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Life on the Blue Planet: Biodiversity research and the new European Marine Policies

Location: Porto - Portugal
Event Type: Meeting
Event Date: 2007-11-06    
End Date: 2007-11-09

Event Description:
The EPBRS meeting under the Portuguese Presidency of the EU aims at identifying the key knowledge required to effectively protect marine biodiversity whilst ensuring the efficient and sustainable use of marine resources. The meeting will review existing knowledge and identify and discuss the strategic research needed for the marine environment, particularly in the light of new EU policies including the Marine Strategy Directive, the proposed EU Maritime Policy, the implementation of the Habitats Directive (Natura 2000 for the marine environment) and the action plan associated with the Communication on "Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 and beyond". Research needs for the protection of biodiversity in the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy, the Water Framework Directive and the discussions on Integrated Coastal Zone Management will also be discussed.

Contact email:;

Event programme:

Collaborators and organisers:
- Isabel Sousa Pinto (, Portuguese EPBRS Organising Committee, Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto
- Horst Korn (, Chair of the EPBRS Steering Committee, Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Germany
- João Coimbra, Director of the Centre for Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto
- Ricardo Serrão Santos, University of the Azores
- Emanuel Gonçalves, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (ISPA)

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 MARINA_SILVA on 2007-10-12 and approved by webmaster