Upcoming Conferences

Information about upcoming conferences of potential interest to the ocean sciences community...

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Marine Spatial Planning Workshop
“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…”
Maldives – Jan 15 – 23

EuroLag 9
The conference is devoted to science, research and management issues that are related to lagoons and transitional areas.
Venice, Italy – Jan 20 – 24

Transformed and Transformative Ocean Governance Conference
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, etc.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa – Jan 22 – 24

11th State of the Bay Symposium
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.
Galveston, Texas – Jan 22 – 23

2020 Delaware Wetlands Conference
Participants will share the latest in wetland research, innovations to outreach and education, and the progress of conservation programs.
Wilmington, Delaware – Jan 29 – 30

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference
“[2020] presents a pivotal moment as the Gulf research and management communities enter the next phase of Gulf science.”
Tampa, Florida – Feb 3 – 6

2020 Social Coast Forum
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.
Charleston, South Carolina – Feb 3 – 6

Aquaculture America 2020
As a bonus, the conference will host the largest aquaculture trade show in the world.
Honolulu, Hawaii – Feb 9 – 12

ClimFishCon 2020
‘Impact of Climate Change on Hydrological Cycle, Ecosystem, Fisheries and Food Security’
Cochin, India – Feb 11 – 14

Ocean Sciences Meeting
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.
San Diego, California – Feb 16 – 21

World Biodiversity Forum
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.
Davos, Switzerland – Feb 23 – 28

Oceans Past Conference
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.
VLIZ, Ostend, Belgium – Mar 10 – 13

Nansen Tutu Center 10th anniversary symposium: Ocean, weather and climate, science to the service of society
Themes are regional oceanography, operational oceanography, role of the ocean on weather and climate, marine ecosystems, biogeochemistry and the CO2 cycle and Southern Ocean.
Cape Town, South Africa – Mar 10 – 12

International Indian Ocean Science Conference
The IIOE-2 is a multi-national, multi-institutional program 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.
Goa, India – Mar 16 – 20

Climate change in the Asia-Pacific region
The conference will focus on interdisciplinary studies, and will regroup specialists from all of the disciplines involved in the study of climate change impacts.
Quy Nhon, Vietnam – Mar 30 – Apr 3

6th International Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management Symposium
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
Manado, Indonesia – Apr 19 – 22

Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
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.
Vancouver, BC – Apr 19 – 22

International Coastal Symposium 2020
The ICS brings together delegates from all over the world to collaborate and discuss the most current coastal research studies and projects.
Seville, Spain – Apr 20 – 23

10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas
“to review progress on the achievement of global conservation targets (Aichi targets) and to influence the global vision for conservation beyond 2020.”
Pacific islands – Apr 20 – 24

International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region
“[The] symposium is expected to build a foundation of science and deliver information and advice for decision makers.”
Reykjavik, Iceland – Apr 21 – 23

EGU General Assembly 2020
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.
Vienna, Austria – May 3 – 8

MSEAS 2020
The 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.
Yokohama, Japan – May 25 – 29

52nd Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics
Towards understanding and assessing human impacts on coastal marine environments
Liège, Belgium – May 25 – 29

A Changing Arctic
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.
Tromsø, Norway – Jun 2 – 5

2020 UN Ocean Conference
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”.
Lisbon, Portugal – Jun 2 – 6

ASLO-SFS 2020 Joint Summer Meeting
By proposing a special session, we hope you’ll help highlight work relevant to sustaining aquatic ecosystems under global change.
Madison, Wisconsin – Jun 7 – 12

2020 ASFPM Annual National Conference
Flood-risk professionals from all over the world attend ASFPM’s annual floodplain management conference.
Fort Worth, Texas – Jun 7 – 11

IUCN World Conservation Congress
The Programme includes all official sessions within the Forum, Members’ Assembly and Exhibition components of the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2020.
Marseille, France – Jun 11 – 19

Sustainability Research & Innovation 2020
SRI2020 will be a unique gathering to connect those at the forefront of sustainability science, innovation, funding, communication and implementation across sectors and disciplines
Brisbane, Australia – Jun 14 -17

Coastal Zone Canada Association (CZCA) 2020 Conference
“Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit: Planning and Preparing for the Future”
Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada – Jun 14 – 17

14th International Conference on Copepoda
The conference will be held over five days in Skukuza, the main tourist center of the world famous Kruger National Park.
Kruger National Park, South Africa – Jun 14 – 19

EcoSummit 2020
“Building a sustainable and desirable future: Adapting to a changing land and sea-scape”
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia – Jun 21 – 25

20th Biennial IIFET Conference
IIFET provides an international forum for the exchange of research, information, and ideas on the economics of fisheries management, seafood trade, and aquaculture.
Vigo, Galicia, Spain – Jun 29 – Jul 3

