7th European Scientific Diving Conference - Save the Date - Registration and abstract submission open

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Gerard Thouzeau

Dec 4, 2021, 9:13:17 AM12/4/21
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Dear scientific divers,

we are pleased to invite you to the 7th European Conference on Scientific Diving which will take place in Roscoff (France) from 25 to 29 April 2022. This edition is organized under the auspices of the French National Committee for Scientific Diving (CNPS, https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02123970), and hosted by the Station Biologique de Roscoff. The Conference is supported by the European Scientific Diving Panel (ESDP).

The website (https://ecsd7.sciencesconf.org/ ) is now open for registration and submission of your contributions. You'll find also all the details of the upcoming conference.

A particular focus will be given during ECSD7 on diving-based scientific researches, case-studies and methods that aim at better understand and document the impacts of global changes on freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems, or are helpful for their conservation/restoration. Particular attention will be paid to natural habitats of special concerns for the EU (such as those listed in Natura 2000) and to artificial environments (wrecks, artificial reefs, MRE devices...).

Communications underlining the usefulness and added-value of scientific diving in this context and discussing diving-based monitoring methods, in particular with regards to innovative underwater tools and techniques, are welcome (Changing tools, methods, practices and goals?).

Main topics for the talks and posters may concern biology/ecology, physical oceanography, biogeochemistry, geosciences, archaeology, technologies, scientific diving (SD) education and training, and SD regulation. Marine spatial planning and marine renewable energies may be also new emerging topics when considering the growing demand for sustainable management of the littoral and coastal zones and environmental issues associated with the setting up of MRE technologies. 

We are looking for the publication of the conference proceedings in a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.

The first two days of the Conference (26-27/04) will be dedicated to plenary sessions, on various topics related to this overall theme. The final topics and contents of the sessions will be defined after the abstracts selection.

The conference will also include two 3-hour workshops organized in parallel on the third day (28/04):  

  • One methodological Workshop - Fish census vs EU directives” (convener: Pierre Thiriet, MNHN, CRESCO, Dinard) - to exchange about state-of-the-art diving-based monitoring methods for fish communities and identify potential gaps and ways for harmonization in the context of the EU regulatory framework (Natura2000, WFD, MSFD, etc.).
  • One technological Workshop - "Breakthrough technologies advancing diving-based research" (convener: Martin Sayer, Tritonia Scientific Ltd., Oban) - to provide up-to-date insights on innovative tools and equipments for Scientific Diving.

A special night event (evening conference) open to the public will take place at the Roscoff cinema on April 28 (invited speaker: Laurent Ballesta, Andromède Océanologie, Maugio-Carnon).

Associated field trips on Friday April 29 may be chosen among SCUBA diving (limited number of participants) and/or a boat tour in the Bay of Morlaix (near nature reserve islands), and the visit of the Château du Taureau, Batz island, and R.V. Neomysis (SBR Research Vessel).

For any question about the Conference, please contact: ecsd7...@sciencesconf.org

We look forward to meet you and discuss your current SD research activities during this exciting upcoming edition of the ECSD.


Gérard Thouzeau
Chairman of the CNPS and of the 7th ECSD Scientific Committee
Dr Gérard Thouzeau
Directeur de Recherche CNRS
Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer
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