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ISPA University Marine Biology and Conservation
ISPA University

Marine Biology and Conservation

Lisbon, Portugal

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Oct 2024

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Introduction

This innovative cycle of studies offers solid theoretical training in Marine Biology and in the Conservation of Marine Ecosystems, core areas of research for the members of the course's teaching team. Thus, the knowledge generated in the scope of excellence research at ISPA in these areas of knowledge, specifically in the scope of MARE - Center for Marine and Environmental Sciences, a research unit in the area of ​​the sea that brings together more than 400 researchers from six Portuguese universities, recently classified as “Excellent” in the latest assessment by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), is translated into a course plan centered on providing skills that allow a complete and integrated understanding of the functioning of marine ecosystems.

But in addition to solid theoretical training, contact with practice is central to this cycle of studies. ISPA has been working closely with public institutions, companies, and non-governmental organizations with activities in the field of marine conservation for many years, and the basic studies that justified the creation of the Professor Luiz Saldanha Marine Park in the Arrábida Natural Park were carried out by ISPA. This applied component of the management of marine ecosystems is supported by the ISPA Biosciences Center, being an asset of this course when compared with other similar ones existing in Portugal allowing students to apply their knowledge in practice during the two years of master's training.

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