Conferences

Dates Title Location(s) Description Link
May 9 2017 to May 11 2017 Blue Vision Summit Washington, D.C., USA "Blue Vision Summit is an ocean conference bringing ocean conservation leaders together every two years to network, build the blue movement and meet with the Administration and Congress to restore the blue in our red, white and blue." https://bluefront.org/projects...
May 15 2017 to May 17 2017 Marine Protected Areas Conference 2017 Poole, Dorset, UK Climate change, policy developments such as Brexit and progress in marine science all contribute to a fast changing context for MPA’s. This conference aims to examine the current issues from a variety of perspectives at a time when questions on the future approaches to MPA’s are the subject of policy development. Contributions are welcome from individual practitioners, NGOs, statutory and governmental organisations as well as from academia. http://www.pooleharbourstudygr...
May 16 2017 to May 18 2017 Oceans Past VI Sesimbra, Portugal Theme is, "Historical Perspectives on the Elements and Dynamics of the Marine Socio-Ecological System" http://www.escolademar.pt/ocea...
May 17 2017 to May 20 2017 Citizen Science Association Conference 2017 Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA Join practitioners and researchers from across the field of Citizen Science to advance our practice. Sessions will span disciplines and sectors, with a focus on making citizen science relevant and useful to more communities. Discuss successes and challenges in designing, implementing, sustaining, and evaluating projects. Share your project innovations and questions with colleagues across this diverse and expanding field of practice. http://citizenscience.org/asso...
May 22 2017 to May 26 2017 Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean: 38th Scientific Conference Mérida, Yucatán México Theme is, "Marine Science in a Changing Climate" http://www.amlc-carib.org/meet...
Jun 4 2017 UN's World Ocean Festival New York, New York, USA This event will kick-off the UN's Oceans Conference, which runs June 5-9. http://www.un.org/apps/news/st...
Jun 5 2017 to Jun 9 2017 UN Ocean Conference New York, New York, USA The Conference shall comprise plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day. https://oceanconference.un.org...
Jun 5 2017 to Jun 7 2017 SeaWeb Seafood Summit Seattle, Washington, USA The goal of the Summit is to define success and advance solutions in sustainable seafood by fostering dialogue and partnerships that lead to a seafood marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. http://www.seafoodsummit.org/
Jun 21 2017 Sea Scotland 2017 Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom Sea Scotland 2017 will build on the successes of the inaugural Sea Scotland conference to bring together a wide range of marine stakeholders, including fishing interests, energy, shipping, tourism, conservation bodies, academics and international experts along with national government, regulatory authorities and national consultees. We will be discussing the implications of constitutional change on environmental policy in the marine area to secure continued progress to sustainable development. http://www.seascotland.scot/co...
Jun 25 2017 to Jun 30 2017 World Sponge Conference Galway, Ireland Focus on systematics, natural products and genomics. http://www.conference.ie/Confe...
Jul 2 2017 to Jul 6 2017 Australian Marine Science Conference 2017 Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia The concept for the AMSA 2017 conference—Connections through Shallow Seas, which alludes to the connectivity that exists in marine science: linkages between different disciplines of marine science, connecting traditional knowledge and western science and the regional collaborations (both domestic and international). http://events.amsaconference.n...
Jul 3 2017 to Jul 7 2017 Fisheries Society of the British Isles - 50th Anniversary Symposium Exeter, United Kingdom Covering many aspects of fish biology under the broad theme of Understanding Fish Populations. http://www.exeter.ac.uk/fsbi17...
Jul 4 2017 CIEEM Summer Conference: Integrated Management of the Marine Environment Southampton, United Kingdom This one day conference will look to understand the external impacts on the marine environment and how an integrated management approach can deliver multiple benefits. To explore effective approaches to ecological impact assessment in the Marine environments and to discuss the required elements of a post-Brexit integrated marine management policy and legislative landscape. http://cieem.activclient.com/C...
