Entries by mcollmonton

Should we protect 30% of the Mediterranean Sea?

Today WWF launched a report that shows how protecting 30% of the Mediterranean Sea can boost fish stocks and biodiversity. By protecting key areas of our seas and coasts, we can trigger a domino effect of positive results. In collaboration with EII and CNRS-CRIOBE we contributed to the study with a modelling exercise testing alternative […]

January 2021 – Ecosystem Modelling Graduate Course online

A new Ecosystem Modelling Course, organized by the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada), just started online! The course is open for UBC graduate students with interest in quantitative modelling, as well as for some upper-level UBC undergraduate students.  Because of the Covid-19 situation, UBC does not allow on-campus classes for the coming semester, therefore […]

What are Nature-Based Solutions?

‘Nature-Based Solutions’ are increasingly emerging as a key tool in ensuring our oceans’ health, but what exactly are they and how can they help us achieve this goal? You can read about them in a recent interview. Ocean benefits are essential to keep a healthy planet / image: FutureMARES project

October 2020 – Final event of MarCons

MarCons Final Conference We participated in the final conference of MarCons, coordinating Panel 1. Assessing multiple threats to marine biodiversity The panelists’ presentations and the Slido poll results are now available online on our website. During the conference, the following publication was mentioned, which is actually a number of recommendations for advancing marine conservation in […]

PELCAT results presented in PLASTIC’ 2020

Our colleague Berta Sala Solà from the IDAEA-CSIC presented important results from our PELCAT project regarding “Organophosphate esters in edible fish from the Mediterranean Sea” in PLASTIC’ 2020 symposium. The presentation was featured in the media.

September 2020 – MarCons COST Action Final Meeting

MarCons COST Action on Advancing marine conservation in the European and contiguous seas is arriving to an end. During MarCons, lots of interesting activities and products regarding marine conservation have been developed: http://www.marcons-cost.eu/ And…we are starting to work towards MarCons II Stay tunned!