ISATEC is a two-year international Master of Science study programme on tropical aquatic ecosystems. It is held at the University of Bremen (UB) and conducted in collaboration with the affiliated Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT). It aims at the joint education and specialisation of German and foreign postgraduates in theoretical and applied ecology. Students will receive a broad range of knowledge, with emphasis placed on concepts and methodologies for the sustainable utilisation and conservation of tropical aquatic ecosystems. Thus, general ecology as well as fisheries biology, aquaculture sciences, ecological economics and social sciences relevant to coastal planning and management are integral parts of the study programme.