Creating a long-term infrastructure for MARine Biodiversity research
in the European economic area and the Newly Associated states
The third MARBENA e-conference will run for two weeks, from 7 to 17th April 2003:
Marine Biodiversity in the S-Mediterranean and the Black SeaWhat is our knowledge? Do we know what we do not know or will never know? But does it really matter?introduction
The e-conference is scheduled around 4 topics. The chairpersons will open the discussion each day and prepare summaries that will be posted on the website.
Topic Starting date Title Introduced by 1 7 April "Phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos Prof. Ferdinando Boero 2 8 April "Fish and commercially exploited invertebrates." ? 3 9 April "Identification of "hot spots" of species/habitat diversity and productivity." Prof. John Stuart Gray 3 10 April "Identification of the critical information gaps." ? 3 11 April "Identification of the drivers of change." Prof. Carlos Duarte 3 14 April "Does Marine Biodiversity matters?" ? 3 15 - 17 April "themes to be addressed by Bioplatform" ? 17-20 September Opportunity to send comments and continue discussions on summaries of sessions 1 to 3; general discussion, loose ends and synthesis.
General coordination: Carlo Heip ,Herman Hummel and Pim van Avesaath
Web site and conference hosted by VLIZ