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Mesa Redonda sobre Posidonia oceànica y entrevista a Jorge Terrados durante la celebración de la Diada de Les Illes Balears

Amb motiu de la celebració de la Diada de les Illes Balears, es durà a terme una sèrie d'entrevistes a diferents investigadors de les Balears, entre ells, a Jorge Terrados, de l'IMEDEA. A continuació, us deixem el programa complet:



 



Divulgació de la recerca sobre Posidonia oceànica



 



Dia: 2 de març de 2024



Lloc: Carpa Govern a Parc de la Mar



Presenta i modera: Enric Culat



 



12h: Nona Sheila Agawin (UIB)



Temes: ecologia de Posidonia oceànica; ecologia de microorganismes associats a Posidonia oceanica que tenen funcions importants (pe fixadors de nitrogen); l'efecte dels factors del canvi climàtic (canvis de temperatura, CO2 a Posidònia oceànica); l'efecte dels contaminants (plàstics i components de cremes solars) sobre P. oceanica i microogranismes associats.



 



12:15h Jorge Terrados (IMEDEA)



Temes: Una investigació de l’IMEDEA i altres centres de recerca aplica un nou enfocament més eficient a través de models matemàtics de simulació i l'anàlisi de xarxes de connexió per avançar així en la comprensió de la Posidònia oceànica i poder restaurar-la. L'impacte que té la pèrdua de les praderies de posidònia a la biodiversitat local. El paper específic de la Posidònia oceànica a l'ecosistema marí de les Pitiuses. Els avenços tecnològics i les eines innovadores que s'estan utilitzant per monitoritzar i estudiar les praderies de posidònia. Els beneficis econòmics i socials de conservar les praderies de posidònia a Mallorca a llarg termini. La forma per involucrar els sectors turístic i empresarial en la conservació de les praderies de posidònia a Mallorca.



 



12:30h Damià Gomila (IFISC)



Temes: Un nou estudi impulsat des de l'IFISC i altres centres de recerca mostra que els patrons espacials a les praderies de posidònia, com la Posidònia oceànica, es poden explicar per la interacció del creixement de la posidònia i la reflexió de les onades oceàniques. Els investigadors proposen que aquest mecanisme podria millorar la capacitat d’aquests ecosistemes costaners per reflectir l’energia de les onades, protegint així les costes d’inundacions i de l’erosió. Els autors creuen que la formació de patrons espacials permet que les praderies de posidònia reflecteixin més fortament l'energia de les onades entrants. Això afegeix al seu valor com a formes naturals de protecció costanera contra l’augment del poder de les onades oceàniques induït pel canvi global. Aquest estudi emfatitza encara més la necessitat de protegir aquests crucials ecosistemes costaners, i podria inspirar els gestors costaners a emprar millor les praderies de posidònia com a defenses contra inundacions basades en la natura.



 



12:45h Joaquim Tintoré (SOCIB)



Temes: Les simulacions numèriques i les capacitats de predicció de corrents del SOCIB i les noves oportunitats dels bessons digitals de l'oceà. Les seves moltes aplicacions, des de temes operacionals com l'optimització del rescat de nàufrags que realitza el SOCIB amb SASEMAR, fins a les rissages amb AEMET i PortsIB. La conservació de la Posidònia oceànica. Una investigació del SOCIB i altres centres de recerca aplica un nou enfocament més eficient a través de models matemàtics de simulació i l'anàlisi de xarxes de connexió per avançar així en la comprensió de la Posidònia oceànica i poder restaurar-la. El disseny d'Àrees Marines Protegides. El paper de l'oceà al canvi climàtic, els canvis en la circulació de retorn meridional de l'Atlàntic (AMOC).



 



13:00h a 13:20h: Tertúlia amb tots els participants.   Tema:  la necessitat de fer arribar a la societat la divulgació que se fa sobre recerca marina, conservació dels oceans, sostenibilitat...


