First Announcement “Marine Biodiversity: the key to healthy seas” meeting (DEVOTES final meeting)

Marine Biodiversity: the key to healthy seas
DEVOTES final meeting
17th to 19th October 2016, Brussels (Belgium)
  • Venue: Madou building – European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture, Brussels (Belgium)
  • Date: 17th – 19th October 2016
  • Organizers: DEVOTES Dissemination Team (
  • Language: English



Marine Strategy  Framework Directive, marine monitoring, management measures, marine biodiversity assessment, cost-effectiveness, marine ecosystem services, implementation.



The meeting is open to any interested person. The meeting will be joined by key invited speakers. Representatives from Regional Sea Conventions, stakeholders and scientists involved in other related EU funded projects are specially welcomed.

The meeting is open to any researcher, who is welcomed to submit oral or poster contributions.



Tundi Agardy (expert in marine conservation and Executive Director of Sound Seas, a marine conservation policy group based in the Washington D.C)

Matjaz Malgaj  (Head of Unit, Marine Environment and Water Industry, European Commission)

Ricardo Serrao Santos (ecologist at University of the Azores and member of the EU Parliament)



  • 17th October afternoon: stakeholders meeting
  • 18th – 19th October: scientific meeting


The detailed programme and the dedicated web page will be available soon!

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