MCAST launches free biodiversity training course

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The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) is launching a three-day training course on using techniques and methods in biodiversity and land monitoring, as part of the ReNature project, according to a press statement by the institution. The course will be held on 7-9 May at the Institute of Applied Sciences, and can be attended for free by prior application.

The ReNature course aims to provide participants with an understanding of ecosystem services and green infrastructure, give an overview of the leading green infrastructure elements in urban areas in the Maltese islands, and to identify methods that may be used for an assessment of the ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure, the press statement says.

This will be the first such training course the MCAST organises. The course will be delivered by speakers from the ReNature consortium, and its research community.

The Horizon 2020 project ReNature (Promoting research excellence in nature-based solutions for innovation, economic growth and human well-being in Malta) aims to develop the capacity of MCAST and the national stakeholder community to become front runners in research and innovation for nature-based solutions that tackle environmental challenges faced by modern societies, the press statement says.