Jul 9 2017 to Jul 13 2017 African Marine Waste Conference Port Elizabeth, South Africa “Bringing together and growing a network of researchers, educators, industry, media, and governments to meet the pollution challenges facing Africa.” http://www.sstconference.org.z...
Jul 23 2017 to Jul 27 2017 International Congress for Conservation Biology 2017 Cartagena, Colombia Will focus on Insights for sustaining life on Earth, responding to the need for conservation science to help create a better tomorrow for both biodiversity and people who depend upon it.  http://conbio.org/mini-sites/i...
Aug 20 2017 to Aug 23 2017 3rd International Workshop on Trait-based Approaches to Ocean Life Solstrand, Bergen, Norway Trait distributions in the ocean emerge through evolution and natural selection, and are mediated by the environment, biological interactions, anthropogenic drivers, and organism behavior. Because trait variations within and across communities lead to variation in the rates of crucial ecosystem functions such as carbon export, this mechanistic approach sheds light on how variability in the environment, including climate change, impacts marine ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, and associated feedbacks to climate and society. http://traitbased.b.uib.no
Aug 21 2017 to Aug 23 2017 Resilience 2017 Stockholm, Sweden A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene. http://resilience2017.org
Sep 4 2017 to Sep 8 2017 4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC4) La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile Marine Protected Areas: Bringing the people and ocean together, will focus on the need to highlight the intricate nature of ocean-human relationship and the benefits of marine protected areas (MPA) and the ocean for millions that depends on their ecosystem services. http://impac.mma.gob.cl/en/hom...
Sep 5 2017 to Sep 7 2017 Littoral 2017 Liverpool, United Kingdom The conference will seek to examine how humans and human processes influence the littoral, and how these influences may now be viewed as natural, as much as any other natural processes. http://www.hope.ac.uk/news/con...
Sep 25 2017 to Sep 29 2017 52nd European Marine Biology Symposium Piran, Slovenia Special sessions on symbiosis, imaging, benthic-pelagic coupling, and marine metagenomics.  http://www.embs52.org
Oct 2 2017 to Oct 6 2017 10th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference Tahiti, French Polynesia Theme is: Biology, Traditional Skills and Management of Fish Stocks in the Indo-Pacific https://ipfc10.criobe.pf
Oct 16 2017 to Oct 20 2017 Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association (ECSA) 2017 Shanghai, China Theme is: "Where Land Meets Ocean: The Vulnerable Interface" http://ecsa.ecnu.edu.cn/homepa...
Dec 13 2017 to Dec 15 2017 European Coral Reef Symposium 2017 University of Oxford, United Kingdom This three day conference is planned as the European Inter-congress scheduled to take place approximately midway between ICRS13 and ICRS14. The meeting will consist of talks, poster sessions, social events and workshops. http://www.reefconservationuk....
Mar 12 2018 to Mar 16 2018 6th International Marine Debris Conference San Diego, California, USA The 6IMDC is an opportunity to energize international coordination efforts within the marine debris community. It will build upon the partnerships and successes of the Honolulu Strategy which was developed at the last conference in 2011. http://internationalmarinedebr...
May 13 2018 to May 16 2018 World Conference on Marine Biodiversity Montréal, Québec, Canada The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) has become the major focal assembly to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discussions on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. http://www.wcmb2018.org
May 28 2018 to May 30 2018 Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Halifax, Canada "A unique gathering to explore how local communities are engaging in environmental conservation that supports their local economies and livelihoods, and how government policy can best support local initiatives." http://www.communityconservati...
Jun 4 2018 to Jun 8 2018 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans Washington, D.C., USA Scope is: What are the consequences of different levels of 21st century climate change for ocean ecosystems and ocean dependent communities? http://meetings.pices.int/meet...
Jun 24 2018 to Jun 29 2018 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Theme is: "Making marine science matter" http://conbio.org/mini-sites/i...