GeoHab 2021 – Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping

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03/05/2021 - 13/05/2021

GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) is an international association of marine scientists – now in its 20th year – studying biophysical (i.e. geologic and oceanographic) indicators of benthic habitats and ecosystems as proxies for biological communities and species diversity.

GeoHab annual conferences brings geologists, biologists, acousticians, statisticians, spatial analysts and environmental managers together from around the world and provides a truly multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas that underpin sustainable ocean management and mapping.

The present pandemic precludes in-person scientific conferences in 2021. In order to maintain the cooperative spirit of GeoHab, and specifically to show case the work of students who are having a particularly challenging academic and conference experience due to the impacts of the pandemic, GeoHab has adopted the concept of “nodal” conferences in May of 2021 within adjacent time zones around the world. The world is covered in three GeoHab Nodal Conferences:

  • The Americas Node is 3–4 May
  • Europe and Africa Node is 5 May
  • Asia and Pacific Node is 11 May
  • The annual general meeting is 13 May

This approach will allow smaller gatherings within nodes that will be virtually linked via video conferencing within each cluster of time zones. The nodes can be at the individual, institutional, regional, national or continental level depending on travel advisories and restrictions in May. This will allow a degree of flexibility based on the state of the pandemic in May.

There is no cost to participate in the 2021 GeoHab Conference.

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