Upcoming conferences organized by Marine@UGent members | Marine@Ugent

Upcoming conferences organized by Marine@UGent members

(1) The first international MARES Conference


The Mares Conference is organized by the MARES Consortium, a network composed of 24 partners from 15 different countries. It consists of 13 full partners and 11 associated partners from both European and non-European countries. Coordinators of the consortium are Dr. Tim Deprez & Prof. Magda Vincx (Marine Biology). The conference will run from the 17th to the 20th of November 2014 and will take place in Olhão, Portugal.


This conference will bring together scientists from different levels and disciplines to discuss and address issues about marine ecosystems health and conservation. The conference will be dynamic, mixing oral presentations, round table discussions and poster and digital objects sessions. It will be an excellent opportunity to build personal relationships and create new collaborations.


The MARES Conference aims to address the main issues of marine ecosystems health and conservation. Six thematic subjects will be developed, these six themes are the ones developed by the MARES doctoral researchers: 1. Future Oceans : temperature changes - hypoxia - acidification; 2. Understanding biodiversity effects on the functioning of marine ecosystems; 3. Biological invasions; 4. Natural Resources : overexploitation, fisheries and aquaculture; 5. Ocean noise pollution; 6. Habitat loss, urban development, coastal infrastructures and Marine Spatial Planning.

 Subscribe here: http://www.maresconference.eu/registration


(2) BENELUX conference on invasive species


Together with colleagues from INBO, DEMNA, KULeuven, Ulg, and BBP, Prof. Peter Goethals and Dr. Pieter Boets (Aquatic Ecology) are organizing the BeNeLux conference on invasive species on April 2nd 2014 in Ghent, Belgium.


The main sessions include: (1) Pathway analysis and spread of invasive species, (2) Impact and risk assessment of invasive species, and (3) Control, management and mitigation of invasive species.

All presentations are welcome, on marine, brackish and freshwater species, and also about regulations on invasive species in the marine environment (e.g. ballast water control).

More information, online registration and abstract submission: http://ias.biodiversity.be/regulation