Session 1: Cellular and molecular response of marine organisms subjected to biotic and abiotic stress.

Hosts: Enrico Montalbetti, Ph.D. student, and Yohan D. Louis, Ph.D. (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy/MaRHE Center, Maldives)

Session 2: Fleeing or fighting? The role of adaptation in shaping future species’ distributions in light of climate change

Hosts: Dr. Matteo Tomasini and Martin Eriksson, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Session 3: Molecular Tools Applied to Marine Invertebrates Management

Host: Marina Parrondo, Toralla Marine Sciences Station (ECIMAT – CIM – UVigo), Pontevedra, Spain.

Session 4: A sea of opportunities: Omics in marine science research

Hosts: Camilo Escobar-Sierra, Ph.D. candidate University of Cologne (Germany), and Willemien de Kock, PhD candidate in Zooarchaeology of Marine Turtles, University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Session 5: Environmental distribution, impact and degradation of (micro)plastics

Hosts: Silja Denise Kröger, PhD student, EU BIO-PLASTICS project, HAW Hamburg, and Moritz Kielmann, Cooperative doctoral project, HAW Hamburg.

Session 6: Advancements in Restoring Marine Ecosystems

Hosts: Conor MacDonnell, PhD, and Franciszek Bydalek, University of Bath, Bath, UK.

Session 7: How can food web models describe and guide marine ecosystems research?

Hosts: Katalin Patonai, PhD Candidate, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Plant Systematics, Ecology and Theoretical Biology, Budapest, Hungary, and Dr. Gregorio Alejandro López Moreira Mazacotte, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry, Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany.

Session 8: How to integrate Marine Ecosystem Services (MES) into a project, a product, or a business activity for a holistic approach?

Hosts: Léticia Weber, Salomé Mormentyn, Carmen Lopez

Session 9: Breathing the Mozambique Ocean

Host: Ivaldo de Jesus Fumo, Student of Oceanography at Eduardo Mondlane University, Founder Member and Vice Deputy Director of Mar Mozambique Association.

Session 10: Managing the Ocean ́s Carbon Dioxide Removal Potential: Effectiveness, Verifiability and Ecosystem Impacts

Hosts: Leila Kittu, PhD in Marine Biogeochemistry, Christian – Albrechts University of Kiel – GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research (Germany), and Nicolás Sánchez, PhD candidate, GEOMAR (Germany).

Session 11: Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture for a resilient future ocean

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Session 12: Global Change on the Trophic Functioning of Marine Food Webs

Host: Dr. Stina Kolodzey, University of Otago.

Session 13: Resilience and robustness of marine ecosystems

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Session 14: Ocean circulation and climate change

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Session 15: Open session

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