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Activities program 2019

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starting from 14 January 2019

  • Duration:

    1-3 months or more

  • Where:

    in the Gulf of Corinth (Grece)
    Mikri Milokopi, Perachora

  • Activity type:

    Stage and internship

  • Who:

    university student

Stage and internship for university student: BEHAVIOUR, ECOLOGY AND ETHOLOGY OF CETACEANS IN GREEK WATERS

When: 1-3 months or more, starting from 14 January 2019.
Where: in the Gulf of Corinth, at Micri Milokopi, Perachora (Corinth, Greece). Accomodation at the eco-farm “Lakazeza”, (www.lakazeza.com).
Who: for students willing to study the cetaceans in their natural environment and to improve their knowledge on cetaceans behavior, ecology, and acoustic. An important prerequisite is enthusiasm!
Activities: cetacean monitoring and data collection at sea and from land; acoustic analysis; photo-identification analysis; spatial analysis. Participation to lectures on biology and ethology. During their free time, the participants can perform free activities as snorkeling. They can also visit the archaeological sites of the area.
University students can develop their own thesis (minimum 3 months of data collection) in cooperation with Gaia’s researcher.
In collaboration with: Thalassa Training and Research; Eco-Farm Lakazeza.
Participation fee: 780€/month. For a 3 month period the fee would be 680€/month.
For more information write to: info@gaiaresearch.org

starting from 28 April 2019

  • Duration:

    7 days (6 nights)
    da domenica a domenica

  • Where:

    in the Gulf of Corinth (Grece)
    Mikri Milokopi, Perachora

  • Activity:

    Research camp

  • Who:

    for anyone

Participate to our research activity: DOLPHINS MONITORING IN GREECE

When: 7 days (6 nights), from Sunday to Saturday, starting from 28 April 2019.
Where: in the Gulf of Corinth, at Micri Milokopi, Perachora (Corinth, Greece). Accomodation at the eco-farm “Lakazeza” (www.lakazeza.com).
Who: for anyone who is willing to discover the cetaceans in their natural environment. A background in marine biology is not necessary. There are no age limits. The only prerequisite is enthusiasm!
Activities: cetacean monitoring and data collection at sea and from land; participation to lectures on biology and ethology. During their free time, the participants can perform free activities as snorkeling or the visit of the archaeological sites of the area. N° of participants: minimum 3, maximum 10
In collaboration with: Thalassa Training and Research; Eco-Farm Lakazeza.
For information and bookings write to: info@gaiaresearch.org

Period Min (Max) N registered COST/PERSON FOR GROUP OF 4 PEOPLE OR GREATER
28 april - 4 may 3(10) 550 € 480 €
5 - 11 may 3(10) 550 € 480 €
12 - 18 may 3(10) 550 € 480 €
19 - 25 may 3(10) 550 € 480 €
26 may - 1 june 3(10) 600 € 520 €
2 - 8 june 3(10) 550 € 480 €
9 - 15 june 3(10) 550 € 480 €
16 - 22 june 3(10) 600€ 520 €
23 - 29 june 3(10) 600€ 520 €
30 june - 6 july 3(10) 600€ 520 €
7 - 13 july 3(10) 600€ 520 €
14 - 20 july 3(10) 670 € 590 €
21 - 27 july 3(10) 670 € 590 €
28 july - 3 august 3(10) 670 € 590 €
4-10 august 3(10) 750 € 670 €
11-17 august 3(10) 750 € 670 €
18-24 august 3(10) 750 € 670 €
25 - 30 august 3(10) 670 € 590 €
21 - 7 sept. 3(10) 600 € 520 €
8 – 14 sept. 3(10) 600 € 520 €
15 - 21 sept. 3(10) 550 € 480 €

26 may – 1 June 2019

  • Duration:

    7 days (6 nights)

  • Where:

    in the Gulf of Corinth (Grece)
    Mikri Milokopi, Perachora

  • Activity:

    Workshop

  • Who:

    for anyone

Workshop: PASSIVE ACOUSTIC MONITORING OF CETACEANS

When: 7 days (6 nights), 26 may – 1 June 2019.
Where: in the Gulf of Corinth, at Micri Milokopi, Perachora (Corinth, Greece). Accomodation at the eco-farm “Lakazeza” (www.lakazeza.com).
Who: for those who want to deepen their knowledge on acoustic communication of cetaceans.
Training: 24 hours of lectures, 20 hours of practical activity (data collection and data analysis), 10 hours of group work. Topics covered by the workshop: acoustic communication; the acoustics of the marine environment: measurement, description, and propagation of sound; marine mammals: hearing and production of sounds; acoustic characteristics of the sounds produced by marine mammals; passive acoustic monitoring of the presence of cetaceans; environmental and anthropogenic noise; audiograms of cetaceans and cetaceans sensitivity; to build an acoustic ethogram; passive acoustic for the study of distribution, ecology and use of habitat; acoustic data analysis; acoustic identification of cetacean species, and geographical variability; the passive acoustic for population studies: its application to the monitoring of sperm whales in the Mediterranean; the passive acoustic, and individual recognition: the “signature whistles” in bottlenose dolphins.
N° of participants: minimum 3, maximum 10
Workshop fee: 420€
Accommodation and meals: 300€
In collaboration with: Thalassa Training and Research; Eco-Farm Lakazeza.
For information and booking write to: info@gaiaresearch.org

