Foresight Workshop

OCB 2017 Summer Workshop

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:

 

Workshop on Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery

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. 

Developing a method for understanding coastal community vulnerability in Europe

Topic

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.

3rd International Workshop on Trait-Based Approaches to Ocean Life

Scope

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.

The role of positive species interactions in sustaining and restoring the biodiversity of temperate coasts under future climate scenarios

Scope

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.