coast (UCC). The course is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark through the DANIDA project HOTSPOT. 

The project will cover costs related to the training, training material and meals for the West-African students. 

Nordic students will need to pay a registration fee of US$ 700 which will cover accommodation, meals (with the exception of dinner), excursions and bench fee.

Participant are encouraged to arrange for their own travel. 

Number of participants

10 Nordic students and 10 West African students and professionals will be enrolled.

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Course flyer
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