CephsInAction & CIAC Meeting – Heraklion Crete 2017
Cephalopod Science from Biology to Welfare
28 – 31 March 2017
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Heraklion, Crete (Greece)
last update 31 March, 2017
A COST Action Fa1301 ‘CephsInAction’ & Cephalopod International Advisory Council ‘CIAC’ Meeting
For the first time the Annual Scientific Conference of the COST Action FA1301 will be joined by CIAC (Cephalopod International Advisory Council) community with the aim of broaden our common endeavour and increase the chances to develop an ‘integrated’ larger cephalopod science community.
The participation and contribution of the Young Cephalopod Researchers group will be facilitated by ad hoc actions.
Aims, Reasons & Content
The COST Action FA1301 is very proud of merging CIAC (Cephalopod International Advisory Council) community for a CIAC european interim meeting. It is our common aim to broaden the scientific outcomes, and increase the chances to develop an integrated larger cephalopod science community.
In approaching the end of this challenging but extremely interesting and fruitful adventure, CephsInAction will meet @ CRETAquarium2017. The meeting will mark the end of the third year of activities of the FA1301 COST Action.
Venue for the annual meeting will be Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
As for the previous year, the 2016 has been characterized by a series of small meetings that allowed focalized discussion within individual FA1301-WGs with the contribution of FA1301 members belonging to other WGs. During this Annual Meeting we will also review the overall results of CephsInAction to monitor the advancements of the three years of activities and will facilitate discussion on the next activities of this COST Action.
The meeting is aimed to a discussion on the most recent results achieved in fields of study relevant to CephsInAction and to cephalopod science; discussion will be developed aroung some key lectures and through an intense series of interesting oral and poster presentations.
The meeting will be the occasion for increasing our network and provide future challenges for cephalopod science.
The outline of the Scientific Program will be posted here soon!
The capability of adapt to challenges is the key characteristic of cephalopods. Inspired by our animals, we will discuss recent discoveries with the aim to setting-up the ground for the next years and try to cope with more challenging tasks that modern cephalopod science offers.
Dealing with changes into policies at EU level and wordwide is an additional challenging reason for this meeting
Registration & Accommodation
The Abstract Submission will be opened on October 18th, 2016.
Program – CephsInAction & CIAC Meeting – Heraklion Crete 2017
last update 21 March, 2017
|Tuesday, March 28th, 2017|
09.30 Welcome and Introduction
09.45 Introductory lecture – Cephalopod science, next Challenges (I)
10.20 Rui ROSA (Portugal) – Global hotspots and coldspots of coastal cephalopod diversity
10.40 Jennifer MATHER (Canada) – Variation within and between individuals in the ‘fixed’ action of the predator strike of the cuttlefish
11.00 Daniel OSORIO (UK) – Variation and change in camouflage of the common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)
11.20 – Coffee break
11.45 Shuichi SHIGENO (Italy) – Octopus brain evolution in the pelagic, deep-sea, and social lifestyles: a signature for cerebral gyri expansion
12.05 Letizia ZULLO (Italy) – Organization and function of elastic fibers in Octopus vulgaris arm muscles
12.25 Vladimir LAPTIKHOVSKY (UK) – Habitat impact on cephalopod reproductive strategies
12.45 Nicholas GLADMAN (UK) – The hydrodynamics of cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) jet propulsion
14.45 COST Action FA1301: a short overview on activities (I)
15.00 Christopher BARRET (UK) – Distributions of squids on the shelf around the U.K. and some insights on population structures
15.20 Tim WOLLESEN (Austria) – Cephalopods share a similar BMP signaling gene expression profile during dorsalventral body axis formation with chordates
15.40 Eduardo ALMANSA (Spain) – Effect of different light conditions on growth and survival of Octopus vulgaris paralarvae reared in captivity
16.00 Caitlin E. O’BRIEN (France) – Effects of Reproductive Stress on Offspring Behavior in the cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis
16:20 – Coffee break
16.50 Giambattista BELLO (Italy) – The Mediterranean peoples’ perception of the common octopus, Octopus vulgaris
17.10 Cephalopod Research and the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) – P.L.R. Andrews & M.L. Begout “co-chairs”
Paul L. R. ANDREWS (UK, Italy) – Introduction to 3Rs in relation to cephalopod research
Marie-Laure BEGOUT (France) – The use of the online Experimental Design Assistant in cephalopod research and its contribution to 3Rs
Gavan COOKE (UK) – Prospective severity assessment in cephalopods
Facilitated Discussion: Practical application of 3Rs to cephalopod research
18.45 Poster Session – Welcome Refreshment
|Wednesday, March 29th, 2017|
09.30 Introductory lecture – Cephalopod science, next Challenges (II)
10.05 Ana TURCHETTI-MAIA (Israel) – Octopus vulgaris memory acquisition is mediated by a novel protein synthesis-independent long-term potentiation (LTP) that involves persistent self-activation of nitric oxide synthase (NOS)
