Colombia 2020: International Conference on Marine Science
Tropical Oceans for the future / CEMarin 10th anniversary
“The ICMS 2020 aims to bring together scientists, engineers, practitioners and scholar students, among other stakeholders to exchange and share their experiences, ideas and research results on all aspects of the current and future situation of tropical oceans. We particularly welcome interdisciplinary presentations related to global change aspects, changes in biodiversity, the fair and sustainable use of marine resources, ocean-land-atmosphere interactions, big and open data in the ocean, and participatory science.”
This conference provides an interdisciplinary forum to discuss Global change the ocean is facing, the Fair and Sustainable use of marine resources such as fisheries, aquaculture, bioprospection and marine energy, the interactions of Ocean-land-atmosphere and the supporting role that Big and open data in the ocean could have in this issues among others: omics, satellite, sensors, monitoring station. Finally, the conference also provides a unique scenario to foster participatory science.
The International Conference on Marine Sciences (ICMS 2020): “Tropical oceans for the future” to be held virtually, will start on the 28th of september until the 3rd of october, it will be the second in a series of international conferences organized by the CEMarin.
Peter Wainwright is a Distinguished Professor of Evolution & Ecology at the University of California, Davis. He studies the evolutionary diversification of fishes with a special interest in coral reefs. His work includes studies of the biomechanics of feeding mechanisms and how this system has evolved to support the ecological diversity of fishes. He has discovered several major principles of intrinsic design that shape the evolution of complex functional systems in fishes. His work has shown how habitat shapes the pace and mode of fish evolution and how ecological opportunity has shaped diversification in marine fishes differently from freshwater fishes. Wainwright is arguably the world’s leading expert on functional morphology in fishes, specifically, the remarkable adaptations that allow them to feed successfully.
Diana Ruiz Pino
Pino is a researcher and specialist in the Ocean Carbon and Oxygen Biogeochemical Cycle.. Pino is a pioneer in the study of the evolution of CO2 and Minimum Oxygen Zones (OMZ) in the global ocean. Colombian by birth and French by adoption, she is the author of more than 50 publications related to the role of the ocean in capturing atmospheric CO2 and impacts on acidification and deoxygenation. She has organized more than 20 international expeditions conducted aboard oceanographic ships from various countries, and installed the first fixed ocean station in the southern ocean (KERFIX-JGOFS). She contributed to the development of the first biogeochemical models coupling the carbon cycle and marine ecosystems, today used for climate forecasting (IPCC). She is currently working on the development of an autonomous sensor that will allow measurement of acidification (pH and alkalinity), and is responsible for the first platform for autonomous coastal buoys in southern latitudes, allowing future monitoring of the impacts of climate change in the most vulnerable regions (COCAA). She is the leader of the Franco-China Polar Oceans Observation Cooperation (CHINARE), and was a scientific expert for several international programs (SOLAS- Tools for Assessing Global Air-Sea Fluxes of Climate) and European programs (Threshold values for marine Ecosystems and Arctic Polar Research). Her pioneering vision of transdisciplinarity contributed to creating synergies between oceanography, climate, philosophy, arts and the human sciences. Dr. Pino is part of the group of international experts on climate change that received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
Joshua E. Cinner
Professor Joshua Cinner began his work as an environmental social scientist while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica in the mid 1990s. He is a PhD from James Cook University. His research explores how social, economic, and cultural factors influence the ways in which people use, perceive and govern natural resources. His background is in human geography and he often works closely with ecologists to uncover complex linkages between social and ecological systems. He has worked on human dimensions of marine conservation in Australia, Jamaica, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Seychelles, Indonesia, Mozambique, and the USA. He has published >145 peer-reviewed journal articles and a book published by Oxford University Press. Josh is a Full Professor at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, holds an ARC Future Fellowship, and is a recipient of the 2015 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, the 2017 Elinor Ostrom Award on collective governance of the commons, the 2018 Mid-career Award from the International Coral Reef Society, and is a Clarivate Analytics “Highly Cited Author” (2018).
