15 mayo 2013

MeshAtlantic Final Conference




Mapping Atlantic Area Seabed Habitats for Better Marine Management
University of Aveiro, Portugal, 15-17 September 2013.

The Final Conference of MeshAtlantic, themed “Mapping Atlantic Area Seabed Habitats for Better Marine Management”, will be held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, 15th - 17th September 2013.

The conference aims to address issues concerning habitat mapping in Europe under the following topics:

• Marine knowledge 2020;
• EUNIS, an evolving classification;
• New technologies for habitat mapping;
• Habitat maps: relevance at national and international level;
• Dissemination: stakeholders feedback

The sessions on September 16th will focus on the subtheme “Marine Habitat Mapping: Historical Perspectives and Present Status” with Craig Brown (McGregor GeoScience Limited, Canada) and Alan Stevenson (British Geological Survey, UK) as the keynote speakers. The second day sessions on September 17th will address topics under the subtheme “Uses of the Seabed: Habitat Mapping as a Tool for Marine Management and Planning”. Lene Buhl-Mortensen (Institute of Marine Research, Norway) and Vladimir Kostylev (Geological Survey of Canada - Atlantic, Canada) will present plenary talks.

Provisional program:

Sunday 15

15.00 to 18.00 – Registration
18.00 to 19.00 – Icebreaker

Monday 16: Marine Habitat Mapping: historical perspectives and present status

9.00 to 18.00 – Conference opening followed by plenary and contributed presentations
20.00 – Symposium dinner

Tuesday 17: Uses of the Seabed: habitat mapping as a tool for marine management and planning

9.00 to 18.00 – Plenary and contributed presentations
18.00 – Conference closure

The registration and abstract submission platforms are now open and the deadline for abstract submission is June 30.

The organizers are negotiating a Special Issue with an indexed science journal to accommodate peer-reviewed contributions and encourage your participation and welcome your scientific contributions.

No registration fee will be charged.