10.25 Ryuta NAKAJIMA (USA) – Ceph Art: how far can I take?
10.45 Danbee KIM (UK) – The Cuttle Shuttle: Behavior and Learning in Predatory Sepia officinalis (Cephalopoda)
11.05 – Coffee break
11.30 Graham PIERCE (Spain) – Management options for cephalopod fisheries in Europe
11.50 Oleg SIMAKOV (Austria) – Cephalopod genome evolution
12.10 Inger WINKELMANN (Denmark) – A Continued Molecular Search for the Giant Squid: Going Nuclear
12.30 Michael KUBA (Japan) – Identify me
12.50 Paul L.R. ANDREWS (UK) – Can cephalopods vomit?
14.30 Pablo GARCÍA-FERNÁNDEZ (Spain) – Transcriptomic analysis of Octopus vulgaris paralarvae: identification of potential welfare biomarkers, a new tool to improve their culture
14.50 Robyn CROOK (USA) – Identifying cephalopod ‘pain’ through measures of neural and behavioral plasticity after injury
15.10 Manuel NANDE (Spain) – The mechanism of pouncing, drilling and devouring zooplanktonic preys by Octopus vulgaris paralarvae
15.30 Stephanie BUSH (USA) – The striped pyjama squid, Sepioloidea lineolata, reared in captivity: welfare, behavior, and reproduction
15.50 Fabio DE SIO (Germany) Becoming a vertebrate. The comparative study of cephalopod brains and behaviors: between epistemology, ontology and ethics
16:10 – Coffee break
16.45 Jade SPENCE (UK) – Humane slaughter: principles and practice
17.15 New direction in interdisciplinary cephalopod research: from practical to metaphysical and its social implication – Ryuta Nakajima “Facilitator”
Fabio De Sio (Germany)
Fernanda Oyarzun (Chile)
Markus Schmidt (Austria)
Shuichi Shigeno (Italy)
Letizia Zullo (Italy)
18.45 I love you more – cephalopod interface at Crete, a guided tour
|Thursday, March 30th, 2017|
09.00 Social Tour (Knossos)
14.30 Introductory lecture – Cephalopod science, next Challenges (III)
15.05 Erica A.G. VIDAL (Brazil) – Potential effects of climate change at population level during embryonic development of Octopus vulgaris Type II
15.25 Frederike HANKE (Germany) – Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) show a saccadic movement strategy
15.45 Tore KRISTIANSEN (Norway) – Welfare needs of cephalopods
16:05 – Coffee break
16.30 George KEMENES (UK) – Cephalopod Neurosciences: JZ Young 1985 revisited
16.55 Pamela IMPERADORE (Italy) – Nerve degeneration and regeneration in the octopus: the case of the pallial nerve
17.15 Eduardo SAMPAIO (Portugal) – Towards standardization on cephalopod research: a ‘need’ for the community and case-studies
17.35 Raquel LONG (Madagascar) – From fisheries management to conservation: a role for periodic closures of fast reproducing species?
