The EUR-OCEANS Conference will take place between 6-8 November 2013 and will be hosted by PLOCAN in Gran Canaria, Spain.
The conference aims at showing progress and perspectives on selected ‘hot topics’ in Marine Science. Over the past 5 years, the EUR-OCEANS Consortium has identified, supported and promoted a number of such topics, notably by funding foresight workshops, flagship programs and other types of activities.
The 2.5-day conference also intends to pave the way for the integration of the EUR-OCEANS community in the future EuroMarine+ Consortium. In 2014, this Consortium will replace three former networks of excellence: EUR-OCEANS, MarBEF and Marine Genomics Europe. The conference will discuss opportunities for new multidisciplinary approaches, which such integration opens up, notably in the ‘trading zones’ where the three scientific communities can jointly address topics of common interest.
Selected hot topics include:
- Ocean deoxygenation and acidification
- High resolution ocean (or how meso and submesoscale physics constrains biogeochemistry and biology)
- Rapid change in polar oceans
- Ecosystem models and biodiversity scenarios for changing oceans
- Links between marine ecology, biodiversity and genomics
- Plasticity, epigenetics, adaptativeness.
For more information, please visit the event's website at: http://www.eur-oceans.eu/hot_topics_conf#scom