NMBAQC

The National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control Scheme
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Workshops

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NMBAQC Invertebrate Identification Taxonomic Workshop (Unicomarine Ltd., Letchworth, UK)

Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop

The next NMBAQC Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop will be held in 2015. Please send expressions of interest to Apem Ltd.

Past Workshops

The NMBAQC committee has organised, or collaborated in, a number of workshops with tuition from recognised experts in different fields. Participants have gained hands-on experience of various field and laboratory procedures and in depth workshops focusing on particular problematical taxonomic groups. The workshops have produced a wide range of up-to-date guides and taxonomic keys, most of which are not yet available in published literature.

  • NMBAQC Beginner's Taxonomic workshop at Unicomarine Laboratory Letchworth, 11-15 November 2013.
  • NMBAQC Expert's Taxonomic workshop at Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, November 2012.  Included Problem Taxa: Syllidae and Caprellidae.
  • NMBAQC Beginner's Taxonomic workshop at Unicomarine Laboratory Letchworth, March 2012.
  • NMBAQC Experts Taxonomic workshop at Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, November 2010. Included Problem Taxa: Cumacea, Scale Worms and Lumbrineridae
  • NMBAQC Beginners Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, November 2009, Unicomarine Laboratory Letchworth.  Included an introduction to key features and terminology used for many Invertebrate Phyla, with practical sessions focusing on the Phyla: Annelida, Mollusca, Crustacea and Echinodermata.
  • NMBAQC Expert Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, November 2008, Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats.  Included Problem Taxa: Hesionidae, Terebellomorpha, Nephtyidae, and Spionidae.
  • The Ascidian Taxonomy Training Workshop, August 2008, Portaferry, Northern Ireland.  This provided an introduction to ascidian ecology and taxonomy.  Link: http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/ascidians/.
  • NMBAQC Beginners Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, November 2007, Unicomarine, Letchworth.  Included Problem Taxa: Polychaeta, Oligochaeta and Echinodermata.  Also covered sample processing techniques and general phyla recognition.
  • NMBAQC Beginners Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, November 2006, Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, Tynemouth. Including Problem Taxa: Cirratulidae, Maldanidae, Glyceridae, Goniadidae, Syllidae.
  • NMBAQC Beginners Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, October 2005, Unicomarine Ltd., Letchworth Laboratory, Hertfordshire.
  • Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, November 2003, Dove Marine Laboratory, Cullercoats, Tynemouth. Including Problem Taxa: Oligochaeta, Echinodermata, Lumbrineridae, Dorvilleidae.
  • Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, October 2001, Portaferry Marine Station. Including Problem Taxa: Porifera, Hydroida, Annelida, Mollusca, Amphipoda, Decapoda, Echinodermata.
  • Sampling Strategy and Survey Design, May 1999, Millport Marine Station.
  • Benthic Field Methods Workshop, March 1997, Collection and Processing of Macrobenthic Samples from Soft Sediments, Hull University. Final Report on the 1997 Benthic Field Methods Workshop.
  • Benthic Techniques Best Practice Review, September 1997, Follow-up Workshop, Hull University. Organised jointly with ECSA, EA, & IECS.
  • Benthic Invertebrate Taxonomic Workshop, October 1996, Millport Marine Station. Including Problem Taxa: Amphipoda, Cirratulidae. Organised jointly with ECSA.