Events

2018

February

Feb 27

Debate on the Oceans

27.02.2018

Brussels, Belgium

Debate organised on two French books with their authors:

  • The Ocean Revealed CNRS éditions, collection ‘A découvert’, 2017 (available in English PDF)
  • Un Ocean de Promesses QUAE éditions, 2017

Presentations from:

  • Françoise Gaill, Research Director (UMR BOREA), Scientific Coordinator of the Ocean and Climate Platform
  • Agathe Euzen, Deputy Scientific Director at the Institute of Ecology and Environment (INEE)
  • Philippe Cury, Research Director in ocean biology, representing IRD in Brussels (CLORA)
  • Philippe Goulletquer, Deputy Scientific Director at the French Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) 

More about this event

 

 

» view details
Feb 28

CBD Sustainable Ocean Initiative Fostering dialogue for the sustainable use of fisheries resources

28.02.2018

European Parliament, Brussels

The Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has, in various decisions highlighted the importance of collaboration with regional organizations, including Regional Seas Organizations (RSOs) and Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs), to facilitate the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and implement various activities related to marine and coastal biodiversity within the Convention.

The first meeting of the CBD Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Global Dialogue with RSOs and RFBs on Accelerating Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets was convened in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 26-29 September 2016. It was organized in collaboration with UN Environment, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, the Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, the IUCN-CEM-Fisheries Expert Group, and the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative. Following the first dialogue it was clear that the global recognition of the need to enhance communication and cooperation among regional organisations within and among regions as well as between regional and global processes. Further, the event was so successful that it has become a permanent process.

The second meeting of the CBD SOI Global dialogue will be convened from 10-13 April 2018 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. This event will gather the key partners to present this initiative and inform policy-makers of this pivotal international dialogue, raising further awareness in the EU institutions and among stakeholders. 

To register please send an email to: lynn.sundelius@ebcd.org

» view details

March

Mar 06

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

06.03.2018

Newquay

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

More about this event

» view details
Mar 07

The Floating Future: Life @ Sea

07.03.2018

Wageningen, the Netherlands

There is an increasing interest in floating mega islands, to be used as energy islands, floating ports, farms or floating cities. Initial research has shown that in view of large mooring forces and strict motion requirements, designing these islands can be quite a challenge. During the seminar ‘The Floating Future’, different applications within specific projects and the possible start of an open innovation for the development of floating islands will be discussed. There will be a unique opportunity to experience the floating island tests at MARIN.

More about this event

» view details
Mar 07

Reaching across sea spaces – Results on MSP from the BONUS BALTSPACE project

07.03.2018

Brussels, Belgium

Fewer conflicts, more investment, increased cross-border cooperation as well as protection of the marine environment - these are the goals that Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and the associated directive 2014/89/EU pursue. As this list already suggests, MSP is about bringing together and reconciling different ends and perspectives.

The researchers of the BONUS BALTSPACE project have for the past three years studied MSP processes in the Baltic Sea Region. In particular, they have analysed them for different types of integration mechanisms, i.e. policy and sector integration, integration across scales and boundaries, stakeholder integration as well as integration of the knowledge base. The researchers identified challenges as well as enabling conditions in MSP processes and developed approaches that support the work of maritime spatial planners.

At the project conference “Reaching across sea spaces – Results on MSP from the BONUS BALTSPACE project”, the project partnership will present findings with particular focus on stakeholder and cross-border integration. Together with invited representatives from other regional seas contexts they will discuss challenges, opportunities and solutions for MSP. Registration has opened.

More about this event

» view details
Mar 07

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

07.03.2018

Plymouth, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

More about this event

» view details
Mar 08

World Ocean Summit

08.03.2018 - 09.03.2018

Riviera Maya, Mexico

The fifth World Ocean Summit will be held at Riviera Maya, Mexico, on March 7th-9th 2018 and will grapple with some of the ocean's most intractable problems--and explore new possibilities. Since 2012, The Economist Group has hosted the World Ocean Summit, leveraging our convening power and reputation for quality, objective journalism to bridge the sometimes dissonant perspectives of business, government and civil society in how we use our troubled seas. The vision is an ocean in robust health and with a vital economy; the purpose, to accelerate the transition to the sustainable use of the ocean.