Marine Biologist, doctor in fisheries biology, and director of the British Columbia Fisheries Centre (2003 to 2008), Pauly is founder of the Sea Around Us, a major research project about fisheries trends in the world. Dr. Pauly has been a leader in conceptualizing and co-developing software that’s used by ocean experts throughout the world. He’s developing new ways to view complex ocean data. He is also a very prolific researcher and communicator. In 2017, he received, together with Dirk Zeller as part of the Sea Around Us leading team, the Ocean Award in the Science category. Dr. Pauly is also the recipient of multiple international prizes and awards, including seven honorary doctorates from universities in Europe and Canada. Since 2016, he is a Killiam professor at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Pauly’s scientific output, dedicated mainly to the management of fisheries and to ecosystem modeling, comprises over a thousand authored and edited books, scientific papers and reports, and the concepts, methods and software he co-developed that are in use throughout the world. This includes the Ecopath modeling approach and software (see www.ecopath.org); FishBase, the online encyclopaedia of fishes (see www.fishbase.org); and, increasingly, the quantitative results of the Sea Around Us Project (see www.seaaroundus.org), notably ‘reconstructed’ catch time series for the marine fisheries of the entire world.
Dr. Pauly, who is both French and Canadian, studied fisheries science in Germany and spent much of his career in the tropics, specially in the Philippines. Since 1994, he is a Professor of Fisheries at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada, where he direct Sea Around Us project, initially funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, and since 2014 by a variety of foundations, and which is devoted to studying, documenting and mitigating the impact of fisheries on the world’s marine ecosystems. The concepts, methods and software he co-developed are documented in over a thousand widely-cited publications, and have led to his receiving multiple scientific awards.
Robert Costanza is a professor of Ecological Economics and Vice Chancellor’s Chair in Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy, at the Australian National University. He is also a Senior Fellow at the National Council on Science and the Environment in Washington DC, a Senior Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center, an Affiliate Fellow at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, a deTao Master of Ecological Economics at the deTao Masters Academy, China, and an Ambassador of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll).
Professor Costanza’s transdisciplinary research integrates the study of humans and the rest of nature to address research, policy and management issues at multiple time and space scales, from small watersheds to the global system. His specialties include transdisciplinary integration, systems ecology, ecological economics, ecosystem services, landscape ecology, ecological modeling, ecological design, energy analysis, environmental policy, social traps, incentive structures and institutions.
He is co-founder and past-president of the International Society for Ecological Economics. He currently serves on the editorial board of ten other international academic journals, and is founding editor in chief of Solutions (www.thesolutionsjournal.org), a unique, hybrid academic/popular journal.
Dr. Jean-François Flot is an associate professor at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, where he teaches zoology and bioinformatics while heading a research group called ‘Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics’. His research interests include theoretical and bioinformatic aspects of species delimitation and (meta)genome assembly; molecular systematics and genome evolution in tropical corals, cave amphipods and bdelloid rotifers; and bacterial/animal symbioses in sulfidic environments. Co-founder of PCI Genomics (a nonprofit preprint recommendation platform), he is a member of the governing board of the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance (GIGA) and one of the 14 co-PIs of the Innovative Training Network ‘Comparative genomics of non-model invertebrates’ (IGNITE).
Luigi was born on 15 March 1940. Soon after his degree in Mechanical Engineering at Padua University he was employed in a factory. He gave up for science one year later, but this period taught him a lot about real world and logistical organization. He moved to the California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, California) where he studied Aeronautics, then to the National Research Council in Venice (presently ISMAR). There he devoted most of his time to wave measurements from the local oceanographic tower, the physics of waves, then to wave modeling. In 1983 he was part of the team that formed the WAM group that led to WAM, the first third generation wave model, and to the 1994 WAM book. He kept working on waves and all their implications and interactions. He had to retire as ISMAR director in 2007, but kept a position as Associated Researcher. Since 1993 he has been the Chairman of the WISE Group. “Waves are a wonderful subject, with a lot of physics and mathematics that you can actually see at work. They are the key to quantifying the atmosphere-ocean interactions that regulate the climate of our Earth planet” he affirms.
Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author and teacher with experience as a field researcher, government official and director of various corporate non-profit organizations as Mission Blue.
She was the first female chief scientist of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 1992 she founded Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER Marine) to further advance marine engineering. Since 1998, Earle has been a National Geographic explorer-in-residence. She was awarded as First Hero for the Planet by the Time Magazine and is part of the group Ocean Elders, dedicated to the protection of the oceans.