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Paper submission online : 15 January - 15 March 2019

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THEMES OF COMMITTEE SESSIONS

C1. Marine Geosciences

    Coastline dynamics
    Shelf and slope dynamics
    Marine geo-hazards
    Tectonic vs. Sedimentation processes
    Paleoceanography
    Submerged Pleistocene landscapes
    Seabed geomorphology
    Latest advances/approaches in geosciences
    Marine canyons (see also Committee 5)
    Deep sea research (cross-committees theme*)
    The Messinian Salinity Crisis

C2. Physics & Climate of the Ocean

    Physical fluxes across Gibraltar
    Circulation patterns (basin, sub-basin, mesoscale variability)
    Open Ocean processes
    Open sea/coastal exchanges
    The Science of Climate Change (ECVs, future projections)
    Extreme climatic events (storm surges, flooding etc.)
    Ocean networks
    Latest advances/approaches in oceanography
    Deep sea research (cross-committees theme*)

 

C3. Marine Biogeochemistry

    Chemical fluxes across Gibraltar
    Changes in ocean chemistry (acidification, oxygen depletion, etc.)
    Contaminants and contamination (sources, sinks, fluxes/processes)
    Bioaccumulation
    Biogeochemistry, cycles
    Emerging contaminants
    Ecotoxicology
    Marine litter & microplastics
    Ecological engineering
    Latest advances/approaches
    Transitional systems (rivers/lagoons/estuaries) - See also Committee 5
    Deep sea research (cross-committees theme*)

 

C4. Marine Microbiology & Biotechnology

    Microbial ecology (diversity, functions, pathwayes, fluxes)
    Microbial symbioses
    Phyto- & nano-plankton
    HABs
    Marine extremophiles
    Marine pathogens
    Mega sequencing / Ocean databases
    Blue biotechnology
    New techniques (eDNA, omics, etc.)
    Deep sea research (cross-committees theme*)

 

C5. Living Resources & Marine Ecosystems

    Biological fluxes across Gibraltar
    Non Indigenous species
    Invasive species
    Endangered species
    Ecosystem engineers / Keystone species
    Biogeographic trends
    Rocky shores ecology
    Soft-bottom ecology
    Seaweeds/seagrasses
    Zooplankton ecology
    Gelatinous plankton
    Fish ecology
    Top predators (sharks, seabirds, marine mammals …)
    Fishery trends
    Connectivity (migration routes, larval dispersal)
    Genetic fluxes
    MPA research
    Population dynamics
    Marine food webs
    Mass mortality & species outbreaks
    Latest advances/approaches
    Ecology of transitional systems (estuarine, lagoons, etc.) - See also Committee 3
    Marine canyons - See also Committee 1
    Deep sea research (cross-committees theme*)

 

C6. Coastal Systems & Marine Policies

    Lessons from traditional fisheries
    Mariculture impacts on Ocean health
    Cooperative research with civil sector
    Social networks for research
    Maritime risks to biodiversity
    Advances in Law of the Sea
    Offshore mining issues
    Socio-economic impacts of changes (invasive species, floods, etc.)
    Deep sea research (cross-committees theme*)