Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
Apr 2 2016 to Apr 5 2016
APA National Planning Conference Phoenix, Arizona, USA Closing keynote speaker will show the big picture on climate change and look at what rising sea levels mean for the economy and society, providing a trove of hidden opportunities that can help you and your community thrive in the face of "High Tide on Main Street."  https://conference.planning.or...
Apr 3 2016 to Apr 5 2016
72nd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference Annapolis, Maryland, USA A conference of professionals in the fields of wildlife biology, fisheries and fisheries management, information and education and law enforcement. The event provides opportunities for education, discussion, and exchanging of ideas. http://www.neafwa.org/index.ht...
Apr 20 2016 to Apr 23 2016
34th Annual Conference 'Geography of Seas and Coasts' (AMK) Warnemünde, Germany The AMK allows for a wide spectrum of coastal and marine geography topics, including: coastal zone management, marine spatial planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), resource management and aquaculture, coastal protection and risk management, ecosystem services and indicators, marine debris and water quality http://www.baltcoast.net/AMK.h...
Apr 20 2016 to Apr 22 2016
NOIA Annual Meeting Washington, DC, USA Discussions on important topics impacting the offshore energy industry, including global affairs, politics, energy policy, regulatory issues, accountability, safety and security. http://www.noia.org/member-mee...
May 2 2016 to May 5 2016
2016 Offshore Technology Conference Houston, Texas, USA The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. http://2016.otcnet.org/
May 4 2016 to May 8 2016
Eganeo - Forum de la Mer El Jadida, Morocco The “Forum de la Mer” is an international forum that organizes exchanges and debates in order to suggest and support the implementation of practical and sustainable solutions for the development, promotion and preservation of oceans and coastal areas. For its Fourth edition, 80 to 100 recognized figures and speakers will meet 3000 visitors, including local and international experts, institutions, economic and social representatives to discuss, debate and develop essential topics concerning the sustainable development of the sea and the coastline. We will be organizing plenary sessions, thematic workshops and conferences as well as presenting new and innovative projects and providing feedback on successful experiences either in Morocco or abroad. http://www.forumdelamer.org/
May 8 2016 to May 12 2016
International Society for Ecological Modeling Global Conference 2016 Towson, Maryland, USA Themes: Dynamic ecological simulation models (aquatic, terrestrial, energetics, biogeochemical); Ecological modeling and environmental management (risk assessment, flow analysis, sustainability, ecotoxicology, monitoring and planning); Modeling coupled natural and social systems (Socio-ecological, urban, integrated assessment); modeling of ecosystems services; biodiversity and conservation modeling; ecological landscape and land use change modeling; ecological modeling for climate change; network modeling; and systems ecology. http://www.isemconference.com/
May 10 2016 to May 13 2016
CoastLab - 6th International Conference on the Application of Physical Modelling in Coastal and Port Engineering and Science Ottawa, Canada Aims to provide a stimulating and enriching forum to discuss the latest developments in physical modelling applied to coastal and port engineering and coastal science. http://www.coastlab2016.com/
May 11 2016 to May 14 2016
2016 Atlantic Canada Coastal & Estuarine Science Society ‘ACCESS’ Conference Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Abstracts in any area of coastal and estuarine research are welcome, and could cover a variety of topics, such as: eutrophication, coastal modelling, spatial analysis of coastal systems, mapping techniques, climate change, invasive species, predation, faunal ecology, monitoring, biodiversity, seagrass, saltmarsh, mudflat, rocky shore ecology, physical processes. Abstracts for the special symposium on Eutrophication will also be welcome. http://meeting1.mathstat.dal.c...
May 23 2016 to May 26 2016
AWEA Wind Power New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Wind power has emerged as an essential new energy dynamic, especially in light of the U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan. WINDPOWER 2016 brings professionals from all over the world to network, learn and advance their organizational missions. http://www.windpowerexpo.org/w...
May 23 2016 to May 27 2016
7th World Fisheries Congress Busan, South Korea Theme is: A challenge to sustainable fisheries and safe seafoods http://www.wfc2016.or.kr/engli...
