Thursday, July 15, 2010

ICES Marine Conference

ICES Annual Science Conference 2010 will be held at la Cité des Congrès in Nantes, France, between 20 and 24 September.

ICES Annual Science Conference provides a forum in which an international community of marine scientists, professionals, and students gather to share their work in theme-based series of oral and poster presentations. Each year, the Conference is hosted by one of our 20 Member Countries, and has a unique website to handle electronic submissions and registration.

Visit the website in the coming months as further details are made available.

Organised by ICES
Hosted by IFREMER


Plenary Lectures

Open Lecture

Jane Lubchenco, The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator, USA
Managing marine biodiversity: an emerging consensus

Invited Plenary Lectures

Myriam Sibuet, Vice –Chair CoML International Scientific Steering Committee, France

Impact of “Census of Marine Life” on development of marine sciences

Philippe Cury, IRD senior Scientist

Director of the UMR-EME 212 (Exploited Marine Ecosystems)-IRD/Ifremer and University Montpellier 2 Director of CRH (Centre de Recherches Méditerranéenne et Tropicale) Scientific Director of the Eur-Oceans Consortium
Building scenarios for marine ecosystems under anthropogenic and natural forcing in the XXI Century: are we getting ready?

Peter Herman, Professor, Dr, Head of Department 'Spatial Ecology', Netherlands Institute of Ecology

From conflicts to solutions. The role of science in Dutch coastal planning issues


Neobiota, Trilateral Conference, Wadden Sea

Trilateral Conference on
Neobiota in the Wadden Sea -Challenges for Nature Conservation
26 August 2010

Das Wattemeerhaus

The 5th Wadden Sea Day on 26 August 2010 has the theme "Neobiota in the Wadden Sea" and is organized by the National Park Administration Wadden Sea Lower Saxony together with the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat.

Background and Objective
For centuries, alien species have been introduced to new areas in which they were previously absent and to which they have been introduced by humans as mediator. With increasing global trade the introduction, both intentional and unintentional, has increased concomitantly and has increased in complexity. Next to global habitat loss and climate change, this biological globalization has become a key process in altering the biosphere.

The Quality Status Report for the Wadden Sea 2009 has shown that in the Wadden Sea, a diverse range of alien species has established permanent populations. The rate of alien species is continuously increasing. Many of the species have become abundant and several can be regarded as invasive in the sense of having a significant effect on the recipient ecosystem.
Furthermore, with inscription of the Wadden Sea on the World Heritage List in June 2009, the World Heritage Committee encourage the State Parties to implement a strict monitoring program to control invasive species associated with ballast water, marinas and aquaculture in the property.
The conference has the aim to provide insights in recent research and management projects along the Wadden Sea coast, to assess the possible threat to the World Heritage and to discuss with scientists and managers how new challenges by marine alien species can be met by trilateral policy and management.

The Program
The sessions of the workshop will focus on Status of marine neobiota in the Wadden Sea
Monitoring and assessment of aliens (“rapid assessment” project, beach explorer, TMAP)
Management (eradication, control) and prevention of introduction (shipping, aquaculture, marinas) and communication (awareness, qualification of guides)

preliminary program
travel information

Who shall attend?
Invited are policy makers, conservation managers, scientists, and non-governmental organizations. The number of participants is limited to 80 persons.

Further information and registration
Please confirm your attendance until 15 August 2010

By mail, email or fax to:

Dr. Gerald Millat
National Park Lower Saxon Wadden Sea,
Virchowstr. 1,
26382 Wilhelmshaven
Tel. +49 4421-911-298, Fax +49 04421-911-280,

Friday, July 9, 2010


Saturday 27 November 2010
The programme for 27 November 2010 is yet to be decided. If you would like a particular subject dealt with, please contact Judith.
The annual workshop held in Woking offers members the opportunity to receive tuition in identification. In the past there has been a tendency to concentrate on the so-called "difficult groups", but if you are a beginner do not be put off by that. Beginners are always welcome, especially if they give prior notice so that arrangements may be made for the use of a stereo microscope if they do not have one of their own.
Bookings to Judith Nelson (01483 761210) (home). A fee of £5 will be charged to cover expenses. PLEASE BOOK EARLY.
This meeting  is being held by kind invitation of Judith Nelson at Hilbre House, Pembroke Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7ED (01483 761210) from 10:00 h prompt until approximately 17:00 h.

Please note Hilbre is a no-smoking property.
Those attending should please bring a microscope and lamps (a few microscopes are available if booked in advance), Petri dishes or other dishes for sorting purposes, a fine water colour paint brush (00), tweezers/forceps, dissecting tools, if possible an extension lead and/or double electric plug, books to help identification, and a packed lunch. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided.
As numbers for the workshop are limited, please confirm any booking made by 1 November so that it can be checked whether there are any places vacant. Those NOT confirming by 1 November will be taken as not wishing to attend and their place will go to someone else. No reminders will be given.

Further information HERE

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Modern Taxonomy Course Programme 2010-2011

Further information here

Aquatic Invasive Species (Short Course)

Course Overview

This course will allow you to develop an applied understanding of the ecology and management of aquatic invasive species through a series of lectures and a field visit. Concentrating primarily on freshwater environments, you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of survey techniques relevant to invasive species ecology, monitoring and research. Material covered will be highly appropriate for underpinning management strategies and protocols.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form (MS Word document)
  2. Save the completed form to your computer
  3. Log-in to your email account and open new message
  4. Attach the application form
  5. Send email to

Contact us ...

