May, 13-15, 2020 Moscow, Russia
An international conference on Antarctic marine ecosystems science, ocean conservation and solutions: dedicated to the 200 year anniversary of the Antarctic continent discovery by F.Bellingshausen and M. Lazarev Russian expedition
The goal of the Conference
The goal of the Conference is to foster collaboration between scientists studying Antarctic marine ecosystems to inform policy and to highlight the role of collaborative science in Antarctica. During the Conference the participants will discuss the state of, and emerging threats to the Antarctic marine ecosystems, key challenges, and possible solutions.
Main topics
  1. Scientific research in Antarctica: history, achievements, gaps, challenges and opportunities
  2. Collaboration: examples of previous collaboration and ways to collaborate in the future
  3. Antarctic marine ecosystems: structure and functioning
  4. Changes and challenges for Antarctic marine ecosystems: climate change, invasive species, human activities
  5. Antarctic krill: science, management and conservation
  6. Marine mammals and seabirds: ecology, distribution, trends and challenges
  7. Solutions and conservation measures including Marine Protected Areas, the role of science and the scientific community
Program Committee
Vyacheslav Rozhnov, Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences, co-chair

Igor Chestin, WWF Russia, co-chair

Vyacheslav Bizikov, The Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)

Susie Grant, British Antarctic Survey

Valery Lukin, The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)

Michail Flint, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences

Ari Friedlaender, University of California, Santa Cruz

Yan Ropert-Coudert, Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé, CNRS UMR7372

César Cárdenas, Instituto Antártico Chileno
Organizing Committee
Boris Solovyev, WWF Russia

Sarah Davie, WWF Antarctic Program

Chris Johnson, WWF Antarctic Program

Irina Onufrenya, WWF Russia

Vasily Spiridonov, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences
Languages of the Conference

Russian and English; simultaneous translation will be provided
Important Dates
July, 25, 2019
First information letter. Registration is open.

October, 01 , 2019
Second information letter

February, 01, 2020
Preliminary program with speakers will be circulated

February, 15, 2020
Registration closes
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