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International Marine Conservation Congress: Making Marine Science Matter
International Marine Conservation Congress: Making Marine Science Matter

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The IMCC4 Call for Proposals is planned to open September 30, 2015!

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UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to hold this G+ Hangout On Air. We will have a video interview with Emily on the website after the conference. We will also try to have a post-conference G+ Hangout On Air with Emily and other delegates who attended IMCC3. Thank you for your understanding.

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Emily Darling will be hosting a Hangout with us from the International Marine Conservation Congress, following her plenary speech on the effects of climate change on coral reefs, the importance of effective conservation planning and global networks of scientists.

Emily Darling is a community and conservation ecologist motivated to understand and mitigating the impacts of humans on marine ecosystems. Emily completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada where she won the Governor General's Gold Medal for distinction in doctoral research. Her current research is working towards a climate adaptation plan for coral reefs in the US Pacific in collaboration with NOAA, the World Wildlife Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Society. She is also interested in how scientists use social media to expand their online connections and collaborations.

Find out more about her research on Twitter @emilysdarling or her website www.emilysdarling.com.

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UPDATE: UPDATE: Due to technical and scheduling difficulties, we will be unable to hold this G+ Hangout On Air. We will plan to work on a post-conference HOA and will post information as soon as we have details!  Thank you for your understanding.

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Hangout with IMCC3 presenters Sara Young (Oceana) and Megan Butterworth (Bureau of Ocean Energy Management) and learn more about marine noise issues, including effects on fisheries and quieting technology. This will take place at 4pm (Glasgow time) / 11am (Eastern Standard Time) from the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress in Glasgow.

Sara Young is expanding her role at Oceana as the Marine Scientist for Oceana's Climate and Energy Team. She is now working to incorporate new and exciting science about marine mammals, ocean acidification, and many other things into the Climate Team’s arsenal, in order to prevent the expansion of offshore drilling and promote offshore wind energy. Sara is looking forward to using her marine science experience, both at home and abroad, and her love of marine mammals to help the Climate Team succeed. Before joining Oceana, Sara worked on the policy team for the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, working on projects such as the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative and the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. She also spent some time working in the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, working to return seals, turtles, and porpoises back to their natural habitat. Sara holds a B.Sc. in Marine Biology and an M.Res. in Marine Mammal Science from the University of St Andrews. This means Sara has spent many days wrestling seals, spotting whales, and freezing on some deserted beaches, all for the sake of marine conservation, and loving every minute of it. 

Megan Butterworth has worked as a Biological Oceanographer with the Division of Environmental Assessment at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) for three years. Her current work focuses on the effects of Outer Continental Slope development on lower trophic levels, fish, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Prior to BOEM, Megan worked at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the University of Maryland studying the optical properties and bioavailability of dissolved organic matter as well as lignin oxidation products in Chesapeake Bay estuarine tidal marshes. Megan received a B.S. in Marine Science, a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from Coastal Carolina University (SC), and she earned a M.S. in Marine Science (Biological Oceanography) from the University of Southern Mississippi (MS).

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Emily Darling will be hosting a Hangout with us from the International Marine Conservation Congress, following her plenary speech on the effects of climate change on coral reefs, the importance of effective conservation planning and global networks of scientists. Emily Darling is a community and conservation ecologist motivated to understand and mitigate the impacts of humans on marine ecosystems. Emily completed her PhD at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada where she won the Governor General's Gold Medal for distinction in doctoral research. Her current research is working towards a climate adaptation plan for coral reefs in the US Pacific in collaboration with NOAA, the World Wildlife Fund and the Wildlife Conservation Society. She is also interested in how scientists use social media to expand their online connections and collaborations. Find out more about her research on Twitter @emilysdarling or her website www.emilysdarling.com.

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A video from the 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress, held 2011 in Victoria, BC, Canada
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