The Croatian Natural History Museum and the Blue World Institute are hosting the 2nd meeting of the MarCons Management committee and 1st meetings for MarCons workgroups 1 – 5 during 13. and 14. October 2016 in Zagreb. Over 50 marine scientists from 27 countries are participating on this important scientific meeting.

Advancing marine conservation in the European and contiguous seas (MarCons) is a four-year COST action aimed at consolidating a network of scientists and stakeholders who are involved in marine conservation in European and contiguous seas. Through advancing the science of integrated conservation planning, promoting regional coordination and transboundary conservation, proposing specific conservation actions, accounting for climatic change and biological invasions, and providing guidance for assessing governance issues to make marine spatially managed areas more effective, MarCons COST Action aims to bridge the gap between conservation science and policy makers and substantially contribute to the challenge of halting biodiversity loss in the European Seas by 2020.

For more information check MarCons website –

The action is funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), an intergovernmental organisation supporting the collaboration of nationally funded science and technology research through the creation of networks. These networks allow scientists to grow their ideas by sharing them with their peers and thereby give impetus to their research, career and innovation.