In April 2011, experts from various continents where invited by the Mediterranean Science Commission (CIESM) to discuss how to respond to growing concerns over international negotiations on marine genetic resources (MGRs), which have great potential for wealth and business opportunities. They were moved mainly by the inability of governments to reach agreement – a very real threat to the pursuit of the current international activities aimed at conserving and utilizing MGRs.

Video conference of a CIESM seminar  April 2011, La Spezia, Italy
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The Global Scene

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From Research to Market

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ABS Issues, challenges and actors:
a Mediterranean Regional Perspective

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National Perceptions of the Marine
Biotechnology Sector 

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Setting the Scene:
Objectives and Panelists

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F. Briand
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