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.


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

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


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 for Summer 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: 
~ A clean ocean where sources of pollution are identified and removed; 
~ A safe ocean where people are protected from ocean hazards; 
~ A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are mapped and protected; 
~ A sustainably harvested and productive ocean ensuring the provision of food supply; 
~ A predictable ocean where society has the capacity to understand current and future ocean conditions; 
~ A transparent ocean with open access to data, information and technologies (
We would also like to draw a 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 understanding fundamental Earth system processes. With this in mind, in our break-out sessions we are encouraging topics and discussions related to the Arctic Ocean and the Arctic Region as a whole. Although the discussion will be focused on the Arctic, we do encourage the audience to bring experiences and knowledge from other regions as well, contributions from the northern Atlantic and northern Pacific are especially welcome.
Special session on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development will include key-note presentations describing main goals, vision and timeline of the Decade, followed by the break-out discussions where participants will have a pre-set list of questions to address. Session duration 1.5h. We invite anyone with an interest in ocean science and sustainable development to learn about the Decade. Please indicate if you are interested in a role of moderator or note-taker for break-out groups.

Organisers: Dr. Vitaly Sychev (The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO)/Russian State Hydrometeorological University); Anna Gebruk (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists /Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center); Ekaterina Nesmeyanova (Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center); Dr. Grigorii G. Akhmanov (UNESCO-MSU Centre for Marine Geosciences Faculty of Geology Lomonosov Moscow State University).

World Association of Marine Stations (WAMS): special session on marine stations as platforms for international research and collaboration and a role of WAMS in facilitating it.

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. The session is aimed towards anyone with an interest in networking and research opportunities provided by marine stations globally. Please indicate in the registration form if you would like to give a presentation.

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); Anna Gebruk (University of Edinburgh/Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center); Ekaterina Nesmeyanova (Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center).

Biological fouling beneath the photic depths - 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).

Fieldwork training and qualification qualification courses for marine mammal specialists - from observing to tagging to rescue.

This session provides a platform to exchange knowledge and explore what training opportunities are available for specialists and early career researchers with an interest in marine mammal science and fieldwork. We aim to cover a broad spectrum of training opportunities from robust marine mammal observing educational courses, to special training opportunities in tagging; rescue or other skills. The session will provide space to give short presentations highlighting the courses, training programmes, and internships that you are running or have participated followed by an open discussion to identify gaps and needs from the audience. Please indicate in the registration if you are interested in delivering a presentation. Session duration 1h.

Organisers: Dmitry Udovik (Lomonosov Moscow State University Marine research center), Dmitry Glazov (A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution Russian Academy of Sciences).

If you want to organise an online event during the MARESEDU-2020, please fill in the application form below.


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,



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