Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Oceans of Tomorrow: the Tara Oceans Expedition and Star Projects in EU Marine Research
Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)
Barcelona, 1-3 October 2009

FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER

EU PRESS BRIEFING

INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCES (ICM- CSIC)
Passeig Maritim de la Barceloneta, 37-49
Press registration and press packs

OPENING SESSION

Screening of the TV film trailer "Tara Oceans: Voyage through the Climate Engine"

Introduction to event:
Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation, EC

Welcome addresses:

Ocean research at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)
Albert Palanques, Director, Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC)

European Marine and Maritime Policy: A Key Role for Research
Maive Rute, Director, Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food, DG Research and Innovation,
European Commission

Great Science on a Sailing Ship
Etienne Bourgois, Président du Fonds Tara et Co-Director, Tara Oceans Expedition (FR)

PRESS BRIEFING 1
FROM "TARA ARCTIC" (DAMOCLES PROJECT) TO "TARA OCEANS":
A REVOLUTIONARY EXPEDITION FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Tara Oceans: a revolutionary expedition for marine research
Eric Karsenti, Co-Director, Tara Oceans Expedition, EMBL (DE)

Plankton Diversity and Climate Change: the Tara-Oceans approach
Colomban de Vargas, CNRS (FR)

Breakthroughs in Genomic-Enabled Oceanography
Chris Bowler, CNRS (FR)

"Tara Oceans": An adventure in International Science Communication and Public Outreach
Michael Pitiot, Television Producer, MC4 (FR)

Moderator: Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation, EC

PRESS BRIEFING 2
EUROPEAN MARINE RESEARCH: THE BIG PICTURE

Integrating science and policy to manage the coastal environment (Project SPICOSA)
Dolors Blasco, ICM-CSIC (ES)

  • Dolors Blasco CV msw8 - 6 MB [6 MB]
  • SPICOSA factsheet pdf - 376 KB [376 KB]
  • SPICOSA factsheet updated msw8 - 159 KB [159 KB]
  • SPICOSA presentation ppt8 - 6 MB [6 MB]

Thresholds of environmental sustainability (Project TRESHOLDS)
Daniel Conley, Lund University (SE)

Southern European Seas: assessing and modelling ecosystem changes (Project SESAME)
Javier Ruiz, ICMAN-CSIC (ES)

Creating an interdisciplinary network for marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (Project MARBEF)
Pep Gasol, ICM-CSIC (ES)

  • Pep Gasol CV msw8 - 4 MB [4 MB]
  • CarboOcean factsheet msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB]
  • CarboOcean presentation ppt8 - 8 MB [8 MB]

Moderator: Florian Frank, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation

PRESS BRIEFING 3
OCEANS: A JOURNEY INTO THE CLIMATE ENGINE

Predicting the climate of Europe (Project THOR)
Detlef Quadfasel, Institute of Oceanography, University of Hamburg (DE)

How much human-produced CO2 does the ocean take up? (Project CarboOcean)
Christoph Heinze, University of Bergen (NO)

Ocean acidification: the other CO² problem (Project EPOCA)
Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS-UPMC (FR)

Fishing Fish in a Changing Climate (Project RECLAIM)
Myron Peck, University of Hamburg (DE)

  • Myron Peck CV msw8 - 80 KB [80 KB]
  • RECLAIM fiche pdf - 150 KB [150 KB]
  • RECLAIM project description msw8 - 2 MB [2 MB]

Towards a European Network of Submarine Laboratories (Projects ESONET & EMSO)
Juan José Dañobeitia, Director, UTM-CSIC (ES)

Moderator: Patrick Vittet-Philippe, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation, EC

PRESS BRIEFING 4
ADDRESSING CHALLENGES TO MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

Marine environmental evolution in a changing environment (Project MEECE)
Icarus Allen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory (GB)

Hotspot ecosystem research on the margins of European seas (Project HERMES) and
Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas (Project HERMIONE)
Sybille van den Hove, Median (ES)

Harmful Algal bloom species in thin layers (Project HABIT)
Robin Raine, NUI Galway (IR)Ireland)

Role of harmful algae life-cycle in bloom events (Project SEED)
Esther Garces, UTM-CSIC (ES)

  • Esther Garces CV msw8 - 4 MB [4 MB]
  • SEED short factsheet msw8 - 45 KB [45 KB]
  • SEED factsheet pdf - 374 KB [374 KB]
  • SEED presentation ppt8 - 2 MB [2 MB]

Moderator: Florian Frank, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation, EC

PRESS BRIEFING 5
STUDYING AND EXPLOITING MARINE ORGANISMS

Are corals a nuisance for fishermen? (Project CORALFISH)
Anthony Grehan, NUI Galway(IR)

Fish and chips – beyond consuming seafood (Project FISH & CHIPS)
Dietmar Blohm, University of Bremen (DE)

Marine metagenomics for new biotechnological applications (Project MAMBA)
Manuel Ferrer, ICP-CSIC (ES)

  • Manuel Ferrer CV msw8 - 440 KB [440 KB]
  • MAMBA fiche msw8 - 609 KB [609 KB]

Potential of marine organisms for food and medical applications (Project POLYMODE)
Bruno Moerschbacher, University of Münster (DE)

  • Bruno Moerschbacher CV msw8 - 236 KB [236 KB]
  • POLYMODE factsheet msw8 - 4 MB [4 MB]

Moderator: Charlotte Gugenheim, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation, EC

PRESS BRIEFING 6
FROM SEA TO SUSHI

European Marine Protected Areas as tools for fisheries management and conservation (Project EMPAFISH)
Angel Pérez-Ruzafa, Murcia University (ES)

Mapping essential fish habitats in the Mediterranean (Project ENVIEFH)
Paloma Martin, ICM-CSIC (ES)

Aquaculture in the ecosystem (Project SAMI)
Marianne Holmer, University of Southern Denmark (DK)

The challenge of domesticating bluefin tuna (Project SELFDOTT)
Fernando de la Gándara, Instituto Español de Oceanografía (ES)

Moderator: Charlotte Gugenheim, Press and Information Officer, DG Research and Innovation, EC

SATURDAY 3 OCTOBER MORNING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING 8
EUROPEAN MARINE RESEARCH: WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON?

Waddah Saab, Coordinator for EU Strategy for Marine and Maritime Research (TBC)

During the briefing, badges for visit of ship will be distributed.