The Once and future ocean (L’océan : Berceau de l’humanité, Clé de notre avenir)

Professor Paul Falkowski, world class scientist, explores the intimate links between man and ocean. He explains how the Ocean has influenced the Earth chemistry to the point of making it viable for animals, including humans; he shows how the human exploitation of natural resources has, in turn, influenced the ocean over the last century, to the point of threatening ecosystems today. Finally he introduces the concept of « bio-economy », a concept that looks into how mankind may develop in phase with the natural cycles of the oceans.

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Institue of Marine and Coastal Science and Department of earth and Planetary Science, Rutgers University.

by Professor Paul Falkowski (Rutgers University, USA)

Date: 19th June 2009, 18h30 – 20h00
Location: Le Quartz congress hall, Brest, France

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