Nov 20

North Sea Energy Lab Conference


The Hague, Netherlands

The North Sea Lab conference will:

  • reflect on one year North Sea Energy Lab and looking towards the future
  • address meta-questions such as what can be done in the near future to create multiple values for the North Sea? What is clear is that we need a new approach to development, one that invites the development of multiple values and integrated solutions.
  • showcase concrete pilots: fisheries and wind at sea; stakeholder and public participation; nature conservation and offshore wind energy

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Nov 21

Ocean meets Regions


Brussels, Belgium

The Commission for Natural Resources has the pleasure to invite you to a follow-up event of the conference "Our Ocean" (5-6 October, Malta), aiming to involve stakeholders from the regional and local level in the debate on sustainable blue economy and ocean governance. The high level opening session will touch upon challenges and opportunities for European regions and policy developments on global and regional scale. The participants will be able to exchange views with EU Commissioner for maritime affairs, fisheries and environment Karmenu VELLA, Statoil Vice-President Jannik LINDBÆK, Ocean Energy Europe CEO Rémi GRUET and EIB's Director for Environment and Sustainable Territorial Development Werner SCHMIDT. 
In addition, two separate thematic sessions will focus on the regional aspects of the blue economy and ocean governance, with the involvement of policy-makers, researchers and practitioners.

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Nov 21

OECD Green Growth & Sustainable Development Forum

21.11.2017 - 22.11.2017

Paris, France

This year’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) will focus on investment, innovation and employment aspects of the fast-growing ocean-based industries, together with policies to preserve and sustainably use marine and ocean resources and ecosystems. It will explore how the economic development and conservation needs can be balanced successfully through innovations in established and emerging ocean industries, as well as marine spatial planning instruments.
Issues such as national and international capacity for ocean industry oversight, the role of science and technology (including digitalisation), responsible business conduct and waste management will be addressed. The Forum will draw on work by the Scientific and Technological Policy Committee (CSTP), the Fisheries Committee (COFI), the Environment Policy Committee (EPOC), the Investment Committee (IC), Shipbuilding Committee (WP6), the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) as well as the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Nov 27

InnoBlueGrowth 'Blue Energies in the Mediterranean'

27.11.2017 - 28.11.2017

Naples, Italy

This event brings together a broad range of stakeholders from the Blue Energy sector in the Mediterranean.

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Nov 28

WindEurope conference

28.11.2017 - 30.11.2017

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

This event, which is organised in partnership between WindEurope and The Netherlands Wind Energy Association (NWEA), will build on the tremendous momentum achieved in recent years by wind power. Wind is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and has recently been a hotbed of innovation and unprecedented ambition. The Amsterdam conference and exhibition will thus be the ideal occasion for industry insiders to expand their knowledge base, make the contacts they need, and to solidify an industry-wide vision for the future of this rapidly expanding sector.

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Nov 28

North Sea Energy Initiative plenary session + stakeholder dialogue on MSP

28.11.2017 - 29.11.2017

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A high level North Seas Energy Forum plenary session is organised on 28 November. The Stakeholder dialogue on Maritime Spatial Planning will take place from 10:30 – 12:30 on 29 November and will be followed by a networking lunch from 12:30-14:00. Last year 10 countries signed a declaration on cooperation in offshore wind in the North Seas, acknowledging the need for closer regional collaboration. The North Seas Energy Forum which was established to implement the declaration, will take stock of progress on the 4 different streams of work: maritime spatial planning, offshore grids, support frameworks and finance, and technical standards. This high-level session will open the Forum, bringing together senior policymakers from North Seas countries and offshore wind industry leaders to discuss the way forward. 

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Nov 28

SIMCelt Closing Conference

28.11.2017 - 29.11.2017

Liverpool, United Kingdom

The project SIMCelt: Maritime Spatial Planning: transboundary cooperation in the Celtic Seas is organising its closing conference on the 28th and 29th of November. The results of the project will be shared and key issues in transbounday working on the MSP Directive will be addressed. The conference will feature insights on data management, stakeholder engagement, cross-border working, ecosystems approach, cumulative impacts, evaluation and much more.

