Online events and sessions 

30 October 2020

On Friday 30 October the International Scientific Conference Marine Research and Education 2020 will host a day of online special sessions, meetings, panels and break-out discussions. All events of MARESEDU-online will be held in English using Zoom platform.

 

There is no participation fee for any of the MARESEDU-online events but we kindly ask participants to register for each session to secure a space before 6 pm (GMT+3) on 27 October 2020. Please note that sessions have limited spaces.

Schedule of the day

Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

10:00 – 12:15 Moscow time (GMT +3)

 

Panel session on the World Association of Marine Stations and World Congress of Marine Stations

12:30 – 14:00 Moscow time (GMT +3)

 

UK-Russia joint session on marine expeditions in the Arctic: Understanding Marine Biology and Biogeochemistry of the Changing Arctic Ocean: UK's CAO and Russian Arctic marine research programmes

14:30 – 16:30 Moscow time (GMT +3)

 

Special session on biological fouling - cross-cutting research opportunities.

16:30 – 18:00 Moscow time (GMT +3)

Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Introducing the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development with a special focus on identifying interests, opportunities and capacities in the Russian Arctic.

The United Nations have declared the upcoming ten years 2021-2030 a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The Decade will provide a platform and a framework for the nations to achieve “The Science We Need for the Ocean We Want”. Currently the Decade is in its planning phase with a kick-off scheduled in 2021 and in this special session during the MARESEDU conference we want to explore what do main goals of the Decade mean for the audience and try to identify capacities to contribute to delivering the key societal outcomes formulated by The United Nations: 

  1. A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and removed; 

  2. A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards; 

  3. A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are mapped and protected; 

  4. A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensuring the provision of food supply; 

  5. A predictable ocean where society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions; 

  6. A transparent ocean with open access to data, information and technologies

  7. An inspiring and engaging ocean where society understands and values the ocean in relation to human wellbeing and sustainable development. 

 

We would also like to draw special attention to the Arctic Region. It is becoming increasingly clear that the Polar Regions are of enormous importance for the Earth’s climatic stability and hold the key to understanding fundamental Earth system processes. With this in mind, in our break-out sessions we are encouraging topics and discussions related to the Arctic Region.

 

Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will include key-note presentations introducing (1) main societal outcomes, vision and timeline of the Decade; (2) the development of the Regional Arctic Ocean Decade Action Plan; and (3) Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks, followed by discussions in break-out groups where participants will have a pre-set list of questions to address and reflect on. Each group will be focusing on one of the seven key societal outcomes of the Decade and their implementation in a context of the Arctic region. We will ask each group to nominate a rapporteur to take notes of the discussion, and a group leader to report highlights of the discussion back to the session.

For the latest Ocean Decade Implementation plan please follow the link - In Russian; In English

 

Organisers: Dr. Vitaly Sychev (IOC-UNESCO/Russian State Hydrometeorological University); Anna Gebruk (LMSU MRC/APRECS); Ekaterina Nesmeyanova (LMSU MRC); Dr. Grigorii G. Akhmanov (UNESCO-MSU Centre for Marine Geosciences Faculty of Geology LMSU).

Session agenda

10:00-10:05 – Welcome Statements and Opening Remarks.

 

10:05-10:15 – Dr. Grigorii G. Akhmanov (UNESCO-MSU Centre for Marine Geosciences Faculty of Geology Lomonosov Moscow State University). Welcome address of the session, links between IOC-UNESCO, LMSU, and MARESEDU conference. 

 

10:15-10:35 – Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin (Executive Secretary Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO). Introduction to UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and its key societal outcomes, challenges, approaches, and expected timeline. 

 

10:35-10:50 – Dr. Sandy Starkweather (Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks).  Introduction to Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks and its links to UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. 

 

10:50-11:05 – Christian Riisager-Simonsen (Danish Centre for Marine Research). The Arctic Task Force - highlights from the ongoing Regional Arctic Ocean Decade Action Plan development process coordinated by the Danish Centre for Marine Research.

 

11:05–11:15Evgeniia Kostianaia (Center for Coordination of Ocean Research, P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology). The role of early career ocean professionals in preparing the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

 

11:15-11:20 – Introduction to break-out groups, explanation of the activity in the groups.

 

11:20-12:00 – Discussions in break-out groups.

 

12:00-12:30 – Short summary from group discussions (2 min per group), closing remarks.

Panel session on the World Association of Marine Stations and World Congress of Marine Stations

There is currently support from the marine community to move forward with the full establishment of the World Association of Marine Stations (WAMS), a key element of the MARS (European Network of Marine Stations) Strategy. The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) has stimulated a renewed interest in WAMS and thus provides a valuable window of opportunity to move forward with this initiative. 


