Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
Feb 9 2020 to Feb 12 2020 Aquaculture America 2020 Honolulu, Hawaii As a bonus, the conference will host the largest aquaculture trade show in the world.  https://www.was.org/Meeting/pd…
Feb 11 2020 to Feb 14 2020 ClimFishCon 2020 Cochin, India 'Impact of Climate Change on Hydrological Cycle, Ecosystem, Fisheries and Food Security’ https://www.climfishcon.org/
Feb 16 2020 to Feb 21 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting San Diego, California This year’s theme, For a Resilient Planet, centers around the concept that scientists, in partnership with governments and communities, have the power to affect change in fostering healthier and more resilient oceans, a safer and sustainable food supply, and to mitigate the impacts of climate change. https://www2.agu.org/ocean-sci…
Feb 23 2020 to Feb 28 2020 World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum Davos, Switzerland First of its kind, the World Bio­di­ver­si­ty Fo­rum will bring to­geth­er lead­ing re­searchers, ear­ly ca­reer re­searchers, prac­ti­tion­ers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives from dif­fer­ent sec­tors, de­ci­sion-mak­ers and so­ci­etal ac­tors to have a con­ver­sa­tion on the kind of fu­ture we want (and/or do not want) for bio­di­ver­si­ty. https://www.worldbiodiversityf…
Mar 9 2020 to Mar 10 2020 World Ocean Summit 2020: The new ocean agenda Tokyo, Japan Bringing together a global group of policymakers, business and civil society leaders, investors, scientists, and entrepreneurs to debate and develop new ideas on how to decouple economic growth from ocean degradation. Hosted by The Economist Group's World Ocean Initiative. https://www.woi.economist.com/…
Mar 10 2020 to May 13 2020 Oceans Past Conference VLIZ, Ostend, Belgium The conference welcomes researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students of all disciplines under the unifying view of our oceans as networks of social-ecological or coupled human-nature systems. https://oceanspast.org/opviii.…
Mar 10 2020 to Mar 12 2020 Nansen Tutu Center 10th anniversary symposium: Ocean, weather and climate, science to the service of society Cape Town, South Africa Themes are regional oceanography, operational oceanography, role of the ocean on weather and climate, marine ecosystems, biogeochemistry and the CO2 cycle and Southern Ocean. https://www.nansentutusymposiu…
Mar 16 2020 to Mar 20 2020 International Indian Ocean Science Conference Goa, India The IIOE-2 is a multi-national, multi-institutional programme to advance our understanding of the physical, chemical, biological, geological and climatological aspects of the Indian Ocean to enhance its role on the socio-economy of the region. https://iiosc2020.incois.gov.i…
Mar 23 2020 to Mar 30 2020 CLIMATE2020 Conference Virtual This is a 100% carbon-neutral online climate conference organized by the Research and Transfer Centre Sustainability and Climate Impact Management (FTZ-NK) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany. The conference's mission is to communicate current research results on climate change and its consequences.  https://dl4sd.org/
Mar 27 2020 to Mar 29 2020 2020 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS) Miami, Florida, USA SEAMAMMS is a long-standing, regional, student-oriented, scientific marine mammal meeting. Preference will be given to marine mammal research conducted by students in the mid-Atlantic or Southeast U.S. https://seamamms.wordpress.com
Mar 30 2020 to Apr 3 2020 Climate change in the Asia-Pacific region Quy Nhon, Vietnam The conference will focus on interdisciplinary studies, and will regroup specialists from all of the disciplines involved in the study of climate change impacts. https://www.icisequynhon.com/c…
Apr 1 2020 to Apr 4 2020 Global Ocean Summit: Linking Large Marine Ecosystems to Local Science and Management for Sustainable Development Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA In preparation for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, we are gathering scientists, managers and stakeholders for a rich conversation and action planning to strengthen linkages across scales — from Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) to local efforts. https://web.uri.edu/globalocea…
Apr 14 2020 to Apr 17 2020 6th International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium Manado, Indonesia Provides an excellent practical platform to strengthen the capacities of marine managers and their partners for conservation and sustainable use of coral reefs and related ecosystems https://www.icriforum.org/ITME…
Apr 19 2020 to Apr 22 2020 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Vancouver, BC Participants present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, share information about the application of knowledge from science and other sources, and guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea Ecosystem. https://ssec.confex.com/ssec/2…
Apr 20 2020 to Apr 24 2020 Towards Zero Plastic to the Seas of Africa Port Elizabeth, South Africa This is the second international conference of the African Marine Waste Network. https://conference.sst.org.za/…
Apr 20 2020 to Apr 24 2020 10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas Pacific islands "to review progress on the achievement of global conservation targets (Aichi targets) and to influence the global vision for conservation beyond 2020." https://www.icriforum.org/meet…