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Nov 29

Marine Science Conference

29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017

Tjärnö, Sweden

The Marine Science Conference 2017 at Tjärnö November 29 – December 1. This year, the conference will put your field of research in a wider perspective with invited speakers from natural as well as social sciences. The conference will end with a panel discussion about current trends and future challenges in marine science!

Keynote speakers:

  • Marie Stenseke, Human Geography, University of Gothenburg, Co-chair of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
  • Martin Visbeck, GEOMAR, physical oceanographer, Director of the Kiel “Future Ocean” cluster.
  • Sverker Jagers, Department of political sciences, University of Gothenburg and director of Centre for collective action research (CeCAR).

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Nov 29

11th Arctic Shipping Summit

29.11.2017 - 30.11.2017

London, UK

ACI’s 11th Arctic Shipping Summit will gather leading experts and stakeholders from across the sector of to discuss the development of viable and profitable business ventures in the Arctic whilst overcoming the challenges posed by regulations, environmental considerations,  logistical complexity and the need for reliable data and communications, skilled and well-trained crews and safe procedures.

The two day conference will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by interactive Q&A discussions. The latest changes in regulations will be discussed in detail, as well as technological advancements and guidelines for insurance and the development of support infrastructure for safe and effective Arctic cargo transport. There will also be a particular focus on the promising sector of Arctic cruises, with discussion of several potential avenues for future commercial successes in Polar waters.

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Nov 29


29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017

Halifax, Canada

The SOS brings together representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and other sectors - as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

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Nov 29

UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy

29.11.2017 - 30.11.2017

Naples, Italy

The UfM Regional Stakeholder Conference on Blue Economy aims to: i) consolidate the Mediterranean blue economy community through the exchange of ideas and views among key stakeholders; ii) capitalize on the experiences and lessons learned so as to stimulate cross-fertilization and foster large partnerships; iii) discuss the opportunities and challenges of the various blue economy sectors in terms of jobs creation and investments potential.

This two-day international and multi-stakeholder Conference will gather governments’ representatives, regional/local authorities, business sector, universities/training and education centers, international development agencies, international organizations, and civil society organizations dealing with marine and maritime issues.

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Dec 04

International Conference on Ocean Literacy UNESCO

04.12.2017 - 05.12.2017

Venice, Italy

The International Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO is organising a two-day conference on Ocean Literacy, which will be attended by Executive Secretary of the IOC Vladimir Ryabinin.

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Dec 06

6th European Marine Board Forum


Brussels, Belgium

he 6th EMB Forum, on "Implementing the UN 2030 Agenda: What role for marine science?" will promote and foster a greater role of the marine science community in supporting the ongoing work at international level to advance the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The European Marine Board invites diverse stakeholders from science, industry, policy & governance, economics, law, academia and NGO’s to join them at the 6th Forum to:

  • Gain an overview of the UN 2030 process and the SDGs, as well as the outcomes of the UN’s Ocean Conference and side events (New York, 5 - 9 June 2017) and other relevant progress, outlining some of the key implementation mechanisms;
  • Discuss the role of marine science in policy advice, as seen from different perspectives;
  • Discuss the institutional framework for international ocean governance and explore means of improving the current modus operandi;
  • Identify challenges and needs, and opportunities and incentives for a greater engagement of the scientific community in the international ocean governance processes.

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Dec 13

MareFrame Policy Day & Conference

13.12.2017 - 14.12.2017

Brussels, Belgium

Topics of the MareFrame Scientific Conference

  1. Participatory  approaches to include the appropriate stakeholders in EBFM.
  2. Decision Support Frameworks in EBFM.
  3. Bridging the gap between fisheries research, policy and societal needs: case studies and lessons learned.

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Dec 14

2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit

14.12.2017 - 15.12.2017

Helsinki, Finland

The 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit is a follow up of the Bioeconomy Investment Summit organised by the EU in 2015, and builds on the results of the Lodz Bioeconomy Congress and the Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference in 2016. The Summit discusses the potential the bioeconomy has to offer in building a sustainable future, and how to mobilize investments to unlock that potential. Key topics include:

  • Regulatory policy environment to transition towards a circular bioeconomy
  • Bioeconomy products and services value chains, including sustainability issues
  • Private and public financing opportunities for the bioeconomy
  • Identifications of barriers and obstacles for investments in the bioeconomy
  • International bioeconomy markets -Europe’s bioeconomy strategy development

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Jan 10

Which next steps for OurOcean?


