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What a great start to 2012! Joel Creed has posted the announcement for the 10th ISBW to be held in Rio de Janeiro in November 2012. Read on for more details and don’t forget to register your interest with the email below or on the ISBW10 Facebook page!

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Dear colleagues,

Apologies for cross posting.

The State University of Rio de Janeiro and the Institute for Brazilian
Marine Biodiversity will be hosting the Tenth International Seagrass
Biology Workshop from 25-30 November 2012 at the Pontal da Ferradura
Convention Centre in Búzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

With the emphasis on providing an agreeable and comfortable environment to
talk serious seagrass science the workshop will be organized into:

Plenary lectures from invited speakers

Oral and poster presentations addressing specific topics within major themes

Half-day study groups, which will consist of multi-disciplinary team
activities focused on cutting-edge global and regional issues in seagrass
research, methods, conservation, reviews and habitat health

Fieldtrip to local seagrass habitats

Organizers will invite a select group of speakers and devise creative ways
to facilitate discussion. During interactive themed sessions and study
groups we will encourage participants to go beyond one-way communication.

The Workshop will open on 25th November with an evening reception at the
Pontal da Ferradura Convention Centre in Búzios. The event will close on
the evening of 29th November with a final reception.

The International Seagrass Biology Workshops have been held since 1993 when
the first meeting took place in Kominato, Japan. The International Seagrass
Biology Workshop (ISBW) is an official activity of the World Seagrass
Association Inc.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the next International Seagrass
Biology Workshop!

Please register your interest by replying to
isbw10@biodiversidademarinha.org.br or on Facebook (isbw10) for further
announcements and updates.

A website with more info will be available soon.

Local Organizing Committee

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More details:

ISBW10 on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Isbw10/184950924937571?sk=wall

WSA 2012 Seagrass Calendar

Alert, the WSA 2012 seagrass calendar is out!

12 seagrass genera for 12 months, keeping us informed on when each genera was first described and how old they are getting.

The calendar is available in PDF and can be easily printed in colour of B&W, in A4 format, easy to store and travel with.

The “making” of the calendar was a great way to connect people and to share photos across the world.

Thank you to those of you who donated photos to us and to Jane Thomas for putting it together.

Enjoy!

Download the calendar here or get the A4 version

Leanne talks about seagrass and how it provides food security on SeaWeb:

http://www.seaweb.org/science/SeagrassesandFoodSecurity.php

Helen Taylor talks about safeguarding seagrasses on Ocean Voices:

http://www.seaweb.org/getinvolved/oceanvoices/HelenTaylor.php

Dr. Anchana Prathep on SeaWeb

Anchana has been featured on Ocean Voices on the SeaWeb. Find out what inspires her on the feature article:

http://www.seaweb.org/getinvolved/oceanvoices/AchanaPrathep.php

 

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