Mar 2 12:00 13:30
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Abstract



Warming can have dramatic effects on plant phenology and reproduction, with important consequences for reproductive output, plant survivorship, or species dispersal. In seagrasses, vegetative growth through clonal expansion is generally the dominant strategy for meadow maintenance, expansion and recovery, with sexual reproduction strongly differing amongst species, being rare for some, and some times associated with disturbance. Even rarer is the occurrence of pseudovivipary, an uncommon phenomenon in the plant realm, which has only been reported twice before in the marine environment as highly localized phenomena associated with environmental stress. Pseudovivipary is an asexual reproduction strategy whereby plantlets replace sexual reproductive structures, leading to the maintenance of the maternal clones. In summer of 2022, the Mediterranean Sea underwent unprecedented warming, and, associated with it, we observed extensive flowering (100% of sites) as well as pseudovivipary across numerous (>85 % of 36 sites) Posidonia oceanica meadows along the Balearic Islands. Our results support the notion that P. oceanica flowering is triggered under high warming but also, and importantly, this is the first time ever that pseudovivipary is reported across so many locations in a marine plant, and the fate of these plantlets is being monitored by assessing development, survivorship and dispersal through time. Considering the negative impacts that warming can have on seagrass ecosystems, the discovery of widespread pseudovivipary is a critical aspect to consider for understanding mechanisms of resilience in seagrasses.


Mar 8 16:00 16:30
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The threat and occurrence of high-magnitude, uncontrolled induced seismicity has been a persisting issue in several kinds of subsurface systems for decades now. Research on limiting induced seismicity to improve the safety of these systems began ever since the first observed cases in wastewater injection. The number of groups working to solve this problem only increased with every major event, focusing on various aspects of induced seismicity. Our understanding of the underlying processes has improved consistently, but the recent events at Pohang, Castor, Groningen, etc., have showcased that there is more to learn in terms of the physics, and demand better characterization, monitoring and forecasting systems in place.



 



This Workshop aims at fostering debate on the latest advances in process understanding, subsurface characterization and forecasting of induced seismicity. We welcome contributions from the academia and industry alike in topics ranging from, but not limited to numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, field studies, application of AI in induced seismicity, etc. We welcome contributions in the form of both posters and oral presentations that broadly fit into the following sessions:



 



Session 1: Understanding of the causes of induced seismicity



Session 2: Post-injection seismicity: can we forecast it?



Session 3: Subsurface characterization



Session 4: Forecasting induced seismicity



Session 5: Case Studies of induced seismicity



 



Confirmed invited speakers




  • Gillian Foulger (Durham University)

  • Peter Meier (GeoEnergie Suisse)

  • Serge Shapiro (Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Leo Eisner (Seismik)

  • Jesús Carrera (CSIC)

  • Ioannis Stefanou (Nantes University)

  • Marie Violay (EPFL)

  • Keita Yoshioka (Montanuniversität Leoben)

  • Grzegorz Kwiatek (GFZ)

  • Yusuke Mukuhira (Tohoku University)

  • Luis Cueto-Felgueroso (Technical University of Madrid)

  • Qinghua Lei (Uppsala University)

  • Silvia De Simone (CSIC)

  • Mateo Acosta (CalTech)

  • Alexis Sáez (EPFL)

  • Jean Schmittbuhl (Strasbourg University)

  • Sarah Weihmann (RWTH Aachen University)

  • James Verdon (University of Bristol)



 



Closing of the registration: 29th of February 2024



Registration here



 



 


Mar 11 9:00 to Mar 13 15:00

The threat and occurrence of high-magnitude, uncontrolled induced seismicity has been a persisting issue in several kinds of subsurface systems for decades now. Research on limiting induced seismicity to improve the safety of these systems began ever since the first observed cases in wastewater injection. The number of groups working to solve this problem only increased with every major event, focusing on various aspects of induced seismicity. Our understanding of the underlying processes has improved consistently, but the recent events at Pohang, Castor, Groningen, etc., have showcased that there is more to learn in terms of the physics, and demand better characterization, monitoring and forecasting systems in place.



 



This Workshop aims at fostering debate on the latest advances in process understanding, subsurface characterization and forecasting of induced seismicity. We welcome contributions from the academia and industry alike in topics ranging from, but not limited to numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, field studies, application of AI in induced seismicity, etc. We welcome contributions in the form of both posters and oral presentations that broadly fit into the following sessions:



 



Session 1: Understanding of the causes of induced seismicity



Session 2: Post-injection seismicity: can we forecast it?



