MARBLUE 2022

BLUE GROWTH: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BLACK SEA

1st International Joint Conference
(organized under the auspices of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO)

Constanta, 26-28th October, 2022
1st Announcement

About Conference

The aim of the International Conference is to contribute to the protection of the Black Sea by supporting the sustainable development in a multi-disciplinary way. The conference will provide a space for fruitful discussions, including aspects related to both fundamental research as well as technological innovations, between scientists as well as companies involved in research and development.

PRESENTATION FORMS:
• session lectures (30 min)
• lectures (15 min)
• posters A1

Location

”OVIDIUS” UNIVERSITY OF CONSTANTA
Nr.1. University Alley, B Campus
900437, Constanta, Romania

When

26-28th October, 2022

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Event Venue

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Organized by:


NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MARINE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT “GRIGORE ANTIPA”

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOECOLOGY – GeoEcoMar

“OVIDIUS” UNIVERSITY OF CONSTANTA
Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences Faculty

Preliminary Programme

  • Participants are invited to download the Agenda by pressing the button below and to check their position in Oral Presentations:

    Agenda and Oral Presentations Form

  • The participants will have the opportunity to communicate their research results through oral presentations and posters.

    During the Conference’s entire duration, poster session is organized for all topics.

    All posters have the same importance as oral presentations.

    The presentation manner (oral or poster) will be established by the organizers according to the requests of the registered authors and will be communicated in due time.


    Participants are invited to download the Poster Presentations Programme by pressing the button below and to check their position/poster number:

    Poster Presentations Form

Scientific Commitee

Organising Committee

Info

  • • 30th of June 2022: Abstract submission now open!

    • 1st of September 2022: Deadline for abstract submission

    • 10th of September 2022: Notification on abstract submission acceptance

    • 15th of September 2022: Deadline for Registration



  • • 1.Submission of abstract can be made ONLY through the online submission by filing in the fields below and attaching Microsoft Word abstract file.

    • 2.This form can be used for both: Oral and poster presentations.

    • 3.Only a corresponding author should submit an abstract.

    • 4.One author registered for the conference may submit up to two abstracts.

    Please use the following guidelines (abstracts which do not follow guidelines will be returned to the author for correction)

    TITLE (no more than 20 words): Uppercase, Times New Roman, Font size 11, Bold, Center text
    AUTHORS NAME: Uppercase, Times New Roman, Font size 11, Center text. Presenting author underlined.
    AFFILIATION (Make sure that the presenting author’s e-mail address is in the affiliation): Times New Roman, Font size 11, Italic
    e.g.,
    1Affiliation name and address 1
    E-mail address of the presenting author (e.g. ionescu@xx.xx)
    2Affiliation name and address 2
    ABSTRACT TEXT(Not exceeding 300 words): Times New Roman, Font size 11, Justify, finally listing at least five keywords, excluding words from the title .
    Deadline for abstracts: 1st of September , 2022
    Notification of acceptance: 10th September , 2022
    Abstracts will be submitted via e-mail at the address: Marblue@alpha.rmri.ro

    Download the abstract template here:

    Abstract Template_MARBLUE 2022 Send email at Marblue@alpha.rmri.ro
  • Don’t forget to register for the conference before or shortly after submitting your abstract by filling in Registration form.


    Deadline for registration: September 15th , 2022

    Registration Form
  • Presented papers will be published in Journals indexed in BDI:

    • Journal Cercetari Marine / Recherches Marines http://www.marine-research-journal.org/index.php/cmrm/about

    • Journal Geo-Eco-Marina https://geoecomar.ro/en/publications/

  • • Free registration.
    • Free participation.
    • External participants, from Romania or abroad, will cover their travel expenses.
    • Participation in the Conference is not conditioned by presenting a paper.

Topics


Session I: Oceanography, Marine Geology and GeoEcology, Moderator - GeoEcoMar
The Black Sea is the largest anoxic basin in the world, with a complex geology established in the last 250 million years since the Triassic. The marine basin was intermittently connected with the world ocean via the Mediterranean, imprinting on lithological/sedimentological and geochemical features, leading to significant changes of the faunas and floras composition, especially during the LGM (Last Glacial Maximum) and Holocene times. This Black Sea is also very important for its potential source rocks of hydrocarbons, and for other unconventional resources, i.e., gas hydrates.
This section comprises topics regarding the aforementioned features, including geology, tectonics, geochemistry, connectivity and isolation, along with aspects related to nowadays presence of various pollutants in the basin.



Session II: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems, Moderator - NIMRD
Marine ecosystems are subject to a variety of threats including disease, pollution, climate change, habitat alteration, overexploitation, and invasive species. Various conservation approaches are used to protect these ecosystems and involve monitoring, management, and international cooperation. Understanding the fundamental components as well as the interactions between aquatic organisms and their environment can help to better understand and conserve marine ecosystems.
The session ”Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems” aims to bring together leading academic scientists and researchers to exchange and share their research results, latest findings, achievements and views on marine biodiversity, ecology and conservation.



