WG 2 - A Healthy and Resilient Ocean

How to achieve - A healthy and resilient ocean where marine ecosystems are understood and managed

Chairs : 

  • José C. Xavier – Marine and Environment Research Centre (MARE), Department of Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Portugal and British Antarctic Survey, NERC, United Kingdom. My research focus on Southern Ocean foodweb dynamics in relation to environmental change, Policy making and Education and Outreach. José is a member of the steering committee of ICED (Integrating Climate and Ecosystems Dynamics in the Southern Ocean) and in various Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) science, advisory and expert groups. José is the Head of the Delegation of Portugal at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCM) and active mentor in the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS).
  • Maria A van Leeuwe – The Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELifeS), University of Groningen (RUG), the Netherlands. I am a marine biologist with a major interest in the ecophysiology of phytoplankton in polar waters and sea ice, and nearly 30 years of experience in field and lab work. As an active member of BEPSII (www.bepsii.org) and a member of the SCAR Expert Group I highly value the collaboration between sea-ice experimentalists and modellers to strengthen sea-ice biogeochemical research and modelling.

Internal contact points : Nadine Johnston & Sian Henley

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