Paddle Brazil workshop

2019 Paddle brazilian workshop in Recife

The workshop “MSP in tropical Atlantic: governance dynamics” aims to share experiences on Marine Spatial Planning in Europe and Brazil.
It will be centred on a legal and socio-political perspective, to better understand (emerging) policy practices, processes and institutional contexts enabling and/or constraining MSP
governance dynamics in the transboundary, North-South Atlantic context.

Four sessions will be organised over the two days of the workshop:

  • Marine Zoning in Brazil
  • MSP in Europe
  • Toward MSP in Brazil
  • Current connections across tropical Atlantic

This workshop is organized by the PADDLE project. with the help and support of:

  • “A estratégia brasileira de gestao sustentavel dos recursos marinhos vivos et nao vivos” (UnB, UFC e UPM – CAPES)
  • LMI Tapioca (IRD, UFPE, UFRPE)
  • Bacharelado em Oceanografia da UFPE – 10 anos
  • Wageningen University
  • Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

“Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul” Rabelais in version 2018

Alison Antes asks the question: What are the decisions and behaviours that allow innovative, rigorous and ethical research to be conducted in our laboratories and institutions? And she notes that many people in managerial positions have limited knowledge about how to create healthy and dynamic working conditions (“healthy workplace”). I’m not sure that this can really be learned in managerial training. How to foster good team dynamics? How to be engaged on a daily basis, accessible and aware of the need to maintain a good working atmosphere?

I will not paraphrase here her paper or the 6 main tasks she suggests to all scientists in a position of responsibility. Acting to establish good working conditions and relationships must be at the very beginning of our to-do list at all times. The title of his article is already a major program. For my part, I will have it displayed before my eyes on the wall above my desk.

An article that is a must read for all those in a managerial positions in the field of science!

Antes, A., 2018. First law of leadership: be human first, scientist second. Nature, 563, 601. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07530-7

With my best wishes for 2019!

Future Oceans2 IMBeR Open Science Conference

The Future Oceans2 IMBeR Open Science Conference will be held at Le Quartz Congress Centre in Brest, France

Workshops 15-16 June 2019 – Main conference 17-21 June 2019

Abstract submission and registration is now open until 1 December 2018

Interactions and scale transfers