Creating a long-term infrastructure for MARine Biodiversity research
in the European economic area and the Newly Associated states
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The fourth MARBENA e-conference will run for one week, from 2 to 9 June 2003:

Newly Associated States and Marine Biodiversity Research

Are marine biodiversity problems different for NAS as compared to other EU countries?

Chaired by: Jan Marcin Weslawski and Henn Ojaveer

The e-conference is scheduled around 5 topics. Two moderators will open the discussion each day and prepare summaries that will be posted on the website.

TopicStarting dateTitleIntroduced by
32 June "What is the Baltic contribution to the European marine biodiversity? " K. Jazdzewski and E. Ojaveer
33 June "Change of Baltic biodiversity over various time and spatial scales " A. Witkowski and J. Kotta
34 June "Where is the "cutting edge science" in the Baltic marine biodiversity?" J. Koszteyn and E. Bonsdorff
35 June "Socioeconomic/cultural dimension and conservation status of marine biodiversity in the Baltic Sea" E. Andrulewicz and G. Martin
36 June "Is there a need for further human intervention on the Baltic ecosystems? " K. Skóra and S. Olenin
7-12 June Opportunity to send comments and continue discussions on summaries of sessions 1 to 5; general discussion, loose ends and synthesis.

General coordination: Carlo Heip ,Herman Hummel and Pim van Avesaath
Web site and conference hosted by VLIZ