Conferences

Dates Title Location Description Link
Nov 11 2019 to Nov 13 2019 Arabian Coral Reefs Conference New York University, Abu Dhabi The purpose of this conference is to bring together leading regional and international coral reef scientists to discuss recent research, and to open opportunities for dialogue and collaboration among participants. https://goo.gl/forms/OdtjHOjkG...
Nov 15 2019 VCPC's 7th Annual Conference Williamsburg, VA This year's theme is The Three Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying For It All. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/v...
Nov 18 2019 to Nov 21 2019 International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability Rome, Italy The fisheries sector needs to develop a new vision for capture fisheries in the 21st century, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that better reflects the way we perceive and use capture fisheries. http://www.fao.org/about/meeti...
Nov 18 2019 to Nov 20 2019 RISE CONFERENCE 2019 Albany, NY, USA "...will explore how higher education can strengthen preparedness, response, and recovery in the face of growing threats posed by a changing climate and extreme weather as we strive to build a national platform." https://rise2019.org/home.html
Nov 19 2019 to Nov 21 2019 Maritime Spatial Planning Forum Riga, Latvia The Maritime Spatial Planning Forum is a platform where global MSP will meet regional MSP. Interactive workshops, plenaries and key-notes will give an opportunity to look at different MSP practices and solutions in a broader scale as the global aspect will be an added value throughout the whole event. http://www.panbalticscope.eu/e...
Nov 20 2019 to Nov 22 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019 Paris, France With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international ocean business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for sustainable development. https://www.oceancouncil.org/e...
Nov 21 2019 #SpotOn19 London, England, UK and Cairo, Egypt This year for their 10th anniversary, SpotOn are turning their attention to sustainability: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, “provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.” https://www.springernature.com...
Nov 25 2019 Arctic Futures Symposium Brussels, Belgium Arctic Futures Symposium is an annual event bringing together Arctic stakeholders, the EU community and the public to discuss challenges facing the Arctic. https://www.arcticfutures.org/
Dec 2 2019 to Dec 6 2019 Ocean Plastics Congress 2019 Melbourne, Australia The 2019 Congress will be hosted by the Victorian Government, with WWF and other organisations as the lead Conference advocates. It will bring together over 2,000 scientists, public policymakers, industry and the community sector in the search for solutions to the multiplicity of problems resulting from ocean plastics. https://www.oceanplasticscongr...
Dec 2 2019 to Dec 13 2019 Santiago Climate Change Conference Santiago de Chile, Chile "[Will] feature the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 25) to the UNFCCC and meetings of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies." https://unfccc.int/Santiago
Dec 9 2019 to Dec 12 2019 World Marine Mammal Conference Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain Our goal is to bring together scientists, managers, policy-makers, educators and students from across the globe to discuss the world’s most exciting science and most pressing conservation issues. https://www.wmmconference.org/
Dec 12 2019 to Dec 13 2019 Copernicus Marine Service Training Workshop Galway, Ireland This training event will be targeted at the fisheries and aquaculture communities, there is no prior knowledge required in order to attend this event. http://marine.copernicus.eu/co...
Dec 12 2019 EU Water Innovation Conference Zaragoza, Spain "Accelerating action to tackle water pollution and enhance EU preparedness to water-related climate change impacts" https://www.eip-water.eu/eu-wa...
Dec 14 2019 Reef Conservation UK 2019 London, England, UK "...this gathering is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow reef workers, and enthusiasts to discuss ideas and activities on an informal basis." https://www.reefconservationuk...
Jan 15 2020 to Jan 23 2020 Marine Spatial Planning Workshop Maldives "The general objective of the training workshop is to simulate an MSP process through the creation of a co-produced knowledge related to both the critical issues..." http://www.marhe.unimib.it/act...
Jan 20 2020 to Jan 24 2020 EuroLag 9 Venice, Italy The conference is devoted to science, research and management issues that are related to lagoons and transitional areas. https://www.eurolag9.it/
Jan 22 2020 to Jan 23 2020 11th State of the Bay Symposium Galveston, Texas The symposium provides an opportunity for stakeholders to interact and share success stories associated with the Galveston Bay Plan, report the latest monitoring and research findings, plan for future activities, share new ideas and lessons learned, and illuminate the challenges facing Galveston Bay. https://gbep.texas.gov/state-o...
Jan 22 2020 to Jan 24 2020 Transformed and Transformative Ocean Governance Conference Port Elizabeth, South Africa The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for a wide range of ocean experts and stakeholders to engage with the latest developments impacting on ocean governance from developmental, ecosystem-based and human-rights-based approaches... https://cmr.mandela.ac.za/Even...
Jan 29 2020 to Jan 30 2020 2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference Wilmington, Delaware Participants will share the latest in wetland research, innovations to outreach and education, and the progress of conservation programs. http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/...
Feb 3 2020 to Feb 6 2020 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference Tampa, Florida "[2020] presents a pivotal moment as the Gulf research and management communities enter the next phase of Gulf science." http://www.cvent.com/events/20...
Feb 3 2020 to Feb 6 2020 2020 Social Coast Forum Charleston, South Carolina, USA Participate in the fifth biennial Social Coast Forum to explore how social science tools and methods are being used to address the nation’s coastal issues. http://www.cvent.com/events/20...
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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