More about this event

» view details
Mar 08

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

08.03.2018

Weston-Super-Mare, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

More about this event

» view details
Mar 14

14th Meeting of the Member States Expert Group on MSP

14.03.2018 - 15.03.2018

Slovenia

More information to follow shortly.

» view details
Mar 15

Workshop on MSP in Small Sea Spaces

15.03.2018 - 16.03.2018

Portorož, Slovenia

The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission is organising a two-day workshop on 15-16 March 2018 in Portorož, Slovenia, on the topic of how to apply maritime spatial planning (MSP) in small sea spaces. Specific challenges emerge in small sea areas, whether they fall under national competence or they are part of a multi-scale, nested approach. Both cases present real challenges: high concentration of uses, intense land-sea interactions, limited availability of free space and the need for transboundary cooperation (among countries and among regions within a country).

The workshop is aimed at national MSP authorities, representatives of sub-national authorities, planners and other experts dealing with MSP in small sea spaces. Based on a wide exchange of practices and interactive discussions, workshop participants will help identify challenges and specific elements of maritime spatial planning in small sea spaces.

A draft version of the agenda has been published and can be viewed here:

Registration is now open - please use this link to register and for additional logistical information. Please be aware that workshop participation will be confirmed on an individual basis. 

Please stay updated through the Twitter account @EU_MSP_Platform or www.msp-platform.eu for more information

» view details
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

 

More information:

https://www.waset.org/conference/2018/03/london/ICMC

» view details
Mar 20

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

20.03.2018

Seahouses, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

draft marine plan area visions
draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
the next steps in marine planning  

More about this event

» view details
Mar 21

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

21.03.2018

Newcastle, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

More about this event

» view details
Mar 21

VLIZ Marine Science Day

21.03.2018

Bredene, Belgium

This is the 18th edition of the VLIZ Marine Science Day. During the event, VLIZ offers once more the possibility to companies active in the marine and maritime sectors to participate in 'Meet the Company'. This section of VMSD has the aim to bring potential employers into contact with today’s young graduates and researchers looking for future jobs in the marine and maritime sectors. VMSD is the event to attract attention for the employment possibilities of your company in front of  more than 300 participating marine and coastal experts from all disciplines.

More about this event

» view details
Mar 22

UK MMO Stakeholder Event

22.03.2018

Middlesbrough, UK

The Marine Management Organisation in England are organising a series of events across England to engage on the draft visions and options for marine planning in the north east, north west, south east and south west. The workshops will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to check progress towards the development of the plans and will focus on: 

  • draft marine plan area visions
  • draft options to address issues in each marine plan area
  • the next steps in marine planning  

More about this event

» view details
Mar 22

19th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day"

22.03.2018 - 23.03.2018

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The 19th International Environmental Forum "Baltic Sea Day" will be held on March 22- 23, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. There will be wide involvement of municipalities into the Forum through cooperation with associations, unions and other regional initiatives (e.g. Union of Balti Cities, Baltic Sea Challenge, Race for the Baltic). The Forum will discuss issues of ecology, activity and use of the Baltic Sea and adjacent areas. A roundtable will be organised on 'Progress in maritime spatial planning in the Baltic Sea area'. Download the draft programme here.

More about this event

» view details

April

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).

More about this event

» view details
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.

More about this event

» view details
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.

More about this event

» view details
Apr 11

Towards a circular economy and sustainable tourism on islands

11.04.2018

Brussels, Belgium

The Mediterranean region is the world's leading tourist destination. In the summer season, due to the annual tourist wave, mediterranean islands host a far greater population. This is beneficial for the local economies, but it also puts a huge burden on the local infrastructures, especially for waste management systems.

The growing attention to the potential of sustainable tourism as a lever to promote circular economy is at the basis of the BLUEISLANDS project (ERDF Co-funding under the Interreg MED program). The project gathers 8 major and 55 smaller islands of the Mediterranean in a systematic effort to identify, address and mitigate the effect of the seasonal variation of waste generated on Mediterranean islands as an effect of tourism.

