The IOC and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) have planned to organise an advanced course on Monitoring and Surveillance of Olive Pathogens in 2020. Given the pandemic, they felt that, for safety reasons, the course should be given in online, maintaining interaction between lecturers and participants as much as possible.
The course will be given over nine working days, for four hours a day, divided into three modules: 2 to 4, 9 to 11 and 14 to 16 December 2020. The schedule will be 14:00 to 18:30 (Central European Time) so we can adapt to the various times zones represented. Lecturers and participants will be provided with technical and methodological support to ensure efficient and dynamic virtual participation.
The course is aimed at the competent authorities in the field of plant health certification and inspection. The course is also open to plant protection service professionals, technical advisors and experts from R&D institutions working on disease diagnosis and pathogen prevention and control plans in the olive sector.