ISblue held its International Scientific Council Assembly on the 13th and 14th of July at IUEM (Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer) in Brest. Its purpose was to advice ISblue members on strategies regarding training, research as well as innovation.
The International Scientific Council
The International Scientific Council consists of 13 professors and researchers from 10 countries over 4 continents (Europe, Asia, North America, South America). They also represent a broad range of disciplines: Climate and ocean physics, marine geosciences, environmental law, computer science, environmental economics, ecosystems management, geo-spatial sciences, renewable energies, maritime research and experiment or coastal engineering.
During these two days, ISblue, its partners as well as its training programs were presented to the council. An expert from Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique also took part in the discussions. It aimed to grasp the socio-economical environment of the project in a more comprehensive way.
In addition, researchers offered various workshops on the five ISblue research themes:
- Ocean and climate regulation
- Ocean-Earth interactions
- Sustainability of coastal systems
- Living ocean and ecosystem services
- Long-term observing systems for ocean knowledge
To conclude, this first assembly provided a constructive outside view on ISblue objectives. The council will therefore produce a report contributing towards the implementation of an action plan next fall.