From Dr. Rui Rosa and the Organising Commitee:
We are pleased to announce that the CIAC 2022 will be held in Sesimbra (Portugal) between 2 and 8 April 2022!
You can find all the relevant information about the event — e.g., venue, workshops, invited speakers, fees, visa issues, accommodation, outdoor activities — on the conference website, which is now officially launched: https://ciac2022.com.
The conference theme is “Cephalopods in the Anthropocene: multiple challenges in a changing ocean”. The “Anthropocene” has been announced as a new geological era driven by humankind. Within the Anthropocene, ocean biodiversity is being threaten by stressors such as overfishing, pollution, or climate change. Keeping in mind there are winners and losers of such human-induced global changes, there is evidence that cephalopod populations may be benefiting in this changing ocean. The present conference aims to discuss these global issues, while presenting the latest advances on cephalopod research. It will therefore be an excellent platform to gather students, early career researchers, and experienced scientists working on cephalopods around the world.
The abstract submission platform will be open from June 15 to August 31, 2021. The conference itself (April 4-8) will be preceded by five 2-day workshops to be held on April 2 and 3, namely:
Workshop 1: “Cephalopod macroecology and biogeography”. Lead organizers: Christian Ibáñez and Rui Rosa (more info here)
Workshop 2: “Collection, handling and care of cephalopod eggs and egg masses”. Lead organizers: Roger Villanueva, Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq, Michael Kuba (more info here)
Workshop 3: “The role of cephalopods as predators and prey: the relevance of cephalopod beaks in ecological studies”. Lead organizers: José Xavier, Yves Cherel, Alexey Golikov, José Queirós, Catalina Perales-Raya, Rigoberto Rosas-Luis, Begoña Santos (more info here)
Workshop 4: “Cephalopod genomics and evolution”. Lead organizers: Oleg Simakov and Caroline Albertin (more info here)
Workshop 5: “Cephalopod digestive tract”. Lead organizers: Paul Andrews and Carlos Rosas (more info here)
As for registration fees, values may change depending on the infection risk and travel restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic (namely, if the conference goes from in-person to a virtual or a hybrid event).
We are very excited about the opportunity to host CIAC 2022 in Portugal! Looking forward to seeing you in Sesimbra next April 2022!