Welcome to MARCONS

  • Welcome to MARCONS

    The MarCons COST Action CA15121 will consolidate a network of scientists and stakeholders who are involved in marine conservation in European and contiguous seas. By advancing the science of integrated conservation planning, promoting regional coordination and transboundary conservation, proposing specific conservation actions, accounting for climatic change and biological invasions, and providing guidance for assessing governance issues to make marine spatially managed areas more effective, this Cost Action aims to bridge the gap between conservation science and policy makers and substantially contribute to the challenge of halting biodiversity loss in the European Seas by 2020.


A short video presenting the MarCons COST Action


Fourth Call for STSM Applications

The Action's fourth Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) is out now. 

Last Modified: 18 Dec Read more

2018 MC/WG meeting: Nicosia, 2-3...

Classic Hotel, Nicosia, Cyprus

Last Modified: 11 Dec Read more

Scientific Publications

 “Light and Shade in Marine Conservation Across European and Contiguous Seas has just been published: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00420

Last Modified: 21 Nov Read more

WG4 workshop: Spatial prioritization...

Centro De Investigação Em Biodiversidade E Recursos Genéticos Da Universidade Do Porto , Porto, Portugal

Last Modified: 06 Nov Read more

WG2 workshop “A fast-moving target:...

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy

Last Modified: 19 Sep Read more

Third Call for STSM Applications

The Action's third Call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) is out now. 

Last Modified: 07 Jun Read more

WG5-WG6 Workshop 'Transboundary management of...

Hotel Greenside, Stappeland 6, 1796 De Koog, Texel, Netherlands

Last Modified: 27 Apr Read more

Training School Introduction to...

University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Sciences, Mytilene, Greece

Last Modified: 06 Apr Read more

WG4 Workshop Applying integrated...

Department Of Marine Sciences, University Of The Aegean, Mytilene, Greece

Last Modified: 05 Apr Read more

WG2 Workshop “Threat “syndromes”: Assessment...

Consorzio InterUniversitario per le Scienze del Mare, Rome, Italy

Last Modified: 03 Apr Read more

WG3 Workshop Mitigation of...

the University of Vienna,Vienna, Austria

Last Modified: 13 Feb Read more

Workshop “Detecting climate change hotspots...

Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute (IOLR), Haifa, Israel

Last Modified: 13 Feb Read more

CEA theme session at ICES...

Theme session on cumulative effects assessments at the ICES ASC 2018 in Hamburg

Last Modified: 19 Jan Read more

First Call for ITC Conference...

The first call is now open for the Action’s ITC Conference Grants!

Last Modified: 21 Nov Read more

WG1 Training School “Cumulative Effects...

Thünen Institute (Institute of Sea Fisheries), Hamburg, Germany

Last Modified: 21 Nov Read more


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