Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
Apr 29 2021 to May 27 2021 CALIFORNIA PLASTIC CRISIS CONFERENCE SERIES: IMPACTS AND SOLUTIONS AT HOME AND BEYOND Virtual Join us for this 4-part conference series, hosted by the Newkirk Center for Science and Society and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), that will engage the community in a discussion about the scope of the plastic problem, the impact of plastic pollution in California and beyond, as well as plastic alternatives, and policy solutions. https://www.coastal-quest.org/
May 31 2021 to Jun 4 2021 52nd Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics Liège, Belgium and/or Virtual 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 Virtual Note that the dates are not confimed. Developing research and higher education on animal biodiversity and wildlife conservation in the Caribbean https://www.caribaea.org/en/ou…
Jun 2 2021 to Jun 4 2021 State of the Coast Conference Virtual The State of the Coast (SOC) Conference is the largest statewide conference of its kind, providing an interdisciplinary forum to exchange timely and relevant information on the dynamic conditions of Louisiana’s coastal communities, environment, and economy. The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL), The Water Institute of the Gulf, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) and Louisiana Sea Grant have partnered to produce this forum, the need for which grows with every acre of land lost to the Gulf of Mexico. SOC2021 will consist of three days of virtual presentations by leading experts in concurrent sessions, keynote presentations, poster sessions, and networking opportunities. More than 1,200 scientists, landowners/managers, federal and state agency personnel, local officials, industry and business leaders, resource users, and interested citizens attended the fifth iteration of this biennial conference in 2018. https://www.stateofthecoast.or…
Jun 2 2021 to Jun 8 2021 SSF Open House St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (online) SSF Open House centers around the ‘Life and livelihoods’, the official theme of the 2021 World Oceans Week (WOW). Join us for a week-long series of online events as we bring attention to the importance of small-scale fisheries, celebrate their contributions, and facilitate a dialogue about an inclusive, equitable and just development of the ocean. http://toobigtoignore.net/oppo…
Jun 3 2021 Chesapeake Oyster Science Symposium Virtual Join us for the inaugural Chesapeake Oyster Science Symposium. A gathering of early career professionals, graduate students, researchers, restoration experts, and aquaculturalists, the Symposium will focus on emerging science and innovative approaches to advance the oyster population of Chesapeake Bay. The Symposium will feature over 15 speakers, a space for graduate students to share their work with the audience, a casual happy hour for networking and camaraderie, and much more! Topics to include: The State of Oyster Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Optimizing Oyster Restoration Success Ecosystem Services of Oyster Reefs Emerging Issues, Science & Technologies Gaps and Future Needs in Oyster Research Lightning Round of Current Oyster Graduate Studies Networking in the Oyster Field And more! https://secure.cbf.org/site/Ca…
Jun 8 2021 to Jun 15 2021 Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2021 Virtual CHOW 2021 will focus on three themes: Climate Disruption and Climate Justice, Environmental Quality and Justice, Equity and Inclusion for Sustainable Ocean and Great Lakes. https://marinesanctuary.org/ca…
Jun 13 2021 to Jun 16 2021 Coastal Zone Canada's IQALUIT 2021 Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada & virtual Theme is "Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: Planning and Preparing for the Future" https://www.coastalzonecanada.…
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
Jun 20 2021 to Jun 22 2021 Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Summit Virtual The public is invited to join researchers, educators, policy makers, and businesses as we explore regional and collaborative solutions to reduce litter and other sources of marine debris. https://www.midatlanticocean.o…
Jun 28 2021 to Jul 1 2021 Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference Virtual The Mid-Atlantic Climate Change Education Conference is a unique convening of formal and non-formal educators to share and learn about the latest trends in climate change education. https://www.maccec.org/
Jul 6 2021 to Jul 8 2021 Caribbean Conservation Finance Congress Online The Congress will focus on building and showcasing Caribbean sustainable financing solutions for conservation and sustainable development, exchanging experiences among Caribbean actors, and learning from other regions and global initiatives. https://caribbeanconservationf…
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…
Jul 14 2021 to Jul 17 2021 2021 National Marine Educators Association Virtual Conference Virtual The conference theme is “Your Connection to Water,” focusing on our personal connection to water, as well as the virtual connection to which we have all become so familiar. https://www.marine-ed.org/conf…
Jul 19 2021 to Jul 22 2021 14th International Coral Reef Symposium Virtual Get an overview of the freshest coral reef research! https://www.icrs2021.de/regist…
Jul 19 2021 to Jul 20 2021 SSWG Conservation Social Science Twitter Conference Virtual The SCB's Social Science Working Group Student Affairs Committee is excited to invite you to be a part of the second SSWG Conservation Social Science Twitter Conference. The conference is planned by and for conservation social science students and early career researchers (ECRs) to provide free presenting for students and ECRs. This year the conference will take place on the 19th and 20th of July. While everyone is encouraged to participate by engaging with the presentations online, the conference is designed for undergrads, graduate students and early career researchers (within 3 years of finishing PhD). Abstract submissions will open on April 20th and the submission deadline is May 20th. For information about last year’s conference check out #SSWGTC20 on Twitter.
Jul 20 2021 to Jul 22 2021 Mid-Atlantic Marine Debris Summit Virtual The public is invited to join researchers, educators, policy makers, and businesses as we explore regional and collaborative solutions to reduce litter and other sources of marine debris. http://midatlanticocean.org
Aug 9 2021 to Aug 13 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 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 3 2021 to Sep 11 2021 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…
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 16 2021 to Sep 18 2021 CoastGIS 2021 Raseborg, Finland and Virtual The 14th consecutive symposium for an international exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience on  how spatial data and information technologies aid marine and coastal zone managers and stakeholders in better understanding and managing coastal space and resources. https://www.novia.fi/coastgis2…
Sep 20 2021 to Sep 23 2021 OCEANS 2021 San Diego, California Global thought leaders and innovators in the areas of marine technology, engineering, science, research, and education will gather together to learn and experience cutting-edge technologies in the field of marine science, hear from industry experts and engineers regarding the latest research and innovations, discuss current environmental issues and policies affecting the field, and collaboratively work together to move the fields of marine technology and engineering forward. https://sandiego21.oceansconfe…
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/
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 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 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 12 2021 to Dec 17 2021 Reef Futures Key Largo, Florida or Virtual NOTE NEW DATES: 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 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