We are pleased to present our 2019 training offer in marine biology and cetology, with numerous interdisciplinary studies. Along with a solid theoretical preparation, we offer the possibility to apply to the study of marine mammals, the research methods most widely recognized by the scientific community, from the classics to the most innovative.

The lessons will be held at the headquarters of Marecamp, Lungomare Scardamiano 1, 95021 Aci Castello (CT). Surveys at sea will take place on board an inflatable boat.

The course is open to everyone. Moreover, for students who make a prior request, it is possible to obtain the recognition of the corresponding University Credit Units (UCS).

Registration requests to the Workshop must be submitted by filling in the following on-line Form.

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April 1-7

May 6-12        

June 3-9

July 8-14

(on group requests also additional dates)



1st day

Afternoon - Welcome to participants. Introduction and opening remarks.


2nd day

Morning - Protocols and codes of conduct for the observation of marine mammals. Types of surveys for monitoring cetaceans. Dr. Clara Monaco, PhD, marine biologist, expert in dolphins’ ethology, responsible for national and international projects on cetacean monitoring, collaborations with Ketos, Marecamp, CNR, ISPRA, INGV and several European Universities.

Afternoon – Survey at sea.


3rd day

Morning – Survey at sea.

Afternoon - Recognition, biology and ecology of cetacean species in the Mediterranean Sea. Ethograms. Cooperation and opportunistic behavior. Dr Clara Monaco.


4th day

Morning - Principles of navigation. Dario Garofalo, instructor FIM-CONI, president of Marecamp, world champion of Endurance. The cross-border monitoring network active in the Mediterranean Sea. Giuliana Pellegrino, certified MMO, collaborations with Ketos, ISPRA, Leviathan Academy.

Afternoon – Survey at sea.


5th day

Morning – Survey at sea.

Afternoon – Data collection, analysis and publication. Materials, methods, software, scientific journals. Dr Clara Monaco.


6th day

Morning – Approach to monitoring cetaceans in coastal and pelagic environments. Anthropogenic effects. Mario Tringali, cetologist, president of Ketos, collaborations with CNR, ISPRA and several Italian Universities.

Afternoon – Survey at sea.


7th day

Morning – Analysis of data collected during the workshop and formulation of the results. Awarding of the certificates. Dr Clara Monaco.



The contribution of participation to the workshop for each student is € 500 during the months of April and May; € 600 in June; € 650 in July.

The course will start after receiving the minimum number of 5 enrollments.

For information on the possibility of board and lodging at discounted prices, write to


* The program is susceptible to variations in relation to sea-weather conditions.