More about this event

» view details
Apr 18

CPMR North Sea Commission Marine Resources Group meeting

18.04.2018 - 20.04.2018

Texel, Netherlands

Special Marine Resources Group meeting organised on the isle of Texel and the province of Flevoland, the newest member of the group. Start on 18 April with joint meeting with NorthSEE project.

For more information, contact MRG Advisor Yolanda Schmal, schmaly@noord-holland.nl.

More about this event

» view details
Apr 18

NorthSEE Stakeholder Workshop MSP Challenge

18.04.2018

Texel, Netherlands

The NorthSEE project will organise an unique stakeholder workshop on ecological aspects within the (greater) North Sea region, which will take place on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) at Texel in the Netherlands. Texel has an unique geographical location between the North Sea and the Wadden Sea where people live with the sea.

More about this event

» view details
Apr 18

Future Conference: Wind & Maritime 2018

18.04.2018 - 19.04.2018

Rostock, Germany

The 7th Future Conference: Wind & Maritime – the conference in the Northeast that connects wind energy and maritime industry – will identify market and technology trends in the sectors onshore and offshore wind energy, maritime industry and marine technology and bring together industry representatives, ranging from start-up to global player, in Rostock from 18 to 19 April 2018. Latest technological developments for the wind energy, new markets and growth areas, innovations in the maritime industry and marine technology will be some of the focal points addressed in twelve subject-specific forums. New within the context of sector coupling will be the conference’s focus on the use of renewable energies, e.g. in the field of electric mobility and start-ups in the wind energy sector. This aims to information exchange and networking enabling new business activities for the more than 300 awaited national and international participants.
 

More about this event

» view details
Apr 19

Global Maritime Conference

19.04.2018 - 20.04.2018

Sopot, Poland

The Global Maritime Conference (GLOBMAR 2018) is to provide an international forum for scientists and professionals in the academia, industry and government to address recent research results and to present and discuss their research, ideas, technologies, systems, tools and experiences in all theoretical and practical issues arising in the global maritime economy with special focus on current shipping, ports and administration issues. The GLOBMAR 2018 is scheduled to be held from 19th – 20th of April 2018 in Sopot, Poland on the theme of “Sustainable Shipping”. The organizing committee would like to cordially invite prospective participants to submit abstracts for assessment as conference papers.

More about this event

» view details
Apr 23

Green Maritime Forum

23.04.2018 - 24.04.2018

Hamburg, Germany

Green Maritime Forum will offer a comprehensive program focusing on the expansion and development of shipping related processes. Utilizing the knowledge of expert speakers, industry leaders will be able to obtain the tools and practices they need to cultivate the most innovative and environmentally-friendly Maritime business. Speakers and fellow attendees will engage and learn together, offering powerful insights on current industry trends, forming partnerships, identifying business growth opportunities, and cementing companies’ role as a force for good when they look for ways to protect the environment.

More about this event

» view details

May

May 02

Opening Oceans Conference 2018

02.05.2018 - 03.05.2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

The Opening Oceans multi-strand programme will take place in a dynamic theatre for collaboration that will be created especially for the event alongside the Danish Maritime Days exhibition. The interactive programme ensures that that there is something for everyone happening at all times with three distinct types of event spaces created to facilitate the exploration of ideas, formation of partnerships and the creation of commercial opportunities.

  • MAIN STAGE: here world-famous innovators, charismatic expert keynotes and compelling panels will offer high level insight and knowledge on business evolution and how to create gain from the sustainable ocean opportunities.
  • OCEAN EXPLORATION ISLANDS: these dedicated exploration spaces will each focus on one key area of ocean opportunity. At these information stations, mini event theatres will hold deep dives in to the specifics of the opportunities and solutions for acceleration.
  • NORDIC THINK TANK: this glass enclosed ‘tank’ will host discussions focused on Nordic collaboration and cooperation in ocean opportunity. These sessions will be a dialogue for change between participants with audience and speakers of equal importance to forming solutions.

With multiple sessions going on at a time, set alongside relaxed networking zones there is something for everyone at all times.

