EMODnet Seabed Habitats at Geohab 2022
GeoHab is an international association of marine scientists studying and mapping geophysical, biophysical, and geomorphic indicators of benthic communities, species diversity, and distribution. It is currently in its 21st year of existence. It provides a unique multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas that underpin sustainable ocean management. Students are encouraged to attend and grants are available.
The GeoHab 2022 annual conference was held in Venice, Italy at Venice International University, San Servolo Island from 16th to 20th May. This was a welcome (partial) return to in-person events and it brought together over 150 biologists, geologists, environmental scientists, spatial analysts, technologists, geophysicists, and environmental advisors from around the world.
Members from the EMODnet Seabed Habitats consortium were in attendance to present a poster outlining the outputs from the project and highlighting the accessibility to products. Several talks and posters presented during the conference illustrated the importance of EMODnet as a well utilized resource for the scientific research community as well as for policy makers across Europe.