EURO-BASIN Mid-Term Synthesis Workshop
6-8 Nov 2012 (Lisbon)

- Venue & Accomodation - Agenda - Who attended -

The Mid-term Synthesis series of workshop will take place 6-8 November, at the Hotel Mundial, Lisbon. The workshop will be structured around themes that span trophic chain from biogeochemistry to bio-economics, and sessions co-chaired by European (EU) and North American (NA) investigators.

The scope of the workshop will be to:

- showcase scientific progress on the main EURO-BASIN research themes;
- strengthen joint EU-US proposals based on invited talks (e.g. NSF Feb 2013);
- seek advice from the International Expert Advisory Panel (invited to the meeting).

Sessions Format:

Each session will focus on a research theme for appox 3 hrs, and will be lead by a chair from the EU, and a North American provocateur, following the format:
International BASIN Science Plan

  • EU Chair: Overview of EURO BASIN research in the global framework, and areas for future activities within that theme beyond the programme (1 Hr);

  • NA Provocateur: Complimentary efforts in North America with reference to the International BASIN Science Plan (30-45 min);

  • Open Discussion lead by Provocateur & Chair, towards potential collaborations, joint proposals or other opportunities of extending current research towards a more coordinated, regional effort on the North Atlantic (1 1/2 Hr);

  • EU and NA co-chairs appoint a rapporteur to summarize key discussion towards objectives;

Programme (download):

6th Nov (Tue) : AM
Session: Biological Carbon Pump (more)
EU Chair: Adrian Martin (NOC, UK)
NA Provocateur: Mary Jane Perry (Un. Maine) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Rapporteur: Marja Koski (DTU Aqua, DK)

Session: Basin-scale Modelling (more)
EU Chair: Icarus Allen (PML, UK; confirmed) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
NA Provocateur: Rubao Ji (WHOI; confirmed) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Rapporteur:Tom Anderson (NOC, UK)

7th Nov (Wed): AM
Session: Habitat distribution of key species (more)
EU Chair: Webjoern Melle (IMR, Norway)
Guillem Chust Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Priscila Licandro Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Sunnje Basedow Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation

NA Provocateur: Mick Follows (MIT) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Rapporteur: Christian Mollmann (IHF, Un Hamburg)

Session: Production & Trophic interactions in North Atlantic food webs (more)
EU Chair: Astthor Gislason (MRI, Iceland)
NA Provocateur: Jeff Runge (Gulf of Maine Research Institute) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Rapporteur: Aditee Mitra (Swansea Un.)

8th Nov (Thu): AM
Session: Living Resources Dynamics (more)
EU Chair: Verena Trenkel (IFREMER, France) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
NA Provocateurs: Gary Melvin (DFO) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation
Chi Lam (Un. New Hampshire) Presentation by MAry Jane Perrypresentation

Rapporteur: Brian MacKenzie (DTU Aqua)

Cruise programme 2013: Planning & Synchronisation (all welcome)
Objective: common sampling protocols & optimise synergy between all the field campaigns
Chair: Webjoern Melle, IMR
Rapporteur: Ivo Grigorov, DTU Aqua

RV James Cook to PAP Site (NOC, UK)
RV M.Merian Trans-Atlantic (Hamburg, DE)
RV G.O.Sars Trans-Atlantic (IMR, Norway)
RV Celtic Explorer (operated by MUN, Canada)

Parallel Breakout (if requested, all welcome):
Bioeconomic Modelling and Ocean Management

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Venue & Conference Dinner:

Hotel Mundial, Lisboa

Who's Coming?


International Expert Advisory Panel Members:
Eileen Hoffman (IMBER Chair, USA)
John Steele (WHOI, USA)

North American Provocateurs (confirmed):
Marry Jane Perry (Un. Maine)
Jeff Runge (Un. Maine)
Gary Melvin (DFO) / TIm Lam (Un. New Hampshire)
Mick Follows (MIT)
Rubao Ji (WHOI)

EU investigators, members of the EURO-BASIN Programme

Deadlines: none


Updated: 2 Nov 2012


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Project Partners:

Research WorkPackages (WP) & Focus:

WP Focus Leader
WP1 Data Integration Un. Bremen
WP2 Carbon Pump NOC;CNRS-UBO
WP3 Key Species IMR;Un. Nordland
WP4 Trophic Flow HAFRO;Un.Swansea
WP5 Living Resources IFREMER; DTU
WP6 Basin-scale Modelling PML;CNRS-UBO
WP7 Bioeconomic Modelling PML;UEA;IRD
WP8 Ocean Management DTU;Un. Hamburg

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