Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
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 7 2016 to Nov 11 2016
69th Annual conference of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands Focus on "applying fishers’ knowledge and marine science to solve problems by bringing multiple users of ocean resources together to make informed and coordinated decisions about how to sustainably use these resources and fit this knowledge into Marine Protected Area management." http://www.gcfi.org/Conference...
Nov 14 2016 to Nov 16 2016
International Conference on the Marine Environment of the Red Sea (ICMERS) 2016 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia The aim of this conference is to share knowledge, stimulate debate, encourage new thinking, and develop a regional Red Sea research map that generates new networks and partnerships going forward. https://icmers2016.kaust.edu.s...
Nov 23 2016 to Nov 24 2016
2nd Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum 2016 Riga, Latvia VASAB and the Baltic SCOPE project in cooperation with ICES organizes the 2nd Baltic MSP Forum – the biggest regional event of the institutions responsible for maritime spatial planning (MSP). The Forum serves as a platform for discussions among those involved and affected by maritime spatial planning on how to develop and enhance MSP in the Baltic Sea basin. http://www.balticscope.eu/even...
Nov 26 2016 19th Reef Conservation UK (RCUK) Conference Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom This meeting is held to promote the mission of RCUK by opening the lines of communication through a series of presentations, posters and networking opportunities. Aside from the scheduled programme, this gathering is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow UK reef workers and enthusiasts to discuss ideas and activities on an informal basis. https://www.zsl.org/science/wh...
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 6 2016 to Dec 7 2016
CommOCEAN 2016 Bruges, Belgium Conference on marine science communication: for scientists and communicators to get inspired. http://www.commocean.org/#sect...
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...
Dec 12 2016 to Dec 16 2016
2016 AGU Fall Meeting San Francisco, California, USA AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. https://fallmeeting.agu.org/20...
Feb 6 2017 to Feb 9 2017
Coastal GeoTools North Charleston, South Carolina See new technologies and applications and learn from your peers how they are addressing today's coastal issues using geospatial data and tools. http://coastalgeotools.org
Mar 27 2017 to Mar 31 2017
Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum Brisbane, Australia Aims to provide an opportunity for the ecosystem services community to present, discuss and brainstorm approaches to addressing Oceania’s most pressing societal challenges. https://oceaniaesforum.com
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...
Jun 25 2017 to Jun 30 2017
World Sponge Conference Galway, Ireland Focus on systematics, natural products and genomics. http://www.conference.ie/Confe...
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
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
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....