Graduate Program in Biological Oceanography
The Master's program in Biological Oceanography was created in 1978, with the approval of the Ministry of Education and Culture (Of 42/78-SE / CNPG). It was the first Postgraduate course of the University, and its constant evolution led to the creation of the Doctorate program in Biological Oceanography in 1992, supported by the Scientific and Technological Development Support Program (PADCT), in which CAPES managed the formation of human resources.
Throughout its 38 years of existence, the Postgraduate Program in Biological Oceanography (PPGOB) at FURG has evolved continuously towards maximum excellence in its academic and scientific activities. PPGOB is internationally recognized today as one of the outstanding programs in its research field in Brazil. The Program focuses on the main areas of Biological Oceanography such as Fisheries Oceanography; Marine Biotechnology and Applied Oceanography; Pollution, Modeling and Environmental Management; and Systematics, Biology and Ecology of Marine and Estuarine Organisms, using both rigorous experimental field and laboratory studies, as well as theoretical approaches. Applied research has been directed towards biological conservation. The Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Biological Oceanography have received the score "6" from CAPES, of a maximum of “7”. By the end of 2016, a total of 125 Doctoral and 351 Master’s students had earned a degree from PPGOB, among which 33 (7%) were international students who found at FURG the opportunity for their academic and scientific development.