Creating a long-term infrastructure for MARine Biodiversity research
in the European economic area and the Newly Associated states
Supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the key action 'Better assessment of naturally occurring mechanisms of ecosystem functioning' within 'Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development'The objectives of the MARBENA project were to:
To achieve these objectives, MARBENA, amongst others, organised a series of e-conferences on selected themes. Check the list of e-conferences, or go directly to the forum pages.
- create the infrastructure for marine biodiversity research in Europe, by creating a pan-European network of marine scientists; improve the science by cataloguing the existing expertise and infrastructure, by defining and prioritising the issues at stake; provide an intellectually attractive environment for young scientists and a discussion forum for all
- create awareness on the issues at stake and enlarge the visibility of marine biodiversity research in Europe: communicate with EU policy makers and politicians (presentation of marine biodiversity issues at the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy meetings), liaison with global organisations and programmes, and dissemination of information to the public at large.
The final reports, summaries and proceedings of the e-conferences are available to download from the summaries pages.Go to overview for more information on objectives and expected outcome of the MARBENA project; to forum to log on to the conference and get access to the messages (only for registered users!), to summaries for an overview of past discussions, to help for more information on how to use this discussion board.
General coordination: Carlo Heip ,Herman Hummel and Pim van Avesaath
Web site and conference hosted by VLIZ