To set the ocean on a path of sustainable development and preserve the essential ecosystem goods and services it provides, humankind does need to bring about a step-change in the way it understands and manages the marine environment. A step-change that can only be achieved if rooted in a sound scientific evidence base for decision-making.
The meeting ECBS 2017 brings together chemical biology researchers from screening and drug discovery, systems biology and therapeutic innovation. It builds on the success at the 5th ICBS 2016 in Madison, WI and the 4th ICBS/ECBS 2015 joint meeting in Berlin and will enable the exchange of research and professional collaboration and drive important discoveries in chemical biology. The program features contributions from European scientists and part of the presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts.
The Institute of Technology Carlow, in collaboration with the Association of Applied Biologists, and the Organising Committee of the 3rd International Symposium on Nematodes as Environmental Bioindicators, are delighted to invite colleagues to participate in this event, which will take place on 28th and 29th of June 2017 at the Institute's Main Campus.
Adopted in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a comprehensive, universal and inclusive sustainable development framework. The SDG 14 aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.
A Debate on the progress on the protection of Essential Fish Habitats under Article 8 of the EU Common Fisheries Policy and its contribution to rebuilding European fish stocks by 2020. This discussion will take place in the context of implementing the ecosystem-based approach of the CFP and particularly the delivery of multiannual plans. It will offer the possibility to better understand the potential and challenges of this fisheries management tool, as well as case studies for European regions. The event will be followed by a cocktail.
Reef Conservation UK (RCUK) is a networking group and annual meeting for reef scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts to discuss and collaborate on issues related to coral reef research and conservation. The community is increasingly expanding to include those who work on cold water coral ecosystems, as well as tropical coral reefs.
The 3rd Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of societal information needs resulting from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs. The symposium will also be a platform for the participating communities to exchange information on their activities and identify potential pilot and prototype projects for Blue Planet to focus on in the coming years. The Symposium will address four subthemes:
The Water Innovation Europe conference is an annual event which aims to showcase the pro-active approach being taken towards the water challenges, to not only create jobs, but also ensure strong investment and marketing opportunities, both inside and outside Europe.
This international research conference will focus specifically on scientific dialogue, in the areas of Ocean Pressures, Ocean Prosperity, Ocean Resilience, Digital Ocean and Ocean Education and Lifelong Learning.
The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission is organising a two-day conference to address the topic of Land Sea Interactions within the framework of Maritime Spatial Planning.