[MARMAM] Second Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation

Mares Conference Coordination Office info at maresconference.eu
Mon Aug 24 01:39:57 PDT 2015

Dear all, 

The MARES Consortium and EuroMarine Network are pleased to invite you to
participate in the second Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and

Call for abstracts is open until the 7th September 2015 at

Early bird registration is open until the 29th October 2015 at

The second Mares Conference will be held from 1st- 5th February, 2016 in
Olhão, Portugal and is expected to attract around 200 attendees from across
the world. It presents a unique opportunity to bring together marine
researchers, scientists, educators and policymakers to address the key
issues regarding marine ecosystems health and conservation. The conference
will be dynamic and innovative, by providing a mixture of oral
presentations, scientific exhibitions and training workshops. Throughout the
conference scientific sessions and exhibitions, the following six thematic
subjects will be explored and keynote speakers will present on each theme:

•                    Future oceans: temperature changes - hypoxia -
acidification - Professor Jean-Pierre Gattuso

•                    Understanding biodiversity effects on the functioning
of marine ecosystems - Professor Steve Widdicombe

•                    Biological invasions - Professor Anna Occhipinti

•                    Natural resources: overexploitation, fisheries and
aquaculture - Dr Jake Rice

•                    Ocean noise pollution - René Dekeling

•                    Habitat loss, urban development, coastal
infrastructures and marine spatial planning - Dr Tundi Agardy

Further details regarding the conference venue, keynote speakers, scientific
programme and training workshops are available on the Mares Conference
webpage or visit the conference Facebook page. 

We look forward to seeing you in Olhão.  

Kind regards, 

On behalf of the organising committee, 

Katherine Brownlie 

Mares Conference Coordination Office 


Ghent University 
Marine Biology Research Group
Krijgslaan 281/S8
B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Phone: +32 9 264 85 26


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