Apr 20 2020 to Apr 23 2020 International Coastal Symposium 2020 Seville, Spain The ICS brings together delegates from all over the world to collaborate and discuss the most current coastal research studies and projects. http://www.eurocean.org/np4/99…
Apr 21 2020 to Apr 23 2020 International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region Reykjavik, Iceland "[The] symposium is expected to build a foundation of science and deliver information and advice for decision makers." https://www.arcticplastics2020…
May 3 2020 to May 8 2020 EGU General Assembly 2020 Vienna, Austria The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. https://www.egu2020.eu/
May 11 2020 to May 13 2020 International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a Changing World Monaco Providing an update on the risks that human activities pose to the oceans, and the threats that those activities and the resulting ocean degradation pose to human health. This conference will also consider the benefits that the ocean can bring to the health and well-being of populations. http://www.oceanhealthmonaco.o…
May 13 2020 to May 14 2020 EPIgenetics in MARine biology congress (EPIMAR) Montpellier, France This first edition will explore cutting-edge aspects of epigenetics in marine biology : environmental epigenetics, developmental epigenetics and epigenetics in aquaculture. http://epimar.univ-perp.fr
May 18 2020 to May 20 2020 International Conference on Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Sciences Sydney, Australia "[Aims] to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Sciences." https://waset.org/ecosystem-ba…
May 25 2020 to May 29 2020 52nd Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics Liège, Belgium Towards understanding and assessing human impacts on coastal marine environments http://labos.ulg.ac.be/gher/ho…
May 25 2020 to May 29 2020 MSEAS 2020 Yokohama, Japan 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…
Jun 2 2020 to Jun 5 2020 A Changing Arctic Tromsø, Norway Observations in the Arctic reveal dramatic reductions in the extent and thickness of the sea ice, rising atmospheric temperatures, widespread permafrost degradation and ocean acidification. https://www.nature.com/naturec…
Jun 2 2020 to Jun 6 2020 2020 UN Ocean Conference Lisbon, Portugal The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions". https://oceanconference.un.org…
Jun 6 2020 to Jun 13 2020 ASLO-SFS 2020 Joint Summer Meeting Madison, Wisconsin By proposing a special session, we hope you’ll help highlight work relevant to sustaining aquatic ecosystems under global change. https://www.aslo.org/madison20…
Jun 7 2020 to Jun 11 2020 2020 ASFPM Annual National Conference Fort Worth, Texas Flood-risk professionals from all over the world attend ASFPM’s annual floodplain management conference. https://asfpmconference.org/
Jun 9 2020 to Jun 11 2020 AZTI Summer School 2020 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain Theme is #OceanOptimism: balancing the narrative about the future of the ocean https://www.azti.es/en/eventos…
Jun 11 2020 to Jun 19 2020 IUCN World Conservation Congress Marseille, France The Programme includes all official sessions within the Forum, Members’ Assembly and Exhibition components of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020. https://www.iucncongress2020.o…
Jun 14 2020 to Jun 17 2020 Sustainability Research & Innovation 2020 Brisbane, Australia SRI2020 will be a unique gathering to connect those at the forefront of sustainability science, innovation, funding, communication and implementation across sectors and disciplines https://sri2020.org/
Jun 14 2020 to Jun 17 2020 Coastal Zone Canada Association (CZCA) 2020 Conference Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada “Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit:  Planning and Preparing for the Future”   https://www.coastalzonecanada.…
Jun 14 2020 to Jun 19 2020 14th International Conference on Copepoda Kruger National Park, South Africa The conference will be held over five days in Skukuza, the main tourist centre of the world famous Kruger National Park. https://files.constantcontact.…
Jun 21 2020 to Jun 25 2020 EcoSummit 2020 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia  "Building a sustainable and desirable future: Adapting to a changing land and sea-scape" http://ecosummitcongress.com
Jun 29 2020 to Jul 3 2020 20th Biennial IIFET Conference Vigo, Galicia, Spain IIFET provides an international forum for the exchange of research, information, and ideas on the economics of fisheries management, seafood trade, and aquaculture. https://www.iifet2020.org/
Jul 1 2020 to Jul 3 2020 5th Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference Barbados, West Indies The conference is intended to be a forum for discussing research on animal biodiversity and wildlife management in the insular Caribbean region. It represents a unique opportunity to bring together researchers and conservationists from various horizons. The program will include plenary talks by invited speakers, and oral and poster presentations organized in thematic and general sessions on the study and conservation of the Caribbean fauna. http://caribaea.org/en/worksho…
Jul 1 2020 to Jul 3 2020 VII International Symposium on Marine Sciences (ISMS) Barcelona, Spain ISMS is considered the flagship event for marine sciences in the Hispanic world. ISMS 2020 will also serve as an umbrella event for additional topic-focused activities, including the XX Iberian Seminar on Marine Chemistry (SIQUIMAR 2020) and workshops on Marine Litter (BAMAR 2020) and Marine Reserves (REMAR), all of which are open to international participation. https://isms.cat/en/
