Tuesday, June 28, 2011

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2011 - You Going?

"The oceans provide an irreplaceable resource to humankind which must be protected and managed into the future. The impact of changes in biodiversity as a result of direct and indirect human impact must be fully considered.

Taking place September 26-30, 2011, in Aberdeen, Scotland (UK) the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity has the overall aim of bringing together scientists, practitioners and the public to discuss and advance our understanding of the issues surrounding the importance of biodiversity in the marine environment. The conference will address issues of marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant spheres and interacting topics.

More specifically the conference aims to:
-Review our knowledge of marine biodiversity and its role in marine ecosystem functioning
-Assess the most critical threats to marine systems and consider management strategies
-Discuss sustainable development and socio-economic impacts on the marine sector
-Identify future research priorities
-The conference will be aimed at the widest possible groups of participants stakeholders from academics to industry and include elements specifically targeted at the public and school children.

For more information and to be included on the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity Mailing list please email marine-biodiversity@abdn.ac.uk including your name and organisation indicating if you are interested as a delegate or an exhibitor."

Marine Biodiversity 2011 World Conference Website

Save Snapper Ledge - One Click, One Voice

An initiative to protect premier Florida Keys Dive Site, Snapper Ledge, as a Sanctuary Preservation Area, SPA.

This video portrays the incredible beauty of Snapper Ledge and the critical importance of protecting it from hook and line and spearfishing. This video shows a means to sign a petition to protect Snapper Ledge.

Save Snapper Ledge click this link to add your voice today.

A video production by Frazier Nivens, Ocean Imaging.