ASLO chose to name its Excellence in Education Award after Ramon Margalef, so we are particularly pleased to announce the 2015 Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquium to be held 6-10 July at the Marine Sciences Institute in Barcelona (Spain). The topic this year is: “Patterns and processes in boundary marine ecosystems”. This Colloquium will include theoretical and practical activities, all around this central topic, as well as group discussion sessions. It is addressed to advanced doctoral students and recent PhDs, and it is jointly organized by the Institute of Marine Sciences and the Catalan Association of Oceanographers, with the institutional support of the Government of Catalonia. For further information please visit the web page of the Colloquia or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also see a short video of the last edition with lecturers’ and students’ opinions: https://youtu.be/Mlyfgt1bN_E.