More about this event

» view details
May 08

World Ports Conference

08.05.2018 - 11.05.2018

Baku, Azerbaijan

The main theme for the IAPH Baku 2018 World Ports Conference is “Ports of Future: Building Hubs, Accelerating Connectivity.” Four-day conference will focus on the important and interesting topics like emerging transport corridors in the region and around the world, contribution of the free trade zones to the domestic economy and the economy of the neighboring countries, the concept of “SmartPorts”, “Green Ports” as well as marine tourism. The conference agenda also includes technical visit to the new Port of Baku in Alat. The participant will get a chance to see Alat Free Trade Zone which is a main part of Azerbaijan’s grand hub vision.

More about this event

» view details
May 16

Tulcea Symposium Deltas and Wetlands

16.05.2018 - 20.05.2018

Tulcea, Romania

“Danube Delta” National Institute for Research and Development will organize the 26th International Symposium “Deltas and Wetlands” 2018 which will be held in Tulcea, Romania between  16-20 May 2018. 

More information here

» view details
May 17

Blue Invest 2018

17.05.2018

Brussels, Belgium

The European Commission is looking for entrepreneurs active in the blue economy to take part in a high-profile event aimed at matching cutting edge companies with public and private investors. #BlueInvest 2018, the first European event of its kind will be hosted by Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The event will create bilateral networking opportunities for blue economy entrepreneurs, innovators and investors. In addition, a selection of companies will have the opportunity to pitch their projects live in front of a jury of investors. Companies interested to take part in this session can apply until 9 March 2018.

More about this event

» view details
May 17

MarineScape Forum

17.05.2018

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.

More about this event

» view details
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

More about this event

» view details
May 24

3rd EUSAIR Forum

24.05.2018 - 25.05.2018

Catania, Italy

The 3rd EUSAIR Annual Forum will be held on 24-25 May 2018 in Catania, Italy.

The program, practical and logistic information will be published on this website in the upcoming months.

More information here

» view details
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.

More about this event

» view details
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.

More about this event

» view details

June

Jun 01

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

01.06.2018

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

More about this event
 

» view details
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

More about this event

» view details
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.

More about this event

» view details
Jun 12

International Conference on Ocean Energy

12.06.2018 - 14.06.2018

Cherbourg, France

The International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) is a global marine energy event focused on the industrial development of ocean energy. Held every two years, the goal of both conference and exhibition is to share recent experiences from research and demonstration efforts. It aims to accelerate development by stimulating collaboration networks between companies and research and development centers.

More about this event

» view details
Jun 12

7th IEEE/OES Baltic Symposium Clean and Safe Baltic Sea and Energy Security for the Baltic countries

12.06.2018 - 15.06.2018

Klapeida, Lithuania

The program will include plenary talks by experienced lecturers, oral and poster presentations, round table discussions, and a field trip to the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site – Curonian Spit. Basic topics for the Symposium will be Energy Security and Independence, Hazard Planning and Mitigation, Handling of the Extensive Ammunition and Ordinance that have been disposed of in the Baltic Sea and Ecosystems and socio-economic impacts.

More about this event

» view details
Jun 19

Swedish marine spatial plan consultation meeting

19.06.2018

Jun 26

Beyond the coast 2018: JNCC's Conference on the future of the offshore

26.06.2018 - 27.06.2018

University of Hull, Hull, UK

2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the first MPA designated in UK offshore waters. To mark this milestone, JNCC are launching ‘Beyond the Coast’, a conference specifically focussed on progressive marine conservation in the UK’s offshore marine environment.

This event will bring together a diverse range of practitioners, academics and others to discuss key overarching themes, such as how to deal with uncertainty, assessing the health of the marine environment beyond the coast and working together to achieve common goals. Q&A panels and breakout sessions will enable lively debate and interaction, with the aim of setting the ground for future collaborations and networking.

The objectives of Beyond the Coast 2018 are to:

  • Enable a review of the status of UK’s offshore marine environment in 2018, providing the opportunity for multi-disciplinary discussion around topical offshore issues;
  • Capture the challenges the future health of our offshore marine environment faces and explore potential solutions;
  • Facilitate new collaborations to build our collective knowledge base for effective environmental management beyond the coast.

