The lectures, discussion sessions and computer sessions will be imparted and supervised by researchers from the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM–CSIC) together with several visiting scientists from other institutions (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, University of Barcelona, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Università del SalentoStony Brook University (SoMAS),Arizona State University(School of Life Sciences-Neuer Laboratory), University of Cambridge). Additionally, each student group will be assigned to a scientist who will supervise his work on the selected research topic and there will be several young scientists who will help with the computer sessions.

A preliminary list of participating local and invited senior scientists is the following: Miquel Alcaraz, Roger Urgeles, Josep Lluís Pelegrí, Josep Maria Gili, Andrea Gori, Marta Ribes, Estela Romero, Susanne Neuer, Luke SkinnerMaurizio Ribera d’Alcalà, Ferdinando Boero, Gordon T. Taylor, Pablo Sangrà, Lluís Cardona, Jordi Isern and Carlos Dominguez-Carrió.