[EVENT] Second Mares Conference
February 1st to 5th 2016, Olhão, Portugal



Second Mares Conference

Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation


The second international Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation will be held from the 1st to 5th February 2016 in Olhão, Portugal. 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, with keynote speakers presenting 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 Ambrogi
  • 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 on the conference themes, keynote speakers, programme and training workshops can be found at www.maresconference.eu or visit www.facebook.com/maresconference. For registration and abstract submission, please note the following key dates:


Call for abstracts is open until the 7th September 2015 at www.maresconference.eu/submit/abstract


Early bird registration is open until the 29th October 2015 at www.maresconference.eu/registration

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