Biodiversity in the Marine Environment
The oceans cover over 70% of our planet. They are host to a biodiversity of tremendous wealth. Its preservation is now a global priority featuring in several international conventions and a confirmed objective of European policies and national strategies. Understanding the dynamics and the uses of the marine biodiversity is a genuine scientific challenge. Fourteen international experts have got together and identified five priority research themes to address the problem, based on analysing the state of knowledge.
A comprehensive review of the marine biodiversity status and trendsAn analysis of the importance of marine biodiversity for human being and conservationA perspective using marine sciences and social sciences for the development of integrated scenarios and policiesAn analysis of research needs and priorities for biodiversity conservation and a sustainable development