Workshop – Collection and Identification of Ciguatoxin-Producing Microalgae (PCUPR)

The Virtual Monitoring Network of Marine Resources (Red Virtual de Monitoreo de los Recursos Marinos, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico (PCUPR) will be hosting a workshop in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (PR-DRNA), inviting scientists, professors, and resource managers with interests in collecting and identifying ciguatoxin-producing microalgae.

During the workshop, several topics will be covered:

1. The use of sampling networks

2. Handling and management of samples

3. Discriminating target species

4. Documenting oceanographic parameters

This workshop also aims to establish partnerships with the NOAA’s Phytoplankton Monitoring Network and local volunteers to support efforts made by the Virtual Monitoring Network of PCUPR.

The workshop will be held online in the Encarnación Valdés Library at the PCUPR-Ponce Campus on Friday 27, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 PM.

To make a reservation, click here. Spaces are limited!

For the Spanish version of this announcement, please click on the image.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Conrado M. Calzada Cordero


Virtual Monitoring Network

(787) 841-2000 ext. 1550 or 2557

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  1. constance coffman April 16, 2012

    As an avid marine conservationist, I would like to know if you need a volunteer in the Windward Islands area.
    I live on the island of St Lucia near Cas en Bas.

    Very impressive, your body of work.