The EU project for DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (DEVOTES) is soon to publish four years of remarkable marine research.
DEVOTES set out to answer pertinent questions about the status of the seas and will present scientific results in the:
Madou Building - European Commissions’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture in Brussels, 17th - 19th October, 2016.
DEVOTES aims to better understand the relationhips between pressures from human activities and climate changes and their effects on marine ecosystems.
DEVOTES supports the ecosystem approach to management, develops tools to achieve Good Environmental Status of marine waters, and relates directly to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.
Join us at DEVOTES Final Conference and contribute to a better understanding of marine biodiversity together with distinguished key note speakers.
Ricardo Serrao Santos is Member of European Parliament and the fisheries committee (PECH), and Vice-Chair of strategic marine Parliament Intergroups.
Santos has been a marine researcher for 30 years and has published more than 300 scientific papers and books.
Tundi Agardy is a renowned marine conservationist, with extensive field and policy experience in the African, Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean, and North American regions.
Agardh is Director at the Marine Ecosystems Services (MARES) specializing in coastal planning and marine protected areas.
Matjaz Malgaj is Head of Unit for Marine Environment and Water Industry at the European Commission, and works with implementing marine and water industry policy in
the European Union and with international partners. Malgaj serves as Head of Delegation to HELCOM, OSPAR and BARCELONA conventions.
Paul Snelgrove is a Professor of Ocean Sciences and Biology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Since 2014 he has been Director of the Canadian Healthy Oceans Network.
Snelgrove led the synthesis of the International Census of Marine Life research program, was a TED Global speaker and awarded for Excellence in Marine Sciences in Canada.