The workshop will be organized around six different topics.

The workshop will include 5 days of presentations plus moderated discussions and a two-day retreat to produce the draft of a position paper. For that, we will allocate Saturday and Sunday 1-2 October 2022. The retreat will include key scientists and organizers to guide the activity.

Physical and biological oceanography across scales

  • The Oceans in a Changing Climate (Stefan Rahmstorf)
  • Do fine-scale physical processes matter for marine biogeochemestry responses to climate change? (Marina Levy)
  • Coastal areas in a changing ocean (Carlos Duarte)


  • Understanding the past ocean and its links to climate (Claire Waelbroeck)
  • Past lessons on sensitivity of the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation to climate variability (Isabel Cacho)
  • Ancient planktonic ecosystems (Raffaele Siano)


  • Global biogeochemical cycles: an evolutionary perspective (Paul Falkowski)
  • Blue Carbon as a natural climate solution: past, present and future perspectives (Oscar Serrano)
  • Carbon pump (Stephanie Henson)

Ecology & Evolution

  • The ocean microbiome through space and time (Carles Pedros)
  • Food webs and interaction networks across time (Sam Chaffron)
  • Mass extinctions of marine life (Carmen García-Comas)

Big-Data, Artificial Intelligence & Modelling

  • TBD – Dan Richter
  • Predicting the future of the ocean ecosystem (Stephanie Dutkiewicz)
  • Can science help humanity craft a sustainable future? (Martten Scheffer)

Societal Challenges

  • Global ecological modelling to simulate future trajectories of change in marine ecosystems (Marta Coll)
  • Trade-offs between ocean ecosystem limits and social adaptation to global change: challenges and dangers (Jordi Solé)