May 30 2016 to Jun 3 2016
MSEAS 2016: Understanding marine socio-ecological systems: including the human dimensions in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments Brest, France ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​T​he focus of the symposium will be on integration and assessment across multiple ocean uses and sectors, including: fisheries, renewable energy, coastal development, oil and gas, transport, and conservation. There will be a particular emphasis on the methodological and empirical challenges involved in including human dimensions in integrated ecosystem assessments. http://www.ices.dk/news-and-ev...
Jun 1 2016 to Jun 3 2016
VentBase 2016 Horta, Azores, Portugal VentBase is a forum where academic, commercial, government and other stakeholders can develop a consensus on the best way to manage the mining of seafloor massive sulfide (SMS) deposits. VentBase will produce best-practice documents to inform stakeholders, and highlight state of the art science to underpin effective management. http://ventbase2016.wix.com/wo...
Jun 5 2016 to Jun 10 2016
ASLO 2016 Summer Meeting Santa Fe, New Mexico Major thematic topics in limnology and oceanography will be covered by the regular sessions. Themes will include topics such as biogeochemistry, biodiversity, invasive species, multiple stressors, etc. https://www.sgmeet.com/aslo/sa...
Jun 7 2016 to Jun 8 2016
Marine Conservation and Blue Economy Symposium North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh Conference theme is, "conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development" http://www.saveoursea.social/m...
Jun 7 2016 to Jun 12 2016
CaNOE Conference 2016 Halifax, Nova Scotia As a part of Halifax’s popular ‘Oceans Week’, author and marine educator Dr. Elin Kelsey will give a free public keynote on ‘Ocean Optimism’, this year’s conference theme. http://oceanliteracy.ca/2016-c...
Jun 8 2016 to Jun 11 2016
AESS 2016 Conference Washington, DC, USA The theme for the conference is "Science, Empathy, Collaboration and Sustainability." http://www.aess.info/content.a...
Jun 12 2016 to Jun 16 2016
Coastal Zone Canada 2016 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Conference Theme: Coastal Futures; Resilience through Collaboration http://www.czcatoronto2016.com
Jun 12 2016 to Jun 15 2016
PORTS 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA COPRI serves its membership and society by uniting the disciplines working to sustainably develop, protect and restore coasts, oceans, ports, waterways, rivers and wetlands; integrating the key stakeholders into decision making processes; advancing technological state of art and practice; and influencing public policy. http://www.portsconference.org...
Jun 19 2016 to Jun 24 2016
13th International Coral Reef Symposium Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA This year's theme is "Bridging Science to Policy" https://www.sgmeet.com/icrs201...
Jun 23 2016 to Jun 24 2016
6th conference in Maritime Spatial Planning Worldwide Ponte Delgada, Azores The conference will present experiences, opportunities and challenges of MSP implementation around the world. In particular it will look at MSP's economic benefits, its potential as a climate adaptation tool as well as at the role of area-based management regimes in international waters. The main purpose is to take stock of what is being done at international level and identify potential synergies with EU MSP. Please note the new date (originally 8-9 June). http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/m...
Jun 27 2016 to Jun 28 2016
AQUACROSS Forum Madrid, Spain Topic is "Ecosystem-based Management of Freshwater, Coastal, and Marine Ecosystems: Insights for Innovation from Science, Policy, and Business" http://aquacross.eu/content/aq...
Jul 11 2016 to Jul 13 2016
AWRA Summer Specialty Conference, GIS and Water Resources IX Sacramento, California, USA 2016 Summer Specialty Conference on GIS and Water Resources IX will focus on the role of GIS to support better decisions across a broad spectrum of water, land, ecological, and related resources. Decisions related to floods, droughts, water quality, groundwater withdrawals, environmental impacts, and policy aspects of water and related resources will all be covered. The latest GIS techniques and technology will be presented in the context of full implementation cycle, from data collection, process modeling, decision making, information dissemination, and action support http://www.awra.org/meetings/S...
