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Three EUR-OCEANS foresight workshops selected after Feb. 2010 call

Out of the seven proposals received, the following three have been selected for funding:

  1. Ocean Science meets -omics (15 k€)
    Organizers: •Maurizio Ribera d'Alcalà, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Napoli, Italy •Patrizio Mariani, Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Aqua) •Fauzi Mantoura, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris •Marcus Weinbauer, LOV, Villefranche sur Mer
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  2. Food security for land-breeding, marine top predators: towards an ecosystem approach for managing forage resources (15 k€)
    Organizers: •Philippe Cury, IRD, France •Lynne J. Shannon UCT, South Africa
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  3. Toward a global observation and modelling system for studying the ecology of the open ocean using acoustics (15 k€)
    Organizers: •Nils Olav Handegard, Institute of Marine Research, Norway •Nils Christian Stenseth, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) / Oslo University •Olivier Maury, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD), France
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Beyond the scientific quality of the projects, which was generally excellent, the 'foresight' dimension (i.e. potential to impulse new dynamics) was a key element in the final decision.

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