The course will provide the necessary theory on the blue carbon concept but will focus on practical sessions where the attendants will learn how to sample sediment cores using different methods, how to sub-sample the cores, laboratory procedures, and all calculations needed to come up with the values of organic and inorganic carbon stocks and fluxes associated to seagrass meadows and saltmarshes. The most up-to-date procedures will be used during the course, including corrections for decompression and age determination techniques or the elaboration of chronological models. The attendants will work with real data. The last day will be devoted to expert dedicated-talks on key issues on Blue Carbon and to a general discussion.
The course will be taught in English by the experts of the Group of Aquatic Macrophyte Ecology (GAME: http://game-csic.com/en/)
This is a free course within the EU project LIFE Blue Natura. Lunch and coffee breaks will be also provided for free during the course. Travel and accommodation expenses are on the attendees.
Given the strong practical nature of the course, it is strictly limited to 15 attendees.
For registraron and details, please send an email to Nerea Piñeiro by 21st October at email@example.com
The Carlo Heip Award in Marine Biodiversity was inaugurated in recognition of Carlo Heip’s leadership in marine biodiversity research and founding of the ‘World Conference of Marine Biodiversity’. We seek nominations of individuals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in marine biodiversity science to receive this award.
The 2019 and 2020 award nomination cycle will close on 1st December 2019.
Self-nominations are excluded.
The nominator must ensure the nominee has agreed to be nominated and is aware of the requirement to attend to WCMB.
The award recipients will be invited to present a plenary talk at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity in Auckland, New Zealand in December 2020.
The recipient may choose the topic of the talk. The presentation of the award will take place in conjunction with the talk.
The conference will cover the recipient’s travel to and from the conference, accommodation, and complimentary conference registration.
The recipients of the 2019 and 2020 Carlo Heip Awards will be notified in March 2020.
Nominations should address the three evaluation criteria below:
Research impact. This should be supported by a list of the candidate’s top 10 publications and a link to their Google Scholar profile (or similar).
Peer recognition. This may be supported by indicators such as awards, honours, funding, and speaking invitations.
Service. This may be supported by evidence such as meetings organised, teaching, leadership, editorial responsibilities, mentorship, public outreach.
Nominations should be submitted attached to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st December 2019. A sub-committee of the International Association of Biological Oceanography (IABO) will act as the jury for nominations. The ranking of nominees will only be based on the nomination documentation. Recognising that nominees are likely to be well known in the field, committee membership and the evaluation process will be designed to avoid conflicts of interest.
Nomination letter, responding to the three evaluation criteria within two pages and confirming the nominee is willing to attend WCMB IV.
Nominee curriculum vitae documenting evidence in support of the criteria. This may include links to supporting materials.
A nomination may include up to three letters of support from selected referees that provide additional support for the nomination. These are optional.
All nomination documents must be combined in one pdf file to minimise the risk of the jury overlooking any documents.
Just a final reminder that the deadline for registration to EMBS54 is this Friday, the 9th of August. We hope to see you in Dublin on 25-29 August for a great scientific and social programme (www.embs54.org)!
On behalf of the scientific and organising committees
Professor Tasman Crowe UCD Earth Institute & School of Biology and Environmental Science Science Centre West University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
A draft of the full programme for EMBS 54 is now available at www.marinestations.org/embs-european-marine-biology-symposium/. There is a really great line up of speakers and posters from all over the world covering a broad range of marine biological topics, habitats and taxa in our themed and general sessions.
Registration will remain open until 9 August, but we ask all presenters to register before 30 July if possible so that we can finalise the programme. Note that the slots for talks are 10 minutes including questions.
When registering, note also that there is a limited number of places for the kayaking excursions and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no limit on places for the Dublin Bay cruise or the Glendalough trip.
We’re very much looking forward to welcoming you to Dublin in a few weeks’ time!
On behalf of the organising and scientific steering committees.
— Professor Tasman Crowe Director, UCD Earth Institute School of Biology and Environmental Science Science Centre West University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
Open University – Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn International Ph.D. Program 2019 – 2020
NEW CALLS – closing date 15 July 2019
Positions on offer
Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Naples Italy. Applications are invited from qualified postgraduate candidates to work on the following topics:
1. Impact of microbe-Jellyfish associations on the Carbon and NItrogen Cycles in coastal marine Ecosystems (JuICE) Director of Studies: Ulisse Cardini Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
2. Biosynthesis of long chain aliphatic compounds from Nannochloropsis spp. Director of Studies: Sergio Balzano Department of Marine Biotechnology
3. Nitrate sensing and uptake in diatoms: from molecular evolution to functional characterization Director of Studies: Alessandra Rogato Internal Supervisor: Maria I. Ferrante Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
4. Copepods as model organisms to evaluate the toxicity of emerging contaminants: an ecotoxicogenomic approach Director of Studies: Isabella Buttino Internal Supervisor: Ylenia Carotenuto Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
5. ‘SFerOASys’ Sponges as Fertilizing agents in Ocean Acidified Systems: Who’s in the Loop? Director of Studies: Laura Núñez Pons Department of Integrative Marine Ecology
We now have a great set of talks and posters lined up for the 54th EMBS in Dublin on 25-29 August 2019, spanning all four themes of the symposium and the general session (www.embs54.org). We are looking forward to welcoming presenters from all over Europe and the wider world, including Canada, Japan, Chile, Mozambique, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and the USA. I hope you can join us to enjoy the science, the social programme and the Yellow Submarine. Registration is open and the deadline for early bird rates has been extended to 30 May.
In addition to the great speakers, we are working on a great programme of social events and excursions for the 54th European Marie Biology Symposium in Dublin on 25-29 August this year. Options will include a cruise around Dublin Bay, a visit to scenic Glendalough and its ancient monastic settlement, and canoe excursions on the Liffey in Dublin itself or out on Dublin Bay. The Yellow Submarine competition will have its roots in Irish traditions and there will be a ceilidh after the conference dinner.
The April 3rd deadline for abstract submission is approaching and abstracts are being accepted via the website – www.embs54.org.
As well as a general session on any aspect of marine biology, the themes this year will focus on blue growth, rapid change, fundamental traits and movement and redistribution of species.
Details of registration are also available on the website. We have aimed to keep the costs low and flexible and really hope that you will be tempted to join us in Dublin this August!
On behalf of the organising and scientific steering commitees
Prof. Tasman Crowe UCD Earth Institute School of Biology and Environmental Science Science Centre West University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland
A great line up of keynote speakers is now confirmed for EMBS 54, to be held in Dublin on 25-29 August2019. Details are available atthe website.
We hope you will consider joining us for what should be an excellent symposium, with sessions on Blue Growth, Rapid Change, Movement and Redistribution of Species and Fundamental Biological Traits, as well as a General Session on any aspect of marine biology (visit www.embs54.org for details).
The EMBS series has been running annually since 1966. It attracts delegates from all over the world, who come to discuss high quality marine biological research in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. EMBS54 is organized by University College Dublin.
I am delighted to be able to provide you with the MARS newsletter with details on the launch of our brand new strategy “Supporting a decade of Marine Science in Europe and beyond”. The new strategy supports our vision for “a network of connected marine stations across Europe, which are well-positioned to meet the future scientific and societal challenges for the marine environment from the national to the global level”.
This is an exciting time for MARS and we would therefore welcome feedback on the contents of this newsletter and on the new strategy in general.
If you are not currently a member of MARS and would like to be then please contact me directly at email@example.com.
Dr Matt Frost
More information on MARS membership can be found here.