Teaching and capacity strengthening in HOTSPOT

The HOTSPOT project aims at enhancing the research capacity and improving the skills and competences of the professionals working in maritime environment.

Overview of activities to build research capacity

Strengthening of the research capacity will be reached by 

  • Common research activities between Denmark and Ghana.
  • Dedicated courses and workshops.
  • Student projects. 
  • Shorter research stays in Denmark.
  • Capacity building in the University of Cape Coast in terms of protocols, procedures and laboratory facilities.  

Training courses

The dedicated educational activities include two training courses: 

  • Course on marine pollution in tropical environments with participation of students from both Denmark and Ghana.
    Learn more about the course "Multiple stressors in tropical marine environments", 25-30 March 2019 in Ghana

  • Workshop focusing on environmental impact assessments, maritime waste, its treatment and regulation for junior faculty and staff as well as for professionals working in maritime pollution, in collaboration with private sector. Both courses will include teachers both from Denmark and from the University of Cape Coast.

Student projects and research stays

The HOTSPOT project will offer possibilities for master thesis projects, both for students from Ghana and from Denmark. Currently, HOTSPOT is hosting three master students from DTU Aqua working together with students from UCC.
Learn more about the DTU students in the project

In addition, short research stays will be organised for 2-3 post-graduates, junior staff members or PhD students from Ghana in Denmark. These stays can be used for developing research capacity, visiting relevant private companies, or for participating in 3-week post graduate courses at DTU. 

Updating of lab facilities

The research capacity will also be strengthened by setting up and maintaining up-to-date laboratory in the University of Cape Coast, for analysis of marine and maritime pollutants and for experimental work on plankton.
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