WCMS Programme

Please find below the programme for the WCMS Congress which set out the foundations for the establishment of the World Association of Marine Stations on 17-19 November 2021
Please note that all time slots are displayed in UK time (GMT / UTC+0).

November 17th 2021, Day 1

 

 10:30 GMT - 10:35 GMT 

Prof Alexander Tzetlin

Pertsov White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov Moscow State University (WSBS)

Welcome to meeting from hosts and organisers

Session 1 -

 

Introduction to The World Association of Marine Stations (WAMS) and Congress.

Session Chair: Dr Matthew Frost, European Network of Marine Stations (MARS) / Marine Biological Association (MBA)

Dr Matt Frost is Deputy Director and Head of Policy and Engagement at the Marine Biological Association (MBA). He specializes in working at the science-policy interface and in science diplomacy, chairing numerous policy advice committees including the UK’s Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership and Overseas Work Group. He is President of the European Network of Marine Stations (MARS) and acting Chair of the World Congress of Marine Stations Committee.

 10:35 GMT - 11:00 GMT 

Dr Matthew Frost

European Network of Marine Stations (MARS) / Marine Biological Association (MBA)

The World Association of Marine Stations and the UN Decade of Ocean science for Sustainable Development

11:00 GMT - 11:20 GMT
 

Prof Kazuo Inaba

Japanese Association for Marine Biology (JAMBIO)

WAMS development and the World Atlas of Marine Stations

11:20 GMT - 11:30 GMT
 

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Prof Mike Thorndyke

European Network of Marine Stations (MARS)

WAMS: a timely concept

11:30 GMT - 11:45 GMT
 

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Coffee break
 

Session 2 -

Global Marine Station and Networks Overview.

Session Chair: Giulia Licocci, University of Edinburgh

Giulia Licocci is a recent graduate in climate change law from the University of Edinburgh that has taken up the role of acting secretary for the World Association of Marine Stations under the wing of the Marine Biological Association of Plymouth.

11:45 GMT - 12:00 GMT
 

Prof Bernard Degnan

Director Centre for Marine Science, the University of Queensland

Marine station Network for Australia

12:00 GMT - 12:15 GMT
 

Prof Kazuo Inaba

Japanese Association for Marine Biology (JAMBIO)

Japanese Association for Marine Biology (JAMBIO)

12:15 GMT - 12:30 GMT
 

Dr Matthew Frost

European Network of Marine Stations (MARS) / Marine Biological Association (MBA)

The European Network of Marine Stations (MARS)

12:30 GMT - 12:45 GMT
 

Dr Nicolas Pade

European Marine Biological Resource Centre

The European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC)

12:45 GMT - 13:00 GMT
 

Prof Alexander Tzetlin

Pertsov White Sea Biological Station of Lomonosov Moscow State University (WSBS)

Prof Alexey Sukhotin

Zoological Institute Russian Academy of Sciences (ZIN RAS)

Russian Marine Stations

13:00 GMT - 13:15 GMT
 

Prof Augusto Flores

Director at CEBIMar/ University of São Paulo

Marine Biology Centre in São Paulo

13:15 GMT - 13:45 GMT
 

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Lunch
 

Session 2 continued -

Marine Station networks at the national and / or regional level

Session Chair: Dr Iwona Pawliczka, director of the Hel Marine station, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Dr Iwona Pawliczka is director of the Hel Marine station, University of Gdańsk in Poland and an expert in cetaceans. Iwona is a board member of the European Network of Marine Stations (MARS).

13:45 GMT - 14:00 GMT
 

Prof Zhang Yifei

National Ocean Technology Centre China

Marine Stations Network for China

14:00 GMT - 14:15 GMT
 

Dr Neil Davies

Executive Director, Gump South Pacific Research Station

A pacific network of marine stations

14:15 GMT - 14:30 GMT
 

Prof Michael Berumen

Red Sea Research Centre

Mr. Lloyd Smith

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Marine Station in Saudi Arabia

14:30 GMT - 14:45 GMT
 

Dr Francisca Delgado

Ministry of Fishing and Aquaculture of Angola

Marine Stations of Angola

14:45 GMT - 15:00 GMT
 

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Day 1 final Q&A and discussion

November 18th 2021, Day 2

 

Session 2 continued -

Marine Station networks at the national and / or regional level.

Session Chair: Prof Axel Miller, Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO); Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

Prof Miller is a member of the WCMS2021 Organising Committee. Following a PhD and postdoctoral work on the marine biogeochemistry of organic carbon, he developed a career in institutional management and leadership, culminating in a personal chair for his contribution to the creation of the University of the Highlands and Islands. For six years he was Dean of the Graduate School for the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland; is immediate past president of the Estuarine & Coastal Sciences Association; and is currently Deputy Director of The Scottish Association for Marine Science - one of the MARS/WAMS network marine stations.