Jul 5 2020 to Jul 10 2020 14th International Coral Reef Symposium Bremen, Germany The overarching theme of ICRS 2020 is “Tackling the Challenging Future of Coral Reefs”. http://www.icrs2020.de/about-i…
Jul 13 2020 to Jul 16 2020 6th Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research (AMEMR) Conference Plymouth, UK Providing an opportunity to present, discuss, and learn about a wide variety of marine modelling challenges, methods, applications, and outcomes. https://www.amemr.com/
Jul 13 2020 to Jul 17 2020 International Marine Educators Conference Honolulu, Hawai'i Nana I Ke Kumu - Look to the Source https://www.marine-ed.org/conf…
Jul 31 2020 to Aug 11 2020 SCAR COMNAP 2020 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia The SCAR Open Science Conference theme “Antarctic Science – Global Connections” recognises the significance of the scientific connections between Antarctica and the global system. https://www.scarcomnap2020.org…
Aug 17 2020 to Aug 18 2020 Our Ocean Conference 2020 Palau The seventh Our Ocean Conference will draw partners globally to identify solutions to sustainably manage marine resources, increase the ocean’s resilience to climate change, and safeguard its health for generations to come. The six areas of focus at the conference will be climate change, marine pollution, marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, sustainable blue economy, and maritime security.  https://www.ourocean2020.pw/
Aug 17 2020 to Aug 21 2020 IMBeR ClimEco7 Summer School Vancouver, BC, Canada The ClimEco7 Summer School aims to foster excellence in interdisciplinary ocean science. Drawing on the expertise of lecturers from the natural, social and economic sciences, participants will develop a strong theoretical and applied understanding of interdisciplinary ocean science through lectures and interactive practical sessions and workshops. http://www.imber.info/en/event…
Aug 24 2020 to Aug 27 2020 IMCC6 Kiel, Germany The meeting brings together marine conservationists from many walks of life including but not limited to scientists, practioners, educators, policy-makers, artists and journalists. https://conbio.org/mini-sites/…
Aug 30 2020 to Sep 3 2020 4th Applied Shallow Marine Geophysics Conference Belgrade, Serbia "The 4th conference will cover the widest range of topics of applied high-resolution geophysics in all types of aquatic settings..." https://eage.eventsair.com/nea…
Sep 7 2020 to Sep 10 2020 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World Lima, Perú "The 5th symposia will maintain the traditional focus of the four previous symposia and look at ocean acidification and associated impacts on marine organisms, ecosystems, and biogeochemical cycles." http://www.highco2-lima.org/in…
Sep 7 2020 to Sep 11 2020 ECSA 58 - EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene Hull, UK Addressing issues in the science (natural and social) and management of estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world. http://www.estuarinecoastalcon…
Sep 17 2020 to Sep 19 2020 CoastGIS 2020 Raseborg, Finland Theme is "sustainable coastal planning in a changing world"
Sep 20 2020 to Sep 22 2020 15th Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference Johor Bahru, Malaysia Will gather all groups of ocean geospatial community within Malaysia and international working on various aspects of ocean and atmosphere using geospatial technology for discussing their results and innovations. https://www.geoinfo.utm.my/por…
Oct 4 2020 to Oct 8 2020 2020 Summit: The National Coastal & Estuarine Conference Providence, Rhode Island In Providence, you’ll hear from experts in our field, visit nearby Narragansett Bay, Buzzards Bay, and Cape Cod, but most importantly, you'll have the chance to spend time with fellow coastal enthusiasts from across the country. https://estuaries.org/summit/
Oct 11 2020 to Oct 15 2020 World Fisheries Congress Adelaide, Australia The conference encourages all commercial, recreational and Indigenous fishers, researchers, managers, students, NGOs and the broader community to join us to discuss issues facing world fisheries and key developments needed to ensure a sustainable future. https://wfc2020.com.au/
Oct 25 2020 to Oct 30 2020 Ocean Optics 25th Conference Norfolk, Virginia "We attract a diverse audience of active practitioners in this field including oceanographers, ecologists, limnologists, optical engineers, resource managers, and policy professionals from around the world." https://oceanopticsconference.…
Dec 13 2020 to Dec 16 2020 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity Auckland, New Zealand Our focus will be to prioritise contributions that are of general appeal and wide interest and, to minimise the number of parallel sessions and maximise inclusivity, participants can expect to be restricted to one presentation per speaker. https://www.wcmb2020.org/
Apr 29 2021 to Apr 30 2021 International Conference on Marine Spatial Planning and Management Jerusalem, Israel "[Aims] to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Marine Spatial Planning and Management." https://waset.org/conference/2…
May 16 2021 to May 17 2021 International Conference on Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Sciences Sydney, Australia "...aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Sciences." https://waset.org/conference/2…
Sep 26 2021 to Sep 30 2021 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) Vancouver, BC, Canada Stay tuned for more info.  https://impac5.ca