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Aim

TROPEC seeks to make its courses available to qualified participants from various economic and cultural backgrounds, particularity to persons from the countries where our courses take place. We thus aim to enroll a balanced number international and local students. The resulting socio-cultural exchange is a key ingredient in fostering relevant future applications of the knowledge gained.

Field Course in Nicaragua    

Coastal and Montane Tropical Ecology (AC.310)
Please contact TROPEC for upcoming dates.
Base of operations: León and Matagalpa

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Module 1 Daily excursions take participants through a maze of mangrove forest channels, to artisanal shrimp farms and salinas. Research methods are applied in field labs. The module gives an overview of coastal biodiversity, ecology, resource user conflicts, and the shaping socio-economic forces.

Module 2 Participants study the fauna and flora of misty rainforests during excursions to isolated cultivation plots.

 

Attention will be paid to fair trade, how it works and the implications for farmers and consumers. The module offers an overview of the biodiversity and ecology of rainforests, and a behind the scenes look at organic farming and fair trade in the tropics.

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International partners and their platforms

Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology

ITME

Marine Habitats of Dominica

MHDM

Sistema Público de Información Ambiental Marina, Nicaragua

SIPIAM

Los Ambientes Costero-Marinos de Nicaragua

MHNI

Universidad Nacional Autonóma de Nicaragua, León UNAN

Events at our headquarters in Baden

INVITATION: When Baden was still on the coast...  (September 21st, 2015, 19:30)

Presentation by Dr. Andreas Kroh, Natural History Museum, Vienna

 

The southern viennese basin 15 million years ago: a shallow tropical see

Free admission, voluntary contributions are welcome. Buffet.

The talk is organized in collaboration with the cultural division of the town of Baden.

 

Where: TROPEC,   Trostgasse 16,   2500 Baden
When: September 21st, 2015 , 19:30

 

 
INVITATION: Caribbean Coral Reefs in Transition  (November 18th, 2014, 7:30PM)

As part of its event series, TROPEC is pleased to announce a presentation on Caribbean coral reefs and their recent transformation based on ecological and historical insights.

 

The marine biologist Dr. Sascha Steiner will give an overview on the ecology of coral reefs, the use of reef resources since the 18th century, and the growing threat to their survival. Dr. Steiner has been active in the Caribbean and Central America since 1984.

The talk is organized in collaboration with the cultural division of the town of Baden.

Free admission, voluntary contributions are welcome. Buffet.

Where: TROPEC,   Trostgasse 16,   2500 Baden
When: 18. November 2014 , 7:30PM
Info.: programs@tropec.org

 

 

INVITATION: Textile Art from Central and South America (June 3, 2014)

TROPEC is pleased to announce the launch of its event series with the opening exhibition on indigenous textile art from Central and South America.

 

Things to see: Molas (textile applications of the Darien natives from the west coast of northern Colombia, from Panama and Costa Rica), wool pictures by the Huichol from Mexico, mantas and fajas (carrying cloths and belts) from Bolivia, as well as pre-Inka fabrics from Peru. Videos show fertility dances from a village on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, and market scenes from settlements along Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, where residents are known for their colorful handcrafted clothing.

Free admission, voluntary contributions are welcome. Buffet.

The exhibit is organized in collaboration with the cultural division of the Town of Baden.

Where: TROPEC,   Trostgasse 16,   2500 Baden
When: 7PM, June 3, 2014.   Also open on demand: June 7 and 8, 3PM-6PM . Please send us an e-mail to register.
Info.: info@tropec.org
 
Opening of the exhibition: Textile Art from Central and South America (June 3)
Dr. S. Steiner (TROPEC)

f. ri : Dipl. Ing. S. Sirucek (City Council, Baden)
Dr. S. Neulinger (TROPEC), G. Ramacher (Cultural Div., Baden)
Dr. P. Steiner (TROPEC)

 


Pictures from the exhibition by Dr. H. Jaksch
INVITATION: Textile Art from Central and South America (June 3, 2014)

TROPEC is pleased to announce the launch of its event series with the opening exhibition on indigenous textile art from Central and South America.

 

Things to see: Molas (textile applications of the Darien natives from the west coast of northern Colombia, from Panama and Costa Rica), wool pictures by the Huichol from Mexico, mantas and fajas (carrying cloths and belts) from Bolivia, as well as pre-Inka fabrics from Peru. Videos show fertility dances from a village on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, and market scenes from settlements along Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, where residents are known for their colorful handcrafted clothing.

Free admission, voluntary contributions are welcome. Buffet.

The exhibit is organized in collaboration with the cultural division of the Town of Baden.

Where: TROPEC,   Trostgasse 16,   2500 Baden
When: 7PM, June 3, 2014.   Also open on demand: June 7 and 8, 3PM-6PM . Please send us an e-mail to register.
Info.: info@tropec.org

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