Entries by mcollmonton

September 2022 – Ges4Seas starts

The new project Ges4Seas just started. We have 4 exciting years in front of us! Coastal and marine waters are vital for the natural balance of our planet and for Human societies.  All coastal and marine ecosystem goods and services heavily depend on the level of human and environmental pressures,​ and their cumulative effects. GES4SEAS […]

June 2022 – 1st meeting of ProOceans

The first meeting of the Spanish project ProOceans was organized in San Pedro del Pinatar (in Murcia), in front of the fascinating Mar Menor. We reviewed the first activities of the project and came up with a good plan for the second year. Many interesting studies will come up!  

May 2022 – Begins the IPBES assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (the ‘Nexus Assessment’)

From the 16th to the 20th of May 2022 the first author meeting of the Nexus Assessment, the thematic assessment of the interlinkages among biodiversity, water, food and health (nexus assessments) of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, https://ipbes.net/), was held in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 150 leading international experts, from every […]

La importancia de proteger los fondos marinos del Delta del Ebro

Científicos proponen la zona marítima del Delta del Ebro como área de restricción pesquera por su riqueza ecológica. Un reciente trabajo científico, desarrollado por ONG y el CSIC en colaboración con pescadores locales, ha detectado la riqueza ecológica del área marítima del Delta del Ebro y proponen que esta se declare como zona de restricción […]

March 2022 – ProOceans workshop on modelling techniques

Under our Spanish Project ProOceans “Fostering the capacity of marine ecosystem models to PROject the cumulative effects of global change and plausible future OCEANS” we have organized a 2-day workshop to discuss modelling techniques available, their capabilities and challenges to model the global ocean. We have discussed about marine ecosystem models, spatial statistical models, Bayesian/Frequentist […]

March 2022 – Joint lab meeting with V. Christensen’s group

We organized a joint lab meeting with Villy Christensen group at University of British Columbia, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. We discussed students and postdoc projects and found common challenges and issues to deal with ecological modelling techniques. A very inspiring session! Let’s hope that next time it can be an “in person” meeting.

October 2021 – Kickoff of ProOceans

Our Spanish project ProOceans “Fostering the capacity of marine ecosystem models to PROject the cumulative effects of global change and plausible future OCEANS” starts with a kickoff meeting with all partners. We have three very interesting years ahead of us to learn about MEMs, statistical models and how to improve our capacity to project changes […]

October 2021 – Mediterranean small pelagic fish at SIMERPE (Vigo)

We presented the results of 4 years of projects on small pelagic fish at the first SIMERPE – Iberian Symposium on Modeling and Assessment of Fishery Resources (“Simposio Ibérico de Modelado y Evaluación de Recursos Pesqueros”) We are very grateful for this opportunity, full of interesting discussions about achievements and challenges to evaluate marine resources […]