Thursday, November 23, 2017

Daniel Pauly's Knighting Ceremony

On French National Day, July 14, 2017, the Sea Around Us Principal Investigator, Daniel Pauly, woke up to some exciting news: President Emmanuel Macron had issued a decreenaming him Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur.

Later that day, Pauly received a phone call from the French consulate in Vancouver. He was told that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had nominated him in recognition of his work researching the impacts of fisheries on marine ecosystems.
The Chevalier is a distinction in France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and it is granted, for life, to individuals with a minimum of 20 years of public service or 25 years of professional activity with “eminent accomplishments.” Knights belong to The Order of Merit, which was created in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle.
Following months and weeks of excitement and preparation, on November 16, 2017, the knighting ceremony was held at the University of British Columbia’s Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. Daniel’s family, closest friends, colleagues, and students were joined by a select group of diplomats, dignitaries, famous environmentalists, and university representatives for the special occasion
Source: Sea Around Us

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Climate, Oceans and Society Challenges & Opportunities, Busan-Korea









Theme 1: Climate effects on physical, chemical and biological processes

Climate change influences marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems through changes in physical processes such as currents, eddies, mixing, and thermohaline circulation. Understanding these changes at various spatial-temporal scales and exploring their effects on biogeochemical cycling, species distributions, ecophysiology, and marine food-webs is fundamentally important. Interconnecting physico-chemical changes and their effects on marine ecosystems provides a more comprehensive understanding of the balance in the climate system and the consequences if this balance is disrupted.
Session 1A: Climate change and the effects on the ocean
Session 1B: Cross-scale interactions and trends of climate change
Session 1C: Coastal dynamics: changes in sea level, geomorphology and ecosystems

Theme 2: Anthropogenic effects on the marine environment

Human activities significantly impact the marine environment by directly utilizing coastal land and marine resources. Developing mitigation strategies and management tools based on scientific knowledge of biogeochemistry, life cycles, and ecosystem processes is critical for the concurrent achievement of sustainable use of marine resources and maintenance of healthy ecosystems. This theme focuses on monitoring, assessment and management of anthropogenic effects on the marine environment in order to support both the sustainable use and the maintenance of the marine ecosystem and its surroundings.
Session 2A: Introduction of anthropogenic substances to the ocean and their impacts
Session 2B: Ecosystem-Based Management – Get the big picture
Session 2C: Evaluation of best management practices

Theme 3: Patterns and processes in marine ecosystems

Investigating the patterns and processes in marine ecosystems is of great interest to marine scientists and managers, and is fundamental to modeling ecosystems, predicting change, determining effects of human impacts, and managing marine populations. Abstracts submitted to this theme will explore marine life and its dynamics, from individuals to ecosystems, as well as present the tools and models suitable to explain them.
Session 3A: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Session 3B: Marine population dynamics and community ecology
Session 3C: Marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles
Session 3D: Ecological forecasting in marine ecosystems


Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Tropical Sea of Peru: A Paradise of Hope /

The short documentary (By Yuri Hooker) "The Tropical Sea of Peru: A Paradise of Hope" received an honorary award at the Blue Oceans Film Festival & Conservation Summit 2016, St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras del Perú - SERNANP: Punta Coles, Ilo - Moquegua / Peruvian Marine Reserve: Punta Coles, Southern Peru

Diversity of seabirds, marine mammals and reptiles in Southern Peru. Punta Coles, Ilo -Moquegua.
This photographic material was kindly given by Dr J. Figueroa from SERNANP.
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PUNTA COLES
Diana Torres1, Evelyn Guillermo1, Fredy Paredes1, Judith Figueroa2,4, Milena Roca2, Mariano Valverde2, Donald Barraza3, Jelber Ordoñez3, Marcelo Stucchi4, Gina Mori4 & Yonny Mamani5
1 Reserva Nacional Sistema Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras-RNSIIPG Sede Sur; 2 RNSIIPG;  3 Programa de Desarrollo Productivo Agrario Rural-Agro Rural;  4 Asociación para la investigación y Conservación de la Biodiversidad-AICB; 5 Universidad Nacional de Moquegua. Producido por: Judith Figueroa2


You can download the complete short guide here

Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras del Perú - SERNANP: Islas Guañape-La Libertad / Peruvian Marine Reserve: Islas Guañape, Northern Peru

Diversity of seabirds, marine mammals and reptiles in Northern Peru. Islas Guañape, La Libertad.
This photographic material was kindly given by Dr J. Figueroa from SERNANP.

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ISLAS GUAÑAPE
Complete Credits: Willy Hernández1, Judith Figueroa1,6, Milena Roca1, Moisés Tomario2, Alfredo Flores2, Luis Pollack3, Asociación Yubarta Islas4, Iván Melgarejo Layza5, Marcelo Stucchi6 & Gina Mori6
1 Reserva Nacional Sistema de Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras-RNSIIPG; 2 Programa de Desarrollo Productivo Agrario Rural-Agro Rural; 3 Universidad Nacional de Trujillo (PIC-06-2012); 4 Asociación Yubarta Islas; 5 Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca, 6 Asociación para la Investigación y Conservación de la Biodiversidad-AICB. Produced by: Judith Figueroa1 (jfigueroa@sernamp.gob.pe)


These are just a few snapshots, you can download the complete short guide here

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras del Perú - SERNANP: Isla Mazorca / Peruvian Marine Reserve: Isla Mazorca

I was recently amazed because of the beauty and diversity of large mammals and seabirds we have in the Peruvian littoral. I know some of them, but sincerely the great material that I show you, makes me feel not only astonished but also more ignorant than before about all the marine diversity of our country.

This photographic material was kindly given by Dr J. Figueroa from SERNANP. Thanks Judith!


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ISLA MAZORCA
Complete Credits: Willy Hernández1, Judith Figueroa1,3, Jorge Vásquez1, Luis Domínguez1, Melchor Llica2, Víctor Chávez2, Ciprian Gutiérrez2 & Marcelo Stucchi3
1 Reserva Nacional Sistema de Islas, Islotes y Puntas Guaneras-RNSIIPG; Programa de Desarrollo Productivo Agrario Rural-Agro Rural; Asociación para la Investigación y Conservación de la Biodiversidad-AICB.  Produced by: Judith Figueroa1


These are just a few snapshots, you can download the complete short guide here
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