Advanced course on degraded drylands restoration and on desertification processes monitoring

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The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) of Zaragoza, in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature - Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN-Med), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and the European Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER Europe), is offering an advanced course on degraded drylands restoration and on desertification processes monitoring in Zaragoza (Spain) from 5-10 February 2018.

The course will address the new and latest scientific and technical advances in land restoration with the purpose of combating desertification. It will also pay close attention on how to effectively restore degraded drylands, from project planning to the implementation and monitoring phases. Finally, the course will also introduce available tools to monitor desertification processes in the Mediterranean. Although many of the contents are of worldwide interest, the course will focus on the conditions in the Mediterranean region and will introduce participants to relevant high profile international initiatives and give them some practical work to get familiar with state-of-the-art tools.

Candidates from Mediterranean countries and from ICARDA MENA partners may apply for scholarships covering registration fees, and for scholarships covering the cost of travel and full board accommodation in the Hall of Residence on the Aula Dei Campus.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 24 November 2017.

More info and application via International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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