If you have any questions or would just like to register your interest in the course:
  • Give us a call (Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm) on 08456 501 501* or (0)1202 961916 (UK and International/EU alternative number) 
  • Drop us an email:
* BU does not profit from this number
Duration: 6-9 September 2010


Next Meeting on 2011 - Congress on Malacology

The Congress will be held on the Campus of Álava of the University of the Basque Country and in the 'Palacio de Congresos Europa'.

Updated information will be available at the Congress website


Oceans Past III: Stories from the sea - history of marine animal populations and their exploitation


The first decade of international, multi-disciplinary “History of Marine Animal Populations” (HMAP) research program culminates in 2010. At this juncture, it is appropriate to reflect on the project’s major achievements, to look ahead and consider the future of marine environmental history and historical ecology, and to consider how the knowledge assembled to date can be applied to marine resource management and conservation.

Questions regarding the program schould be directed to Project Coordinator Anne Husum Marboe:

Questions concerning local issues should be send to Trinity Long Room Hub, Eva Muhlhause:


Download registration form here: Word or pdf
E-mail, Fax or mail the registrationform to:
Fax: 00353 (1) 896 4220
Mail: Ocean's Past III, Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland.

California and the World Ocean 2010

The co-chairs of the international California and the World Ocean Conference 2010 (CWO ’10), Secretary for Natural Resources Lester Snow, State Controller John Chiang, and Secretary for Environmental Protection Linda Adams invite you to participate in CWO ‘10. This conference, organized by the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency, will be held September 7-10, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

As with the previous CWO conferences, CWO ‘10 will seek the experience, views and innovative ideas of experts throughout California, the United States, and the international community in addressing ocean and coastal resource management issues facing California and other states and nations. In addition, the conference will provide an opportunity to bring together representatives from government, academia, industry, and the public to share ideas and formulate action strategies for the 21st century. CWO ’10 will take place as President Obama begins the implementation of a new national ocean policy and national framework for marine spatial planning. This is an exciting time for ocean and coastal policy in this nation and throughout the world, and participants should use this conference as an opportunity to help stimulate creative approaches to address the ecological, environmental and economic challenges that we face.

Presentations at CWO ’10 will address all ocean and coastal subjects that can be applied to resource management and policy. Emerging topics such as climate change impacts, marine spatial planning, marine protected areas, regional ocean governance, and renewable offshore energy will be featured, among other important topics. Presentations will focus on actions that can be taken at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels.

We hope to use this conference to help build on work accomplished through Governor Schwarzenegger’s Ocean Action Plan and help inform our efforts to update the strategic plan for the California Ocean Protection Council. Similarly, we believe CWO ‘10 will help inform our actions with Oregon and Washington in the West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health and nationally with President Obama’s new national ocean policy. This information exchanged at CWO ‘10 should be useful to participants from California, other states, and other nations.

CWO ’10 promises to be an enlightening and engaging opportunity for all. We look forward to your participation and hope to see you there.

Lester Snow
Secretary for Natural Resources
John Chiang
State Controller
Linda Adams
Secretary for Environmental Protection

Further information HERE

International Conference on Invertebrate Reproduction and Development in the Age of Genetic Modifications (New information)


1.Genomes, genes, and worms (J.L. Ram)

2.The impacts of climate change and pollution on reproductive processes in marine invertebrates (C.N. Lewis)

3.Biochemistry and molecular biology of molting in crustacaea and insects (H. Laufer)

4.Daphnia and other cladocerans as model organisms (J. Seďa, A. Petrusek)

5.Dormancy and developmental arrests in invertebrates (V. Košťál)

6.Impact of genetically modified crops on arthropod development and reproduction (A. Gatehouse)

7.Miscellaneous reports on invertebrate reproduction and development
Preliminary time schedule - lectures
Preliminary list - posters
More information here

Friday, July 2, 2010

Exhibition Foraminifera of Northern Germany

(Information from:

Saturday, 7th of August 2010 at 14.00h

Ice Age Museum Lütjenburg/Germany

Foraminifera objects
by artist Anna Mandel

Contact me, if you want to organize an exhibition where you are. Michael:

Más información aquí


Discoveries of the Census of Marine Life
Paul V. R. Snelgrove
Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Citizens of the Sea
Nancy Knowlton
National Geographic Society, 2010.

Life in the World's Oceans
Alasdair D. McIntyre, editor
Blackwell Publishing, 2010.

Schatzkammer Ozean
Darlene Trew Crist, Gail Scowcroft, James M. Harding, Jr.
Spektrum Publishing, 2010.


Thursday, July 1, 2010

XI Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia (Brazilian Congress on Ecotoxicology)

A Sociedade Brasileira de Ecotoxicologia (ECOTOX-BRASIL) anuncia a décima primeira edição do Congresso Brasileiro de Ecotoxicologia – XI ECOTOX, que será realizada entre os dias 19 a 23 de setembro de 2010 na cidade de Bombinhas - SC. A sede do XI ECOTOX será na Pousada Vila do Farol.

Visite o site do evento para obter mais informações.


XIV International Symposium on Amphipoda (New Information)

The proceedings of the Colloquium will be published in a special volume of the international journal Zoologica Baetica ( Authors interested in publishing their work in this journal are urged to carefully read the Instructions for authors and send their manuscrips before 13th September 2010 (by e-mail to No manuscript will be accepted after this date. If manuscripts do not follow the guidelines of the journal, they will be returned to the author for revision to conform to the style. Papers will be review by two referees (mainly members of the scientific committee) before final publication. The volumen is expected to be published by the beggining of 2011.

Más información AQUÍ