Jul 11 2016 to Jul 15 2016
18th Annual International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference 2016 (IIFET) Aberdeen, Scotland, UK The theme is "Challenging new frontiers in the global seafood sector – a Northern Enlightenment" http://www.iifet-2016.org/
Jul 17 2016 to Jul 22 2016
International Conference on Coastal Engineering Istanbul, Turkey Conference Topics: Coastal Hydrodynamics and Morphology; Coastal Structures, Ports, Harbours, and Waterways; Coastal Management and Environment; Natural Hazards and Coastal Risk; Renewable Energy from Coastal Resources http://www.icce2016.com/en/
Jul 17 2016 to Jul 20 2016
North American Congress for Conservation Biology Madison, Wisconsin, USA The 2016 congress will highlight the importance of integrating successful communication strategies into conservation work. In order to move from research to action, communication across boundaries is essential to encourage and empower diverse communities working to sustain the Earth's biological and cultural diversity, and to implement the policy changes that make this possible http://www.scbnacongress.org/
Jul 30 2016 to Aug 3 2016
4th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Theme is "Making Marine Science Matter" http://www.conbio.org/mini-sit...
Aug 21 2016 to Aug 25 2016
American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting Kansas City, Missouri, USA The theme is: "Fisheries conservation and management: making connections and building partnerships" http://2016.fisheries.org/
Aug 22 2016 to Aug 27 2016
EMECS'11 SeaCoasts XXVI St Petersburg, Russia Theme is "managing risks to costal regions and communities in a changing world" http://www.emecs-sc2016.com
Aug 29 2016 to Sep 1 2016
EcoSummit 2016 (5th International EcoSummit Congress) Montpellier, France EcoSummit 2016 will centre on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure http://www.ecosummit2016.org/
Sep 1 2016 to Sep 10 2016
IUCN World Conservation Congress Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA The 2016 Congress is expected to focus on three policy areas: climate change, marine debris, and protecting ecosystems. http://www.iucnworldconservati...
Sep 9 2016 to Sep 11 2016
Marine Aquarium Conference of North America San Diego, California, USA The MASNA Scientific Poster Session allows for advanced aquarists, undergraduates, graduate students, and scientists to submit scientific posters on their current or past marine aquarium related research projects. http://macnaconference.org/201...
Sep 12 2016 to Sep 16 2016
6th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals Boston, Massachusetts Topics include ocean acidification, biogeography, larval dispersal, evolution, connectivity, autecology and reproduction, predictive habitat modeling, (paleo)productivity, new proxies in paleoceanography, conservation strategies, national and international management, marine protected areas and beyond. http://deepseacoral.org
Oct 16 2016 to Oct 21 2016
International Seagrass Biology Workshop (ISBW) 12 Wales, United Kingdom Theme is "Securing a Future for Seagrass" http://isbw12.org
Oct 24 2016 to Oct 28 2016
International Conference on Ecological Sciences Marseille, France Submissions encouraged for both terrestrial and aquatic/marine topics. http://sfecologie2016.sciences...
Oct 25 2016 to Oct 29 2016
Littoral 2016 Biarritz, France Conference theme is "The changing littoral. Anticipation and adaptation to climate change" http://littoral2016.univ-pau.f...
Nov 1 2016 to Nov 13 2016
PICES 2016 Annual Meeting San Diego, California, USA This is the 25th annual PICES meeting. This year's theme will reflect this anniversary with the theme, "Celebrating the Past, Imagining the Future." https://www.pices.int/meetings...
Nov 28 2016 to Dec 1 2016
2016 Mediterranean Marine Protected Area Forum Tangiers, Morocco Every 4 years, the Forum of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the Mediterranean provides all, managers, policymakers, socio-economic actors, civil society and the scientific community, a unique dialogue opportunity to tackle the challenges of MPAs in the region. The 2016 edition of the Forum will be a key milestone in view of the 2020 Aichi Targets deadline. This 4-day meeting will be an occasion to assess the progress made since the elaboration of the roadmap at the 2012 Forum and to make commitments to protect and sustainably manage 10% at least of the Mediterranean for the benefit of its territories and communities. http://medmpaforum.org/en/node...
Nov 30 2016 to Dec 2 2016
WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit Rotterdam, Netherlands Theme is "Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community" Editor's note: Save the date. There isn't a registration website as of yet. We will update this post accordingly in the future. http://www.oceancouncil.org/si...
Dec 10 2016 to Dec 15 2016
8th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration New Orleans, Louisiana, USA The theme of this conference is "Our Coasts, Our Future, Our Choice" https://www.estuaries.org/summ...