Over the last 8 years AP Marine has collaborated with various Universities in the UK, Greece, Italy, Spain and France for the placement of student at the company for a short period of time (up to six months in some cases). Student placements usually take place in summer were the activities of the company give the opportunity for field-sampling which may range from shore work to onboard trawl surveys to underwater diving activities. Of course placements can also take place in winter but with more laboratory work. Students may participate in most activities or focus on their individual work.
A project may be related to the identification and analysis of macrofauna, macrophytes and algae, reading otoliths for estimating fish age or even mapping important ecosystems using remote sensing techniques and Geographical Information Systems. In addition, under the correct circumstances, students can take part in underwater surveys if they already have the necessary training, diving qualifications and experience.