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Keynote speakers

Anne Hollowed

Anne Hollowed

Scientific advancements in the study of the impacts of climate change and decadal variability on marine ecosystems and options for future management of living marine resources

Anne Hollowed has worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service for over 30 years and currently serves as a Senior Scientist with the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. She conducts research on the effects of climate and ecosystem change on fish and fisheries and leads the Status of Stocks and Multispecies Assessment program. Anne earned B.A. in biology and geology from Lawrence University, a M.S. in biological oceanography from the Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences from at Old Dominion University, and a Ph.D. in fisheries from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS) at the University of Washington. She is an Affiliate Professor with the SAFS.  Anne has served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee since 2003 and she is currently serving her fourth year as co-chair. She has been a lead investigator on several national and international multidisciplinary research projects and climate assessment teams. She served as a lead author on the Polar Chapter of Working Group II in the 5th Assessment of the Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (AR5 WGII Chapter 28) and the Polar Chapter of the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). She is a principal investigator for the Alaska Climate Integrated Modeling project (ACLIM) in the Bering Sea.

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Anthony Charles

How can we understand and incorporate the dynamics of marine social-ecological systems?

Anthony Charles is a professor at Saint Mary's University (Halifax, Canada). His research focuses on fisheries, oceans and coasts, their sustainability and resilience in relation to climate change, and the role of integrated management, ecosystem-based management, community-based management, and marine protected areas. Dr. Charles has authored several major books, including Sustainable Fishery Systems; Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation; Governing the Coastal Commons; and Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods. He was the lead author of a major report for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, on climate change interactions with poverty and food security. Dr. Charles is the Director of the global Community Conservation Research Network (www.CommunityConservation.Net), which explores the linkages of environmental conservation and sustainable economies. He is a Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation, a member of IUCN's Fisheries Expert Group, and an advisor to various environmental, Indigenous and community organizations.

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Antonio Bode

Plankton in the new millennium: synchronic multidecadal trends and regime shifts

Antonio Bode (PhD in Biology 1990, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain) is a Research Professsor at the Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEO, Spain), where he has been working since 1992. His research analyze the dependence of the structure and functioning of the marine ecosystems from the environmental variability at different space and time scales, including the investigation of biodiversity patterns and food web structure using stable isotopes. He has collaborated in 165 articles in international journals and in monographies dealing with the composition and production of plankton, especially in relation to nitrogen fluxes, with the functioning of pelagic and benthic food webs, and with the long-term variability of plankton in relation to climatic and oceanographic changes. He has been member of the ICES Scientific Committee (SCICOM) and has been involved in several international actions fostering the sustainability and continued use of ship-based oceanic time series (IGMETS, POGO, EMODNET).

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Karin Margretha H. Larsen

North Atlantic Ocean climate in the recent decade

Karin Margretha H. Larsen is a physical oceanographer and head of the environmental department at Havstovan (Faroe Marine Research Institute). She had her Master and PhD thesis in physical oceanography at the University in Bergen, Norway. In her PhD thesis Karin studied the Faroe Shelf and its surrounding front related to physical-biological couplings. For many years, Karin has been involved in monitoring of Greenland-Scotland Ridge exchanges and has participated in most of the major monitoring programs of the region since 1997. She is presently a WP leader in the EU-H2020 Blue-Action project and coordinator of smaller nationally funded projects. Since 2012 she has been a member of the ICES Working Group on Oceanic Hydrography (WGOH) and co-chaired the WGOH in the period 2015-2017 together with Sarah Hughes (Scotland, UK).

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Mette Skern-Mauritzen

Integrated assessment of marine socioecological systems

Mette Skern-Mauritzen is a marine ecologist from Institute of Marine Research, Norway. As head of research, she leads the development of Integrated Ecosystem Assessments (IEAs) for coastal and oceanic systems surrounding Norway. She has just finalized a 4 year term as chair for the Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Steering Group in ICES, overseeing the development of IEAs in ICES ecoregions. She is also a lead author for the 6th IPCC Assessment Report, contributing to chapter 3 ‘Ocean and coastal ecosystems and their services’.