TheWorld Conference on Marine Biodiversity has the overall aim of bringing together scientists, practitioners and the public to discuss and advance our understanding of the issues surrounding the importance of biodiversity in the marine environment. The conference will address issues of marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant spheres and interacting topics.
More specifically the conference aims to:
Review our knowledge of marine biodiversity and its role in marine ecosystem functioning
Assess the most critical threats to marine systems and consider management strategies
Discuss sustainable development and socio-economic impacts on the marine sector
Identify future research priorities
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.
Date: 26-30 September 2011
Venue: Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
see here for further details
contact: Prof David Paterson