Session 3: Subsurface characterization



Session 4: Forecasting induced seismicity



Session 5: Case Studies of induced seismicity



 



Confirmed invited speakers




  • Gillian Foulger (Durham University)

  • Peter Meier (GeoEnergie Suisse)

  • Serge Shapiro (Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Leo Eisner (Seismik)

  • Jesús Carrera (CSIC)

  • Ioannis Stefanou (Nantes University)

  • Marie Violay (EPFL)

  • Keita Yoshioka (Montanuniversität Leoben)

  • Grzegorz Kwiatek (GFZ)

  • Yusuke Mukuhira (Tohoku University)

  • Luis Cueto-Felgueroso (Technical University of Madrid)

  • Qinghua Lei (Uppsala University)

  • Silvia De Simone (CSIC)

  • Mateo Acosta (CalTech)

  • Alexis Sáez (EPFL)

  • Jean Schmittbuhl (Strasbourg University)

  • Sarah Weihmann (RWTH Aachen University)

  • James Verdon (University of Bristol)



 



Closing of the registration: 29th of February 2024



Registration here



 



 


Mar 11 9:00 to Mar 13 15:00



TREC: a scientific voyage to address environmental challenges



Dr Kiley West Seitz - EMBL



TREC (TRaversing European Coastlines) is the European Molecular Biological Laboratory’s flagship Scientific expedition to study coastal ecosystems at molecular level. The expedition studies coastal regions which are known for their extremely rich biodiversity and plays a critical role in the stability and sustainability of ecosystems at planetary scale. These ecosystems are drastically affected by global changes & local human impacts making the study of them critical to understanding the climate crisis. For the TREC expedition, we employ a holistic cross sectional sampling approach along the land-sea gradient using highly standardized protocols. This systematic approach allows us to study the coastal ecosystems at the molecular level across pollution gradients, organismal scales, life complexity and time scales. 



The TREC expedition started in April 2023 and is expected to last until end of July 2024. During that time, the researchers will be gathering biological samples and environmental data along the European coastline at more than 120 land-sea transects. Mallorca is one of the sampling sites of the expedition, and IMEDEA is hosting and supporting the TREC team during their campaign on the island.



As part of this seminar you will learn about the project and you will visit the traveling labs parked at IMEDEA.



 


Mar 12 10:00 11:00

The threat and occurrence of high-magnitude, uncontrolled induced seismicity has been a persisting issue in several kinds of subsurface systems for decades now. Research on limiting induced seismicity to improve the safety of these systems began ever since the first observed cases in wastewater injection. The number of groups working to solve this problem only increased with every major event, focusing on various aspects of induced seismicity. Our understanding of the underlying processes has improved consistently, but the recent events at Pohang, Castor, Groningen, etc., have showcased that there is more to learn in terms of the physics, and demand better characterization, monitoring and forecasting systems in place.



 



This Workshop aims at fostering debate on the latest advances in process understanding, subsurface characterization and forecasting of induced seismicity. We welcome contributions from the academia and industry alike in topics ranging from, but not limited to numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, field studies, application of AI in induced seismicity, etc. We welcome contributions in the form of both posters and oral presentations that broadly fit into the following sessions:



 



Session 1: Understanding of the causes of induced seismicity



Session 2: Post-injection seismicity: can we forecast it?