Brussels, Belgium

In this Context, the EU had the honour to host the Our Ocean Conference in Malta on 5-6 October 2017. It offered a great opportunity to showcase commitments illustrating the leading role Europe plays in achieving maritime sustainable development.

The Intergroup do believe that a new vision is needed, along with strong and action-oriented commitments.

Therefore, the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament would like to seize this great opportunity to organise a post OOC17 conference in Brussels in January. It would be the occasion to present the results of the OOC17 while reflecting upon the potential next steps for action.

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Jan 17

25th Coastal Futures Conference 2018

17.01.2018 - 18.01.2018

London, UK

Currently in its 25th year and there will be emphasis on looking ahead to the opportunities and practical measures that will be needed to meet the challenges the future will pose. Already a number of high level speakers have been earmarked and Defra have been very supportive. Over 300 participants are expected to attend from over 140 organisations.  The programme for CF18 will cover in over 35+ presentations covering a wide range of issues raised during the market research; these will include:

·         The Government’s Vision for the marine environment

·         The Defra 25 year plan: marine & coastal environmental implications Gemma Harper, Defra

·         The opportunity of Brexit, if it is framed as a generational opportunity to mould things for the better and environmental legislation

·         Brexit and our relationship with international conventions

·         Coastal communities and changing realities: mergers, CFF funding, blue economy

·         Coasts communities and adaptation to climate change – Professor Jim Hall,  Oxford University & CCC

·         Health, & wellbeing in the coastal and marine environment

·         Marine Science – developing programmes and assessment – Simon Brockington, Defra

·         Marine Spatial Planning – Bud Ehler – the respected leader in this field has agreed to speak

·         Renewables in coastal & marine environment – the ongoing development of offshore wind

·         Marine and coastal infrastructure – global developments

·         Natural Capital – exploring practical applications – Coastal Pioneers – Assessing Ecosystem Services

·         Climate change: warming and ecosystem effects – ocean acidification & population scale changes – Euan Dunn RSPB & Phillip Williamson NERC & UEA

·         Cumulative effects – clearer guidance?

·         Marine litter – plastics and micro-plastics

·         Marine Conservation, MPAs & the scale of current developments – Dan Laffoley IUCN has agreed to speak – Marine Protected Areas – Economic benefits, displacement & blue belts

·         Brexit and the Fisheries Bill – opportunities – and environmental protections

·         Shellfishery aquaculture – Oysters & Mussels – multiple benefits

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Jan 23

COLUMBUS Blue Society Knowledge Transfer Conference

23.01.2018 - 24.01.2018

Brussels, Belgium

This final COLUMBUS annual event will provide an opportunity to discover and celebrate the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology and its activities.

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Jan 25

MARSPLAN Final Conference


Bucharest, Romania

Project MARSPLAN-BS is a pilot project for the Black Sea and is related to maritime spatial planning for Black Sea basin. Project performance will support the implementation of the European directive on this type of planning that is binding on all Member states of the European Union. The Project aims to improve and strengthen the cross-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Romania. The closing conference has the aim to present project results and share them with the Black Sea countries and EU representatives in the field of MSP.

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Mar 15

ICMC 2018: 20th International Conference on Marine Conservation

15.03.2018 - 16.03.2018

London, UK

The ICMC 2018: 20th International Conference on Marine Conservation 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 Conservation. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Marine Conservation.

Topics to be discussed on the conference included:

·     Marine Conservation and Management

·     Marine Biology

·     Food security and the oceans (e.g., sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, and livelihoods)

·     Marine renewable and non-renewable energy

·     Climate, ocean acidification, and the changing oceans

·     Advancing marine conservation through international agreements

·     Effective conservation planning

·     Communicating marine conservation (marine conservation awareness and outreach, social media)

·     Participation in marine conservation science (e.g. citizen and indigenous science)

·     Marine tourism

·     Estuary restoration


Abstracts can be send to the organisers. Main dates are:

Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission deadline                  November 17, 2017

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection                                  November 30, 2017

Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission deadline               February 14, 2018


