The CdM ISC'16 is the second science conference organized by the CdM. This 2-days event provides a forum for presenting and discussing new research developments in marine science, technology and management. The theme of the conference, "Oceans: Future sustainability challenges", reflects the growing understanding of the importance of ocean sustainability in crucial areas for human wellbeing, namely in the environmental, economic and social dimensions. The CdM ISC'16 is also a prime opportunity for DO*MAR students and other young researchers to present their research achievements, discuss them with senior peers, and submit them to international indexed journals.
The CdM ISC'16 is organized according to the four main problem-driven research areas of the Campus do Mar:
- Ocean Observation and Global Change (the physical, biological, chemical and geological oceanographic processes underpinning biogeochemical cycles as they impact trophic webs and biodiversity; observing networks);
- Sustainable Use of Marine Resources (focusing use, assessment, transformation and valorisation of biological resources, including aquaculture);
- Integrated Management of the Sea (addressing environmental assessment of coastal zones, coastal and maritime planning, marine protected areas, coastal protection and maritime security);
- Technological Progress, Engineering and Business Management (including port infrastructures, maritime management and transport, energy, law and competitiveness).