16 to 20 December, 2012

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

MIA 2012

The SYMPOSIUM ON THE ATLANTIC IBERIAN MARGIN, with well-established tradition in the scientific community, is successfully organized every three years since 1994. The symposium aims at bringing together researchers from diverse scientific disciplines and different institutions contributing to build up knowledge under holistic and integrative perspectives on past, present and future processes acting the Iberian Atlantic Margin. More than ever, deepening of knowledge on the biological and geological diversity of coastal and marine environments is required to face present and future challenges and opportunities related with exploitation and management of the coast, shelf and deep sea in terms of resources, pollution and risks arising from extreme events or sea level changes, among many others. The 2012 conference adds to previous editions the aim of expanding all work themes addressed to island shelves and slopes.

In this context, the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL) and the Portuguese Institute for Ocean and Atmosphere (IPMA) are organizing the 7th edition of this conference and invite the participation of researchers and stakeholders with an interest in this region of the Atlantic.

The 7th SYMPOSIUM ON THE ATLANTIC IBERIAN MARGIN (MIA 2012) associates two other international meetings sharing common objectives and aiming at trespassing scientific and methodology boundaries: the Iberian  IGBP  meeting (running in 2012 under the broad theme of global climate change and impacts in the coast and the ocean) and the meeting of the Portuguese UNESCO project IGCP 588 (Preparing for Coastal Change).

1st Circular

organizing committee
Maria da Conceição Freitas (CeGUL, GeoFCUL)
João Alveirinho Dias (Universidade do Algarve)
César Andrade (CeGUL, GeoFCUL)
Francisco Fatela (CeGUL, GeoFCUL)
Rui Taborda (IDL, GeoFCUL)
João Cascalho (CeGUL, GeoFCUL)
Teresa Drago (IPMA)
Anabela Cruces (CeGUL, GeoFCUL)
Célia Lee (CeGUL)
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Campo Grande, Edifício C5, 1749-016 Lisboa