DEVOTES Final Conference – Programme

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PROGRAMME

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Monday, 17. October, 14:00 – 18:30

Stakeholders’ Meeting ”Bridging Science and Marine Policy”
14:00 OPENING of DEVOTES Final Conference 
SALT / Sadio Nor Theatre
14:05 WELCOME to DEVOTES – a Bridge Between Science and Policy 
Ángel Borja, AZTI
14:25 KEYNOTE: Marine Biodiversity and the Health of the Oceans 
Paul Snelgrove, CHONe
14:55 A NEAT way to Assess Marine Biodiversity 
Jacob Carstensen, Aarhus University / Torsten Berg, MariLim
16:00 -16:30 Intermission 
16:30 -18:05 ROUND TABLE: Ensuring Communication Between Science and Policy
Chair: Matjaz Malgaj, Marine Strategy Coordination Group (DG Environment)
Facilitator: Alice Newton (Norwegian Institute for Air Research)
Participants: Mark Dickey-Collas (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas), Irina Makarenko (The Black Sea Commission), Emily Corcoran (OSPAR), Ana Teresa Caetano (DG Research and Innovation)
 18:05 – 18:20 Session Sum Up 
Àngel Borja, AZTI
 18:20-18:30 Pecha Kucha Performance / practical information SALT / Sadio Nor Theatre

Tuesday, 18 October, 8:30-17:30

Scientific Conference
8:30 Welcoming Performance
SALT / Sadio Nor Theatre
8:35 DEVOTES Expectations
Ana Teresa Caetano, DG Research and Innovation
8:45 DEVOTES Scientific Achievements for a Better Marine Assessment
Ángel Borja, AZTI
9:05 KEYNOTE: Assessing Nature’s Benefits to PromoteSustainable Use and Conservation Simultaneously
M. Tundi Agardy, The Marine Ecosystem Services Program, Forest Trends
9:35 -10:40 HUMAN PRESSURES – SUBMERGING OUR SEAS/INDICATORS – BEACONS OF DIVERSITY
INTRODUCTION: The MSFD Landscape – did we know what we knew,what we didn’t know, and do we know it now?
Chair: Mike Elliott, University of Hull
Keystone species: a species catalogue for European seas 
Christopher Smith, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Long-term changes in primary production of the North Sea and its trophic effects
Christopher Lynam, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Distribution of skates and sharks in the North Sea: 112 years of change
Christopher Lynam, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
The large fish indicator is responsive to trawling pressure, and to reductions thereof
Christopher Lynam, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
How to define the environmental targets for indicators of non-indigenous species?
Sergej Olenin, Klaipeda University
10:40 – 11:00 Discussion
11:00 – 11:30   Intermission
11:30 – 12:40 INDICATORS – BEACONS OF BIODIVERSITY (continued)
INTRODUCTION: Do we grasp the many facets of marine biodiversity?
Chair: Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
An objective framework to test quality of candidate indicators of good environmental status 
Ana Queirós, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Quantitative criteria for choosing targets and indicators for sustainable use of ecosystems 
Laura Uusitalo, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
Is it possible to define a set of pan-european target values for the assessment of marine benthic communities’ status? Preliminary results 
Hugues Blanchet, SALT
Biodiversity in marine ecosystems – European developments towards robust assessments 
Anna-Stiina Heiskanen, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
Marine ecological indicators derived from multiple biological traits 
Olivier Beauchard, Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
A holistic assessment of plankton diversity under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive 
Luis Felipe Artigas, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale / CNRS
12:40 – 13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 14:00  Lunch
14:00 – 14:55 MODELS – PLOTTING THE COURSE IN UNCHARTED WATERS
Introduction: Ecological models to support better management and policy implementation
Chair: Christian Wilson, OceanDTM
Uses of innovative modelling tools within the implementation of the marine
strategy framework directive
Laura Uusitalo, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
Towards better capabilities to model marine biodiversity
Letizia Tedesco, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
Biological connectivity at genetic and community levels
Guillem Chust, AZTI
Top-down and bottom-up control of marine food webs: integrating fishing impacts and temperature change with food web interactions
Christopher Lynam, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
How will fisheries management measures contribute towards the attainment of Good Environmental Status for the North Sea ecosystem?
Christopher Lynam, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
14:55 – 15:15 Discussion
15:15 – 15:45 Intermission
15:45 – 17:05 MONITORING – TRACKING THE CHANGES OF THE SEAS
INTRODUCTION: Innovative monitoring tools: challenges and
perspectives
Chair: Roberto Danovaro, CoNISMa
Towards an online monitoring of toxic chemical and biological compounds
Alessandro Porchetta, University of Rome Tor Vergata
Integrated approach for the implementation of the MSFD monitoring of pelagic hab­itats (phytoplankton), based on the combination of reference and (semi)automated methods
Luis Felipe Artigas, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale /CNRS
Is planktonic biodiversity monitoring useful for the assessment of environmental status of marine waters?
Isabel Ferrera, The Spanish National Council for Scientific Research
Genetic based marine monitoring: deriving biotic indices from macroinvertebrate and bacterial metabarcoding
Naiara Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, AZTI
Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS): A standardized approach to monitoring of benthic organism.
John Pearman, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Application of Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) photo analysis to European Regional Seas and the Red Sea
David Romain, The French National Centre for Scientific Research
Comparing community composition in artificial sampling units from the Red Sea to the Baltic Sea : morphology and metabarcoding complementarity
Anne Chenouil, The French National Centre for Scientific Research
Marine habitat mapping: a contribution to understanding the human niche
Christian Wilson, OceanDTM
17:05 – 17:30 Discussion
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner

