Professor Daniel Pauly will hold the keynote address at the ZMT alumni conference | Photo: Paul Joseph, courtesy of the Sea Around Us

Abstract submission is open for ZMT's  virtual alumni conference on Data management and collaboration for tackling marine challenges. Taking place  from March 16 - 17,  2021 the event is dedicated to the exchange of ideas on data management and to the exploration of future research collaborations. Award-winning marine researcher Professor Daniel Pauly (Institute of Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia) will give the keynote lecture at the conference. He is also the head of the research initiative "Sea Around Us". In his research he focuses on the study, documentation and promotion of guidelines designed to reduce the impact of fishing on the world's marine ecosystems. Pauly has received numerous awards, including the International Cosmos Prize, the Volvo Environmental Prize, the Ramon Margalef Prize and the Peter Benchley Award.

At the two-day conference there will also be two scientific sessions to present activities in data management and research on the following topics

  • Regional research and project match-making
  • Infrastructures and Initiatives for data management

Virtual training courses, tailored to the participants needs will follow the conference.

The overall aim of the event is to

  • Learn and exchange ideas and get inspired by local research projects and data management initiatives
  • Form and foster your scientific network to support each other with organizational and analytical steps throughout the data life cycle
  • Getting acquainted with research projects of ZMT researchers and ZMT Alumni alike
  • Develop new project ideas with partners in the Alumni Network and ZMT researchers

Abtracts need to be sent in by February 7, 2021. More information: ZMT Alumni Conference.

The conference is funded by DAAD and held with the support of:

University of Cape Coast, Ghana,

Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia

Universidade Federal do Pará, Brazil