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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!

EU-funded FutureMARES project starts

The new EU-funded project FutureMARES about Climate Change and Future Marine Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity just started (01/09/2020) and will keep us busy for the next 4 years. The website of the project is now live: https://www.futuremares.eu/    

Advancing global ecological modelling capabilities to simulate future trajectories of change in marine ecosystems

Our new paper regarding global marine ecosystem modelling is out in Frontiers in Marine Science Check it out here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2020.567877/abstract   In this study, we present a global ecosystem modelling complex, EcoOcean v2, and use it to simulate past and future scenarios of marine ecosystem change, where we quantify the impacts of alternative configurations of […]