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Last Saturday, January 25, the investiture ceremony of the new doctors of the ULPGC took place. It was attended by our colleague Mayte Tames-Espinosa, accompanied by her tutors May Gómez and Ted Packard. 


This week, the 6th International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium was held in Cape Town (South Africa) from the 4th to the 6th of November.

Last friday of every September takes place the "European Researchers Night". This year, it becomes in the MacaroNight: "the first project to bring together the Macaronesian archipelago in one single night" (

During last week, from 9 to 12 September, we participated in the 20th Iberian Symposium on Marine Biology Studies celebrated in the Minho University (Braga, Portugal). Works presented were:

- Microplastic: the invisible threat (oral presentation, Alicia Herrera)

Yesterday (06.AUG.2019), our colleagues Dr. May Gomez and Dr. Ted Packard visited the prestigious Woods Hole Oceanographic Center (

This morning, our collegue Mayte Tames-Espinosa presented and defended her doctoral thesis "Enzyme assays in assessing respiratory metabolism in marine plankton" after a number of productive and tough work.

On June 8, coinciding with Oceans Day, Dr Ted Packard was awarded the Oceans Award by the Atlantic Society of Oceanographers (SAO,

We continue, one more year, to contribute our grain of sand to scientific divulgation in FIMAR (Feria Internacional del Mar), celebrated last weekend in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


EOMAR members have participated in the RETI Symposium 2019: Promoting intercultural dialogue and social cohesion in islands, celebrated in Gran Canaria and Tenerife islands during this week.

Satellites have clearly demonstrated the worth in mapping the ocean’s temperature, wave height, and plankton productivity, but we have not learned how to map the ocean’s rates of nitrogen-based productivity, respiratory CO2...