Interdisciplinary Ocean Transformation summer school

Application-Deadline is February 28, 2023

Challenges in management and conservation of the marine environment increasingly call for interdisciplinary and collaborative research. To this end the “Strategic Initiative on the Integration of Early Career Scientists” (SIIECS) and “Orienting Young ScienTists of EuromaRine” (OYSTER) of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), are running InterDis: a joint summer school on Interdisciplinary Ocean Transformation for early-career ocean professionals.


Course fees, accommodation, breakfast, and lunch will be supported by EuroMarine and OYSTER. Participants are expected to cover travel costs. A small supplementary fund (up to 300 euros) will be available to some attendees.

Target Group:

All early-career ocean professionals are eligible to apply. Early-career is defined according to the SIIECS resolution, namely having conferred their most recent college degree within the last 10 years.


The Summer School offers 25 participants a five-day interactive combination of instructional lectures and hands-on activities. InterDis will train participants in network building, interdisciplinary methods, and proposal writing. Using the tools and methods learned, participants will collaborate on a realistic proposal that addresses key concerns under the Sustainable Development Goal 14 and the EU Mission to Restore Ocean and Waters.

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InterDis Summer School takes place in Palma, Spain from 29 May–2 June 2023.

The most important in brief:

  • Date: 05/29/2023 – 06/02/2023
  • Location: Palma, Spain
  • Application: The online application should include, among other things, a short motivation (max. 300 words) as to why the applicant wants to attend the summer school.
  • Deadline: 02/28/2023

About ICES:

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental marine science organization, meeting societal needs for impartial evidence on the state and sustainable use of our seas and oceans.


The application forms and further information on the summer school, such as the program and invited speakers can be found on the Website of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea.