Deep-Sea Biology Symposium 2015: Portugual
The 14th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium (DSBS) in Aveiro, Portugal was a great meeting point for deep-sea biologists and ecologist from all around the world. With about 400 participants from more than 30 countries (around 50% were students), 200 talks and 200 posters and several side and working group meetings (e.g. DOSI and INDEEP), I was constantly bumping into someone whose papers inspired me throughout my studies in marine biology. During my stay there I got constructive comments on my PhD project, parts of which I presented in one oral and two poster communications, from several experts in the field. There also was a student mixer from the Dee-Sea Biology Society which enabled PhD’s from all around the world to meet and discuss about their research in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Last but not least, I have to give credit to the organizing committee of the University of Aveiro for making sure everything ran smoothly (even the weather was great!). Special thanks to the Challenger Society for providing me with a travel award and thus giving me the opportunity to attend this great scientific meeting. Now I am back in Southampton to continue my work, but I am already anticipating the next DSBS conference in 2018 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Monterey, USA.
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Name: Paris Stefanoudis
Contact Address: Waterfront Campus, European Way, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
Status: 3rd-year PhD student at the University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
Research area: Deep-Sea Biology/Ecology
PhD title: Effect of seafloor topography on deep-sea benthic foraminiferal assemblages: a paradigm from the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE Atlantic
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14 DSBS, Aveiro, Portugal: great people, excellent talks, and “deep” discussions over tasty Portuguese dishes.
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change event
The oceans, the blue economy and implications for climate change
Date: 29 November 2023, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Rupert Howes, Joanna Post, Dr John Siddorn, Dr Siva Thambisetty, Professor Elizabeth Robinson, Dr Darian McBain
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, Cheng Kin Ku Building, LSE Campus and online
Many conversations about sustainability and climate-change focus on activities on land – the green part of our planet. This misses a vital part of the puzzle, the role that our oceans play.
Ocean and Coastal Futures - Bursary
As part of our commitment to encouraging and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, Ocean and Coastal Futures is launching its first Coastal Futures Bursary in partnership with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. This opportunity is open for young people aged 18 to 30 years old, who are currently underrepresented in the marine and coastal sector and face financial barriers to attending. Individuals do not have to be working or studying in the sector currently but must reside in the UK.
CLASS Modelling Workshop 2024
The CLASS Programme is hosting a Modelling Workshop in early 2024. This is aimed at UK participants only. Event details and criteria to sign up are available here.