GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists studying geological, biological, and physical oceanographic processes as indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems and used as proxies for biological communities and species diversity (http://geohab.org).
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE:
Monday May 13: Registration Opens/ Pre-Conference Workshop/Ice Breaker Party
Tuesday May 14: Conference Oral & Poster Presentations
Wednesday May 15: Conference Oral & Poster Presentations/Conference Dinner
Thursday May 16: Conference & GeoHab business meeting (all welcomed)
Friday May 17: Field Trip
Preliminary session’s topics:
Shelf and deep-sea habitats: This session to include deep-water methods, technological advances, and discussion of specific shelf and deep-sea habitats, as well as how their distribution and specific characteristics may play an important role at broader scales. Talks may include habitat mapping on the shelf and in the deep-sea for conservation and management purposes.
Coastal and shallow water habitats: This session will have a particular focus on linking methodologies from terrestrial remote sensing (including the emergence of aerial drones) to shallow water environments. Talks may include habitat mapping in coastal and shallow water habitats for conservation and management purposes.
Mapping, planning, and impact assessment for ocean energy: This session will focus on the use of seafloor mapping technologies and case studies associated with marine renewable and conventional energy.
Marine Minerals: This session will focus on habitat issues related to marine minerals development including aggregates and deep-sea minerals (e.g. seafloor massive sulfides, polymetallic nodules).
Deep-water coral habitats: For presentations about coral habitat discovery, significance, and management.
Seeps and Hydrates: Talks about mapping and understanding seeps, gas hydrates, and the chemosynthetic ecosystems fueled by release of methane at the seafloor.
Interactions between oceanographic processes and habitats. This session will focus on geologic-habitat and biotic-habitat change and presence-absence as a function of bathymetric position, currents, waves, and water chemistry.
A.P. Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute Russian, St.Petersburg, Sredny pr. 74
Phone: +7 812 328 9001, Phone/Fax: + 7 812 328 91 59