ALL this week, Palma is playing host to more than 120 international scientists who are contributing to Project “Sesame”, a programme which is studying the effects of climate change on the marine ecosystems of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

The forum, which has been organised by the Mediterranean Advanced Studies Institute (IMEDEA) kicks off today at the hotel Palas Atenea in Palma under the guidance of Balearic Research and Development director, Pere Oliver; Marine Resource chief, Antoni M. Grau; IMEDEA director Beatriz Morales, and “Sesame” coordinator, Vangelis Papathanassiou. Foreign scientific institutes taking part include France's CNRS, and Russia's SIO-Ras.

According to Press information released by IMEDEA, the week's activities will include round tables and workshops which will focus on the investigations which have been carried out under the umbrella of the “Sesame” project. Participants will include Carlos Duarte and Joaquim Tintore, members of the Balearic Institute.


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