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EUR-OCEANS hot topics conference - A changing ocean (6-8 Nov. 2013, PLOCAN, Gran Canaria, Spain)

Type: 
Conference
Nature: 
EUR-OCEANS organisation / funding

This EUR-OCEANS Conference will be hosted by PLOCAN in Gran Canaria, Spain, 6-8 November 2013.

A back-to-back workshop led by UniHB/MARUM and titled Data integration in marine science – Collaborations between journal and data publishers/databases will be held on 4-5 November (attendance limited to 20 participants).

Quick links:
>> Download booklet (including final programme)
>> Download presentations (through programme)
>> Download practical info
>> Download flyer
>> Register now

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Overview of the conference

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The conference aims at showing progress and perspectives on selected ‘hot topics’ in Marine Science. Over the past 5 years, the EUR-OCEANS Consortium has identified, supported and promoted a number of such topics, notably by funding foresight workshops, flagship programs and other types of activities.

The 2.5-day conference also intends to pave the way for the integration of the EUR-OCEANS community in the future EuroMarine+ Consortium. In 2014, this Consortium will replace three former networks of excellence: EUR-OCEANS, MarBEF and Marine Genomics Europe. The conference will discuss opportunities for new multidisciplinary approaches, which such integration opens up, notably in the ‘trading zones’ where the three scientific communities can jointly address topics of common interest.

Selected hot topics include:

  1. Ocean deoxygenation and acidification
  2. High resolution ocean (or how meso and submesoscale physics constrains biogeochemistry and biology)
  3. Rapid change in polar oceans
  4. Ecosystem models and biodiversity scenarios for changing oceans
  5. Links between marine ecology, biodiversity and genomics
  6. Plasticity, epigenetics, adaptativeness.

Sessions on the above topics will leave ample room for discussion after two invited keynote talks. A final session will focus on the production of one or more joint synthesis article(s) and on future advances to be made within the EuroMarine+ context. Posters will be welcomed. Data and journal publishers also meet at the venue and a conference keynote presentation will highlight the future of open access, cross-disciplinary publication as a mean for integration. Progress on the EuroMarine+ Consortium Agreement will be presented and a signature ceremony should be held to mark the transition to EuroMarine+.

Scientific Committee

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  • Philippe Cury (IRD, France) – Chair
  • Paul Tréguer (UBO, France) – Co-Chair
  • Guillem Chust (AZTI, Spain)
  • Eric Delory (PLOCAN, Spain)
  • Véronique Garçon (CNRS, France)
  • Marina Lévy (CNRS, France)
  • Patrizio Mariani (DTU Aqua, Denmark)
  • Bernard Quéguiner (AMU, France)
  • Maurizio Ribera d’Alcalà (SZN, Italy)
  • Sabrina Speich (UBO, France)

Organizing Committee

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  • Pierre-François Baisnée (IRD, France)
  • Lorenzo Motos & Guillem Chust (AZTI, Spain)
  • Stéphane Pesant (UniHB/MARUM, Germany)
  • Mónica Ramirez (PLOCAN, Spain)

Final program

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>> Download as PDF (conference booklet, including abstracts)

Note: Last minute impediments to the participation of two speakers led to the following pogramme changes:

  • In Session 2 Raffaele Ferrari's slides were presented by Shafer SmithMarina Lévy and Francesco D'Ovidio gave additional presentations
  • In Session 4, Olivier Aumont's presentation was cancelled and replaced by Guillem Chust's presentation of Ecosystem and biodiversity modelling of plankton in warmer oceans.

The resulting modified programme was as follows. Links to authorized public, PDF versions of the presentations are provided below when available:

Day 1 – Wednesday 6 Nov.
Registration – 09:00-09:40
Introduction
09:40-09:50
Welcome
09:50-10:15
Philippe Cury (IRD)
 
Session 1 – Ocean deoxygenation and acidification
Chair: Paul Tréguer (UBO) & Melchor González Dávila (ULPGC)
10:15-10:45
Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR)
10:45-11:15
Break
11:15-11:45
Ulf Riebesell (GEOMAR)
11:45-12:45
Discussion
 
Outcome of EUR-OCEANS workshop on data publication
12:45-13:00
Michael Diepenbroek (PANGAEA/MARUM)
13:00-14:30
Lunch

Session 2 – High resolution ocean (or how meso and submesoscale physics constrains biogeochemistry and biology)
Chair: Marina Lévy (CNRS) & Francesco d’Ovidio (LOCEAN-IPSL)
14:30-15:30
Slides of Raffaele Ferrari (MIT) presented by Shafer Smith (NYU)
Submesoscale fronts and primary production
15:30-16:30
Discussion
16:30-17:00
Break
 
