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World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

Location: Valencia (Spain)
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2008-11-11    
End Date: 2008-11-15

Event Description:
The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held in Valencia (Spain) from 11-15 November 2008. A call for sessions is open until 1November 2007. Registrations will open after this deadline. More information is available at the conference website.

  • To review the current understanding of marine biodiversity, its role in marine ecosystem functioning and its socio-economic context

  • To assess current and future threats and potential mitigation strategies for conservation and regulation of marine resources

  • To identify future research priorities

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  • MarBEF members are allowed to book the costs of the participation of 4 persons in the Valencia conferences on their MarBEF account up to a max of 2,000 € per person (if the remaining budget allows to do so).

    Contact email:

    Event programme:

    Collaborators and organisers:
    International Scientific Committee
    Carlo Heip (chair)
    Carlos M. Duarte (co-chair)
    Fred Buchholz (MarBEF and MARS)
    Doris Schiedek (MarBEF)
    Dave Paterson (MarBEF)
    Poul Holm (MarBEF)
    Hartmut Barth (EC DG Research)
    Frédéric Briand (CIESM)
    Antje Boetius (DIVERSITAS)
    Eva Gelabert (EEA)
    Jake Rice (ICES)
    Ad Huiskes (SCAR)
    Ed Urban (SCOR)
    Fred Grassle (CoML)
    Graham Shimmield (EuroComl)
    Niamh Connolly (Marine Board - ESF)
    Patricio Bernal (Unesco IOC)
    Salvatore Arico (Unesco MAB)

    Organizing Committee
    Carlos M. Duarte (CSIC-UIB)
    Carlo Heip (NIOO/NIOZ)
    Moira Llabrés Comamala (CSIC-UIB)
    Iris Hendriks (CSIC-UIB)
    Róisín Nash (EcoServe)
    Ward Appeltans (VLIZ)

    Website url:

    Registration form: 

    Registration fee: 

    Relevant costs that should be taken by MARBEF:  

    Possibility for day-care centres (facilities for children): No

    MarBEF supported event: Yes

    Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

    Maximum number of participants: 500

    External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

    Posted by wardappeltans on 2007-08-31 and approved by webmaster