30 June – 6 July 2019

  • When:

    7 days (6 nights)

  • Where:

    in the Gulf of Corinth (Grece)
    Mikri Milokopi, Perachora

  • Activity:

    Workshop

  • Who:

    for anyone

Workshop CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS: TECHNIQUES FOR THE STUDY OF CETACEANS’ POPULATION

When: 7 days (6 nights), 30 June – 6 July 2019.
Where: in the Gulf of Corinth, at Micri Milokopi, Perachora (Corinth, Greece). Accomodation at the eco-farm “Lakazeza” (www.lakazeza.com).
Who: for those who want to deepen their knowledge on the techniques employed for cetaceans population studies.
Training: 16 hours of lectures, 24 hours practical work (data collection and data processing), 10 hours of group work Topics covered by the workshop: the cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea; cetaceans conservation; the techniques employed in population studies (Distance Sampling and Mark-Release Recapture); photo identification; case studies; tutorials on data of photo identification; passive acoustic for population study. Elaboration of a report with the collected data. Critical analysis of a publication and its presentation.
N° of participants: minimum 3, maximum 10
Workshop fee: 420€
Accommodation and meals: 300€
In collaboration with: Thalassa Training and Research; Eco-Farm Lakazeza.
For information and booking write to: info@gaiaresearch.org

25-26 may e 21-22 sept 2019

  • When:

    24 hours of lecture and 8 hours of data analysis

  • Where:

    Torino (Italy)

  • Activity:

    Workshop

  • Who:

    for anyone

Workshop WILDLIFE DISTRIBUTION AND MODELLING

When: Course I: 25-26 May and 1-2 June 2019. Course II 21-22 and 28-29 September 2019.
Where: Torino (Italy)
Who: for those who want to deepen their knowledge on the study of the distribution and spatial modeling of species.
Training: 24 hours of lecture and 20 hours of data analysis.
Topics covered by the workshop: GIS (DIVAGis and QGis) software, theory and practice; the use of R in ecological studies; the patterns of spatial distribution; the approach of maximum entropy (MAXENT), theory and practice.
N° of participants: minimum 6 maximum 20
Workshop fee: 400€
In collaboration with: Thalassa Training and Research.
For information and booking write to: info@gaiaresearch.org

12-18 may 2019

  • Duration:

    7 days (6 nights)

  • Where:

    in the Gulf of Corinth (Grece)
    Mikri Milokopi, Perachora

  • Activity:

    Trekking and exploration

  • Who:

    particularly suitable for university students, but is open to all

Summer school BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: PROTECTED SPECIES AND PROTECTED HABITAT

When: 7 days (6 nights), 12-18 May 2019.
Where: in the Gulf of Corinth, at Micri Milokopi, Perachora (Corinth, Greece). Accomodation at the eco-farm “Lakazeza” (www.lakazeza.com).
Who: particularly suitable for university students, but is open to all those interested in the marine and terrestrial biodiversity and their conservation. You do not need a background in biology or natural sciences. There are no age limits. The only prerequisite is enthusiasm!
Activities: Trekking and exploration of the natural environment, among woods and olive groves; discovery of the marine and coastal environment; guided snorkeling in the Protected Area “Gulf of Corinth”; sea kayaking; dolphins monitoring; visit of the protected area of Mount Gerania.
N° of participants: minimum 3, maximum 10
Summer school fee: 540€

7-13 july 2019

  • Duration:

    7 days (6 nights)

  • Where:

    in the Gulf of Corinth (Grece)
    Mikri Milokopi, Perachora

  • Activity:

    activities for the young members of the Gaia

  • Who:

    from 5 to 13 years of age

Youth camp SPORT AND DISCOVERY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

When: 7 days (6 nights), 7-13 July 2019.
Where: in the Gulf of Corinth, at Micri Milokopi, Perachora (Corinth, Greece). Accomodation in rooms at the eco-farm “Lakazeza” (www.lakazeza.com).
Who: activities for the young members of the Gaia Research Institute Onlus, children and teenagers from 5 to 13 years of age, alone or accompanied by their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles.
Activities: trekking in the woods following the animal’s tracks, the discovery of coastal waters and fishes, dolphin monitoring, sea kayaking, and...lots of fun!
N° of participants: minimum 3, maximum 10
Youth camp fee: 390€ for children/teenagers, 360€ for parents and relatives accompanying children and teenagers. Discounts for families/groups.