A varied programme comprising presentations, workshops and interactive panel sessions with those leading the field of Oceans research. You will have the chance to collaborate and network with researchers, funding agencies, NGO’s and policy makers.
Day 1 - AM
Dr Luisa Schmidt, Researcher, Science Journalist and Writer, University of Lisbon
9.00 Keynote address - 'Strengthening the science-policy interface for ocean sustainability’- Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, Executive Secretary, IOC and Assistant Director-General, UNESCO
9.30 Keynote address - 'Blue growth' - Lowri Evans, Director General of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Session 1 - Ocean Global Policy
10.00 'Oceans: Research, Innovation and Collaboration' - Mark J. Spalding, President of the Ocean Foundation
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 ''Ocean partnerships', Professor Trevor Platt, Executive Director, POGO'
11.30 Panel discussion 'Ocean Global Policy'. Chair: Dr Isabel Torres de Noronha, Future Ocean Alliance. Speakers: Dr Wendy Watson-Wright, IOC-UNESCO, Professor Joaquín Tintoré, SOCIB, Gilles Lericolais, JPI-Oceans, Mark J. Spalding, the Ocean Foundation
Day 1 - PM
13.30 Keynote address - Dr Catarina Grilo -'International Collaboration for Improved Marine Governance', Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative
Session 2 - 'Clustering for collaboration'
14.00 'Clustering the role of trans-regional networks', Vilhjálmur Jens Árnason, Project Manager, Iceland Ocean Cluster Ocean partnerships
14.30 - 'Setting up the European Marine Bio Cluster', Pedro de Sampaio Nunes, Head of EUREKA Secretariat
15.00 - Panel session: 'Clustering for collaboration', Chair: Isabel Gião de Andrade, Vieira de Almeida & Associados. Speakers: Dr Catarina Grilo, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative, Vilhjálmur Jens Árnason Iceland Ocean Cluster. Professor Trevor Platt, POGO, Pedro de Sampaio Nunes, EUREKA Secretariat
15.30 - Coffee break
Session 3 - 'Funding Marine Research' Chair, Dr Luísa Schmidt, researcher, science journalist and writer, University of Lisbon.
16.00 - 'Horizon 2020 - the New European Framework', Dr Yulia Matskevich, Research Development Manager (EU) Brunel University
16.30 - Panel Session: 'Funding Agencies', Chair: Catarina Pinto Correia, Vieira de Almeida & Associados. Speakers: Dr Maria João Fernandes and Juliana Monteiro, National Contact Point (NCP) A Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia , Dr Mike Rogers, Marie Curie Actions, UK Mr. João Santos Silva, Chairman of EuroAgri FoodChain, Eureka, and Dr Ángeles Rodríguez-Peña, President of the COST Association
18.00 - Event day 1 closes
Day 2 - AM
CHAIR: Professor Emanuel Gonçalves, Vice-Director, Mare
9.00 Keynote address: 'Portugal’s new measures for the protection and preservation of the marine environment', Professor Manuel Pinto de Abreu, Secretary of State for the Sea, Portugal
9.30 Keynote address: 'Oceans Sustainability', Professor Henrique Cabral, Director and Coordinator of MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
Session 1- 'Marine Ecosystems'.
10.00 'Blue Growth Opportunities', Ricardo Frederico Correia
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 'Coastal zones and ecosystems: Vision, challenges and innovative approaches towards integrated management', Dr Marta Rodrigues, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC)
11.30 'Changing our relationship with the blue planet: the consequences of biodiversity loss in the ocean and some ideas on what we can do about it' Professor Alex Rogers, Scientific Director of the International Programme on State of the Ocean (IPSO)
12.00 ' Extreme ecosystems associated with hydrocarbon-rich fluid venting: from plate tectonics to microbial communities' Professor Luis Pinheiro, Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies University of Aveiro
12.30 Panel Session: 'Marine Ecosystems' Chair: Manuel Gouveia Pereira,Vieira de Almeida & Associados. Speakers: Professor Henrique Cabral, MARE, Professor Alex Rogers, IPSO,Professor Luis Pinhero, University of Aveiro and Marta Rodrigues, LNEC
Day 2 - PM
Session 2 - 'Ocean Conservation'. Chair: Carla Castelo, Environmental Journalist at the SIC television network
14.00 ‘Environmental Support for Maritime Operations as the Driver for Innovation in Marine Science and Technology’, Professor Luis Quaresma, Instituto Hidrografico
14.30 'The impact of climate change on the world’s oceans: A sectorial analysis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report' - Professor Hans-Otto Pörtner, Alfred Wegener Institute
15.00 Coffee break
Session 3: 'Innovation'
15.30 'JPI Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans ', Dr Gilles Lericolais, JPI Oceans Management Board
16.00 'Plastic Aquatic – Creative opportunities for cleaner oceans', Simen Knudsen, Maritime Advisory, DNV GL
16.30 Close and visit to the Oceanarium