Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
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.…
Jul 1 2020 to Jul 3 2020 VII International Symposium on Marine Sciences (ISMS) Virtual NOW VIRTUAL: 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 1 2020 to Jul 31 2020 Global Coral Reef Week Virtual Global Coral Reef Week is a free meeting that uses virtual & in-person conference tools. It is designed to enable coral reef scientists & practitioners to share their science & network with each other. https://coralreefweek.wixsite.…
Jul 1 2020 to Jul 3 2020 CANCELED 5th Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference Barbados, West Indies CANCELED. 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…
Aug 24 2020 to Aug 27 2020 IMCC6 Virtual Now online: 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…
Aug 31 2020 to Sep 4 2020 20th Biennial IIFET Conference Vigo, Galicia, Spain NOTE NEW DATES: 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/
Sep 14 2020 to Sep 25 2020 American Fisheries Society 150th Annual Meeting Virtual NOW VIRTUAL: Come celebrate 150 years of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management with fisheries students and professionals from across the world. https://afsannualmeeting.fishe…
Sep 15 2020 to Sep 22 2020 POSTPONED: 15th Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference Johor Bahru, Malaysia POSTPONED UNTIL 2021: 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…
Sep 17 2020 to Sep 19 2020 CoastGIS 2020 Raseborg, Finland POSTPONED, DATES TBD: Theme is "sustainable coastal planning in a changing world" https://www.novia.fi/coastgis2…
Sep 29 2020 to Oct 1 2020 2020 National Coastal and Estuarine Virtual Summit Virtual This will be a highly interactive, state of the art, virtual opportunity to network with colleagues, share lessons learned, and hear from experts on the latest in coastal restoration and management. https://estuaries.org/summit/a…
Oct 4 2020 to Oct 10 2020 Climate change in the Asia-Pacific region Quy Nhon, Vietnam Note new dates! 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…
Oct 4 2020 to Oct 8 2020 CANCELED - 2020 Summit: The National Coastal & Estuarine Conference Providence, Rhode Island CANCELED: 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 6 2020 to Oct 7 2020 EPIgenetics in MARine biology congress (EPIMAR) Montpellier, France Note new dates! 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
Oct 19 2020 to Oct 22 2020 Our Coastal Futures Gold Coast, Australia   POSTPONED, Date TBD: Oceans and coasts are changing. We're listening to those changes. Complex challenges take a diverse community to hear, understand and act. A transdisciplinary, multi-format international conference to share and co-produce knowledge and enable effective action. http://www.coastalfuturesconfe…
Oct 25 2020 to Oct 30 2020 Ocean Optics 25th Conference Norfolk, Virginia POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2022: "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.…
Nov 4 2020 to Nov 8 2020 Coastal Transitions: The Blue Economy New Haven, Connecticut The Blue Economy concept and agenda has been endorsed by a wide range of actors, from development institutions to conservation organizations and across a wide range of public and private actors (business and conservation alike). Despite this, there has not been a concerted effort at interrogating the multi-scalar complexities of Blue Economy development initiatives in academic discourse. This conference aims to do just that, and in doing so provide a basis for the analysis of proposed Blue Economy initiatives. http://www.coastaltransitions.…
Dec 2 2020 to Dec 4 2020 International Symposium on Human Health and the Ocean in a Changing World Monaco NOTE NEW DATES: 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…
Dec 7 2020 to Dec 8 2020 Our Ocean Conference 2020 Palau NOTE NEW DATES: 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/
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/
Jan 1 2021 to Dec 31 2021 MSEAS 2020 Yokohama, Japan Postponed until sometime in 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…
Jan 7 2021 to Jan 15 2021 IUCN World Conservation Congress Marseille, France Note new dates! 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…
Jan 11 2021 to Jan 12 2021 International Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems and Vehicles Singapore Aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Control Applications in Marine Systems and Vehicles. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Control Applications in Marine Systems and Vehicles https://waset.org/control-appl…
Mar 2 2021 to Mar 4 2021 International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region Reykjavik, Iceland Note new dates! "[The] symposium is expected to build a foundation of science and deliver information and advice for decision makers." https://www.arcticplastics2020…
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…
May 31 2021 to Jun 4 2021 52nd Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics Liège, Belgium The colloquium would like to gather an interdisciplinary community of scientists in order to obtain an overview of the progress in our capabilities to understand, monitor and forecast the impact of human activities on coastal marine environments to guarantee a productive and healthy system as requested by the EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 14. http://labos.ulg.ac.be/gher/ho…
Jun 1 2021 to Jun 30 2021 6th Caribaea Initiative Research & Conservation Conference Havana, Cuba Note that the dates are not confimed. Developing research and higher education on animal biodiversity and wildlife conservation in the Caribbean http://caribaea.org/en/worksho…
Jun 14 2021 to Jun 18 2021 EcoSummit 2020 Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia  Note new dates! "Building a sustainable and desirable future: Adapting to a changing land and sea-scape" http://ecosummitcongress.com
Jul 12 2021 to Jul 16 2021 International Marine Educators Conference Honolulu, Hawai'i Note new dates! 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…
Jul 18 2021 to Jul 23 2021 14th International Coral Reef Symposium Bremen, Germany Note new dates! The overarching theme of ICRS 2020 is “Tackling the Challenging Future of Coral Reefs”. http://www.icrs2020.de/about-i…
Aug 8 2021 to Aug 12 2021 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 15 2021 to Sep 30 2021 5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World Lima, Perú POSTPONED, DATES TBD: "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…
Aug 26 2021 to Aug 29 2021 14th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC) Naples, Italy The ENFC is a European based biennial congress that brings together scientists investigating biological N2 fixation (BNF) from different prospects (e.g. biochemistry, microbiology, ecology, plant physiology, etc.). https://www.enfc2020.org/
Aug 28 2021 to Aug 30 2021 Conservation Marketing Conference 2021 St. Petersburg, Florida Conference focused on conservation marketing and engagement https://www.consmark.org/confe…
Sep 1 2021 to Sep 30 2021 World Fisheries Congress Adelaide, Australia POSTPONED, DATES TBD in 2021: 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/
Sep 6 2021 to Sep 10 2021 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 26 2021 to Sep 30 2021 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) Vancouver, BC, Canada Stay tuned for more info.  https://impac5.ca