Dates: 18-19 April 2018
Venue: Lisbon, Portugal
Mark James and Jan-Stefan Fritz were re-elected for a further 2-year term on the ExCom, and Yves-Marie Paulet was elected as a new ExCom member, replacing Erland Moksness.
The next flagship publication in the Navigating the Future series, number 5 was discussed. Updates were also presented on ongoing working groups on biological ocean observations, marine ecosystem modelling, valuing marine ecosystems and on European Research Vessels, as well as ongoing EU-funded Project AtlantOS and the EOOS initiative.
The open session theme was valuing marine ecosystem services and featured the following presentations:
The role of non-natural capital in the co-production of marine ecosystem services, Sebastian Villasante
Shared and cultural values of marine systems: deliberative approaches to valuing and managing the sea, Jasper Kenter
Who cares? European attitudes towards marine and coastal environment, Cristina Pita
Marine ecosystems and services – EU perspectives, Jakub Wejchert
The evening lecture, given by Telmo Morato, was called “Leveraging deep-sea research in Europe: Opportunities and challenges under blue growth and global change scenarios”.