Marine Ecosystems/Aquatic Environments


 

No:

003

Title

Eco-innovation and Circular Economy Strategies for the Sustainability of the Fisheries and Aquacultures

Organizers

Ruben Aldaco
Cantabria University, Spain

Abstract

A circular economy approach provides a robust tool for the definition of eco-innovation strategies for production and consumption in the fishery and aquaculture sector. Moreover, a NEXUS approach integrates environmental, nutritional and economic variables that meet regional needs through transnational strategies.
The symposium includes:
1.Topics promoting the sustainable development of the seafood sector.
2. Topics defining eco-innovation strategies for production and consumption under a circular economy and a NEXUS approach.
3. Cases studies providing key actions for resource efficiency based on life cycle thinking, incorporating producers, policy makers and consumers in the decision-making process.


 

No:

047

Title

Marine Mammals in a Changing World

Organizers

Jan-Olaf Meynecke1, Kylie Scales2, Karen Stockin3 and Daniele Cagnazzi4
1Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and Griffith Climate Change Response Program, Australia
2University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
3Massey University, Australia
4Southern Cross University, Australia

Abstract

Marine mammals have long been recognised as key species of the marine environment. They cover vast areas of the oceans and are exposed to a wide range of changing environmental conditions. This symposium focuses on all marine mammals, conservation trends, population monitoring, genetic connectivity, climate change and other anthropogenic impacts with a particular interest to assess threats to marine mammals and assist in the prioritization and implementation of management and conservation strategies.


 

No:

158

Title

Ocean Plastic Pollution

Organizers

Anna (Anya) Phelan
University of Queensland

Abstract

Plastic pollution is a global issue that affects coastal and marine ecosystems, and humans. There are substantial and increasing quantities of plastic pollution in the marine environment causing significant environmental, ecological and economic damage. Interdisciplinary and supranational collaboration is required to understand and address this complex issue. This symposium will bring together researchers and professionals from a range of the social, economic, biophysical sciences and industry sectors to promote new understandings of the problem and explore solutions. In addition to the marine environment, the goal of this session to examine how plastic pollution links to other grand societal challenges such as poverty, nutrition, health, gender, inequality, water, corporate action, and responsible consumption and production. Planned outcome for this session is a joint paper and a potential interdisciplinary network of specialists leading to a joint research proposal.

 


 

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  • Destination Gold Coast
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  • australian-coral-reef-society
  • ACS
  • ESP
  • Future Earth Coasts
  • ISEE
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