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Date
5 Nov 2017 - 9 Nov 2017

Time
All Day

Location
Rhode Island Convention Center
1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903
Providence
United States


In case you have not seen it yet, MarineGEO is organizing a session at the 2017 CERF meeting on regional and global marine biodiversity observation networks (MBONs). Please consider submitting an abstract for your work with a relevant collaborative network. Abstracts can be focused on any aspect of networked research on marine biodiversity, ecosystem structure, ecosystem function, or their connections to policy and management.

Please kindly share this invitation to submit an abstract with your colleagues and networks.

The deadline is fast approaching:
1 May 2017

The 2017 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation conference will take place November 5-9 in Providence, RI.

Marine Biodiversity Observation Networks: regional to global collaborative research

Lead Convener:
Maria C Murray
Co-conveners:
Valerie J Paul and Emmett Duffy

Session Description:
Marine biodiversity and ecosystem processes remain major frontiers in ocean observing. However, Marine Biodiversity Observation Networks (MBONs) undertake the staggering challenges of indexing biodiversity and complex interactions among biotic and abiotic factors. MBONs promote robust, comparative, collaborative research across habitats, latitudes, basins, and time. Using standardized measurements and coordinated experiments, the collective tackles issues of global change along environmental and anthropogenic gradients and puts local observations in regional and global contexts. This session overviews MBON advances, discusses their role in ocean observing systems, highlights implications for understanding changes in coastal
ecosystems and the consequences, and envisions the impact of MBONs.
Keywords: biodiversity, ecosystem, observation network and ocean observing

Submit your abstract here:
https://cerf.confex.com/cerf/2017/webprogrampreliminary/Session1389.html

I’m happy to answer any questions and hope we have fruitful discussion on advancing MBON science and collaboration. We look forward to seeing you at CERF!

Thanks very much,
Maria

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Maria C. Murray, Ph.D.
Program Manager
MarineGEO and Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
National Museum of Natural History, MRC 106
Washington, DC 20013-7012

MurrayMC[at]si.edu
(202) 633-4543
marinegeo.si.edu


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