In the first week of February a 4-person delegation from MAR-ECO joined the Census of Marine Life community to develop plans for the final year of the programme. The venue was the impressive ocean liner ‘Queen Mary’, now functioning as a hotel and conference facility in Long Beach, California, USA.
MAR-ECO will contribute to various synthesis activities at the programme level, e.g. the grand finale in London in October 2010. Please see the Census of Marine Life site for more information.
The MAR-ECO delegation consisted of Odd Aksel Bergstad, Tone Falkenhaug, Jo Høyer and Mike Vecchione. (left to right)