Entries by mcollmonton

December 2022 – SEINE-ETP end-of-the-year recap

The SEINE-ETP project, in collaboration with purse-seiners fishermen from Castellón, finished successfully the activities of its first year. The project aims to contribute to the sustainability of small pelagics fisheries in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea. We are looking forward to a new year of learning, discovering and fruitful collaboration with fishermen.

October 2022 – MarinePlan starts

The new project MarinePlan just started. Three 3 exciting years are waiting for us! The main aim is to develop improved transdisciplinary science for effective ecosystem-based maritime spatial planning and conservation in European Seas.  

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.