NUI Galway will this year host a workshop titled 'Workshop on Sustainability in Marine Biodiscovery'. This workshop is funded by an SFI catalyst award and is intended to bring marine biodiscovery researchers together to look at how research in this area can be sustained.
The layout of the workshop will be based around three core themes. These are: a wider appreciation of marine biodiscovery and applications to other fields; Wider use of materials and results from marine biodiscovery programmes, and sustainable careers in marine biodiscovery.
The aim of the workshop is to explore the potential links between biodiscovery and other disciplines. This involves broadening the uses for biodiscovery information and data. Attention will be given to how programmes of biodiscovery can be sustained and also the sustainability of careers in the field. The organisers have invited established scientists and postdocs to join them, but would like to open participation to a larger group, including Euromarine network members. A limited number of bursaries will be available, targeted to postdocs, to support travel and accommodation costs for EU-based researchers.