Wednesday, 19 October

Scientific Conference
8:30 Welcoming Performance
SALT / Sadio Nor Theatre
8:35 KEYNOTE: Building a Bridge Between Science and Policy
Ricardo Serrão Santos, EU Parliament
9:05 – 10:10 FAIRWAYS TO GOOD ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS – BENEFITS AND BARRIERS
INTRODUCTION: A general synopsis of barriers to, and benefits of MSFD and GES: is there a comparison to be made with the shipping forecast?
Chair: Melanie Austen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Is existing legislation fit-for-purpose to achieve Good Environmental Status in European seas?
Sue Boyes, University of Hull
Covering marine management needs through policy-based research
María C. Uyarra, AZTI
A cost-effectiveness analysis to marine monitoring activity: An application to case studies in EU regional seas
Arantza Murillas-Maza, AZTI
Effective management measures to achieve MSY are different from current fisheries policies
Adrian Farcas, Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
Ecosystem services approach for the cost-benefit analysis of
implementing management measures: The UK example
Stefanie Broszeit, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Interdisciplinary cost-benefit analysis to support MSFD: DEVOTES examples
Melanie Austen, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
10:10 – 10:30 Discussion
10:30 – 11:00  Intermission
11:00 – 12:05 INTEGRATIVE ASSESSMENT – FROM SHOALS TO SEAS AND INTO THE FUTURE
INTRODUCTION: From micro- to ecosystem scale: Do we know enough to make decisions?
Chair: Sabine Cochrane, SALT and Jacob Carstensen, Aarhus University
DAPSIWRM as the basis for linking pressures and assessments
Christopher Smith, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Can Good Environmental Status (GES) for biodiversity be attained in areas affected by eutrophication?
Jesper Andersen, NIVA Denmark Water Research
Confidence in integrated assessment: quantifying and interpreting uncertainties for decision making
Jacob Carstensen, Aarhus University
Indicator-based assessment of marine biological diversity –lessons from 10 case studies across the European Seas
Laura Uusitalo, SYKE Finnish Environment Institute
Intercalibration results of classification of ecological status:
Implications for the joint implementation of the Water and Marine Framework Direc­tives in coastal areas
Fuensanta Salas Herrero, Joint Research Centre-European Commission
How climate change can affect our assessments?
Mike Elliott, University of Hull
 12:05 – 12:25 Discussion
12:25 – 12:55 CONCLUDING REMARKS
Ángel Borja, AZTI and Sigi Gruber, DG Research and Innovation
12:55 – 13:00 CLOSURE of DEVOTES Final Conference
SALT / Sadio Nor Theatre
14:00 – 17:45  DEVOTES Internal meeting
 

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