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IMarEST Climate Change Debate

Location: Malta
Event Type: Other
Event Date: 2007-11-07    

Start Time: 14:00    Ending Time: 16:45

Event Description:
The IMarEST Climate Change Debate engages marine professionals, students, leading experts, policy and decision makers in discussing society’s greatest battle and focuses on how the marine community can meet the challenges presented by climate change.

You can be involved in making your voice heard through our forum, and sharing your views and opinions about climate change around our three key statements that young members will be debating at PIMS 2007, Malta:

“Engineers are key to solving the climate problem” vs “Scientists are key to solving the climate problem”

“The [Public] need to make a personal effort to combat climate change” vs “Government needs to take action to combat climate change”

“The shipping industry is playing a part in combating climate change” vs “The shipping industry is not playing a part in combating climate change”

We hope that this debate will create a much greater awareness of how marine professionals can play their part in society’s call to action on global warming.

Dr Vladimir Ryabinin of the World Climate Research Programme, a well known scientist and respected expert in this field will introduce the IMarEST Climate Change Debate at PIM2007. For further details, please contact Abi Virjee on or visit

To share your views on-line, and hear what the marine community has to say, visit:

To join a team or hear the debate, visit:

If you are an expert in this topic, please contact Suki Kalsi or Bev Mackenzie about IMarEST Marine Voices on:

The IMarEST provides a platform of opportunity for professional to discuss and exchange ideas and practices, and promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology. Views expressed are not those of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology.

Contact email:

Event programme:
14.00 - 14.15: Introduction presenting an overview of climate change by Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, World Climate Research Programme
14.15: 6 teams will prepare their case for the debates.

Find out who else is on the debating team

15.15: The debates begin!

Let the audience decide what’s hot…

16.15: Prizing giving and close by Dr Vladimir Ryabinin, World Climate Research Programme

Debate online -

Collaborators and organisers:
Abi Virjee
80 Coleman Street

Tel: +44(0)20 73822619
role within the event: organiser

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: No

Event within Framework of MARBEF: (none)

Maximum number of participants: 120

External participants (non MARBEF) allowed: Yes

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