Deep-Sea Coral Taxonomy Workshop
2-4th December, INVEMAR, Colombia.
Funded by the Deep-Sea Biology Society
Due to technology development, education, and a growing international cooperation effort we are beginning to shed some light into the deep-sea surrounding developing regions. And, thanks to the Deep-Sea Biology Society and the Lounsbery Workshop Award the first deep-sea coral taxonomy workshop will be held in Colombia, during December 2019. This workshop would constitute a catalyst in accelerating the pace at which deep-sea research is conducted in Latin America. Through the workshop we will bring together ~15-20 international deep-sea coral taxonomy experts, emerging taxonomists, and local scientist to: 1) discuss taxonomic advances and methods in deep-sea corals; 2) provide a training opportunity for the next generation of deep-sea coral taxonomists; 3) build local taxonomic capacity in Colombia and Latin America broadly; 4) advance the knowledge of deep-sea coral diversity in the Caribbean. During the workshop, the participants will discuss the current gaps, future directions and opportunities in coral taxonomy research for Colombia, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The workshop is open to researchers and students working on deep-sea corals (Octocorallia and Antipatharia), from developed and developing countries; however, priority will be given for those from developing countries. To apply, fill out this form.
The workshop will have no cost, although attendants should cover their own travel and lodging expenses.
Dates: December 2-4, 2019
Venue: Marine and Coastal Research Institute – INVEMAR, Marine Natural History Museum of Colombia – Makuriwa, Playa Salguero, Santa Marta, Colombia.
Organizer: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, INVEMAR (Marine and Coastal Research Institute), Lehigh University (USA).
Application deadline: October 11, 2019
More information at: https://www.deepseacoral2019.org/workshop.html
Luisa F. Dueñas, Ph.D.
Departamento de Biología
Universidad Nacional de Colombia