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…
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…
Sep 1 2021 to Oct 31 2021 Climate change in the Asia-Pacific region Quy Nhon, Vietnam Exact dates to be determined: 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…
Sep 20 2021 to Sep 24 2021 World Fisheries Congress Adelaide, Australia NEW DATES: 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 23 2021 to Sep 25 2021 Sustainable Ocean Virtual Sustainable Ocean is the annual conference organized by Master of Marine Management students of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University, and is supported by the Sobey Fund for Oceans. This year, the tenth annual conference will take place from Thursday, September 23th to Saturday the 25th, hosted online, and based out of Halifax, NS on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. This year's conference will explore the theme of Seeing Beyond the Shoreline, bringing together a diverse audience of students, faculty, members of the marine community, and the public. https://www.sustoceans.com/
Sep 27 2021 to Sep 29 2021 ICAN 9: Virtual Workshop Local to Global - Benefits of Coastal Web Atlas Sharing & Connectivity Virtual The International Coastal Atlas Network (ICAN) is a project of UNESCO IOC´s IODE Programme, and ICAN members seek to play a leadership role in forging international collaborations of value to atlas users and developers. The 9th International Coastal Atlas Workshop (ICAN 9) will be held online from September 27 to 29th 2021, with a series of live and recorded content. The workshop will provide an opportunity to present and discuss recent innovations in atlases, how atlases can contribute to the goals of the UN´s Decade of Ocean Science and it will also investigate synergies with other initiatives such as the IODE OceanInfoHub. Abstract submissions and workshop presentations may be made in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French, and all plenary sessions will be available in these four languages. For more information, registration and abstract submission follow this link: https://ican.iode.org/meetings. https://ican.iode.org/meetings
Sep 28 2021 to Oct 1 2021 2021 National Coastal Conference “Geaux Resilient” New Orleans, Louisiana Join us for three days of coastal science, policy, technology, and politics in New Orleans! https://asbpa.org/conferences/
Oct 10 2021 to Oct 15 2021 International Wetlands Conference Christchurch, New Zealand The Christchurch/ Ōtautahi INTECOL Wetlands Conference Organising Committee will be hosting the 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference (IWC). The Program Committee solicits abstracts and will then use these submissions to build unified sessions. To promote collaboration and interdisciplinary dialogue, you are invited to help develop the program by proposing sessions related to your field of expertise. https://www.intecol2021.com/
Oct 17 2021 to Oct 20 2021 Our Coastal Futures Gold Coast, Australia 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 17 2021 to Oct 20 2021 Our Coastal Futures Gold Coast, Australia 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 19 2021 to Oct 21 2021 Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT): Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice across borders 2021 Virtual Following the success of our first CCAT cross border event in 2020, the CCAT team are delighted to announce our second virtual networking and knowledge exchange event, Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT): Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice across borders 2021, planned for October 19th, 20th and 21st 2021 in the mornings. As we explored in our event last year, coastal communities are forefront of the impacts of climate change, adaptation, resilience and associated coastal management decisions and planning. Through the Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) project, we have been working to support coastal communities in Pembrokeshire (Wales) and Fingal (Dublin) to understand the impact of climate change, and how it might impact their local communities. Drawing on feedback from our first event, we recognise that there are more conversations to be had – opportunities remain to learn from what others are doing, and to build on existing best practice in policy and management, for both coastal management and climate change. Through this second virtual event, co-organised by Cardiff University and the wider CCAT team, we will bring together a diverse range of practitioners and academics, with expertise in policymaking, coastal management, climate change adaptation, community engagement and more.  Over the course of the event, we will welcome speakers presenting on a wide range of topics including examples from case studies; reflections from communities currently experiencing the impacts of climate change; community-scale initiatives, and community engagement in coastal management and climate adaptation; nature-based solutions; the role of technology within climate change adaptation and resilience; and finally, we will showcase some of the work coming from through the CCAT project.  Confirmed speakers include: Project Seagrass Climate Ireland Pembroke Dock Marine Wales Coastal Monitoring Centre Dr Verity Jones (University of East Anglia) Dr Cormac Walsh (Independent Consultant) Caroline Hickman (University of Bath) Professor Robin McInnes To book click here https://www.ccatproject.eu/eve…
Oct 19 2021 to Oct 20 2021 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop Cape May, New Jersey Join Restore America's Estuaries, American Littoral Society, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the Chesapeake Bay and New Jersey field offices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for the fifth Living Shorelines and Nature - Based Methods Tech Transfer Workshop. We will gather (hopefully in person) in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey, to talk all things living shorelines. We anticipate field trips to local restoration projects, talks by local and national experts, and a chance to gather and share knowledge and experiences with peers. This workshop is geared for landowners and professionals, anyone working in the marketing, design, construction, or permitting of living shorelines and nature-based shoreline stabilization. https://estuaries.org/livingsh…
Oct 19 2021 to Oct 20 2021 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop Cape May, New Jersey The 2021 Living Shorelines Tech Transfer Workshop is the premier nationwide gathering of the living shorelines community of practice. https://rae.ticketbud.com/2021…
Oct 27 2021 to Oct 30 2021 ConsMark 2021 Virtual Changing Behavior in a changing climate This virtual conference is hosted by ConsMark (Conservation Marketing and Engagement Working Group), which is part of the Society for Conservation Biology. https://www.runtheworld.today/…
Oct 27 2021 to Oct 29 2021 WIOGEN Ocean Governance Virtual Conference Online The WIOGEN Ocean Governance Virtual Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and policy makers to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Ocean Governance in the Western Indian Ocean. It will provide an interdisciplinary platform to meaningfully network and present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in ocean governance. https://wiogen.org/wiogen-acti…
Oct 28 2021 to Oct 30 2021 Consmark 2021 St. Petersburg, Florida The conference is interested in your presentations, workshops, and discussions on the following topics: Conservation online: what the digital frontier can add to the traditional toolbox of conservation marketers. Community engagement for conservation: best practices and lessons learned in effectively engaging communities in conservation action.  Citizen science for conservation outcomes: engaging citizens and community members in collecting and interpreting data. ​Bringing science to conservation policy: Engaging with managers, regulators and policymakers for conservation. Marketing tools in conservation: best practices and innovative use of marketing tools to promote conservation behaviors, including audience research methods. Conservation psychology: Exploring the psychological responses to conservation messaging, including the influence of access to nature, and human well-being. Assessing success of conservation campaigns: Impact evaluation methods and ideas for measuring the success of marketing and community engagement efforts. Conservation social science: What we’re learning about the human dimension of environmental issues, including public attitudes, values, and opinions about conservation. Innovation in conservation engagement: New approaches, methods, and ideas for promoting conservation. https://www.consmark.org/consm…
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