10:30 GMT - 10:45 GMT
 

Dr Sophie Seeyave

Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

Overview of the Partnership for Observation of the Global Ocean (POGO)

10:45 GMT - 11:00 GMT

Dr Gustavo Chiaramonte

Director at Hydrobiological Station of Puerto Quequén

Marine stations of Argentina

11:00 GMT - 11:15 GMT

Mr Mika Odido

IOC Coordinator, Africa

Introduction to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States

11:15 GMT - 11:30 GMT

Dr Armando Francisco Arias Isaza

IOC Coordinator, Africa

Introduction to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Sub-Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States

11:30 GMT - 11:45 GMT

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Coffee break

Session 3 -

Novel approaches to operation and funding of marine stations.

Session Chair: Anna Gebruk, University of Edinburgh / LMSU MRC

Anna Gebruk is a marine ecologist. She has recently completed her PhD in the University of Edinburgh. Anna is also a Head of International Collaboration of Lomonosov Moscow State University, vice-president of the UK Polar Network, and WCMS Organising Committee member.

11:45 GMT - 12:00 GMT

Dr Mike Weber

Littoral Station of Aguda, Portugal

Littoral Station of Aguda, Portugal

12:00 GMT - 12:15 GMT

Prof Murray Roberts

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Dr Kevin Scott

St Abbs marine station

New collaboration between St Abbs marine station and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland

12:15 GMT - 12:30 GMT

Henry Burgess

NERC Arctic Office

The UK Arctic marine station, Svalbard, Norway

12:30 GMT - 13:00 GMT

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Lunch
 

Session 4 -

Contributing to international marine science collaborations.

Session Chair: Dr Heather Koldewey, Zoological Society of London

Professor Heather Koldewey is Senior Technical Specialist for the Zoological Society London. Heather is also an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Exeter, a Geographic Fellow and Science co-lead for Sea to Source expeditions. Heather has extensive experience with international conservation science and specialise in finding solutions to conservation challenges through interdisciplinary research and conservation action at the interface between communities and environment.

13:00 GMT - 13:15 GMT

Nicola Bridge

President of EMSEA

The European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA)

13:15 GMT - 13:30 GMT

Dr Christos Arvanitidis

Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research

LifeWatch ERIC

13:30 GMT - 13:45 GMT

Dr Enrique Montes Herrera

President of IABO

Introduction to the International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO)

13:45 GMT - 14:00 GMT

Dr Mathieu Denis

International Science Council

International Science Council

14:00 GMT - 14:15 GMT

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Day 2 final Q&A and discussion

Marine stations and science - education impact

14:15 GMT - 14:30 GMT

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Coffee break

Session 5 -

Marine stations for policy and society.

Session Chair: Dr Matthew Frost, European Network of Marine Stations (MARS) / Marine Biological Association (MBA)

14:30 GMT - 15:00 GMT

Dr Vladimir Ryabinin

Executive Secretary, IOC - Assistant Director General, UNESCO

UN Decade of Ocean Science

15:00 GMT - 15:15 GMT

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Plenary discussion

Marine stations and science - policy impact

15:15 GMT - 15:30 GMT

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Final remarks and next steps

November 19th 2021, Day 3

 

Day 3 of the Congress provides opportunities for meetings of networks or collaborative
meetings – if you are willing to host one, please contact us.

11:00 GMT - 13:00 GMT

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WAMS committee (closed session)

The inaugural meeting of the newly established World Association of Marine Stations will be held on Day 3 of the Congress (19 November) at 11 am – 1 pm UK time (GMT / UTC+0).


This meeting will discuss the future make-up of the Committee, Terms of Reference and next steps, ways of working. If you are interested in being a member of the committee and have not received an invitation to the session already, then please contact Dr Matt Frost at matfr@mba.ac.uk

13:30 GMT - 15:30 GMT

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UK-Russia Arctic Marine Research Collaborations

On Day 3 of the Congress, 19 November, at 16:30-18:30 Moscow time (13:30-15:30 UK time) an online session Developing UK-Russia Arctic marine research collaborations: Research Priorities and Future Opportunities will take place. The session is organised by UK Marine Biological Association (MBA), Lomonosov Moscow State University, the NERC Arctic Office and UK Science and Innovation Network in Russia (SIN Russia). The session will be delivered with simultaneous interpretation into English and Russian.
 

We will use the session to have a targeted practical discussion with representatives from leading UK and Russian research institutions working in Arctic marine research. The session will provide a platform for networking and exchange of practical ideas on ways to progress bilateral Arctic marine research engagement over the next two years under Russia’s Arctic Council Chairmanship.
 

If you are interested in taking part, please send an email with '19 Nov UK-Russia session' in the subject line to arctic@bas.ac.uk.