List of conferences relevant to MPAs and/or marine ecosystem-based management

Last updated: 11 March 2014

February 18-20, 2014 "Social Coast Forum 2014" Charleston, South Carolina, US Exploring how social science tools and methods are being used to address the US’s coastal issues Web: www.csc.noaa.gov/socialcoastforum/
February 19-21, 2014 "Scientific forum: Developing a Shared Vision for Improving Access to Information for Protected Area Management" Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia Discussing the latest developments in data and tools, and future plans to make these resources more readily available to protected area managers Web: www.biopama.org/where_we_work/caribbean/
February 24-26, 2014 "World Ocean Summit 2014" San Francisco, California, USA Convening more than 200 global leaders from government, business, international organisations, NGOs, think  tanks and academia to continue the unique outcome driven dialogue first established at the 2012 summit Web: www.economistconferences.asia/event/world-oceans-summit-2014
March 3-4, 2014 "Healthy Oceans - Productive Ecosystems: A European conference for the marine environment" Brussels, Belgium Discussing progress made toward achieving and maintaining the good environmental status of European seas and oceans by 2020, as well as challenges that still remain Web: ec.europa.eu/environment/marine/hope-conference/index.htm
March 3-6, 2014 "Second Symposium on Fishery-Dependent Information" Rome, Italy Exploring the role of fishers in collecting data, the incorporation of fisher-collected data and knowledge in science, management and policy-making, and the broader role of stakeholders in this process Web: www.imr.no/prosjektsiter/fdi/en
March 15-17, 2014 "ESG 2014 - The 2014 International Conference on Environmental Science and Geoscience" Venice, Italy Presenting the latest research and development results in all areas of Environmental Science and Geoscience and their advanced applications in real life Web: www.europment.org/conferences/2014/venice/esg.htm
March 25-28, 2014 "Indian Ocean Futures Conference 2014" Fremantle, Australia Including discussions on the management of regional environmental sustainability and security in a time of climatic and cultural change Web: www.iofc2014.com/
March 27-28, 2014 "ADAPT to CLIMATE" Nicosia, Cyprus Exchanging knowledge, views and ideas on climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation Web: adapttoclimate.uest.gr/
April 7-10, 2014 "OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE Conference" Taipei, Taiwan Conference theme of "Oceans Regeneration" speaks to promoting scientific methods and research to address environmental concerns about the preservation and betterment of our living oceans Web: www.oceans14mtsieeetaipei.org/
April 7-11, 2014 "Rethinking Fisheries Sustainability – The Future of Fisheries Science" Mazatlan, Mexico Sharing knowledge on the links between fisheries, ocean health, and the growing need for protecting the mangrove ecosystem Web: wdmeeting2014.wordpress.com/
April 7-12, 2014 "Mangroves as Fish Habitat Symposium" Mazatlan, Mexico Sharing knowledge on the links between fisheries, ocean health, and the growing need for protecting the mangrove ecosystem Web: www.fishconserve.org/the-second-international-symposium-on-mangroves-as-fish-habitat/
April 13-17, 2014 "13th International Coastal Symposium (ICS) 2014" Durban, South Africa Conference theme is "Rivers to the Sea"; will include sessions on coastal management, policy, and planning Web: ics2014.org/
April 15-18, 2014 "PICES Open Science Meeting: FUTURE (Forecasting and Understanding Trends, Uncertainty and Responses of [North Pacific marine] Ecosystems)" Hawai'i, US Examining the topics of ecosystem resilience and vulnerability, ecosystem response to natural and anthropogenic forcing, and future ecosystem change in the North Pacific Web (a PDF file): www.pices.int
April 27-30, 2014 "Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference" Bonito, Brazil Providing practical solutions to advance sustainability goals for the tourism industry Web: www.ecotourism.org/
May 5-9, 2014 "46th International Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics - Symposium on low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters" Liège, Belgium Investigating new developments and insights related to the critical problem of ocean deoxygenation, low oxygen zones in marine and freshwater systems Web: modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/colloquium/
May 12-15, 2014 "2nd International Conference: Climate Change - The environmental and socio-economic response in the southern Baltic region" Szczecin, Poland Exploring management and decision-making on the regional and local level to help mitigate negative effects of climate change to the environment and society Web: www.baltex-research.eu/SZC2014/
