||The first World Conference on Marine Biodiversity held in Valencia last year was a great success. The conference highlighted the value of gathering researchers and stakeholders concerned with the marine environment together to assess our current state of knowledge and to synthesise new approaches to researching and protecting our oceans. Building on the success of the Valencia conference, the Second World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland (26th-30 Sept, 2011).
The conference will be aimed at the widest possible groups of participants stakeholders from academics to industry and include elements specifically targeted at the [public] and school children.
*Dates*: 26 – 30 September 2011
*Venue*: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
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*Local Academic Organisers*
Dr Martin Solan (University of Aberdeen)
Professor David M Paterson (University of St Andrews)