Dear friends and colleagues in marine research, I have the great pleasure to inform you that the next CIESM Congress will take place in Cascais, at the kind invitation of the Government of Portugal.
This will mark the 15th anniversary of the adhesion of Portugal to our Commission and will present a unique opportunity for the thousand scientists in attendance to discuss and exchange on common Atlantic and Mediterranean issues. Places will be limited, so make sure to mark the venue already on your agenda
7 - 11 October 2019
Estoril Congress Centre, Cascais
More info in the form of detailed communiqués will follow at the end of summer when the session themes will have been selected by the Science Council in concertation with the host country.
Time to think: the submission period for your paper will run from February to mid April 2019.
I look forward to see as many of you as possible in Cascais, 'where the land ends and the sea begins', to quote the great poet Camoes.
Have a nice summer ...
Frederic Briand, Ph.D. | Director General
The Mediterranean Science Commission, CIESM