May 12-16, 2014 "ECSA 54: Coastal systems under change - tuning assessment and management tools" Sesimbra, Portugal Discussing how climate and anthropogenic impacts interact and affect hydrodynamic, geomorphological, geochemical, biological and ecological processes in coastal areas Web: ecsa54.fc.ul.pt/
May 13-16, 2014 "29th Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium: Fisheries Bycatch - Global Issues and Creative Solutions" Anchorage, Alaska, US Discussing new technologies, advancements toward full accounting of fishing mortality into harvest control rules, approaches to industry-derived solutions, incentive programs, new regulatory solutions, and studies on social and economic implications related to bycatch issues Web: seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2014/wakefield-bycatch/index.php
May 18-23, 2014 "2014 Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting" Portland, Oregon, US Joint meeting of four leading aquatic sciences organizations - Society for Freshwater Science, Phycological Society of America, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, and the Socuety of Wetland Scientists Web: aslo.org/meetings/portland2014/sessions/
May 26-29, 2014 "6th IEEE/OES Baltic Symposium 2014" Tallinn, Estonia Symposium theme "Measuring and modeling of multi-scale interactions in the marine environment" highlights research towards improved understanding of the marine environment as a system Web: baltic2014.msi.ttu.ee/
May 26-30, 2014 "International Symposium on Contribution of Glaciers and Ice Sheets to Sea Level Change" Chamonix, France Bringing together experts in cryosphere, climate and oceanography, from both the observation and modeling sides Web: www-lgge.obs.ujf-grenoble.fr/igs2014/
June 2-4, 2014 "ICES/PICES Symposium on 'Ecological basis of risk analysis for marine ecosystems'" Taidetehdas, Porvoo, Finland Discussing approaches, case studies and outcomes relevant to effective and efficient interdisciplinary marine ecosystems risk analysis, particularly in relation to resource use and risks of overexploitation Web: www.ices-ecoknows.eu/
June 9-12, 2014 "Fourth JCOMM Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology" Asheville, North Carolina, US Assessing the state of the marine climate data component of the global climate observing system, identify gaps, and provide guidance on how to address them Web: icoads.noaa.gov/climar4/
June 12-13, 2014 "Global Sustainable Finance Conference" Karlsruhe, Germany Providing a platform for sharing best practices in the field of sustainable finance and investments, including in the context of environmental management Web: eosd.org/en/academic_gsfc.html
June 15-19, 2014 "Coastal Zone Canada" Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Canada's premier international conference on coastal and ocean issues, bringing together participants from around the globe to assess benefits and threats to coasts and oceans Web: www.czca-azcc.org/czc-zcc2014/home.htm
June 16-17, 2014 "Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum - PartiSEApate Final Conference" Riga, Latvia A platform for discussions among practitioners, stakeholders and researchers on further developement and enhancement of MSP in the Baltic Sea Region Web: www.vasab.org/index.php/events/item/182-baltic-msp-forum-riga
June 16-19, 2014 "ICES Symposium on 'Effects of fishing on benthic fauna and habitat: Change in ecosystem composition and functioning in response to fishing intensity, gear type and discard'" Tromsø, Norway Reviewing the physical and biological effects of fishing activities on sea bottom ecosystems, looingk at various technical conservation measures designed to mitigate these effects, and quantifying the overall ecosystem impact Web: www.ices.dk/news-and-events/symposia/
June 23-27, 2014 "IMBER Open Science Conference: Future Oceans" Bergen, Norway IMBER stands for Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research; this conference will highlight IMBER research results and develop a plan for the next phase of IMBER science Web: www.imber.info/index.php/Meetings/IMBER-OSC-2014
June 23-27, 2014 "3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium" Kenting National Park, Taiwan Sharing knowledge and experiences on all aspects of coral reef biology, ecology, management, and conservation Web: www.apcrs2014.com/
June 24-26, 2014 "Innovative Technologies for a Resilient Marine Transportation System" Washington, DC, US Examining the use of emerging and innovative technologies and practices in marine transportation and waterways management, including for the purpose of environmental stewardship Web: www.trb.org/conferences/innovation2014.aspx
