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Agenda

​Tentative Agenda

  • Day 1Monday, March 11th
  • Day 2Tuesday, March 12th
9:00 am

Opening Address: Welcome by KAUST President Tony Chan

KAUST 09:00 - 09:05 Details

9:05 am

Welcome and Workshop Goals: Prof. Manuel Aranda

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:05 - 09:10 Details

9:10 am

Views and Considerations on the Importance of a Healthy Red Sea for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

HRH Saud bin Khalid Al Faisal
Deputy Governor Makkah Region, KSA

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:10 - 09:20 Details

9:20 am

Views and Considerations on the Importance of a Healthy Red Sea for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

HRH Sultan Bin Fahad bin Salman
Chairman, Saudi Water Sports and Diving Federation, KSA

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:20 - 09:30 Details

9:30 am

Work of the Living Oceans Foundation

HRH Khaled Bin Sultan
Founder of the Living Oceans Foundations, USA

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:30 - 09:50 Details

9:50 am

Opening the City of Jeddah to the Red Sea

HE Saleh Al Turki
Mayor of Jeddah, KSA

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:50 - 10:00 Details

10:00 am

New KSA Policies toward Conservation of the Red Sea

HE Osama Faqeeha
Ministry of Environment (or delegate)

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 10:00 - 10:15 Details

10:15 am

Challenges for conservation in the Red Sea region

  • Dr. Ziad Abu Ghararah, PERSGA

    Dr. Ziad Abu Ghararah

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 10:15 - 10:30 Details

Dr. Ziad Abu Ghararah, PERSGA
10:30 am

Coffee Break

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 10:30 - 11:00 Details

Session 1: Setting the scene
11:00 am

Exploring strategies to increase thermal resilience of coral reefs in Saudi Arabian waters

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 11:00 - 11:45 Details

Prof. Manuel Aranda, KAUST
11:45 am

Rebuilding Marine Biodiversity

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 11:45 - 12:30 Details

Prof. Carlos Duarte, KAUST
12:30 pm

Lunch

KAUST 12:30 - 14:00 Details

2:00 pm

How to maximize the adaptive potential of restored coral populations

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 14:00 - 14:30 Details

Prof. Iliana Baums , Pennsylvania State University
2:30 pm

Threats, opportunities and challenges for mangrove conservation

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 14:30 - 15:00 Details

Prof. Catherine Lovelock , University of Queensland
3:00 pm

Vulnerability of the Red Sea Ecosystem to industry operations

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 15:00 - 15:30 Details

Dr. Krishnakumar Periyadan , KFUPM
3:30 pm

Coffee Break

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 15:30 - 16:00 Details

Afternoon Session
4:00 pm

Reconciling Ecotourism Development and Conservation Outcomes through Marine Spatial Planning for a Saudi Giga-Project in the Red Sea (The Red Sea Project, Vision 2030)

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 16:00 - 16:15 Details

Vasiliki Chalastani, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
4:15 pm

Climate change, coral reefs and mangroves: recent assessments of impacts and solutions

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 16:15 - 16:35 Details

Prof. Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris
4:35 pm

Round Table: Bring all distinguished guests to discuss the topic

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 16:35 - 17:15 Details

5:15 pm

Poster Session

Light snacks will be served

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 17:15 - 18:00 Details

Morning Session 1 “Coral Reefs”
8:00 am

Using corals selected by ‘natural’ extremes to restore resilience to high value sites of the Great Barrier Reef

Chair: Prof. Christian Voolstra

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 08:00 - 08:30 Details

Prof. David Suggett, University of Sydney
8:30 am

Diagnosing temperature resilient coral reefs and genotypes in the Red Sea using the Coral Bleaching Autonomous Stress System (CBASS)

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 08:30 - 09:00 Details

Prof. Christian Voolstra, KAUST
9:00 am

Identifying the underlying causes of bleaching resistance using fast and inexpensive stress tank experiments

Dr. Brendan Cornwell
Stanford University, USA

Chair: Prof. Christian Voolstra

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:00 - 09:30 Details

9:30 am

Restoring a Future for Coral Reefs

Chair: Prof. Christian Voolstra

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 09:30 - 10:00 Details

Dr. Elizabeth Mcleod, The Nature Conservancy
10:00 am

Coffee Break

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 10:00 - 10:30 Details

Morning Session 2 "Coral Reefs"
10:30 am

Local managed relocation (LMR) as a minimal-risk approach to building climate resilience in a coral restoration program: A case study from Florida, USA

Chair: Prof. Manuel Aranda

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 10:30 - 11:00 Details

Prof. Andrew Baker, University of Miami
11:00 am

Upscaling reef restoration efforts to ecologically meaningful scales

Chair: Prof. Manuel Aranda

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 11:00 - 11:30 Details

Prof. Michael Sweet, University of Derby
11:30 am

Deploying a Business Model to Support Large-Scale Coral Reef Restoration

Chair: Prof. Manuel Aranda

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 11:30 - 12:00 Details

Mr. Sam Teicher, Coral Vita
12:00 pm

Lunch

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 12:00 - 13:00 Details

Afternoon Session 1 “Vegetated Coastal Habitats”
1:00 pm

Mapping Ocean Wealth: valuing the world’s neglected coastlines

Chair: Prof. Carlos Duarte

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 13:00 - 13:25 Details

Prof. Peter Macreadie, Deaking University
1:25 pm

Macroalgae thermal performance may explain phase-shifts on coral reefs following heatwaves

Chair: Prof. Carlos Duarte

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 13:25 - 13:50 Details

Dr. Andrea Anton Gamazo, KAUST
1:50 pm

Accumulation of Carbonates Contributes to Coastal Vegetated Ecosystems Keeping Pace With Sea Level Rise in an Arid Region (Arabian Peninsula)

Chair: Prof. Carlos Duarte

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 13:50 - 14:15 Details

Dr. Vincent Saderne, KAUST
2:15 pm

Mangrove forests as traps for marine litterMangrove forests as traps for marine litter

Chair: Prof. Carlos Duarte

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 14:15 - 14:40 Details

Cecilia Martin, KAUST
2:40 pm

Developing the steps required for the effective use of seed in seagrass restoration

Chair: Prof. Carlos Duarte

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 14:40 - 15:05 Details

Dr. John Statton, University of Western Australia
3:05 pm

Coffee Break

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 15:05 - 15:30 Details

Afternoon Session 2 "Vegetated Coastal Habitats"
3:30 pm

Microbial ecology in vegetated coastal ecosystems: From bioindicators to biogeochemistry

Chair: Prof. Daniele Daffonchio

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 15:30 - 15:55 Details

Dr. Stacey Trevathan-Tackett , Deakin University
3:55 pm

Effects of Geophysical Cycles, Odours and Sound on Larval Settlement in Mangroves and Beyond: Implications for Restoration Ecology?

Chair: Prof. Daniele Daffonchio

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 15:55 - 16:20 Details

Dr. Karen Diele, Napier University/St Abbs Marine Station
4:20 pm

Fine spatial resolution of microbiomes in perturbed mangrove sediments and the effects on sediment properties

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 16:20 - 16:45 Details

Prof. Daniele Daffonchio, KAUST
4:45 pm

Seagrass conservation: reversing the trend of habitat loss

Chair: Prof. Daniele Daffonchio

  • Dr. Nuria Marba , IMEDEA

    Dr. Nuria Marba

Level 0 Auditorium between buildings 2 and 3 16:45 - 17:10 Details

Dr. Nuria Marba , IMEDEA