Conferences

Dates Title Location(s) Description Link
May 28 2018 to May 30 2018 Communities, Conservation and Livelihoods Halifax, Canada "A unique gathering to explore how local communities are engaging in environmental conservation that supports their local economies and livelihoods, and how government policy can best support local initiatives." http://www.communityconservati...
Jun 4 2018 to Jun 8 2018 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans Washington, D.C., USA Scope is: What are the consequences of different levels of 21st century climate change for ocean ecosystems and ocean dependent communities? http://meetings.pices.int/meet...
Jun 4 2018 to Jun 8 2018 4th Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium Cebu, Philippines Theme: Coral Reefs of the Asia-Pacific: Working together amidst contemporary challenges https://apcrs.org/
Jun 10 2018 to Jun 15 2018 ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Hosted by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) https://aslo.org/page/aslo-201...
Jun 11 2018 to Jun 15 2018 2nd Baltic Earth Conference: Earth System Science for the Baltic Sea Region Helsingor, Denmark Examining sea level dynamics, high impact events, drivers of regional Earth system changes, climate system modeling, and other topics in the context of the Baltic Sea region https://www.baltic.earth/helsi...
Jun 12 2018 to Jun 15 2018 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology Jyväskylä, Finland Discussing and developing solutions to safeguard the integrity and sustainability of Earth's ecosystems http://conbio.org/mini-sites/e...
Jun 12 2018 to Jun 15 2018 7th IEEE/OES Baltic Symposium: Clean and Safe Baltic Sea and Energy Security for the Baltic Countries Klaipeda, Lithuania Diverse topics include “Energy Security and Independence”, “Hazard Planning and Mitigation”, “Handling of the Extensive Ammunition and Ordnance that Have Been Disposed of in the Baltic Sea”, and “Ecosystems and Socio-Economic Impacts” http://balticvalley.lt/baltic2...
Jun 17 2018 to Jun 21 2018 2nd IMBER Ocean Science Conference Brest, France The event will aim to build on the significant success of the first edition of the event, and build on the themes established.  http://www.imber.info/en/event...
Jun 18 2018 to Jun 21 2018 International Charr Symposium Duluth, Minnesota Symposium sessions address management, ecology, taxonomy, genetics and evolution of charr among other topics. https://t.e2ma.net/webview/ox1...
Jun 18 2018 to Jun 20 2018 4th International Symposium on Research and Management of Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems (EUTRO 2018) Nyborg, Denmark Examining the latest knowledge on causes and effects of eutrophication, including in a changing climate https://niva-denmark.dk/eutro-...
Jun 19 2018 to Jun 21 2018 SeaWeb Seafood Summit Barcelona, Spain Defining success and advancing solutions in sustainable seafood by fostering dialogue and partnerships https://www.seafoodsummit.org/
Jun 24 2018 to Jun 29 2018 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia Theme is: "Making marine science matter." Please note the OceansOnline add-on will be held on the last day, 29 of June, 2018. http://conbio.org/mini-sites/i...
Jun 25 2018 to Jun 27 2018 15th Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference Seattle, Washington, USA Discussing the latest results and techniques in applied estuarine and coastal modeling https://ecm.github.io/ECM15/
Jul 2 2018 to Jul 5 2018 International Workshop on Ocean Ecosystem services Isle of Vilm, Germany Discussing experiences, research, and new perspectives on the process of mapping ecosystems and their services in maritime areas https://www.bfn.de/en/int-acad...
Jul 4 2018 to Jul 6 2018 Blue Planet Symposium Toulouse, France "The symposium will bring together producers of ocean and coastal information and current and potential users of ocean and coastal information, who will share their experience with the audience." https://symposium.geoblueplane...
Jul 5 2018 to Jul 6 2018 International Meeting on Marine Research 2018 (IMMR’18) Peniche, Portugal The conference program will spotlight science for conservation and coastal management, among other purposes http://www.immr.ipleiria.pt/
Jul 15 2018 to Jul 19 2018 Coastal Zone Canada 2018 Conference (CZC 2018) St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada Conference theme is “Seeking Practical Solutions to Real Issues; Communities Adapting to a Changing World” http://www.coastalzonecanada.o...
Jul 16 2018 to Jul 18 2018 Great Barrier Reef Restoration Symposium Cairns, Australia This international Symposium brings together restoration practitioners, scientists, engineers, environmental managers, NGOs and industry partners together to share experiences, insights and ideas about what works, what doesn’t, and what more we need to know to help the Great Barrier Reef. https://www.jcu.edu.au/events/...
Jul 16 2018 to Jul 20 2018 International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade 2018 Conference Seattle, Washington, USA Conference themes include “Fishery Governance, Policy and Management”, “Ecosystem-based Management and Integrated Assessments”, “Spatial Management and Marine Protected Areas” and more https://www.xcdsystem.com/iife...