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Apr 03

World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity

03.04.2018 - 05.04.2018

Manchester, UK

The World Symposium on Climate Change and Biodiversity (WSCCB-2018) is organized by the International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP), the Research and Transfer Centre 'Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management' of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), in collaboration with a set of organizations. The Symposium aims to address the need to not only better understand the impacts of climate change on biodiversity, but to also identify, test and implement measures aimed at managing the many risks climate change poses to fauna, flora and micro organisms. It will also address how to better restore and protect ecosystems from the impact of climate change. The Symposium will mobilize scholars, social movements, practitioners and members of governmental agencies, undertaking research and/or executing projects on climate change and biodiversity across the world. The Symposium aims to make a contribution to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 2 (zero hunger), SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 15 (life on land).

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Apr 04

Workshop on co-existence and synergies in MSP

04.04.2018 - 06.04.2018

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Working Group Marine Planning and Coastal Zone Management of ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas), with support of the Horizon2020 Project MUSES (Multi-Use in European Seas) and Marine Scotland, invites to a workshop to explore, discuss and promote coexistence and synergies in marine spatial planning. The event is open to planners, managers, researchers, stakeholders and anyone else interested in planning and management of marine areas and resources.

Participants are encouraged to contribute with: 1) examples of coexistence and synergies in marine use from their countries or experience; 2) relevant previous work or ideas on ways to classify types of coexistence and synergies in marine use; 3) examples or ideas on how marine spatial planning has or can further coexistence and synergies in marine use.

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Apr 09

ICES working group meeting on MSP

09.04.2018 - 14.04.2018

Barcelona, Spain

Apr 10

Architectural and Environmental Design (AED) Conference

10.04.2018 - 12.04.2018

The Netherlands

The Architectural and Environmental Design (AED) is created to be a platform for all early career researchers, practitioners and students from all around the world, helping them to share ideas, and to expand networks for scholars.AED is an international conference that focuses on Sustainability and how it is approached by Architectural and Environmental Designs. AED engages with real life problems that affect the buildings on all scales, cities, and environment where it also discusses the built environment, and the factors that assist in shaping the built environment and how it affects our lives and our activities. IEREK for International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange welcomes the abstract submissions to our Early Career conference.

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May 17

MarineScape Forum


Burgas, Bulgaria

Marinescape Forum in Burgas 2018 will highlight the heritage aspects of Marinescapes in the up-coming European Year of Cultural Heitage 2018. The theme is "New goverance and participation". It will be held in the days before the EMD2018, organised together with European networks from the heritage sector and will be open to public.

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May 22

4th International Conference on Decision Support System Technology

22.05.2018 - 25.05.2018

Heraklion, Greece


The ICDSST – PROMETHEE DAYS 2018 will focus on the role, the qualities, the models and methods offered by sustainable data-driven and evidence based Decision Support, mainly applied to Environment and Energy. On these sectors, diverse stakeholders at various governance levels seek to devise and implement sound and robust policies which mitigate environmental impacts while taking into account various parameters. Decision Support Systems can simulate different scenarios and offer solutions in modern managerial issues which are full of redundant and complex information. Such rapidly evolving situations, which engage a large number of individuals with different agendas in complicated decision making processes, require such tools for support. It is in this context that the key topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Decision Support Modeling
  • Decision Support and Expert Systems in the Environment and Energy Sectors
  • Data Visualisation and Decision Making/Support
  • Environmental and Energy Data Visualisation
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Data Science, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • Technical and Managerial Dashboards for Decision Support
  • Knowledge Acquisition, Management, Extraction and Visualisation
  • Collaborative Decision Making
  • Intelligent, Web-based, Spatial Decision Support Systems
  • Application Models and Systems: Agricultural, Environmental, Farming, Water Resources, Livestock, Fisheries, Warehouse, Sustainable Forest and Rangeland Management, Food Processing and Supply Chain Management
  • Simulation Models and Systems, Regional Planning, Logistics and Traceability
  • Case Studies involving any of the above issues

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May 25

International Sandy Beaches Symposium

25.05.2018 - 29.05.2018


'Linking knowledge to build integrated paradigms and face global change challenges'

The ISBS 2018 will be held from 25 to 29 May 2018. It will be hosted by the Institute for Marine Biology Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. 

