Chemical Monitoring of Coastal Environments Summer School, Nantes France


Ifremer and the Agence Française de Développement are pleased to announce the 2nd Summer School on the Chemical Monitoring of Coastal Environments from September 30th to October 11th 2024. The goal of the CS24 Summer School is to initiate and contribute to a worldwide network of experts on chemical  contaminants monitoring.


Applications are now closed. To learn more about the organisers' expertise please refer to

The 2-week Summer School will include a 2-day field trip and a series of lectures and hands on laboratory experience.
The aim of the school is to provide attendees with an overview of scientific knowledge and practical guidelines to sample, analyze and interpret marine chemical data in the frame of chemical monitoring actions.

The Summer School is intented for PhD students, Post-doctoral fellows and Master level permanent staff and will be opened to 12 participants from coastal countries that are eligible to receive official development assistance (ODA).


  • 2-day field trip to Le Croisic coast and along the Loire estuary: sampling of sediments, molluscs and seawater
  • 21h hands-on in Ifremer laboratories: sample preparation, sample analysis, data treatment (organic and metallic contaminants, nutrients, phytoplankton taxonomy, biomarkers, molecular biology)
  • 21h lectures: Biogeochemistry, Ecotoxicology, Phytoplankton, Sampling Strategy,  Analytical Procedures, Observation Network Management, Environmental Quality Assessment, Science-based Policy Support, Chemical Risk Assessment, Environmental Social Psychology, Scientific mediation

FREE registration, food and accomodation during the Summer School! Support for travel cost available (up to 1200€/ trainee).


Registration will be open from February 9th 2024.
The closing date for applications is April 5th 2024, 23h59 CEST.
Invitations will be sent no later than on May 6th 2024.

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Information on the city of Nantes can be found here.
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