14th International Coral Reef Symposium
The overarching theme of ICRS 2020 is “Tackling the Challenging Future of Coral Reefs”.
Bremen, Germany – Jul 5 – 10

International Marine Educators Conference
Nana I Ke Kumu – Look to the Source
Honolulu, Hawai’i – Jul 13 – 17

The SCAR Open Science Conference theme “Antarctic Science – Global Connections” recognizes the significance of the scientific connections between Antarctica and the global system.
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia – Jul 31 – Aug 11

The meeting brings together marine conservationists from many walks of life including but not limited to scientists, practitioners, educators, policy-makers, artists and journalists.
Kiel, Germany – Aug 24 – 27

4th Applied Shallow Marine Geophysics Conference
“The 4th conference will cover the widest range of topics of applied high-resolution geophysics in all types of aquatic settings…”
Belgrade, Serbia – Aug 30 – Sep 3

5th Symposium on the Ocean in a High-CO2 World
“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.”
Lima, Perú – Sep 7 – 10

15th Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference
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.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia – Sep 20 – 22

2020 Summit: The National Coastal & Estuarine Conference
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.
Providence, Rhode Island – Oct 4 – 8

World Fisheries Congress
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.
Adelaide, Australia – Oct 11 – 15

Ocean Optics 25th Conference
“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.”
Norfolk, Virginia – Oct 25 – 30

5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity
Our focus will be to prioritize contributions that are of general appeal and wide interest and, to minimize the number of parallel sessions and maximize inclusivity, participants can expect to be restricted to one presentation per speaker.
Auckland, New Zealand – Dec 13 – 16

2019 Conferences

EOMAP SDB Day 2019
Queensland, Australia May 14-16

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) CoP18
Colombo, Sri Lanka May 23 – June 3

Coastal Sediments ’19
Tampa, Florida May 27-31

Dredging Summit & Expo ’19
Chicago, Illinois June 4-7

EurOCEAN 2019 conference
Paris, France June 11-12

SeaWeb Seafood Summit
Bangkok, Thailand June 11-13

OCEANS 2019 Marseille
Marseille, France June 17-20

Integrated Marine Biosphere Research project (IMBeR) Open Science Conference 2019
Brest, France June 17-21

1st International Operational Satellite Oceanography Symposium
College Park, Maryland June 18-20

2019 Australian Mangrove and Saltmarsh Network Conference: Wetlands of the Future
Melbourne, Australia June 18-20

Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2019
Chennai, India June 18-20

Clean Pacific
Vancouver, Canada June 18-20

5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry
Arendal, Norway June 24-28

Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Workshop – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA, USA June 24-27

MARE People & the Sea Conference – Center for Maritime Research, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands June 24-28

European Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries
Amsterdam, The Netherlands June 27-28

11th West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Symposium
Mauritius July 1-6

Mangroves Macrobenthos and Management 5 International Conference ~ University of Singapore
Singapore July 1-5

International Interdisciplinary Conference ~ CNRS Sea & Coastal Institute
Nantes, France July 3-5

Philippines Association of Marine Science 15 ~ Aklan State University
Banga, Aklan, Philippines July 4-6

The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life
Den Haag, The Netherlands July 7-12

29th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB 2019)
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia July 21-25

National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) 2019 Conference
Durham, NH, USA July 21-25

Species on the Move 2019 – International Conference on the Effects Climate Change on Species
Kruger National Park, South Africa July 22-26

Sixth International Conference on Bio-Acoustics
Loughborough University, UK August 13-14

International Sea Ice Symposium 2019 ~ University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada August 18–23

7th European Phycological Congress
Zagreb, Croatia August 25–30

13th International Conference on Paleoceanography
Sydney, Australia September 2–6

ICSD 2019:International Conference on Sustainable Development
Rome, Italy September 4-5

19th International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish ~ European Association of Fish Pathologists
Porto, Portugal September 9-12

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) / Conseil International pour l’Exploration de la Mer (CIEM) Annual Science Conference
Gothenburg, Sweden September 9-12

European Marine Science Educators Association Conference
São Miguel, Azores, Portugal September 12-16

International Conference on Coastal Ecosystem and Management
Amsterdam, Netherlands September 16-17

International Science Council – Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Annual Conference
Toyama, Japan September 23-25

Fishackathon 2019
+30 Countries October 5-6

World Whale Conference 2019 ~ Fraser Coast Tourism & World Cetacean Alliance
Hervey Bay, Australia October 7-11

XVIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Ciencias del Mar 2019 (Latin American Congress of Marine Sciences 2019)
Mar del Plata, Argentina November 4-8

COP 25 / CMP 15 / CMA 2 – UN Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Santiago, Chile December 2-13

2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference
Barcelona, Spain December 9-12