Scientists interested in convening workshops at the 'Third International Symposium on Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans', taking place 23-27 March 2015 in Santos, Brazil, can now pitch proposals via the event's newly-live website.
Next spring's conference will be the third in a series coordinated by ICES and sister affiliations the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO). The symposia materialized due to a recognized symbiosis between the oceans and society, underpinned by the role of science, and a need for the assessment of the consequences of climate change on the world's waters, ecosystems and living resources.
The symposium, held by invitation of the University of São Paulo's Oceanographic Institute (IOUSP) and demonstrating Brazil's commitment to the recommendations made at the UN's Rio+20 conference in 2012, will encompass twelve theme sessions covering different but interconnected topics – from the interaction of physical processes with ecosystem dynamics to resource provision and ocean governance.
Proposals must be sent to the PICES Secretariat (email@example.com) by 4 April, 2014; notification of acceptance will then be sent by 12 May.
See the official symposium website for further background, details and deadlines.