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May 25

International Sandy Beaches Symposium

25.05.2018 - 29.05.2018

Heraklion, Greece

The ISBS 2018 will be hosted by the Institute for Marine Biology Biotechnology and Aquaculture, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, at Gournes Pediados, Heraklion. It is organized in collaboration with ICRE8 under the auspices of SDSN Greece. Contributions from all disciplines around the topic of sandy beaches are welcome, from biogeochemistry to animal behaviour, to biogeography and numerical modelling. To facilitate interdisciplinarity an sharing of perspectives, there will not be parallel sessions.

The ISBS2018 will be paired with the annual conference of the Euro Working Group on Decision Support Systems, which in 2018 will be on Environmental-based Decision Support Systems. Occasions of meeting between the two groups of researchers will be created.

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May 31

European Maritime Day

31.05.2018 - 01.06.2018

Burgas, Bulgaria

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s maritime community to network, discuss and forge joint action. The latest EMD 2017 conference and exhibition was held on 18-19 May 2017 in Poole. It was followed by the Poole Maritime Festival (15-21 May 2017), dedicated to engaging the general public and celebrating Poole and Dorset's local maritime heritage and environment.

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Jun 01

7th international symposium 'Monitoring of Mediterranean coastal areas: problems and measurement techniques MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES", LIVORNO, ITALY


Livorno, Italy

The Institute of Biometeorology - National Research Council of Italy is organizing, in collaboration with other CNR Institutes and University Departments, the Seventh International Symposium: "Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: problems and measurement techniques" (Livorno, Italy, June 2018).
The Symposium, which is aimed at Mediterranean researchers every two years, addresses issues related to Mediterranean coastal areas and searches for technical and instrumental solutions to problems related to: energy production in the coastal area, morphology and evolution of coastlines, flora and fauna of the littoral system, management and integrated coastal protection, coastline geography, human influence on
coastal landscape.

The Symposium is divided into the following sessions:

  • Flora and Fauna of the littoral system: dynamics and protection
  • Morphology and evolution of coastlines and seabeds
  • Coastal landscapes: past and present aspects of human influence
  • Measures for environment and energy production in the coastal zones
  • Coastline geography: territorial dynamics and integrated protection

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Jun 04

4th International Symposium "The Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans"

04.06.2018 - 08.06.2018

Washington DC, U.S.A.

The 4th International Symposium will bring together experts from around the world to better understand climate impacts on ocean ecosystems – and how to respond. The Symposium will:

  • Highlight the latest information on how oceans are changing, what is at risk and how to respond;
  • Identify key knowledge gaps;
  • Promote collaborations; and
  • Stimulate the next generation of science and actions

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Jun 11

2nd Baltic Earth Conference - the Baltic Sea Region in Transition

11.06.2018 - 15.06.2018

Helsingor, Denmark

Baltic Earth strives to achieve an improved Earth System understanding of the Baltic Sea region as the basis for science-based management in the face of climatic, environmental and human impact in the region. Baltic Earth brings together a broad international research community around core scientific issues identified as fundamental to informing societal efforts to achieve sustainability in the region. Baltic Earth targets the atmosphere, land and marine environment of the Baltic Sea, its drainage basin and nearby areas with relevance for the Baltic Sea region.

The conference will cover all themes and topics of Baltic Earth, in particular highlighting the Baltic Earth Grand Challenges as defined by the Baltic Earth Science Plan.The grand topic of the conference „The Baltic Sea region in transition“ refers to transition processes in the Baltic Sea and its catchment basin, as well as in the regional climatic and socio-economic system. In addition to this, we invite contributions which are related to processes in the transition area between the Baltic the North Sea regions, e.g. oceanographic in- and outflow events and associated consequences for Baltic Sea biogeochemistry, ecology and human uses, specific conditions of the Belts and Sounds area including human pressures like eutrophication and shipping, regional sea level rise as well as similarities and differences in the BACC and NOSCCA climate change assessments.

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Jul 02

4th International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management In a changing climate

02.07.2018 - 05.07.2018

Arendal, Norway

The 4th ICZM symposium will again be hosted by the Institute of Marine Research, Norway in Arendal, Norway, and held on July 2 – 5, 2018.  This multi-disciplinary international conference is intended to promote science and integration of knowledge for the sustainable management of coastal resources. It will provide a venue for scientists, engineers, managers and policy-makers to discuss recent advances and innovative ideas, to share experiences and to develop networks.

