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:

112

Title

Addressing Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

Organizers

Raymond Timm
Siskowet Enterprises, LLC, USA

Abstract

It took less than two decades for plastics to become notable marine contaminants following their initial commercial introductions. In the ensuing five decades, global plastics production has increased 500% each year. Currently, 300 million metric tonnes of plastic are produced every year - much of this ends up in the ocean. In the mid-1970s it was thought that most of this plastic derived from discarded trash by ocean-going vessels. Now, we know that plastic debris in the oceans is exported by nearly all the major rivers of the world, as well as from fishing, aquaculture, petrochemical, and shipping industrial sources. These plastics are long-chain polymers that are extremely durable in the environment, which is in part, why they become troublesome pollution. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss the nature of the problem (e.g., particle sizes, open ocean v. nearshore, etc.), the types of cleanup efforts (e.g., government sponsored, citizens groups, private enterprise), the economic models used to fund the activities, and the chances of successfully addressing the challenges associated with a problem of this scale.


 

No:

141

Title

Sea Level Rise

Organizers

Denis Lacroix
Ifremer, France

Abstract

A team of French research scientists had been asked by the Ministry of research of FRANCE to build scenarios about different hypothesis on the sea level rise until the year 2100. The team had designed a dynamic system with 25 drivers and had selected one of the scenarios methods to process all the hypothesis collected from the drivers.
The result is a set of 8 scenarios showing that actual trends in economy, governance and societies are likely to entail in an important sea level rise with heavy consequences for coastal infrastructures and populations. The analysis allows to identify the risks and opportunities for each scenario, in relation with the IPPC main figures.

 

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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