July 6-11, 2014 "Ocean Global Change Biology Conference" Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, US Addressing two questions: "How will ocean biota respond to fundamental and concurrent alterations of their environment?", and "How will their cumulative responses affect ocean productivity, biodiversity, and biogeochemistry?" Web: www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=oceanglob
July 15-17, 2014 "22nd Annual Hawai'i Conservation Conference" Honolulu, Hawai'i, US Addressing the challenge of ridge-to-reef conservation while recognizing the broad connection of islands and oceans Web: www.hawaiiconservation.org/conference/participate/call-for-proposals
July 15-18, 2014 "IAME Conference — International Association of Maritime Economists Conference 2014" Norfolk, Virginia, US Topics will include environmental management and sustainable management in the context of the shipping industry Web: iame2014.org/index.html
July 21-23, 2014 "2nd International Conference On Oceanography (Oceanography 2014)" Las Vegas, Nevada, US Discussing the latest research and developments in oceanography and marine sciences Web: www.oceanographyconference.com/
July 28 - August 1, 2014 "Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration" New Orleans, Louisiana, US Theme is "Elevating the science and practice of restoration" Web: conference.ifas.ufl.edu/CEER2014/links.html
July 30-31, 2014 "International Conference on Fisheries Science 2014" Colombo, Sri Lanka Discussing a broad range of technical, social, and legal topics pertaining to fisheries science, including the impact of climate change on the sustainability of fisheries resources Web: www.marinfish.org/
August 14-19, 2014 "Third International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC3)" Glasgow, Scotland Developing new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy Web: www.conbio.org/mini-sites/imcc-2014
September 15-19, 2014 "ICES Annual Science Conference 2014" A Coruña, Spain Presenting new marine science and addressing today's most challenging issues in marine resource policy Web: ices.dk/news-and-events/asc/ASC-2014/Pages/default.aspx
September 21-25, 2014 "2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress" Merida, Mexico Discussing the science and management of small-scale fisheries, including economic viability and environmental stewardship Web: 2wsfc.wordpress.com/
September 22-26, 2014 "LITTORAL 2014 - Facing present and future coastal challenges" Klaipeda, Lithuania Sharing results and ideas from coastal research, conservation and management Web: balticlagoons.net/littoral2014/
September 22-27, 2014 "International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) Islands of the World XIII" Penghu archipelago, Taiwan Discussing the unique cultures, connections, cultures, ethics, technologies, innovation and sustainability for the many possible futures of islands and archipelagos Web: 2014isisa.npu.edu.tw/island/
September 24-26, 2014 "International Conference: Deltas in Times of Climate Change II" Rotterdam, The Netherlands Discussing the research and management of river delta ecosystems in the context of a changing climate Web: climatenl.m10.mailplus.nl/
October 12-16, 2014 "The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity 2014 (WCMB2014)" Qingdao, China Discussing issues affecting the progress of marine biodiversity science, and identifying the challenges and opportunities facing the management of marine biodiversity Web: wcmb2014.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1
October 14-17, 2014 "Third International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM)" Antalya, Turkey Promoting science and integration of knowledge for the sustainable management of coastal resources Web: www.iczm2014.org/
November 1-5, 2014 "7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and 24th Biennial Meeting of The Coastal Society" Washington, DC, US Bringing together the restoration and coastal management communities for an integrated discussion to explore issues, solutions and lessons learned Web: www.estuaries.org/summit
November 12-19, 2014 "IUCN World Parks Congress" Sydney, Australia Held every 10 years, the WPC is the world’s most influential gathering of people involved in protected area management, and sets the global agenda for the following decade Web: www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/gpap_home/gpap_events/gpap_wpc/
November 17-21, 2014 "2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet One Ocean" Barcelona, Spain Discussing and planning the coming decade of international collaboration in marine sciences and technology Web: http://www.imber.info/index.php/Meetings/

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