The EuroMarine foresight workshop 3DSeaFor: Developing Technology and Methods for the Precise Investigation of Marine Animal forest 3D-Structural Complexity will hold a one-day online videoconference on 21 May in order to begin discussions on topics which will comprise the Foresight Workshop in the autumn of 2020.
Due to impediments caused by Covid-19, the organisers have made some adjustments to the scheduling of this workshop:
Marine coastal areas host highly productive ecosystems that are threatened by the high rate of urban development in these areas and associated stressors affecting ecosystem processes. An integrated and effective assessment of the state of marine coastal ecosystems must rely on the knowledge of all human pressures at different levels of biological organization. This includes microbiomes, which have been re-evaluated as a ‘bank of hidden biodiversity’, with fundamental, albeit still unknown, functional potential capable of opening up new frontiers in scientific knowledge.
Due to impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic, including the postponement of the CECE2020/ISFE event around which this activity was originally planned, MODEL-EDC has been postponed until March 2021. The current dates listed above are provisional - when the dates have been finalised this page will be updated.
UPDATE: Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions and uncertainty over participant schedules in the current climate, this foresight workshop has been postponed indefinitely. Any changes to this status will be announced in the EuroMarine newsletter and website.
Biodiversity is an enigmatic yet important factor for the accuracy of ecosystem modelling. The inclusion of living organisms is necessary for models that predict carbon usage and circulation, while capturing complex networks of feeding interactions across trophic levels is important for describing the functioning of ecosystems and their potential response to climate change. Links between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are examined in biodiversity ecosystem functioning (BEF) experiments, yet upscaling their predictions to natural communities is not straightforward.
Due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, the organisers of this workshop have decided to postpone it until May 2021.
Due to Covid-19, the organisers have decided to postpone this event to a later date. They are currently assessing options for suitable dates in either the second half of 2020 or else next year. This activity will be updated with the finalised date once it has been decided.
Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and the array of restrictions imposed across Europe, the organisers have decided to postpone the EFIMBA FWS until October 2020. The exact date will be announced once it has been decided.
Due to Covid-19 and the resultant postponement of the International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2020) until July 2021, this Euromarine-funded foresight workshop has also been postponed until 2021. ECoMeS had been specifically designed to follow after ICRS 2020, and so the organisers have decided to subsequently delay the FWS until that symposium is held.