From 7-17 June the Marine Laboratory of the University of Guam will be organizing a second workshop on holothuroid taxonomy. Contrary to the first workshop which was held in Brussels (Belgium), this gathering will not aim at finetuning the violins of already professionaly holothuroid taxonomists but will train promising students in holothuroid taxonomy from all over the world.

The Belgian team, represented by Didier and Yves, is proud to have been invited as tutoring body in this capacity building workshop that will not only liberate some of the results produced during the PEET project (delimitation of species borders through interactive taxonomy; comparative study of available types, etc) but that will also arm the participants with crucial knowledge and skills to become professional taxonomists themselves.

Looking forward to meeting some of our AWG colleagues, their students and the echinoderms surrounding Guam.

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