Restoring Oysters for a Healthy Ocean – Workshop

Ocean Decade Laboratories
A Healthy and Resilient Ocean

If you missed the workshop, you can see the recorded version here:

10th of March, 2–4pm CET

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development gains momentum. From 9–11 March 2022, the next Ocean Decade Laboratories, an interactive and creative platform to raise awareness, showcase actions, and attract partners and stakeholders, will promote the outcome “A Healthy and Resilient Ocean”. Within this outcome, focused on the importance to measure and reduce stressors to map and protect marine ecosystems, the Mar Menor Initiative / RemediOS project is organising a workshop as a satellite activity, and we are very happy to be part of it. 

On March, the 10th, from 2pm-4pm CET, we talk about Restoring Oysters for a Healthy Ocean.
Come and join us:


14:00: Introduction of the Ocean Decade and the Laboratory; Eve Galimany, ICATMAR/Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), Spain

14:05: A global view of oyster restoration; Boze HancockThe Nature Conservancy, Global Team Reef

14:20: Introduction to NORA; Hein Sas, NORA secretary & Sas Consultancy, The Netherlands

14:30: Oyster historical ecology; Ruth Thurstan, University of Exeter, UK

14:45: Oyster restoration projects in Europe; Philine zu Ermgassen, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

15:00: Oyster restoration outreach and communication tools; Corina Peter, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany & Katrin Wollny-Goerke, meeresmedien, Germany

15:15: Launching RemediOS project; Marina Albentosa, Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIC), Spain

15:30: Q&A

15:55: Wrap up

16:00: End of the workshop

For further information, please contact Eve Galimany via or the NORA secretariat.

The event will be a great opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of native oysters and oyster reefs for the ocean, providing a variety of ecosystem services like the improvement of water quality and the enhancement of biodiversity. Oysters and their reefs are key players for a healthy marine environment – and here is one of our possibilities to let people know about.

Please feel free to share the information and the link with your colleagues, partners and stakeholders.