Session 3 – Rapid change in polar oceans
Chair: Paul Tréguer (UBO) & Eugene Murphy (BAS)
17:00-17:30
Eugene Murphy (BAS)
Predicting change in Southern Ocean ecosystems
17:30-18:00
Marcel Babin (U. Laval)
Impact of climate change on Arctic marine ecosystems
18:00-19:00
Discussion
19:00
Bus back to Las Palmas hotels
20:30
Dinner in Las Palmas
 
Day 2 – Thursday 7 Nov.
Session 4 – Ecosystem models and biodiversity scenarios for changing oceans
Chair: Philippe Cury (IRD) & Laurent Memery (CNRS)
09:30-10:00
Nils C. Stenseth (U. Oslo)
10:00-10:30
Olivier Aumont (IRD)
What do models tell us about future evolutions of open-ocean marine ecosystems?
10:30-11:00
Discussion
11:00-11:30
Break
11:30-12:15
Discussion (cont.)
 
Euromarine+: update
12:15-12:30
Mike Thorndyke (U. Gothenburg)
12:30-14:00
Lunch
 
Session 5 – Links between marine ecology, biodiversity and genomics
Chair: Patrizio Mariani (DTU-Aqua) & Chris Bowler (ENS)
14:00-14:30
Colomban de Vargas (CNRS)
New tools and concepts toward an eco-morpho-genetic understanding of marine plankton systems: lessons from Tara-Oceans (2009-2013)
14:30-15:00
Alessandra Carbone (UPMC)
15:00-16:15
Discussion
16:15-16:45
Break
 

Session 6 – Plasticity, epigenetics, adaptativenessChair: Colomban de Vargas (CNRS) & Maurizio Ribera d’Alcalà (SZN)

16:45-17:15
Chris Bowler (ENS)
17:15-17:45
Thomas Mock (UEA)
17:45-19:00
Discussion
19:00
Bus back to Las Palmas
19:45
Dinner in Las Palmas

Day 3 – Friday 8 Nov. (until approx. 13:00)
Final Wrap-up Session – future advances, joint synthesis article(s)
Open discussion led / moderated by Chairs and Speakers from all sessions on:
- future advances within EuroMarine+ (e.g. integrated strategy to build scenarios for changing oceans in the XXI century)
- topics and plan for joint synthesis article(s).

09:00-10:30
Wrap up
10:30-11:00
Break
11:00-12:00
Wrap up (cont.)
12:00-13:30
Lunch
 
Bus back to Las Palmas


Posters and poster presentations

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Posters will be displayed outside the conference room. Given the high number of posters received / accepted, poster presentations could not be included in the programme.

Poster abstract submission (deadline 30 June) is through the online registration form (you can register first, save the link to your registration form and come back at a later point in time to add a poster abstract; in case of difficulty, you can also email your abstract -2200 characters including spaces at most for the abstract itself- to the conference email address).

We have limited space for posters and will select them based on their relevance to the different sessions and time of submission.

Recommended poster dimensions (best adapted to the hanging systems: heighth=90 x width=60 cm).

Registration

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Please register using the online form at www.eur-oceans.eu/registration2013.

Registration deadline: 31 July

Number or participants will be limited to 92 (on a first come, first serve basis).

Financial support: Some grants will be available (PhD students, post-docs, scientists from developing countries). Application for financial support is through the registration form).

Practical information

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Please consult the attached 'practical information' document and make travel and stay arrangement at your earliest convenience (Gran Canaria is a popular touristic destination).

Contacts (scientific issues): philippe.cury [at] ird.fr; treguer [at] univ-brest.fr; po [at] eur-oceans.eu
Contacts (organizational issues): conference2013 [at] eur-oceans.eu

Venue: PLOCAN (Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands) - Carretera de Taliarte, s/n. - 35214 Telde - Gran Canaria – Canary Islands – Spain
Venue webpage: www.plocan.eu/en
Venue location (map): bit.ly/YGjnMb

Timeline

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  • poster abstract submission (through registration form): 30 June 2013
  • application for financial support (through registration form): 30 June 2013
  • acceptance notice for posters and funding: 24 July
  • registration: 31 July

Download of presentations

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Please refer to the programme section and links therein.

Location: 
PLOCAN, Telde, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Financial support: 
50 k€ from EOC (as per decision of the Council on 8 Feb. 2013)
Start date: 
06/11/2013
End date: 
08/11/2013
Abstract submission deadline: 
30/06/2013
Registration deadline: 
31/07/2013


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