FIFTH EDITION:

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)

Presentation

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 the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) and with the full support of the civil society through the Catalan Association of Oceanographers (ACOIO) ; for the 2017 event, it will also count with the support of a local association, Associació Sotaigua, 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 physical-biological interactions favour diversity and persistence 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 will be “Spatial and temporal patterns in physical-biological oceanic processes: from scale interaction to the rise of the living ocean”

Venue

The main site for the course will be the facilities of the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM), near downtown Barcelona (www.icm.csic.es/) and close to university lodging (Check here). For the 2017 edition, we also plan to hold two-and-a-half-day activities in the Espai Mas d’en Pinc, located in Begur (130 km north-east from Barcelona, in the Costa Brava).

Students will need to take care of their lodging in Barcelona but two-night accommodation in Begur will be provided by the organization. Please see under the accommodation item for further details.

Support

The 2017 Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquium is possible thanks to support from the European Marine Research Network (EuroMarine), the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) of the International Council for Science, the Agbar Foundation (AGBAR), the Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar CEI·MAR (CEI·MAR), and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM).

Poster 2017 Edition

Video of the II Edition