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Sep 03

ECSA 57: Changing estuaries, coasts and shelf systems - Diverse threats and opportunities

03.09.2018 - 06.09.2018

Perth, Australia

The structure and functioning of our estuaries and seas are shifting due to diverse drivers from local to global scales. The resulting threats to these systems are often all too apparent, yet such changes can also present new opportunities. The challenge is to harness these opportunities through new ways of thinking, scientific developments, innovative technology and more effective integration of science and management.Deadline for abstract submission: 9 March 2018

Selection of topics (non-exclusive):

·     Land - ocean linkages

·     Sustainable natural resource exploitation

·     Marine Protected Areas

·     Aquaculture

·     Integrated management – cumulative risk assessment and tradeoffs

·     Case studies of eco-engineering and ecosystem restoration

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Sep 03

"Progress in marine conservation: 25 years after Rio - reflections on past development and looking ahead"

03.09.2018 - 07.09.2018

OZEANEUM in Stralsund, Germany

Hosted by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN, section Marine Conservation, Isle of Vilm) in cooperation with the German Oceanographic Museum, the tri-annual ''Progress in Marine Conservation 2018'' Conference is organised in Stralsund, Germany from 3-7 September 2018. 

The focus of the conference will look into progress in marine conservation on a global dimension. In 2017 / 2018, there is the 25-th "anniversary" of the "Rio-Conference", the "EU Habitats Directive", the new "Helsinki-Convention", the "Oslo-Paris-Convention" and lastly (and certainly least) also of the establishment of the “Division on Marine Nature Conservation" of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm, Germany. We intend to look back over these past 25 years and reflect on milestones, achievements and progress in marine nature conservation globally as well as in regional seas. And we surely intend to explore the chances and perspectives for the further progress in the next years – which are the most important and pressing issues, where do we need more international action and cooperation, which are successful measures we have to proceed with and which problems need to be solved most urgently on global and/or regional scale.

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Sep 24

ICES Annual Science Conference

24.09.2018 - 27.09.2018

Hamburg, Germany

Submit a theme session proposal for next year’s Annual Science Conference (ASC), taking place in the German city of Hamburg. ​​​Theme session proposals for the 2018 edition of ICES flagship event, taking place 24-27 September in Hamburg, are now being accepted. Those submitting proposals are encouraged to demonstrate that their objectives address the science priorities of ICES as addressed in the Strategic Plan – and/or​ the emerging science priorities identified by SCICOM​ at its 2017 meeting. Applicants are also advised to link their proposals to the topics which are the focus of the steering groups, strategic initia​​tives, and/or advice. 

Applicants are particularly encouraged to propose new formats ​for their sessions. Options for finding new ways of sharing your science and innovation could include panel discussions, brief introductory slots or keynotes (securing funds is up to conveners), or stakeholder participation.

Submissions can be made using the onlin​​​e form (login information below) and should be completed by the Friday 1 September 2017 deadline. A theme session e​​​​​​​​​xample​ is available to help structure your proposal. Unsuccessful proposals from 2016 will not be considered unless they are resubmitted using the online proposal form.

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Oct 25

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018

25.10.2018 - 27.10.2018

Athens, Greece

The leading light in ensuring successful future developments of marina facilities around the globe, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) World Marinas Conference is the key initiative of the ICOMIA Marina Group’s Outreach and Support Programme. IWMC is aimed at marina owners, operators, developers, consultants, service providers, Government officials, equipment manufacturers, nautical tourism promoters, and port and harbour operators and draws hundreds of delegates and speakers from around the globe.

IWMC is presented by the ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG), the committee born out of ICOMIA`s recognition that ensuring boat owners a safe and convenient place to berth, moor or launch their boat is vital to the future of the industry.

The IWMC series is highly informative and relevant to global market trends, whilst the extensive networking opportunities are invaluable for on-going business success and the vast array of exhibits offer insight into the very latest in marina product development and technology. More information on the programme for 2018, sponsorship opportunities and delegate registration will be announced in due course.

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