Montag, 19. März 2012


From 11-14 March 2012, approximately 250 experts from the majority of the European countries, Russia, Japan, USA and Canada gathered to discuss most recent achievements in all areas of deep sea research and combine them with the earlier workshop results. 9 keynote lectures, 41 oral presentations and 155 posters were presented, and the meeting was wrapped up with a presentation by EC Project officer Ana-Teresa Caetano and a plenary discussion led by coordinator Achim Kopf. Main objectives were future funding opportunities for the subseafloor community within the upcoming EU framework program Horizon 2020and how the key issues should be addressed by the DS3F community in their evolving “white paper”.

Refer the conference website for more information.

Overarching Workshop successfully held in Brussels

During the mid-November Workshop of DS3F, large steps were taken forward by the deep sea community towards new keywords for deep sea research, a refined DS3F logo, and the structure of the DS3F white paper.
It was agreed that given the positive feedback from external participants during day 3 of the Workshop, the structure suggested should be filled with life between the Workshop and the spring DS3F Conference in Sitges, Spain.