The 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium will be organized in Ostend by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and Lifewatch Belgium between September 17th and 21st, 2018.
The theme of ECCB2018 is planetary wellbeing – a concept that captures the wellbeing of people as well as the integrity and sustainability of Earth's ecosystems. ECCB2018 provides a forum to discuss and develop solutions for some of the greatest challenges faced by humanity by bringing together natural and social scientists, practitioners, industry members and government decision-makers.
ALGAEUROPE offers an unique opportunity for the exchange between academia and industry. The conference will be established in a networking based environment that allows discussions on the evolution of the Algae Biomass sector worldwide and understand the role of the main European Players.
The VLIZ Marine Science Day has become an established event for all marine and coastal scientists in Flanders/Belgium and its neighbouring regions.
Dating back to its predecessor the 'IZWO Contact Days', this event has evolved since 2000 into an annual interdisciplinary and informative forum.
More than 300 – mostly young – marine and coastal experts from all disciplines come to this event to share knowledge from lectures, posters, demonstrations and interactive sessions.
Under the main topic "the role of science in a post fact society" the European Parliament opens its doors to the Science Meets Parliaments - flagship initiative of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
This annual initiative highlights the importance of building closer links between scientists and EU policy-makers. Regular dialogue is vital to establish and improve a culture of evidence informed policy-making.
The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna. For the second year in a row, the EGU is offering a mentoring programme for novice conference attendees, students, and early career scientists at its annual General Assembly.
Global warming is a great challenge for humankind. Most countries have therefore signed an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to keep and the average atmospheric temperature increase from ever reaching 2⁰C, preferentially staying below 1.5⁰C. Less discussed is that the ocean warming accounts for more than 90% of the total energy stored from global warming from 1971 to 2010 (IPCC AR5). This large change will continue in the future as long as the concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to increase.
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugural International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, which will take place at the University of Liège, Belgium. Since the 50th anniversary is a major milestone, this installment will feature some analysis and thoughts on how far advances made in studying the oceans have come in the past five decades. Abstracts are welcome in the study of the ocean using long-term datasets, based on in situ data, remote sensing data, model simulations and reanalyses.
As already expressed in its 2015 Statement for Oceans and Climate, the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament fully endorses the statement of the Our Ocean Conference that “all of us depend on the ocean: for our water, our food, our climate and our air”. Human actions have had an alarming effect on the environment, which has been “heavily affected by pollution, overexploitation, coastal degradation and global warming. This has severe consequences for all.”
The conference will target several objectives. First, by sharing ideas and views, it will try to fortify the Mediterranean Blue Economy community. Then, by taking advantage of past experiences, it will aim at consolidating large partnerships and encouraging cross-fertilization.