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4th World Conférence on Marine Biodiversity

Du 13/05/2018 au 16/05/2018 - Montréal, Québec

The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) has become the major focal assembly to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discussions on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. This meeting will bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss and advance our understanding of the importance and current state of biodiversity in the marine environment. Through a mix of keynote sessions and contributed talks the conference program will address marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant sectors. Participation will be encouraged from the broadest possible range of stakeholder groups from academics to industry.

CONFERENCE Objectives

  1.  Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society;
  2. Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use;
  3. To improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity;
  4. Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services and;
  5. Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building.

 

The 4th WCMB will ‘connect’ scientists with decision and policy makers, NGOs and industry in order to :

  • Review current knowledge of marine biodiversity and its role in marine ecosystem function and services;
  • Assess past, present, and future critical threats to marine systems and consider management strategies;
  • Encourage inter-disciplinary discussions among researchers, policy makers, NGOs and industry;
  • Discuss sustainable development in the context of biodiversity;
  • Identify future research and policy priorities

 

CONFERENCE Themes

The central theme of the 4th WCMB is Connecting with the living ocean.

PROPOSED SPECIFIC CONFERENCE THEMES :

  • BIODIVERSITY IN A CHANGING OCEAN
  • MARINE BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTHROPOCENE
  • STRATEGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF MARINE BIODIVERSITY
  • BIODIVERSITY DISCOVERY & PREDICTION
  • BLUE BIOTECHNOLOGY & MARINE GENETIC RESOURCES
  • INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORKS TO LINK ENVIRONMENTAL & BIOLOGICAL DRIVERS OF BIODIVERSITY
  • LINKING BIODIVERSITY TO ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION AND SERVICES
  • BIODIVERSITY TOOLS & DATA
  • APPLICATION OF BIODIVERSITY KNOWLEDGE
  • THE HUMAN ELEMENT

 

Register for 4th WCMB at www.wcmb2018.org

 

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