The purpose of the TIME workshop is to open the opportunities by the Tyrrhenian basin to a broader group of interdisciplinary experts to develop an International Ocean Discovery Plan (IODP) proposal. TIME workshop will foster discussion about a series of fundamental questions on rifting of continental lithosphere, the formation of the COT, the development of late synrift magmatism and/or seafloor spreading, and mantle exhumation by tectonic extension processes.
The OCB Summer School will take place this year at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts. Taking place over the course of four days, the event will consist of five talks on varying topics. The content of the talks are the following:
NUI Galway will this year host a workshop titled 'Workshop on Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery'. This workshop is funded by an SFI catalyst award and is intended to bring marine biodiscovery researchers together to look at how research in this area can be sustained.
The layout of the workshop will be based around three core themes. These are: a wider appreciation of marine biodiscovery and applications to other fields; Wider use of materials and results from marine biodiscovery programmes, and sustainable careers in marine biodiscovery.
The overall topic for this workshop will be to synthesise available knowledge (Objective 1), and develop a medium-term (next decade) research strategy (Objective 2) for addressing key upcoming challenges for marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic.
The EU's blue economy (i.e., all economic activities that depend on the sea) represents 5.4 million jobs and a gross added value of just under €500 billion per year. The sea and the coasts are drivers of the economy (European Commission 2012). Marine ecosystems play an essential role in the cultural, social, economic and environmental health of nearly all European coastal communities.
60 to 100 participants are expected to meet undertake foresight and horizon scanning activities to: develop a roadmap for future developments of the approach in the marine scientific community; Invited and contributed lectures; Interactive poster sessions; Discussion groups with plenary presentations; and informal working groups related to the latest trait-based approaches.
Coastal marine ecosystems are substantial contributors to the prosperity and well-being in Europe. Several gaps in our knowledge of the mechanisms regulating the direction and strength of species interactions along gradients of environmental stress limit our ability to predict if and to which extent biotic amelioration of environmental conditions can sustain species persistence in the face of climate change.
This foresight workshop will address the need for improving the spatial extent and ecological context of data linking biodiversity to ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, with a focus on seagrass beds.