“Spatial and temporal patterns in physical-biological oceanic processes:
from scale interaction to the rise of the living ocean”
3th July to 12th July -2017 – Barcelona (Spain)
The Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia started in 2013 with the objective of becoming an open space for the exchange of ideas between experienced and young ocean researchers. The four previous editions have dealt with “physical-biological interactions” (2013), “natural and human-induced disturbances” (2014), “patterns and processes in boundary marine ecosystems” (2015) and “microbes in a changing world” (2016). In each edition there have been between 25 and 30 young researchers, at the graduate or junior postgraduate level, joined by some 15 senior researchers. Hence, the Colloquium Series has already become a well-established event, bearing the formative spirit of ICM-CSIC and with the full support of the civil society through ACOIO; for the 2017 event, it will also count with the support of a local association, AS, which will provide access to its beautiful coastal facilities in Begur (Costa Brava).
We believe it is now a good time to go back to the topic of the first edition but placing the emphasis on the way living and non-living ocean processes are structured in spatial and temporal patterns, how living systems benefit from the recurrence of physical processes, how physical-biological interactions favour the persistence of single species and the resilience of the community, and how these interactions give rise to complexity and the living Earth. Hence, the topic of the 2017 Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquium would be “Spatial and temporal patterns in physical-biological oceanic processes: from scale interaction to the rise of the living ocean”.
The main site for the course will be the facilities of the Institute of Marine Sciences (Institut de Ciències del Mar, ICM-CSIC), near downtown Barcelona (http://www.icm.csic.es/) and close to university lodging (http://www.resa.es/en/residences/barcelona/residence-hall-campus-del-mar/residence/). For the 2017 edition, we also plan to hold two-day activities in the Espai Mas d’en Pinc, located in Begur (130 km northeast from Barcelona, in the Costa Brava).
The 2017 Ramon Margalef Summer colloquim is possible thanks to support from the Scientific Committe on Oceanic Research of the International Council for Science, the Euromarine and the Institute of Marine Sciences.
Video of the II Edition