Event Name : National Conference on Climate change and Marine Ecosystem.
Event Date : 20 and 21 of March, 2014.
Venue : School of Engineering CUSAT
Organizers : Department of Marine Biology, CUSAT.
The focal theme of the seminar is ‘Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems’. Ecosystems world over are facing the brunt of climate change impacts and marine ecosystems in particular are facing serious threats. Global warming, increasing CO2 levels and resultant ocean acidification are seriously impacting the marine communities. Frequent occurrences of harmful algal blooms and bleaching of coral reef ecosystems, which are considered rainforests of the sea are reported from many places. Frequent occurrence of extreme weather events as a result of climate change is also impacting the production patterns in the coastal and oceanic environments. While excessive precipitation and land run off is affecting the primary production patterns in the coastal waters, it is the stratification and other forcing that is affecting phytoplankton biomass in the open sea. In this backdrop it is felt that an opportune time has come to take stock of the climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and hence the genesis of the seminar.
Broad theme of the seminar includes impact of climate change on marine biodiversity, climate change and coral reef ecosystems, climate change mitigation strategies, perturbations in the nutrient cycles and production patterns in coastal/oceanic environments, climate change indicators in the marine environment etc. Being a highly interdisciplinary area, any theme which will fall under the main theme areas are also expected to be covered under the seminar.
Authors are invited t0 send the abstract. in about 200 words in format – MS word, font- Times New Roman. font size- 12. The
abstract should include the scope and significance of the research findings. methodology amI conclusions. One hard copy should be sell to the organizing secretary through mailing address, one copy should be send to the e-mail id ([email protected]).
Participants (Scientists/ Teachers)
Register here : CCME 2014
Registration fee will cover morning and afternoon tea, lunch and a seminar kit.
Registration Fee may be sent as Demand Draft drawn in favour of Head, Dept. of Marine Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry, CUSAT and payable at Cochin. Filled in Registration forms without the registration fee will not be accepted and no further communication will be sent in this regard.
Deadline for Registration
March 5, 2014
Deadline for receipt of abstracts
March 5, 2014
Intimation of acceptance of Abstracts
March 8, 2014
Submission of full papers
March 14, 2014
Read more about the event here : Event Brochure