17.55 Alexander ARKHIPKIN (Falkland Islands) – Coevolution in body coloration and camouflage in cephalopods and fish
18.15 COST Action FA1301: a short overview on Short Term Scientific Missions and their outcomes
18.35 COST Action FA1301: a short overview on activities (II)
19.00 COST Action FA1301 – closed session
20.00 Social dinner
|Friday, March 31th, 2017|
09.30 FA1301 Management Committee
CephsInAction & CIAC Meeting – Heraklion Crete 2017 – Poster Presentations
|N. Lupše||Ireland||Cladistic analysis of cuttlefishes (family Sepiidae)|
|P. Bastos||Brazil||Habitat and distribution of Octopus cf. vulgaris in shallow waters in a subtropical Island, southern Brasil|
|E. J. Armendáriz-Villegas||Mexico||Is there any reason why octopuses go boring or not the shell of a bivalve?|
|M. García-Flores||Mexico||Histological description of the reproductive system of female and male Octopus hubbsorum|
|R.J. Crook||USA||Natural injuries of cephalopods: their effects on diverse behaviors in the wild|
|N. Mezrai||France||Predator recognition in cuttlefish embryo|
|C.E. O’Brien||France||Reproductive Effects of Maternal and Prenatal Stress in the Cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis|
|N. Fotiadis||Greece||Biological parameters and sources of variation characterising the population of Todaropsis eblanae in the eastern Ionian Sea|
|E. Lefkaditou||Greece||Comparison of reproductive and feeding strategies of three cephalopod species in the Aegean Sea|
|A. Lishchenko||Russia||Size and weight of commander squid Berriteuthis magister in 2005 and 2016|
|F. Lishchenko||Russia||Statolith shape variability in Berryteuthis magister|
|L. Mong-Fong||Taiwan||Novel perforation structures between nidamental glands and accessary nidamental glands of the mature female pharaoh cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis|
|C. Perales-Raya||Spain||Comparative study of age estimation in wild and cultured Octopus vulgaris paralarvae. Effect of temperature and diet|
|K. Perkins||UK||The public cephalopod: A review of public aquarium cephalopod collections|
|K. Roumbedakis||Brazil||Parasite fauna of post spawning female Octopus maya (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico|
|N.T. Roldán Wong||Mexico||Bioaccumulation and biomagnification of metals in the octopus Octopus hubbsorum from the Santa Rosalia mining harbor, Gulf of California, México|
|A. Scaros||Canada||The embryonic olfactory system in the common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis|
|A. Deryckere||Belgium||Analysis of stem cell markers in the adult Octopus vulgaris brain|
|M. Taite||Ireland||Larval and juvenile cephalopods from the North Atlantic|
Monitoring and assist the application of “Guidelines for the Care and Welfare of Cephalopods in Research” and the improvement of experimental practices in EU Member States, COST countries and abroad.
Fostering networking initiatives to enlarge and encompass the cephalopod community by increasing interaction with other scientific communities, veterinarians and regulators with the aim to significant improve policies for the use of animals in research and other contexts.
Improve the available knowledge on cephalopod biology, physiology and behavioral plasticity that may affect animal’s welfare.
Contribute to the development of knowledge on care, rearing, environmental and nutritional requirements of different cephalopod species to increase success and best practice and to facilitate the standardization and increase animal’s welfare thus contributing to the development of species-specific guidelines.
Increase knowledge on behavioral, biological and physiological indicators of welfare for cephalopods.
Development and promotion of the use of alternatives to live animals in research and of the use of non-invasive approaches.
Contribute to the improvement of biological and physiological findings relevant to nociception, pain assessment and management, with specific relevance to cephalopods.
