Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
Jul 12 2021 to Dec 31 2021 International Marine Educators Conference Virtual Rescheduled to sometime in 2021 - NMEA’s mission is to make known the world of water both fresh and salt, and our annual conference brings together formal and informal marine educators from around the world to promote awareness and education of the global marine environment. https://www.marine-ed.org/conf…
Nov 8 2021 to Nov 12 2021 74th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Meeting Destin - Fort Walton Beach, Florida or virtual The 74th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI74) will be held between the 8-12 November 2021 in Destin – Fort Walton Beach (Florida, USA), and virtually if necessary. https://www.icriforum.org/even…
Dec 1 2021 to Dec 31 2021 MSEAS 2020 Yokohama, Japan Postponed until December 2021. T​he focus of the symposium is on the integrated assessment of multiple ocean uses across sectors including fisheries, renewable energy, coastal development, oil and gas, transport, and the need for conservation. http://mseas.net/conferences/y…
Dec 13 2021 to Dec 17 2021 AGU21: Science is Society New Orleans, Louisiana AGU Fall Meeting is the primary gathering for Earth and space scientists, students, and those in affiliated fields to share scientific findings and identify innovative solutions. With in-person and worldwide online participation, attendees will have numerous opportunities to network with government regulators, scientific visionaries, and industry thought-leaders. Join our diverse community in New Orleans and Online Everywhere.  https://www.agu.org/fall-meeti…
Jan 1 2022 to Dec 31 2022 2022 UN Ocean Conference Lisbon, Portugal Date to be determined. The forthcoming Ocean Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, comes at a critical time as the world is strengthening its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions to realize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. As one of the first milestones of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ newly launched Decade of Action for the Sustainable Development Goals, the Conference will propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action. https://www.un.org/en/conferen…
Feb 1 2022 to Feb 3 2022 Social Coast Forum Charleston, South Carolina Economic, social, and cultural values and beliefs greatly influence behavior and decision-making. Understanding people’s feelings and perceptions can have a tremendous impact on coastal management efforts. The Social Coast Forum is all about the “people” side of coastal management, focused on the application of social science to coastal management. https://web.cvent.com/event/84…
Mar 7 2022 to Mar 8 2022 2022 Conference for Shellfish Growers Union, Washington More details to be released as the event gets closer. Contact Teri King at [email protected] for more information https://wsg.washington.edu/sav…
Jun 1 2022 to Dec 31 2022 Reef Futures Key Largo, Florida or Virtual POSTPONED UNTIL 2022: The symposium will bring together coral restoration practitioners, researchers, students, and resource managers from around the world to share the latest techniques and science for coral reef restoration, while continuing the global effort to dramatically scale-up the impact and reach of restoration as a tool for coral reef conservation and management.  https://reeffutures.com/coralr…
Jun 22 2022 to Jun 25 2022 Oceans Past IX Seattle, Washington We are pleased to report that Oceans Past IX, the next semi-annual congress of the Oceans Past Initiative will be held June 22-25, 2022 at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. As an added bonus, we are excited to link OP IX with the annual meeting of the Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas (ESSAS) regional program (an allied, international and interdisciplinary high latitude marine ecology and fisheries biology program that hosts the Paleoecology of Subarctic and Arctic Seas working group/PESAS). We are enthusiastic about the potential for synergy and mutual inspiration in bringing the environmental humanities and maritime history perspectives together with ESSAS' more natural science leaning focus on climate-ocean-ecology-fisheries. The ESSAS annual science meeting will run from June 19-22 (with June 22 in joint session with OP IX). To aid in our planning, the OPI Executive Committee requests your input on a short survey regarding your interest in participating in the planned June 2022 OP IX conference, either in person or remotely. With vaccination rates increasing, and evidence that vaccination works to prevent or minimize COVID cases, we are confident that we can hold an in-person meeting safely. Following national guidelines and State of Washington mandates, the University of Washington requires all people coming to campus to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and to remain masked at all times while on campus indoors. Unless the pandemic resolves more quickly than seems likely, these rules will probably remain in effect for our conference and may help increase confidence in meeting safety.   Nevertheless, we recognize that current circumstances leave many people hesitant to plan travel and conferencing in the next year. We also acknowledge that the success of the online "virtual OP VIII" conference in Spring 2020, and many other online meetings since, have shown us that meeting remotely is feasible and in some ways desirable, despite limits to social networking and spontaneous collaborations that are a hallmark of in-person meetings.  For these reasons, we are exploring the potential to offer a mixed, in-person/online ("hybrid") meeting format. Because the organization of a hybrid meeting is logistically complicated, potentially more expensive, and will affect the size of venue and number of dorm/hotel rooms we need to reserve, we seek input on your preferences. To take the survey, click on the following link:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/fitzhugh/412609 The Oceans Past Conference convenors. https://oceanspast.org/
Jun 23 2022 to Jun 30 2022 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) Vancouver, BC, Canada Held every four years, IMPAC is the top global gathering for marine conservation professionals to share knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen marine conservation and protect the natural and cultural heritage of the world ocean. https://impac5.ca