More about this event

» view details
Jun 28

Volvo Ocean Race Ocean Summit

28.06.2018 - 29.06.2018

The Hague, Netherlands

In June, the participants of the world’s toughest ocean race, the Volvo Ocean Race will sail towards the finish line in The Hague. With the magnificent background of the seaside Race Village, the final Ocean Summit will focus on: The Future of the Oceans.
Volvo Ocean Race and the Dutch Topsector Water & Maritime invite you to this unique event where sailors, scientists, government, NGO’s and the private sector will come together to get inspired, to connect and commit to improving the health of our oceans. Volvo Ocean Race and the Dutch Topsector Water & Maritime invite you on 28 & 29 June to be part of The Ocean Summit The Hague, work with inspired people and organisations that have started on workable solutions for Plastic Soup, Ocean Health and Zero Emission Shipping. Join our speakers as they stir delegates to re-think solutions to the problem of Climate Change, empowering them to explore alternative strategies, and realise Ocean Inspired Innovations and make use of Oceans Resources in a sustainable way. The breakout session of the Ocean Summit in The Hague will build dynamic bridges between visionairs, entrepeneurs, governement and private companies. Having highly diversified groups of deligates will create energy at the stage and offer the audience different insights. All sessions will start with an inspirational view on future options and close with a ‘what can we start working on tomorrow’ commitment.

Break outs will be organised around the following themes:

  • Plastic Soup / Ocean Health
  • Ocean Resources
  • Ocean inspired innovation
  • Ocean Resources
  • Zero Emission Shipping

More about this event

» view details

July

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.

More about this event

» view details

August

Aug 22

Regional Seas in Comparative Perspective: Security and Sustainability

22.08.2018 - 25.08.2018

Hamburg, Germany

The section is part of the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference. It sets out to bring oceans and regional seas closer to the center of the discipline by tackling the most recent developments in a systematic and comparative way. The goal is to increase general knowledge about politics in the marine realm. Panels aim at contracting research in both issue areas from two perspectives with two complementary dimensions: the first take on both sustainability and security in the oceans and regional seas from the perspective of levels of governance. The section aims to analyze both horizontal interaction on the regional level and interactions between the global level and the regional level. While the former zooms in on marine and maritime regionalization, the latter pays due regard to the global embeddedness and continuities of the oceans and regional seas. The second perspective on sustainability and security in the oceans and regional seas looks at politics’ different dimensions: the process and actor dimension on the one hand, the institutional and policy dimension on the other. 

Combining these perspectives and dimensions the Section plans for Panels on the following topics: Marine geopolitics of regional seas, marine environmental and security cooperation, global governance organization and maritime conflicts in the regional seas, non-state actors and multi-stakeholder partnerships in regional seas and multi-level marine sustainability governance, comparative institutional design and effectiveness of regional seas arrangements, and comparative implementation of the SDGs in the regional seas.

More about this event 

 

» view details

September

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

More information:

http://www.estuarinecoastalconference.com/

» view details
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.

More about this event

 

» view details
Sep 06

Society and the Sea

06.09.2018 - 07.09.2018

London, UK

The theme of the 2nd Society & the Sea conference is 'The values of the ocean and coasts for sustainable development'. 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. This requires using perspectives and developing partnerships across academia and industry and engaging in creative conversation about the ocean, coasts and their values for sustainable development. A call for proposals on sessions, papers and posters is currently out. More information can be found here. The deadline is 16 February.

The GMC in partnership with National Maritime is convening an international conference that will bring together industry and academia to explore the value of the ocean, key challenges being faced and opportunities for future development of the blue economy. The conference is supported by the National Maritime Museum, Seafarers UK, Marine Conservation Society, Thames Estuary Partnership, Coastal and Marine Research Group (RGS), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Coastal Partnership Network. The conference will address the following themes but is not limited to them:

