Mares Conference: “Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation”, 1-5 February 2016, Olhão, Portugal

Call for abstracts is open until the 7th September 2015!

Early bird registration is open until the 29th October 2015!

The second international Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation will be held from the 1st to 5th February 2016 in Olhão, Portugal. It presents a unique opportunity to bring together marine researchers, scientists, educators, and policymakers to address the key issues regarding marine ecosystems health and conservation.

The conference will be dynamic and innovative, by providing a mixture of oral presentations, scientific exhibitions and training workshops. Throughout the conference scientific sessions and exhibitions, several thematic subjects will be explored, among which ocean acidification and its interaction with other ocean change drivers. The keynote speaker confirmed for the session “Future oceans: temperature changes – hypoxia – acidification” is Dr Jean-Pierre Gattuso, research professor at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris 6.

Contact: Mares Conference Coordination Office, Ghent University, Marine Biology Research Group, Krijgslaan 281/S8 B-9000 Gent, Belgium, Phone: +32 9 264 85 26, info(at),

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