GIBS

RECENT ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Looking at "solutions", not "problems":
   
 
2. Moving forward in tough time with hope:
   
  • GIBS/Environmental Defense Symposium On "Melting Oceans-Global warming"
  • AAAS 2005 - American Association for Advancement of Sciense, Washington DC
3. Forcasting the future of "North Carolina Coast - You and your ecosystems"
   
     
   

IMMEDIATE GOALS FOR PAVING THE FUTURE

1. Ensuring Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management (EBFM):
   
  • The concepts and innovative ideas for EBFM is defined in the Invited Paper presented by GIBS President Prof. George at the 11th International Deep-sea Biology Symposium in Southampton, UK (see GIBS Research Report 3).
 
2. Nurturing cooperation and collaboration between US federal agencies.
   
  • The principles and model for such an interagency working relationship is envisaged in the Oct. 24-25 GIBS conference at the Harvard University for establishing the ‘Federal Interagency Deep-Sea Coral Task Force’ for prevention of biodiversity decline in seamounts and deep-sea coral reefs. This workshop co-chaired by Prof Edward O. Wilson (Harvard) and Prof. Robert Y. George (GIBS).