Jellyfish are an important component of marine ecosystems and provide ecosystem services that are often overlooked. What's more, the general public often perceives jellyfish as a nuisance because of their negative interactions with human activities along the coasts, such as tourism, fisheries and power plants.
The Working Group will be holding a workshop on 14-15 January 2020 in order to consolidate the knowledge gathered to date, establish detailed goals and targets and develop a plan for achieving them. Deadline for registration is 30 November 2019. To learn more about the workshop and how to apply, please visit the workshop's activity page.
This event will discuss the outcomes of CBD COP 14 and provide a platform to discuss follow-up and imminent next steps.
Skills development is key for enabling Blue Growth promoting foresight analyses of the ocean.
20 March 2019: OYSTER has announced a call for applications from Early Career Researchers to join. The call is open until 12 April 2019. For details on eligibility and how to apply, please see the call page.
Data Science is a new methodology to better understand the complexity of environmental, living and societal systems and to exploit the huge amount of data being generated for scientific and business interests. Professional Data Science requires a deep understanding in techniques for efficient Data Management. It is not surprising that scientific labs and also industry are desperately looking for well-trained Data Scientists (DS) and Data Managers (DM). Yet there is no clear distinction in the job profiles and it makes sense to be trained in both sides of the same coin.
“PlankBioS” will bring together modelers with experimentalists and theoretical ecologists, in order to maximize synergies between the partners in their quest to address the following key issues in modern plankton research:
1) What drives plankton/trait biogeography and diversity?
2) What links ecosystem composition and ecosystem function?
- January 2018 - Jan 2019
- Young scientists: PhD students or individuals in first post-doctorate contract
- Full or Invited Member Organisation
- One candidate per organisation
- Develop the network's capacity to improve the marine landscape for early career scientists
- To apply, please see the call for nominations
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