Written by Gebruk Anna
First time I got to volunteer at the Marine Research and Education (MARESEDU) conference back in 2015 when I was a biology student at the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Since, I always felt closely related to this conference and wanted to better promote it amongst the international marine research community. However, attending a physical meeting in Moscow is a big commitment requiring visa and travel arrangements, so it wasn’t always easy! Well, the fortunate news is that isn’t necessarily in 2020 as the conference has moved online. As much as I miss in-person meetings and events, it is certainly worth recognition, that going digitally allows to reach the broader audience!
This year I was responsible for organising and coordinating the online international sessions of MARESEDU that are going to happen on the 30th of October. This turned out to be such an exciting networking opportunity and I am absolutely thrilled by the fantastic line-up of the speakers we are going to have on the day! Sessions are covering different aspects of marine research and international collaboration, but most of them are related to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, which has just recently released a call for actions and it seems like a perfect timing now to think about implementation strategies of the Decade and exchange the expertise between different regions.
To learn more about the conference and register for the events please visit: https://globalsessions2020.maresedu.com/
PS Registration is free and I look forward to seing you online!