Session 3: Subsurface characterization



Session 4: Forecasting induced seismicity



Session 5: Case Studies of induced seismicity



 



Confirmed invited speakers




  • Gillian Foulger (Durham University)

  • Peter Meier (GeoEnergie Suisse)

  • Serge Shapiro (Freie Universität Berlin)

  • Leo Eisner (Seismik)

  • Jesús Carrera (CSIC)

  • Ioannis Stefanou (Nantes University)

  • Marie Violay (EPFL)

  • Keita Yoshioka (Montanuniversität Leoben)

  • Grzegorz Kwiatek (GFZ)

  • Yusuke Mukuhira (Tohoku University)

  • Luis Cueto-Felgueroso (Technical University of Madrid)

  • Qinghua Lei (Uppsala University)

  • Silvia De Simone (CSIC)

  • Mateo Acosta (CalTech)

  • Alexis Sáez (EPFL)

  • Jean Schmittbuhl (Strasbourg University)

  • Sarah Weihmann (RWTH Aachen University)

  • James Verdon (University of Bristol)



 



Closing of the registration: 29th of February 2024



Registration here



 



 


Mar 11 9:00 to Mar 13 15:00

One of the main challenging problems in evolutionary molecular biology is understanding the mechanisms that led to the emergence of chemical digital coding from inanimate matter. While recent advances, such as the identification of fougerite as a putative coding material have been made, there are currently no reasonable theoretical models describing this transition.



The primary objective of this interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together scientists from the fields of physics, mathematics, biology, and computer sciences to address two key questions central to the present COST action:





  • The possible characterization of living matter (encoding matter) versus inanimate (non-encoding) matter in terms of their ability to carry an adequate program compatible with life written in a realistic language.




  • Exploration of the specific role of dynamics in encoding matter and possible phase transitions between non-encoding and encoding states of matter at the origin of life.





The Workshop will contribute to the integration of Dynamical System concepts on the interrelation between coding and decoding along the flux of biological information and related aspects on the theories of the origin of life.  Moreover, will favor the development and exchange of knowhow, integration, training, and promotion of specific collaborations in the modelling of genomic information. The anticipated outcome of this activity will serve as an integrative synthesis, interweaving the research threads developed in the Bolzano and Porto Conferences and Workshops. In doing so, it will consolidate the findings related to the application of the dynamical systems approach in understanding the fundamentals of the flow of genetic information.



The spirit of DYCOMAT is to actively promote collaboration among its participants. In this regard, the organization intends not to be a mere sequence of informative talks but mainly to foster effective collaborative working tables to address the specific objectives of DYNALIFE.


Mar 14



Asbtract



Innovación a través de Datos: Bienvenida al Data Lab" tiene como objetivo presentar el Data Lab del IMEDEA, un nuevo servicio diseñado para apoyar a nuestros equipos de investigación mediante el análisis avanzado de datos y la Inteligencia Artificial. En esta sesión, exploraremos las motivaciones detrás de la creación del Data Lab, detallaremos los servicios y prestaciones que ofrece, y compartiremos ejemplos concretos de proyectos en los que el Data Lab ya está marcando una diferencia significativa. Además, proporcionaremos información sobre cómo los investigadores pueden acceder a estos recursos y colaborar con nosotros para potenciar sus investigaciones.



 



Link to the video here


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Marine macrophyte ecosystems are considered as a fundamental habitat throughout the world. However, these communities are seriously threatened by the continuous increase in anthropogenic activities and are highly vulnerable to the pressures derived from global change.



This has led to an increased interest in restoration, and in assessing different factors that may promote their recovery and resilience. In seagrasses, firsts life stages (seeds and seedlings) can be critical when determining the natural recovery of the ecosystem. In this sense, identifying the factors that positively influence the development and establishment of these early stages, particularly considering future stressors, is essential for ecosystem conservation and restoration. The study of microbiome can be a determining factor to understand the functionality and resilience of marine ecosystems. Although the study of seagrass microbiomes is still in its early stages, the beneficial effect of microorganisms has already been described in terrestrial plants, so this study aims to evaluate the influence of microbiome on germination and development of C. nodosa seeds.



 



To test the hypothesis that the presence of certain microorganisms influences the development of seagrass, a manipulative factorial experiment was carried out in the laboratory using C. nodosa seeds. Six treatments from the interaction between two factors were examined: (1) sterilization (or not) of the seeds and (2) sediment type (sediment from vegetated environments, sediment from non-vegetated environments or artificial sediment). Germination success was strongly influenced by the presence of the seed microbiome, and sediment type (and thus soil microbiome) also influenced germination and seed development. These results are important to understand natural drivers of seagrass germination success and to consider for restoration techniques.


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