  • The Blue Economy: What is the potential from the ocean and the seas to develop the blue economy? Issues include: fisheries, tourism, Brexit, opportunities and innovation, coastal communities, participation, etc.
  • Maritime governance: What political and governance issues threaten the sustainable and equitable use of the ocean and seas, and what are the potential solutions? Issues include: power and politics, explorations of negotiations, conflicts, consensus building in maritime spaces, examples of maritime spatial planning, global / trans-national maritime issues, trade, etc.
  • Conservation and engagement: How can communities and society be meaningfully engaged and contribute to marine and coastal conservation and management? Issues might include community engagement in marine/coastal governance/management (including biodiversity, pollution, flooding, climate change, etc.); sustainable management approaches; use of local knowledge in governance; citizen science (e.g. fishers), community empowerment, etc.
  • Maritime environmental change: How is society experiencing and responding to a range of environmental changes associated with the ocean? Topics include global warming, ocean acidification, pollution, coastal erosion and sea level rise.
  • Maritime heritage and history: What is the role of history and heritage - both cultural and natural - for the relationship between society and the sea? Topics include heritage of fishing/coastal communities, tourism, museums & education.
  • Maritime perceptions and representations: How can people's perceptions, constructions and representations of the sea influence its use and management? Topics include people's relationships with the sea, personal/place identity, philosophies/constructions of the sea, representation in art and other media, etc.
  • Marine engineering: How is technology helping to harness new value from the ocean? How are cutting edge advances in ocean technology changing our engagement with the ocean? How is technology helping to deliver a more sustainable future for the ocean and coastal regions? 
  • Maritime human health and wellbeing:How can the seas and coasts be managed to create co-benefits for ecosystem and human health? Topics include the importance of marine and coastal ecosystem services, including cultural, to human health and wellbeing (both positive and negative, and both mental and physical health); aspects of biodiversity, climate change, resilience, etc.
  • Small-scale fisheries: How can the social and cultural value of fisheries be understood? Topics include exploring ways of valuing fisheries, sense of place, cultural ecosystem services, wellbeing, tourism, etc.

More about this event

» view details
Sep 17

53rd European Marine Biology Symposium

17.09.2018 - 21.09.2018

Brussels, Belgium

The 53rd European Marine Biology Symposium will be organized in Ostend by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) and Lifewatch Belgium between September 17th and 21st, 2018.

EMBS53 aims at linking the history, the present and the future of (European) marine biology. This edition will be special, as 2018 is a celebration year in Ostend: the first marine station ever worldwide was inaugurated exactly 175 years ago, in Ostend, by professor Pierre-Joseph Van Beneden. Since then, the world of marine biology has changed dramatically - both in Belgium and Europe - especially in relation to used technologies and techniques.

More about this event

» view details
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.

More about this event

» view details
Sep 25

WindEurope

25.09.2018 - 28.09.2018

Hamburg, Germany

Sep 27

CoastGIS 2018: Spatial Planning and Climate Change

27.09.2018 - 29.09.2018

Ísafjördur, Iceland

CoastGIS 2018 in Ísafjördur, Iceland - hosted by the University Centre of the Westfjords - will be the 13th 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.

More information here

» view details

October

Oct 09

Management tools and standards in support of Sustainable Development Goal 14 ''Life below water''

09.10.2018 - 12.10.2018

Reykjavik, Iceland

​​This will be the first symposium organized by ICES that will be held in collaboration with the UNECE regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The symposium creates an opportunity for managers, policy developers and researchers to review concepts and address scientific, policy and regulatory challenges of operationalizing the ecosystem-based management through the use of technical standards and risk management approaches​. Call for abstracts is now open. Send your submission by 25 April.

More about this event

» view details
Oct 22

15th Littoral Conference

22.10.2018 - 26.10.2018

Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

The conference will provide a platform for everybody interested in coastal research, conservation, management and education. The main themes that will be presented during the conference include:

• GREEN COASTS: Natural and resilient coasts
• CLEAN SEAS: Protection of the marine environment
• BLUE GROWTH: Sustainable development in the coastal & marine environment

Currently, a Call for Abstracts is open.

More about this event

» view details
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.

For more information please contact info@icomia.com

 

 

 

» view details
Oct 29

Our Ocean Conference 2018

29.10.2018 - 30.10.2018

Bali, Indonesia

November

Nov 14

6th WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit

14.11.2018 - 16.11.2018

Hong Kong

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.

More about this event

» view details

December

Dec 10

FishForum 2018

10.12.2018 - 14.12.2018

Rome, Italy

Bringing together the wider community of scientists and experts working on fisheries and the marine environment in the Mediterranean and Black Sea in order to build a lasting network, discuss advancements in research, integrate scientific knowledge in support of decision-makingand identify research priorities for the coming decade.

More information about this event here

» view details