Session III: Sustainable Use of Marine Resources, Moderator - NIMRD
Although the Black Sea is a unique basin that is rich in biodiversity, heritage and natural resources, it is increasingly under pressure due mainly to the impacts from human-induced factors, such as eutrophication and hypoxia, overfishing, and introduction of alien species, in addition to the effects of climate change. For these reasons, the sustainable use of the Black Sea resources is of utmost importance and research in these areas is essential.
This section covers topics focusing on living resources (fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnologies etc.) and non-living potential (mineral resources, energy, cultural heritage, tourism etc.), aiming at fostering the “blue transformation“ of the Black Sea.



Session IV: Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) and coastal management, Moderator - UOC
The development of coastal areas and maritime space is a priority in the European Union together with its Green Deal and sustainable blue economy aims. In the global context of resource depletion, climate change and biodiversity loss, the sustainable use of marine resources is a key issue in the framework of important regulations to be adopted through maritime spatial planning and coastal management processes.
This session aims to emphasize sustainable blue economy policies and actions as a society response to current challenges in the Black Sea basin while building a collaborative long-term and integrated strategy of maritime space and coastal areas development, based on the transfer of knowledge and innovation.



Session V: Observing the Black Sea
A crucial element of the Black Sea restoration and rehabilitation initiatives is the implementation of a continuous monitoring and operational observing system in the Black Sea. Regular observations in the Black Sea basin started in the past century and quite a good multidisciplinary observing system operated in the 1970–1980s, mainly based on ship observations. Since then, many projects and initiatives have dealt with technological opportunities for improving both satellite and in situ infrastructures, able to support the R&D activities such as the modeling and assimilation capabilities, validation and verification of modeling and satellite products, real time monitoring, estimation of quality of physical variables, etc.
This session aims to increase the awareness of the importance of observation capacities in the Black Sea and highlight the progress made so far.



Session VI: Ocean literacy and education, Moderator - UOC
Ocean Literacy represents the understanding of the ocean’s influence on us and our influence on the ocean, as well as the importance of the ocean to humankind, communication about the ocean in a meaningful way and responsibility about decisions regarding the ocean and its resources. Moreover, ocean literacy is not just educating or informing the public and the marine and maritime stakeholders about the importance of oceans - ocean literacy aims at facilitating the creation of an ocean literate society.
This session aims to raise the awareness on the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of the Black Sea and its resources and to build an improved public knowledge base across the world’s population regarding our global ocean.

Hosts

Hotels


Rates can change. Check daily rates!

Hotel Dacia-Sud

Hotel Dacia-Sud

Location
On Black Sea Coast, at the entrance in Mamaia resort, 1.1 km distance from University Campus

Rates
Standard Double room 60 Euro /night – 2 adults (breakfast included)
Appart.85 Euro/night – 2 adults (breakfast included)

Contact
Dacia Sud Hotel Reception, tel.: 0241. 83 18 12, 0241.83 18 72, 0241.83 18 73
E-mail: rezervari@dacia-sud.ro

Hotel Oxford

Hotel Oxford

Location
202A Al. Lapusneanu Blv., near the roundabout entrance to Mamaia resort from Constanta area, near the Holiday Village, 0,5km distance from University Campus

Rates
Standard Double room 55 Euro /night – (breakfast included)
Single room 45 Euro/night (breakfast included)

Contact
tel. +40 241 606 510
Mobile: +40 735 333 103
E-mail: rezervari@hoteloxford.ro

Hotel Zodiac

Hotel Zodiac

Location
Al. Lapusneanu Blv., very close to Tabacarie Park, 0,8 km distance from University Campus

Rates
Standard Double room 55 Euro /night – (breakfast included)
Single room 45 Euro/night (breakfast included)

Contact

tel. +40 241 517 051
E-mail: receptie@hotelzodiac.ro

Hotel Parc

Hotel Parc

Location
on Black Sea Coast, at the entrance in Mamaia resort, 1.1 km distance from University Campus

Rates
Standard Double room 60 Euro /night – (breakfast included)
Single room 55 Euro /night (breakfast included)

Contact
tel. +40 733 680 631
E-mail: receptie@parcmamaia.ro

Mava Appartments

Mava Appartments

Location
Aurel Vlaicu Blv., at the entrance in Mamaia resort, 0.8 km distance from University Campus

Rates
Studio 110 Euro /night – 2 persons
Appartment 150 Euro/night – 4 persons

Contact

https://mava-apartamente-constanta.booked.net/

Hotel Zodiac

UNIVERSITY'S HOSTEL FN3
(limited number of places)

Location
North Seafront, Fishery zone, at a distance of 1.8 km from the University Campus

Rates
Double room 15 Euro
Single room 10 Euro

Contact

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SOCIAL EVENT


Friday 28th of October - Trip
Make your option for participation in Registration Form.

Danube Delta Trip

Wine tasting at Rasova winery

WINE TASTING AT RASOVA WINERY

Rasova Winery is one of the most modern wineries in Romania, built in 2014 on Dealul Vifor, under the Dobrogean sun - a sun that is present over 2100 hours a year, more than in any other area in the country. Thus, it is located near the Black Sea, on one of the banks of the Danube, overlooking the bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel and built by Anghel Saligny here in the time of Carol I, being itself a somewhat more special architectural appearance in the area. - "like a pile of white rocks out of the ground", as Bruno Andresoiu, Igloo architect, says.
( https://www.cramarasova.ro/turul-cramei)

Address: Dealul Vifor, parcela 345, Cernavoda, Constanta County