Jul 18 2018 to Jul 19 2018 UC Irvine Coastal Resilience Workshop Irvine, CA Participants will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of the landscape of coastal resilience activities across communities. https://docs.google.com/forms/...
Jul 29 2018 to Aug 2 2018 Northwest Aquatic and Marine Educators (NAME) Conference Portland, OR NAME is a dynamic organization of professionals dedicated to sharing the world of water and using the allure of marine and freshwater places to excite audiences about learning. Educators, researchers, students, and resource professionals from Washington, Oregon, Alaska and British Columbia are invited to meet, learn, share, and socialize. https://allevents.in/oregon/na...
Aug 6 2018 to Aug 9 2018 PRiMO Conference Honolulu, Hawai'i The Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) conference is the premier venue for community leaders interested in protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards. Each year, hundreds of participants gather to make connections, learn from each other, discuss ongoing initiatives, and design action plans. https://coast.noaa.gov/primo/c...
Aug 19 2018 to Aug 23 2018 Communicating the Science of Fisheries Conservation to Diverse Audiences Atlantic City, NJ "We have a wide range of symposia topics, and will solicit contributed papers and posters encompassing the broad diversity within fisheries that will benefit a range of audiences with the aim of advancing the science of fisheries ecology, conservation, and management." https://afsannualmeeting.fishe...
Sep 3 2018 to Sep 6 2018 ECSA 57: Changing Estuaries, Coasts and Shelf Systems - Diverse Threats and Opportunities Perth, Australia Exploring scientific developments, innovative technology, and integration of science and management to understand and manage estuarine, coastal, and shelf waters better http://www.estuarinecoastalcon...
Sep 6 2018 to Sep 7 2018 Society and the Sea University of Greenwich "The aim of the GMC is to engage multiple stakeholders in an exploration of the value of the ocean and how that can be recognised, communicated and harnessed to contribute to the health, wealth and wellbeing of society." http://www.gre.ac.uk/society-a...
Sep 9 2018 to Sep 14 2018 15th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium Monterey, California, USA Conference will include special sessions on “Deep-ocean stewardship challenges, opportunities, and solutions”, “Science communication/education and social engagement”, and “Deep sea restoration” https://dsbs2018.org/sessions/
Sep 10 2018 to Sep 14 2018 Tenure and UserRights in Fisheries 2018 Yeosu, Republic of Korea "As part of progressing from perceptions to experiences, participants will exchange information and concrete examples by providing case studies on how tenure and rights-based approaches (RBAs) can harmonize the concepts of responsible fisheries in social and economic development." http://www.fao.org/about/meeti...
Sep 11 2018 to Sep 14 2018 YOUng MArine RESearchers (YOUMARES) Conference Oldenburg, Germany YOUMARES is a scientific conference for Bachelor, Master, and PhD students, those who want to study marine sciences and those who already finished. With this year’s theme “The ocean: our research, our future” this inspiring conference provides a communication platform for projects from various scientific fields and marine regions of the world. https://www.youmares.org/call-...
Sep 17 2018 to Sep 18 2018 2nd TRAMEREN International Conference on Frontiers in Ocean Environmental Governance: Private Actors, Public Goods Copenhagen, Denmark Exploring the intersections and limits of environmental ocean governance with specific focus on sustainable use of the oceans https://jura.ku.dk/trameren/ne...
Sep 17 2018 to Sep 21 2018 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium Ostend, Belgium Among the conference’s four main themes are “Citizen science” and “Science in a modern era”, with the latter on innovative techniques and high-tech equipment http://www.embs53.org/
Sep 20 2018 to Sep 23 2018 Integrative Conservation Conference Athens, Georgia Topics will include key issues associated with simultaneously preserving ecosystem integrity while addressing human needs and increasing adaptive capacity in a constantly changing world. http://cicr.uga.edu/icc/
Sep 24 2018 to Sep 27 2018 ICES Annual Science Conference Hamburg, Germany Annual science conference of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), a global organization that develops science and advice to support sustainable use of oceans http://ices.dk/news-and-events...
Sep 27 2018 to Sep 29 2018 13th CoastGIS 2018: Spatial Planning and Climate Change Ísafjörður, Iceland Bringing together practitioners and researchers in the fields of marine and coastal Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and computer cartography https://www.uw.is/conferences/...
Oct 7 2018 to Oct 11 2018 ASFB Conference 2018 Swanston, Melbourne  "...captivating presentations and discussions on a wide range of fish-related topics, showcasing research undertaken in both freshwater and marine environments." http://www.asfb2018.org.au/pro...
Oct 9 2018 to Oct 11 2018 Arctic Biodiversity Congress 2018 Rovaniemi, Finland Covering the science and management of Arctic biodiversity, both terrestrial and marine https://www.arcticbiodiversity...
