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Study one of the most unknown deep-sea ecosystems for 5 days in Iceland!

Do you want to learn about one of the least explored ecosystems, and perhaps one of the largest unexploited resources on the planet – The Mesopelagic Zone?


University of Iceland, Reykjavik
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The SUMMER project (Sustainable Management of Mesopelagic Resources) is an EU funded project with 21 partners from across Europe, led by AZTI in Spain. The project aims to establish a protocol to accurately estimate mesopelagic fish biomass, and to quantify the ecosystem services of the mesopelagic zone. SUMMER also seeks to increase knowledge of the mesopelagic zone ecosystem, simultaneously making it more known to the next generation of marine scientists.

In light of this, the SUMMER project is arranging a summer school course in Reykjavik, Iceland on the mesopelagic zone, hosted by the Marine & Freshwater Research Institute and the University of Iceland, arranged in collaboration with SINTEF Ocean. The course will last 5 days, beginning May 22nd and ending May 26th.

The course is for 2 ECT credits, and will feature lectures from SUMMER scientists, engaging discussions and hands-on lab work with mesopelagic fishes. The course is designed for Master students, but is also open for PhD students, and 3rd year undergraduates.

The course is free to participate in, but students must cover travel expenses (food, lodgings and transport) themselves. You can find more information in the flyer image!

To apply for this course, please contact:

  • Haseeb Randhawa, University of Iceland.


Visit the SUMMER website here:

Or read about the project here.

SUMMER school

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Sæmundargata 2, 102 Reykjavík, Iceland