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E-conference Life on the blue Planet: Biodiversity research and the new European Marine Policies

Location: NULL
Event Type: E-conference
Event Date: 2007-10-01    
End Date: 2007-10-19

Event Description:
“Life on the blue Planet: Biodiversity research and the new European Marine Policies”

Dear colleagues,

The organisers of the Portuguese meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) and the BioStrat project coordinators invite you to participate in the electronic conference “Life on the blue planet: Biodiversity research and the new European Marine Policies” which will run from the 1st- 19th October 2007. The results of this electronic conference will be presented at the EPBRS delegates meeting in Porto, Portugal on the 7th-9th November 2007. This meeting aims to bring biodiversity experts and policy-makers together to identify the key knowledge required to effectively protect marine biodiversity whilst ensuring the efficient and sustainable use of marine resources, particularly in light of new EU policies.

The E-conference preceding the Portuguese EPBRS meeting will focus on the three following issues:

- Session I: Interactions between global change and marine biodiversity – what we know and need to know to allow for a more efficient protection of marine biodiversity and to ensure the sustainable use of the marine environment.

- Session II: Effects of the different measures of mitigation and adaptation to climate change (coastal defences, renewable energies) on marine biodiversity and the role of marine biodiversity and coastal ecosystems in the mitigation of climate change effects.

- Session III: Stopping marine biodiversity loss – key scientific issues in the design, management and policy development of Marine Protected Areas; integration of biodiversity concerns in other marine sectors; and reaching god environmental status in the marine environment.

The first 2 sessions will be chaired by Stephen Hawkins (Marine Biological Association), while the third session will be chaired by Ricardo Serrão Santos (University of the Azores).

You are kindly invited to subscribe to the electronic conference by filling the subscription form available at: In case of any difficulty subscribing, please e-mail Juliette Young on Information on BioStrat e-conferences and how they [function] can be found by following the ‘e-conference’ link on the BioStrat website (

Note that there is no need to subscribe if you subscribed to previous BioStrat or BioPlatform e-conferences – you will automatically have access to this e-conference. If you not longer wish to be subscribed to this forum please email as soon as possible.

Further information on the e-conference will soon be made available on the following websites:
- BIOTA Cluster:
- BioStrat:

We would greatly appreciate your help in forwarding this announcement to anyone who might be interested.

Contact email:

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
Isabel Sousa Pinto (, Portuguese EPBRS Organising Committee, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto

Stephen Hawkins (Marine Biological Association) and Ricardo Serrão Santos (University of the Azores), E-Conference chairpersons

Martin Sharman and Karin Zaunberger, European Commission

Juliette Young (, Malcolm Collie ( and Allan Watt (, E-conference management, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Banchory, UK

Website url:

Registration form:

Registration fee: 0 €

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: 

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

Posted by wardappeltans on 2007-09-10 and approved by webmaster