Oct 15 2018 to Oct 19 2018 4th Climate Impacts on Oceanic Top Predators (CLIOTOP) Symposium National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan Symposium theme is “Oceanic biodiversity under climate change: Shifts in natural and human systems” http://www.imber.info/events/i...
Oct 18 2018 to Oct 21 2018 Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Bangkok, Thailand "GAF conferences endeavour to explore the expanding horizons of gender dimensions in aquaculture and fisheries, while highlighting the need for expanding gender inclusiveness and equity." https://www.gafconference.org/
Oct 22 2018 to Oct 26 2018 Littoral 2018 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Exploring current and future issues of relevance to coastal regions, including environmental protection, resilience, and Blue Growth http://www.vhluniversity.com/a...
Oct 22 2018 to Oct 26 2018 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress Chiang Mai, Thailand "...transdisciplinary forum for anyone interested in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the future of the world's small-scale fisheries." https://toobigtoignore.wixsite...
Oct 22 2018 to Oct 26 2018 Oceans Past VII: Tracing human interactions with marine ecosystems through deep time: Implications for policy and management Bremerhaven, Germany Integrating marine historical ecology and environmental history to inform current marine policy and management https://www.awi.de/forschung/b...
Oct 24 2018 to Oct 26 2018 2018 Student Conference on Conservation Science NY, New York The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and its partners invite graduate students, postdocs, and early-career professionals to take part in the ninth annual Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York (SCCS-NY) on October 24-26, 2018.    https://www.amnh.org/our-resea...
Oct 25 2018 to Oct 27 2018 1st International Conservation Marketing & Engagement Congress (IMEC) George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia The focus for this inaugural conference is on exchanging ideas, tools and techniques for achieving improved conservation behaviours among diverse segments of the public. We’d like to emphasize that discussions will not address marketing for fundraising or for memberships, but using marketing techniques to promote conservation action and sustainable behaviour in the public. https://www.consmark.org
Oct 29 2018 to Oct 30 2018 Our Ocean Conference Bali, Indonesia Our Ocean, Our Legacy will be the theme of this year's Our Ocean Conference, as it reflects our choices and actions to maintain the sustainability of our oceans' resources and to preserve our ocean's health, as a heritage presented for our children and grandchildren. http://ourocean2018.org
Oct 30 2018 to Nov 2 2018 2018 National Coastal Conference Galveston, Texas "Join us for three days of coastal science, policy, technology and advocacy in Galveston, Texas." http://asbpa.org/conferences/f...
Nov 4 2018 to Nov 8 2018 12th International Conference on the Environmental Management of the Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS12) Pattaya, Thailand Sharing knowledge to conserve coastal zone environments, and finding new approaches to managing coastal zone environments in the future https://www.emecs12.com/
Nov 14 2018 to Nov 16 2018 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit Hong Kong, China Providing a global platform for the business sector to advance solutions to ocean sustainability challenges https://sustainableoceansummit...
Dec 4 2018 to Dec 5 2018 CommOCEAN 2018: 3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference Southampton, UK Sharing knowledge and expertise on the latest methods for communicating ocean research and technology, and providing hands-on skills training http://www.commocean.org/
Dec 8 2018 to Dec 13 2018 9th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and Management Long Beach, California The six-day Summit will explore cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management, and will be comprised of a community restoration event, field sessions, plenary sessions, expert presentations, special evening events, workshops, a poster hall, and an award-winning coastal exposition hall. https://www.estuaries.org/2018...
Feb 4 2019 to Feb 7 2019 2019 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference New Orleans, Louisiana Theme: "Minding the Gaps: Research Priorities for Response, Restoration, and Resilience" http://www.cvent.com/events/20...
Mar 5 2019 to Mar 7 2019 World Ocean Summit Abu Dhabi, UAE The sixth World Ocean Summit will strive to build greater collaboration across regions and connect the world to new ideas and perspectives. Taking place in March 2019, this world-renowned event will take place in the Middle East for the first time – a region often overlooked in ocean discussions. https://www.woi.economist.com/...
Apr 8 2019 to Apr 12 2019 5th Conference of Marine Mammal Protected Areas Greece The 5th International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas will evaluate the progress made over the last decade to meet ICMMPA's long-standing goal of bringing the MMPA community closer together. http://icmmpa.org/conference/t...
Sep 16 2019 to Sep 20 2019 OceanObs'19 Honolulu, Hawaii As part of the decadal conference series, OceanObs’19 will galvanize ocean observing communities to improve coordination of regional and national efforts to better observe the global ocean, to better respond to the joint scientific and societal needs of a fit-for-purpose ocean observing system, and maximize the overall benefit of more integrated observing.  http://www.oceanobs19.net