ICCB Field Trips: Salty Excursions

Standard

Do your suffer from aqualust? Ache no more! You can revel in the Mediterranean at the 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Held in conjunction with the 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology, ICCB 2015 is in Montpellier, France, famous for is beautiful seaside.

The following ICCB field trips are still available. If you have already registered for the conference, you can still add a field trip by emailing the registration department at iccb-eccb2015@europa-organisation.com. The subject line of your email should indicate the type of product you wish to add (field trip).

Field trip n°20: Marine mammals: Discover of the Gulf of Lion Marine Nature Park

© Compagnie Maritime Roussillon Croisières

© Compagnie Maritime Roussillon Croisières

On this field trip, you will navigate the  Mediterranean Sea on a high-speed motor-boat. You will see bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Lion, and hopefully reach submarine canyon areas significant depth favors the presence of several cetaceans, including Cuvier’s beaked whale, as well as loggerhead turtles, sharks and sunfish.

  • This is a full-day field trip on Sunday, August 2, 201
  • This field trip is 110€ per participant.
  • It is planned to leave Montpellier at 6:45 (6:45am) and return to Montpellier at 19:30 (7:30pm).
  • If there is inclement weather, this trip may be rescheduled for Friday, August 7, 2015.

Field trip n°19: Marine protected natural zones: Banyuls-sur-Mer Oceanological Observatory

© Shutterstock

© Shutterstock

On this field trip, you will travel to the Oceanographic Observatory, meet marine scientists researching the local area, snorkel through the natural reserve and explore important coastal habitats. The Oceanographic Observatory, founded in 1881, is located in Languedoc-Roussillon. It became a laboratory of the National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS) in 1967, and an internal school of the Pierre et Marie Curie University (UPMC)
in 1985. Located on a rocky coast close to the Spanish border, it benefits from its proximity to diverse habitats.

  • This is a full-day field trip on Friday, August 7, 2015.
  • This field trip is 60€ per participant.
  • It is planned to leave Montpellier at 8:00 (8:00am) and return to Montpellier at 20:30 (8:30pm).

Field trip n°17: National Park: Discovery of the Calanques National Park by hybrid propulsion boat

©PNCal

©PNCal

Created in 2012 at the gateway to a metropolis of nearly a million inhabitants, the Calanques National Park is the only continental, insular and marine national park in the Mediterranean. The National Park boasts 60 marine heritage species and has 14 habitats deemed as rare and fragile under the EEC Habitat Directive. You may encounter numerous fish and invertebrates, incuding the salema porgy, white
seabream, rainbow wrasse, seahorse, spiny sea urchin or
the noble pen shell.

  • This is a full-day field trip on Friday, August 7, 2015.
  • This field trip is 60€ per participant.
  • It is planned to leave Montpellier at 7:00 (7:00am) and return to Montpellier at 19:30 (7:30pm).

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s