All workshops given below are either taken by PRIMER-E personnel or their close academic colleagues, and PRIMER-E has had a role in the organisation and sanctioning of these courses. If an advertised course with firm dates is not listed here, we have no connection with it. Those given in bold type are ‘open’ commercial courses for which dates are fixed and places are believed still to be available at the time of last update of this Web page. They are designed for all-comers, primarily biologists or environmental scientists, and typically attended by a mix of university and other public sector research staff, post-graduate students, and consultants and applied scientists from the public and private environmental sectors. For further details please contact the local organiser (name and e-mail address given, or, if unsuccessful, contact Cathy Clarke or Marg Moroney at firstname.lastname@example.org).
**BOOKING NOW OPEN** 12-17 May 2014, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada. This 5-day workshop, continuing a long-running series at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre, will focus on the more advanced and recently developing topics in PRIMER and also contain a substantial amount of material on the PERMANOVA+ add-on. As such, it is aimed primarily at those who already have some working experience of PRIMER but wish to: a) brush up and deepen their understanding of the full range of methods offered in PRIMER; b) learn some new ways of using this multivariate framework, which are the subject of current research in recent (or soon to be published) methodology papers; c) be introduced to analyses for more complex field or experimental designs, using the PERMANOVA+ add-on. It is well-suited to those who have already been to a previous PRIMER course, but the week will be structured so that those who are new to this area will also be able to learn much about the core methods, and gain valuable experience in operating them. The week will be led by Prof Bob Clarke (of PRIMER-E and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK, and Murdoch University, W Australia). As in the past, the local organisation (registration, payments, accommodation etc) will all be handled by Prof Gerhard Pohle of the Huntsman Atlantic Reference Centre. Contact Gerhard at email@example.com for further information.
Workshops are under consideration for other locations, particularly in mid to late 2014, e.g. in the UK possibly at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland and the usual Plymouth venue. There will almost certainly be an Australian venue later in 2014.
Any organisation or individual interested in hosting a future PRIMER and/or PERMANOVA+ course in their part of the world, on a fully commercial basis, should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. These courses would be led by one of the following team of experienced professionals: Dr Paul Somerfield, Prof Marti Anderson, Prof Bob Clarke, Prof Victor Quintino, Prof JJ Cruz-Motta and Dr Edlin Guerra. All have limited time for such activities but we will attempt to schedule any course which we believe is financially and administratively viable, though you should typically plan for a lead time of up to a year.
Updated 28 November 2013.