The Mediterranean: Scientific Expertise for Decision-MakersExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Conference
Start Date: September 2, 2020
End Date: September 4, 2020
Host: AMU - MIO
Venue: Marseille, France
Website: Conference website

Application/registration deadline: July 15, 2020
Registration website: https://med2020.sciencesconf.org/registration

The Mediterranean research conglomerates MISTRALS and MedECC have announced a major three-day conference in 2020 for all decision-makers of the Mediterranean countries, hosted by Aix-Marseille University (AMU-MIO). Inspired by the achievements of science-policy interfaces such as the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), from which it takes up several objectives, this conference will be an opportunity to review existing scientific knowledge and the issues that the Mediterranean environment has to face in the decades to come.

The conference will cover a broad range of topics, including:

  • evolution of the Mediterranean climate in the 21st century and its impacts on the environment
  • extreme events (floods, heat waves, marine submersions)
  • water resources management and amplification of droughts
  • links between pollution and health
  • fluxes of contaminants from water, air and soil into living organisms
  • proliferation of invasive species on land and at sea
  • loss of biodiversity

For more details on the conference and information on registering, please see the flyer below or visit the conference website.