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Third Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences - XMAS-III

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January 9-11, 2017
Xiamen, China

Themed of The Changing Ocean Environment : From a Multidisciplinary Perspective, The Third Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS-III) will be held in Jan 9-11, 2017.

XMAS-III is now open for on-line abstract submission till Oct 14, 2016.

XMAS-III will organize student presentation competition, 5000 CNY will be awarded to each winner. Scientists and graduate students interested in XMAS-III please visit our website to complete abstract submission by Oct 14, 2016.

Background

The ocean system is undergoing rapid and dramatic changes in response to global climatic and regional anthropogenic forcings. These drivers, including primarily temperature rise, intensified stratification, ocean acidification, eutrophication, and ocean deoxygenation, may, or already has, lead to fundamental changes in marine biogeochemistry, such as the carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and iron cycles, productivity and community shifts of marine microbes, and further impacts to fishery resources. These changes are affecting a broad range of goods and services provided to humans by marine ecosystems and are causing a number of marine environmental problems, particularly in coastal regions.

To foster knowledge and ideas exchange within the marine environmental science community and, in particular, to promote interdisciplinary studies, the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL) of Xiamen University initiated the Xiamen Symposium on Marine Environmental Sciences (XMAS), with the overarching theme of The Changing Ocean Environment : From a Multidisciplinary Perspective. The first two symposia were held in Jan 2014 and Jan 2015, attracting over 800 participants from more than 100 institutions across 14 countries.

MEL is now pleased to announce that the third iteration, XMAS-III, will be held in Xiamen from January 9th to 11th, 2017. The symposium will consist of different, interconnected sessions covering physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, biological oceanography, and marine ecotoxicology along with workshops for emerging topics in marine environmental sciences.

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