The 2011 International Cosmos Prize Commemorative Lecture is a symposium to commemorate the 2011 Cosmos Prize winner, The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of the Census of Marine Life (CoML).
SSC provided overall governance to the CoML, a grand global project whose objective was to survey and analyse changes from past to present in marine life biodiversity, distribution and abundance, and to compile the resultant data into a comprehensive database called the “Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)”, to be used in forecasting the future of marine life. The CoML comprised a global network of over 2,700 researchers in more than 80 nations who engaged in a 10-year investigation of ocean life forms, commencing in 2000.
Dr. Ian Poiner, chairperson of the committee, will deliver a lecture on “The achievement and the future of the Census of Marine Life”.
After the lecture, members of the Census of Marine Life and a member of the screening committee of the Cosmos Prize will discuss the world of the CoML.
Simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese will be provided. Admission if free, but advance registration is required.
The International Cosmos Prize is an annual award presented by the Expo ’90 Foundation to honor those who have, through their work, applied and realized the ideals which the Foundation strives to preserve.
For a programme or information on how to register to attend the event, please see the event web page on the UNU-ISP website.
U Thant International Conference Hall