ELectronic conference on MARine Biodiversity in Europe
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 Supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme and contributing to the implementation of the key action 'Assessing and conserving biodiversity' within 'Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development'

This e-conference was intended to inventorise, synthesise and report the opinion of the European community (scientists, science programmers, funding agencies, decision-makers, managers, and the public at large) on three issues that are considered important for the development and application of marine biodiversity research:

the organisers

In alphabethical order: Oxford Dictionary: marble: 2. a small ball of coloured glass or similar material used as a toy.
More marbles at www.marblemuseum.org, where we found the picture of the marble featuring so prominently on these pages.
General coordination: Carlo Heip and Pim van Avesaath
Web site and conference hosted by VLIZ