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Mar 22 2016 to Mar 24 2016
Mediterranean Conservation Sciences Conference Camargue, France Tour du Valat, Research Centre for the Conservation of Mediterranean Wetlands, with CEFE-CNRS (Montpellier) and IMBE (Aix-Marseille) are launching a series of conference every two years targeting young scientists concerning "Conservation Sciences in the Mediterranean Region". http://www.medconservationscie...
Oct 11 2016 to Oct 13 2016
17th Young and Mediterranean Meetings Villefranche-sur-Mer and Nice The pre-selections for the Young and Mediterranean Meetings 2016 are opened. You can pre-inscribe on the Euro-Mediterranean Network website, here: Do not forget to send me the description of your project by mail at filling the document which is linked below. Attention, only the structure which will have their project selected by the CDMM will be financial supported. However, the Young and Mediterranean Meetings 2015 are opened to everyone, under the condition the structure is able to financial support its accommodation and travel costs if its project was not selected. The last date to send me the pre-registration form is the 23rd of May 2016 included. Beyond this date, the forms will not be admissible for the selection but if the structure wants to participate to the Young and Mediterranean Meetings, the structure will have to support its accommodation and travel costs.
Nov 25 2016 to Nov 26 2016
Blue Eco Forum Barcelona The Mediterranean Sea is a unique geographical and cultural space that unites 22 countries and over 450 million people. Breaking with its tradition of common solidarity and shared prosperity, a series of crises is putting its sustainability in jeopardy. At the environmental level, climate change and human pollution are damaging the state of natural ecosystems and weakening access to water, energy and food. At the social level, political instability and poor humanitarian policies create huge migration of populations with dramatic collateral human cost. At the economic level, unemployment and immature industries prevent equitable and inclusive development. This forum aims to reflect on these major regional challenges through participatory and cross-cutting activities, putting the focus on the Mediterranean Sea as a source of opportunities for cultural, social, environmental and economic wealth. It will draw collective and shared thinking and actions towards a more sustainable and peaceful development of the Mediterranean region. This event, organized by the Mediterranean civil society, features debates, workshops, exhibitions and meetings – virtual and face-to-face- with the participation of relevant actors from the Euro-Mediterranean political, economic and social world.
Jan 15 2017 to Jan 19 2017
Marine Pollution University of Haifa, Israel PLEASE CONTACT Daniela Zak at MERCI by November 1, 2017 FOR REGISTRATION. Email following details: Name, Graduate status (year, degree), and affiliation to   This course will consider marine pollution in its various forms. We will focus primarily on chemical contaminants, including an array of metals and metalloids, long-lived radionuclides emanating from the nuclear fuel cycle and weapons testing, and organic pollutants (including oil, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pharmaceutical wastes). The course will consider sources of these contaminants, routes to the sea, biogeochemical cycling, toxicity to marine organisms, and possible public health implications from consumption of contaminated seafood. Problems associated with sewage treatment plant effluents, including excess nutrients and pathogenic microorganisms, will also be considered, as will non-toxic pollutants such as plastics. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral investigators, but may also be suitable for advanced undergraduates with strong biology and chemistry backgrounds. Students will be expected to lead discussions on some assigned readings and participate in debates on controversial subjects related to marine pollution. The workshop will also include a one-day field trip to sites such as sewage treatment and desalination plants. Brief bio Nicholas Fisher is a marine biogeochemist who is known primarily for his studies on the interactions of contaminants with marine organisms, particularly the cycling and bioaccumulation of metals, metalloids, and long-lived radionuclides in marine ecosystems. These studies have considered contaminant fluxes in the oceans, the trophic transfer of metals in marine food webs, and public health implications of seafood contamination. Fisher has a BA in Biology from Brandeis University (1970) and a PhD in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1974). He was a postdoctoral investigator in the Chemistry