Return to healthy – restoration and resilience of polluted marine areas
Hosts: to be announced
Healthy ecosystems and their functioning are of greatest importance for humans and marine life. They provide nursing areas, feeding grounds, habitats for marine life but also ecosystem services like coastal protection, recreational spaces and many other. The degradation of marine life, coastlines and the open ocean, as well as the influx and accumulation have major impacts on local biodiversity and the functioning of these spaces. It is thus of major importance to prevent, halt and preserve the degradation of ecosystems and investigate suitable mitigation measures and how the resilience can be methods their resilience can be restored.
Related to the UN decade on ecosystem restoration, we invite speakers to present their research about restoration of coastal and maritime ecosystems as well as their resilience to different environmental threats. Furthermore, this session invites talks about the remediation of ocean habitats.
Do you want to present your research or project in this session?