The special session of MARESEDU-2020 on marine stations will be structured as a panel discussion with current WAMS working group members. The session will also provide space for short presentations from the audience about marine stations or networks that they represent. Session is aimed towards anyone with interest in networking and research opportunities provided by marine stations globally.

Organisers: Dr Matthew Frost (the European Network of Marine Research Institutes and Stations (MARS)/The Marine Biological Association); Dr Alexander Tzetlin (The White Sea Biological Station); Dr Kazuo Inaba (Japanese Association for Marine Biology)

Session agenda

12:30 – 14:00 Moscow time (09:30 – 11:00 London time / 18:30 - 20:00 Tokyo time).

12:30 - 12:35  Welcome and Zoom tech Info.

12:35 - 13:55  Dr Matthew Frost (European Network of Marine Stations/Marine Biological Association) The World Association of Marine Stations and the UN Decade of Ocean science for Sustainable Development.  

13:55 – 14:15 Dr Kazuo Inaba (Japanese Association for Marine Biology) Marine stations working together: Regional alliances and the World Atlas of Marine Stations.

13:15- 13:35 – Dr Alexander Tzetlin (Pertsov White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov Moscow State University) The Nicolai Pertsov White Sea Biological Station: past, present and future.

13:35 – 14:00  Panel discussion and flash presentations.

UK-Russia joint session on marine expeditions in the Arctic: Understanding Marine Biology and Biogeochemistry of the Changing Arctic Ocean: UK's CAO and Russian Arctic marine research programmes

The Arctic is undergoing profound change in response to rapidly increasing air temperatures and associated changes to the cryosphere. Many of these changes directly influence the Arctic Ocean, via processes such as oceanic warming, increased terrestrial-ocean linkages and sea-ice decline. The impact of these changes on the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems is however still poorly understood. Developing a greater understanding of climate change impacts on Arctic marine biology and biogeochemistry is crucial for us to be able to project future changes, and to examine longer-term implications of change on Arctic Ocean ecosystems and beyond. In response to this challenge, multi-year marine research programmes in the Arctic are required.

 

 This session will discuss on-going projects in the Arctic such as the UK Changing Arctic Ocean Programme (CAO) and comparable Russian marine research programmes to provide a platform for improving bilateral science cooperation. We hope the session will allow participants to share their goals, scientific questions and priorities and help map common interests for Arctic science cooperation. The session will bring together UK-based researchers from the CAO programme, and representatives of Russia's leading research institutions involved in Arctic marine research and marine research programmes. We strongly welcome contributions from early career researchers from both Russia and the UK.

Organisers: UK's Changing Arctic Ocean Programme (CAO), UK Science and Innovation Network in Russia, Marine Research and Education Conference 2020 (MARESEDU2020).

 

Chairs: Head of international collaboration, LMSUMRC/President, UK Polar Network, Anna Gebruk and Head of the NERC Arctic Office, Henry Burgess.

Special session on biological fouling - cross-cutting research opportunities

Biofouling of artificial substrates is a well-known phenomenon that causes complications to offshore industries. However, fouling communities world-wide have mostly been studied within the first 50 meters of the oceans, whereas biofouling below this depth remains largely underexplored. Now in an era of technological advances and rapid development of offshore industries many of which are expanding to greater depths, it is of urgent necessity to develop an integral understanding of how biofouling changes with depth.

 

This session will be focused on biofouling below the photic depths of the oceans, addressing current knowledge and knowledge gaps around the theme and approaches for observational and experimental studies on biofouling. The session will include key-note presentations, followed by shorter panel presentations and an open discussion. Session length 1.5h. Contributions from the audience are welcome, please indicate in the registration form if you are interested in joining a panel with a short presentation. 


Organisers: Alexandra Chava (P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences); Vadim Mokievsky (P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences); Anna Gebruk (University of Edinburgh / Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center); Olga Konovalova (Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center).

IX  международная научно-практическая конференция

«Морские исследования и образование: MARESEDU - 2020»

26-29 октября 2020, Москва

Адрес Центра морских исследований МГУ (организатор):

119234, г. Москва, Ленинские горы, Научный парк МГУ, владение 1, стр. 77.

IX  International Conference Marine Research and Education: MARESEDU - 2020

26-29 October 2020, Moscow

 1 str. 77

Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine Research Center (LMSU MRC) address: 

1 str.77, Leninskye Gory, Nauchny Park, Moscow, 119234, Russian Federation.

Телефон/ phone number: 

+7 (495) 648-65-88 (доб./add. 721)

Е-mail:

info@maresedu.com

 

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