Heraklion, Crete, Greece 7th to 9th of October, 2013
The Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (*IMBBC*) of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (*HCMR*) announces the conference on “Mediterranean marine biodiversity in view of climate change and the invasion of alien species” to be held in the premises of “Thalassocosmos”, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, from 7th to 9th October 2013. The conference will be organized in the context of the EU (FP7-REGPOT-2010-1) project “Supporting Research Potential for Marine Biodiversity and Genomics in the Eastern Mediterranean” (MARBIGEN, http://www.marbigen.org/).
The conference aims to bring together researchers of different fields in order to promote the multidisciplinary and integrated research regarding the response of biodiversity to the climatic change and the impact of the invasion of alien species in the Mediterranean and adjacent regions.
The European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries *Mrs. Maria Damanaki* will honor us giving the opening speech of the conference.
The tentative list of distinguished invited speakers who will give keynote lectures includes:
*Dr. Alberto Garcia*, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Málaga Oceanographic Center, Spain
*Professor Daniel Golani*, Department of Evolution, Systematics and Ecology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
*Professor Stephen Palumbi*, Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Director, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, USA
*Associate Professor Vassilis Zervakis*, Department of Marine Sciences, University of the Aegean, Greece
Further information on registration, abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations and important dates will be announced soon.