[MARMAM] Mares Conference - Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation : Call for Abstracts & Registration

MARES Conference Secretariat maresconference at ugent.be
Fri May 16 03:08:57 PDT 2014

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Mares Conference
Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation
17-21 November 2014, Olhão, Portugal
Registration and Call for Abstracts are open ! Deadline for Abstracts submission: June 1st
The Mares Conference<http://www.maresconference.eu/> will be held in Olhão, Portugal, from November 17th to 21st, 2014. This international and open conference will bring together scientists from different levels and disciplines to discuss and address main issues about marine ecosystems health and conservation.
Six themes will be developed through the conference, and for each one a keynote speaker has been invited:
 1.  Future Oceans : temperature changes - hypoxia - acidification
2.   Understanding biodiversity effects on the functioning of marine ecosystems : Lisa Levin<http://www.maresconference.eu/node/381#Lis>
3.   Biological invasions: Gregory M. Ruiz<http://www.maresconference.eu/keynotes#Greg>
4.   Natural Resources : overexploitation, fisheries and aquaculture: Rainer Froese <http://www.maresconference.eu/node/381#Rai>
5.   Ocean noise pollution: Peter L. Tyack<http://www.maresconference.eu/keynotes#Tya>
6.   Habitat loss, urban development, coastal infrastructures and Marine Spatial Planning: Michael W. Beck<http://www.maresconference.eu/node/381#Mik>
Marine Mammals related topics are foreseen during sessions such as Ocean Noise pollution and Natural Resources Exploitation.
The conference will be dynamic, innovative and participative, mixing oral presentations, round table discussions, and posters / digital objects<http://www.maresconference.eu/node/371> sessions. Scientific and social programme are detailed here:  http://www.maresconference.eu/programme.
We invite all participants to write and submit one or more abstract(s). Guidelines and submission forms are available here:  http://www.maresconference.eu/callforabstracts.
Deadline for abstract submission is set on Sunday 1 June 2014.
Early bird Registrations are open: http://www.maresconference.eu/registrationform. The early bird registration deadline, with reduced rates, is 15 August 2014.
Further information can be found on the website : www.maresconference.eu<http://www.maresconference.eu>
We look forward to meeting you in Faro,
The organizing committee,
Prof. Dr. Adelino Canario
Prof. Dr. Karim Erzini
Prof. Dr. Estér Serrão
Prof. Rui Santos
Prof. Dr. Magda Vincx
Dr. Tim Deprez
Pieter Blondeel
Wendy Massart
PS: Sorry for any cross-posting

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MARES Conference Coordination Office

Ghent University
Marine Biology Research Group
Krijgslaan 281/S8
B-9000 Ghent , Belgium
Tel. +32 9 264 85 26
maresconference at ugent.be<mailto:maresconference at ugent.be>


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