Colombia 2020: International Conference on Marine Science: Tropical Oceans for the future. CEMarin 10th anniversary
September 30th-October 2nd, 2020
Universidad de Los Andes, Cartagena de Indias headquarters, Colombia
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 situation and the future 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.
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 principals 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.
Dr. Diana Ruiz Pino is a researcher, specialist in the Ocean Carbon and Oxygen Biogeochemical Cycle. Colombian by birth and French by adoption. Pioneer in the study of the evolution of CO2 and Minimum Oxygen Zones (OMZ) in the global ocean. 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 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 develop 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 (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.
Sylvia Earle is President and Chairman of Mission Blue / The Sylvia Earle Alliance. She is a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence, and is called Her Deepness by the New Yorker and the New York Times, Living Legend by the Library of Congress, and first Hero for the Planet by Time Magazine. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for several corporate and non-profit organizations.