GEOMAR Conference & Event Management

Scientific Programme

 

MON, 29.08.2022

Travel

 

Afternoon

Site events

 

 

  • Traverse the Kiel Fjord by ferry and take a tour at GEOMAR East shore
  • Meet Kiel marine scientists: visit at Kiel Outdoor Benthocosms

 

18:00 – 21:00 h

Ice breaker at Seebar Bellevue

 

 

 

 

 

TUE, 30.08.2022

Steigenberger Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 – 10:30 h

Opening Session: Setting the scene

 

 

(Moderation by one international & one Kiel member of steering board)

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 – 09:10 h

Welcome Eckhard Quandt (Vice president Kiel University)

 

 

 

 

 

09:10 – 09:15 h

Welcome Organizers

 

 

 

 

 

09:15 – 09:45 h

Keynote Kevin Lafferty (US Geological Survey & UC Santa Barbara, USA)

 

 

“Are marine diseases bad or good?”

 

09:45 – 09:55 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

09:55 – 10:30 h

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

 

 

10:30 – 12:15 h

Session 1: Emerging marine diseases

 

 

Chair: Ute Hentschel Humeida (GEOMAR & Kiel University, Germany)

 

 

Guiding questions:

  • Which are the emerging marine pathogens/parasites?
  • Are infection processes in the ocean different from those of terrestrial organisms?
  • What are the mechanistic underpinnings of marine disease?
  • What are the impacts on organismal function?

 

10:30 – 10:45 h

Introduction into field by discussion chair

 

 

 

 

 

10:45 – 11:05 h

(1) Forest Rohwer (San Diego State University, USA)

 

 

“Microbialization and coral reef decline”

 

11:05 – 11:15 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

11:15 – 11:35 h

(2) Jose M. C. Tubio (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

 

 

Clonal evolution of a marine transmissible cancer that colonizes the Atlantic coast of Europe

 

11:35 – 11:45 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

11:45 – 12:05 h

(3) Claire Gachon (SAMS, UK & MNHN, France)

 

 

“Pathogens, physiology of disease, and disease management in algal aquaculture”

 

12:05 – 12:15 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

12:15 – 13:15 h

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:15 – 13:20 h

Opening afternoon session: Katja Matthes (Director of GEOMAR)

 

13:20 – 15:05 h

Session 2: Marine epidemiology, triggers, and tipping-points

 

 

Chair: Ruth Schmitz-Streit (Kiel University, Germany)

 

 

Guiding questions:

  • What is the current understanding of marine disease dynamics (epidemiology) compared to land?
  • How can we use the sediment record to understand past disease dynamics?
  • How can we explore and visualise health and disease related processes using a digital twin ocean approach?

 

13:20 – 13:35 h

Introduction into field by discussion chair

 

 

 

 

 

13:35 – 13:55 h

(4) Assaf Vardi (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

 

 

 

“Partners in crime – synergy of viruses and bacteria during algal blooms in the ocean

 

 

13:55 – 14:05 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:05 – 14:25 h

(5) Isabelle Arzul (IFREMER, France)

 

 

 

“Factors triggering main bivalve diseases in Europe”

 

 

14:25 – 14:35 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:35 – 14:55 h

(6) Arne Biastoch (GEOMAR & Kiel University, Germany)

 

 

 

“On the power of biophysical modelling to explain biological dispersal“

 

 

14:55 – 15:05 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

15:05 – 15:30 h

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:30 – 16:30 h

Espresso: Young investigators poster pitches

 

 

 

 

 

16:30 – 21:00 h

Poster session with buffet (19:00 h)

 

 

 

 

 

WED, 31.08.2022

Steigenberger Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 – 11:00 h

Session 3: Marine disease between mass mortality and essential regulation

 

 

Chair: Thorsten Reusch (GEOMAR & Kiel University, Germany)

 

 

Guiding questions:

  • What are advances in the understanding of how disease regulates ecosystems?
  • How can we distinguish among key regulating and detrimental functions of (emerging) marine disease?
  • How much disease does a healthy ocean need?
  • What is the relationship among pathogen / parasite and the biodiversity of free-living species?

 

09:00 – 09:15 h

Introduction into field by discussion chair

 

 

 

 

 

09:15 – 09:35 h

(7) David Thieltges (NIOZ, The Netherlands)

 

 

Parasites as ecological players in marine ecosystems”

 

09:35 – 09:45 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

09:45 – 10:05 h

(8) Lauren Schiebelhut (UC Merced, USA)

 

 

"Genomic consequences, considerations, and conservation opportunities following mass mortalities in sea stars"

 

10:05 – 10:15 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

10:15 – 10:35 h

(9) Ursula Siebert (University of Veterinary Medicine, Germany)

 

 

“Infectious diseases in marine mammals: Do impacts of anthropogenic activities have a boomerang effect on human health?”

 

10:35 – 10:45 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

10:45 – 12:45 h

Coffee break & brunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

12:45 – 15:05 h

Session 4: Governance of marine diseases

 

 

Chair: Marie-Catherine Riekhof (KMS & CeOS, Kiel University, Germany)

 

 

Guiding questions:

  • What are direct and indirect links between ocean health and disease and human well-being?
  • What are possible roles of humans in fostering marine disease outbreaks (e.g. pollution, destroying biodiversity) and in curing them?
  • How can management account for the “double role” of marine disease (mass mortality versus regulating function)?
  • How can management across time, space and national borders effectively be implemented?

 

12:45 – 13:00 h

Introduction into field by discussion chair

 

 

 

 

 

13:00 – 13:20 h

(10) Christina Pettan-Brewer (University of Washington, USA & ECOHA, Brasil & OHLAIC)

 

 

“One Ocean, One Health in Latin America: How can we define and disseminate a modern historical perspective of the concept”

 

13:20 – 13:30 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

13:40 – 14:00 h

(11) Raquel Peixoto (KAUST, Saudi Arabia)

 

 

“Customized medicine for Corals: Promise, Challenges and Next Steps”

 

14:00 – 14:10 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

14:10 – 14:30 h

(12) Lone Grønbæk Jørgensen (SDU, Denmark)

 

 

“Game Theory and Fisheries Management: The Challenges of Regulation”

 

14:30 – 14:40 h

Discussion

 

 

 

 

 

14:40 – 14:50 h

Group picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:50 – 15:30 h

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

 

 

15:30 – 16:15 h

Outlook: Panel discussion including international steering group members

 

 

moderated by Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR & Kiel University, Germany)

 

 

Guiding question:

  • Which research agenda do we need for the next decade to study ocean health and disease?

 

 

Panelists: NN

 

16:15 – 17:00 h

Wrap-up with coffee

 

 

 

 

 

THU, 01.09.2022

Steigenberger Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthesis groups

 

 

Visit at ARENA2 Visualization Laboratory at GEOMAR

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