EMB Spring Plenary 2016
Highlights from Sopot
The EMB Spring Plenary convened on 27-28 April in Sopot, Poland. The meeting, hosted by the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAN), brought together 24 EMB delegates as well as guests from the University of Malta, IO PAN, EurOcean, EuroMarine, POGO and the EMB Communications Panel. Open session talks were presented by Janusz Pempkowiak and Ksenia Pazdro (Director and vice-Director of IO PAN), Jan Seys (EMB Communications Panel), Patrizio Mariani (DTU Aqua), Ned Dwyer (EurOcean) and Karen Wiltshire (POGO). Young researchers from IO PAN provided flash presentations on their current research, covering the tracking of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Baltic Sea, responses of Arctic benthic biomass to climate change, and the characterization of dissolved organic matter in the European Arctic. The Spring Plenary evening lecture focused on tidal glaciers as refuges for cold water fauna in a warming Arctic and was presented by Jan Marcin Węsławski, senior scientist at the Department of Ecology, IO PAN.