Marine Science Happy Hour Networking Event May 14 2014

ST. PETERSBURG -  The Marine Science Happy Hour this month will be located at Z Grille 104 2nd St. S from 5-7pm.  There are parking garages directly North, West and South of the Z Grille, and metered street parking.  There will be a full bar and also have HH specials so ask your server about them.  Nametags will be provided and bring a business card to drop into our free door prize raffle which will still be drawn at 5:45-6:00 pm.  You can sign up for the USFCMS Happy Hour Networking online.

Framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

ST. PETERSBURG - The most recent issue of Oceanography includes a paper by a team of marine scientists from around the nation on a framework for a Marine Biodiversity Observing Network (MBON). The keys to building an effective MBON will be to:

  1. Determine the minimum set of observations needed to define ocean biodiversity, and
  2. Establish connections between existing international ecological time-series programs and standardize methodologies to enable comparison of data.

Authors - Frank E. Muller-KargerMya Breitbart and Enrique Montes.

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