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Greeting from the Chair
of the Conference Organizing Committee
Conference Information Academician
Alexey V. Zhirmunsky
Excursion program
of the Conference
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for Conference Participants
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Prof. Inessa Dyuizen

Corresponding Member of RAS,

Director of the NSCMB FEB RAS

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The third decade of the 21st century was designated by the United Nations as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). This decision clearly demonstrates the importance of marine scientific research to ensuring the sustainability of social, economic and environmental development of mankind. The global challenges that we are facing now, such as climate change or the search for new renewable resources, require international coordination and collaboration to build up capacity for scientific investigations and new technology growth.

The ocean covers two-thirds of our planet, and today we know much more about it than we have ever done in human history. Yet we still know very little about this underwater universe, which is full of secrets to be discovered. Ocean exploration requires considerable financial support, expensive ships and equipment, submersible robots and satellite technologies. Marine science tasks can be efficiently performed only by joint action. The year 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, but currently, we are focusing on our next 50 years. We see our future as conducting interdisciplinary investigations in partnership with marine research institutions worldwide.

This conference aims to strengthen scientific and professional contacts, coordinate the development of marine scientific research and increase the spread of knowledge on marine biology. The entire team of the National Scientific Center of Marine Biology and the Primorsky Aquarium is keenly interested in holding the conference and is doing its best to make the event a successful and fruitful experience. We are looking forward to meeting members of the global community of marine biologists, researchers and public aquaria staff. Our mission is to study marine life and educate the public for the sake of sustainable human development in harmony with the ocean.

We are planning to make the conference “Marine Biology in the 21st century” a regular event and a permanent forum for experts to share their opinions. Since the present pandemic restrictions do not allow us to physically get together in Vladivostok, I urge you to join us this year online, through video communication platforms. COVID-19 has shown how illusionary the borders that divide us are. We can shut down cities or even countries but we will continue to live on one common planet, with one common ocean. Science and education have no boundaries. Let’s break borders between us and combine our efforts to explore and preserve the ocean!

I am inviting you to participate in the conference “Marine Biology in the 21st Century: Achievements and Development Outlook” that will take place in Vladivostok on October 6-8, 2021.


 

Greeting from the Chair
of the Conference Organizing Committee
Conference Information Academician
Alexey V. Zhirmunsky
Excursion program
of the Conference
Information on Accommodation Possibilities
for Conference Participants
Programme of the conference Poster session