The Mediterranean Science Commission formed by over 2,000 marine scientists, based for the large part in research institutes on the shores of the Mediterranean and Black Seas, come together for the 40th time in a Congress in Marseilles between the 28th October and 1st November 2013.
The Commission, with headquarters in Monaco, has grown from the eight founding countries of its origin to 22 Member States today. These support a network of several thousand marine researchers, applying the latest scientific tools to better understand, monitor and protect a fast-changing, highly impacted Mediterranean Sea.
The Congress will be split according to the 6 Committees of the Commission that will discuss areas related to:
- Marine Geosciences
- Physics & Climate of the Ocean
- Marine Biogeochemistry
- Marine Microbiology & Biotechnology
- Living Resources & Marine Ecosystems
- Coastal Systems