Improve knowledge and best-practice on procedures including anaesthesia and analgesia applied to cephalopods by monitoring physiological, and behavioral responses with the aim of improving monitoring, reduce potential stress and increase animals welfare.
Discussion on humane end-point as applied to cephalopods.
Provide guidance and increase of knowledge on the identification of diseases, signs of stress and damage of any origin in cephalopods.
Development of monitoring tools – including the use of online databases as guidance and inventory of alternatives – for assessment of health status of cephalopods, thus facilitating the improvement of knowledge for management of their welfare, and providing guidance for researchers, veterinarians and regulators.
Facilitate the increase of the current effort/interest for physiology and neurophysiological studies on cephalopods with the aim of increasing networking, inclusiveness and improve knowledge on animal’s welfare.
Improvement of the knowledge of the trophic relationship of cephalopods with other organisms, and their responses to natural and human-generated sound, to evaluate the impact on animals welfare and behavior in compliance with Directive 2010/63/EU and MSFD.
Facilitate the refinement and the application of a consensus in Severity Assessment of procedures utilized with cephalopods in compliance with Directive 2010/63/EU.
Further development of the CephsInAction Cephalopod Welfare Index Model (CWI) to facilitate the best-practice in the identification of animals behavioral, biological and physiological needs in order to determine indicators of cephalopods welfare.
Increase Dissemination and Educational activities.
Report on the establishment of EU accredited Training School Program for Cephalopod Biology and Care in compliance with Directive 2010/63/EU and the ‘Working document on the development of a common education and training framework to fulfill the requirements under the Directive 2010/63/EU’ endorsed at EU level by the NCAs.
Expected Aims and Outputs for CephsInAction
Aims of the meeting:
- To collect the results and achievements towards the end of the Action;
- To facilitate collaborative work and networking among all participants;
- The identification of research priorities;
- The definition of the new GP goals, the plan of the networking activities for the achievement of the GP goals;
- Definition of the budget plan;
- Delivery of reports from the WG leaders on the achievements of the WG for the year (including what was not achieved and the reasons behind).
- increase scientific publications and outcomes;
- white paper on the identification of gaps in research and guidance documents;
- knowledge exchanges including strategic information, planning, technical know-how, policy development, etc.
Our venue is the CRETAquarium, an “expert” location in presenting species and ecosystems of the Mediterranean, a sea of unique biodiversity that gave birth to ancient civilizations and welcomes millions of visitors every year from all over the world.
CRETAquarium is a tour in marine life around 60 tanks of different sizes, containing a total amount of 1,700,000 litres of sea water and homing about 2000 sea animals, 200 different species found in the Mediterranean basin, and together with the appropriate scenery, it successfully represents the Cretan and Mediterranean sea beds.
Additionally CRETAquarium designs and implements educational programs and other innovative services, treats injured animals and is constantly enriched with new marine species.
The creation of a large and modern sea Aquarium in Crete was a challenge as well as a vision not only for the local research society but Cretan society as a whole.
The Aquarium of Crete is part of Thalassokosmos, part of the HCMR in Heraklion (Crete), the largest complex for marine research, technology and entertainment in the Mediterranean area, that has established its function and its development of scientific knowledge and discoveries in Marine Science. A look at the CRETAquarium mission is available here.
Located at the former American Base in Gournes (Heraklion Crete) in the close vicinity of Heraklion, the location provide the opportunity to visit also the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete.
The Bronze Age palace of Knossos, also known as the Palace of Minos, is located nearby.
More info will be posted here soon
This information is correct at the time of publishing. The organisers reserve the right to modify or alter items or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the meeting time and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. Neither the host organisation(s) nor the meeting management will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.
Recordings & Copyright
Publication and Dissemination
The COST Action FA1301 task forces (Publication & Dissemination, and Research & Development) will work together with the COST Action Chair, the CIAC Council and the Organizing Committee to facilitate accurate dissemination and provide a better impact to this scientific event.
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