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

Last updated: 28 April 2015

April 23-30, 2015 "9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation" Nairobi, Kenya Highlighting different ways of measuring the success of community-based adaptation, and underlining that effective evaluation considers the perspective of donors and recipients of adaptation funding Web:
May 12-14, 2015 "European Climate Change Adaptation Conference" Copenhagen, Denmark Understanding and assessing adaptation in practice under the theme "Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practitioners and business" Web:
May 18-20, 2015 "Oceans Past V: Multidisciplinary perspectives on the history of human interactions with life in the ocean" Tallin, Estonia Presenting and debating the latest research in marine environmental history and historical marine ecology Web:
May 18-22, 2015 "37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AMLC (Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean)" Willemstad, Curaçao Meeting theme is "Marine Ecosystem Conservation and Policy - The Way Forward" Web:
May 25-28, 2015 "Marine Ecosystem Acoustics: Observing the ocean interior across scales in support of integrated management" Nantes, France Discussing recent developments in acoustic methods and technologies used to characterize and manage marine and freshwater ecosystems Web:
May 25-29, 2015 "15th Biannual Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons" Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Discussing "commons" issues that matter across local, regional, and global scales, including as they are impacted by social and environmental change Web:
May 27-29, 2015 "2nd Blue Planet Symposium" Cairns, Australia Bringing ocean observations to users by connecting leaders and representatives of various international organizations and networks, research scientists and postdoctoral and graduate students Web:
May 27-29, 2015 "Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas" Dalyan - Mugla, Turkey Also known as the MEDCOAST Jubilee Workshop, this event will review past and present practices in the field of integrated coastal management in the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas, as well as the future of MEDCOAST as a regional institution Web:
June 3-5, 2015 "The World Ocean Summit 2015" Lisbon, Portugal Convening global leaders from various sectors with direct interests in the oceans and igniting a constructive dialogue on solutions Web:
June 15-19, 2015 "10th Baltic Sea Science Congress 2015" Riga, Latvia Discussing physical oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, interdisciplinary aspects of achieving and protecting good environmental status, and long-term sustainability of ecosystem services Web:
June 22-23, 2015 "European Coasts and Climate Change" Biarritz, France Conference theme is "Biodiversity response and new management strategies in coastal environment" Web:
June 24-26, 2015 "MARE Academic Conference: People and the Sea VIII" Amsterdam, The Netherlands Conference theme is "Geopolitics of the oceans", and will touch on political conflicts pertaining to fishing, offshore oil development, and marine spatial planning, among other topics Web:
June 24-27, 2015 "15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE15)" Helsinki, Finland Covering all topics of environmental and resource economics Web:
July 7-10, 2015 "Our Common Future Under Climate Change: International Scientific Conference" Paris, France The largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015 Web:
July 13-17, 2015 "Third Annual International Conference on Fish Telemetry" Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Hosted by the Global Tracking Network, a partnership to construct and sustain a scientific platform to collect aquatic tracking and environmental data for sustainable management Web:
July 27-31, 2015 "The Biology, Ecology and Conservation of Elasmobranchs: Recent Advances and New Frontiers" Plymouth, UK Highlighting significant recent advances and identifying new and interdisciplinary areas likely to make a key impact in the near future for improved conservation Web:
August 2-6, 2015 "27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and the 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB)" Montpellier, France Presenting new findings, initiatives, methods, tools and opportunities in conservation science and practice Web:
August 23-27, 2015 "6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration" Manchester, UK Conference theme is "Towards resilient ecosystems: restoring the urban, the rural and the wild" Web:
August 30 - September 2, 2015 "International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics" Toronto, Canada Examining recent developments and exchanging views on future directions of UAV in geomatics research, applications and services Web:
September 3-5, 2015 "14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology" Rhodes, Greece Addressing and discussing emerging environmental issues in the context of science and technology Web:
September 6-9, 2015 "ECSA 55: Estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world" London, UK Addressing issues of outstanding scientific importance in the science and management of estuaries and coastal seas Web:
September 7-9, 2015 "Coastal Management 2015: Changing Coast, Changing Climate, Changing Minds" Amsterdam, The Netherlands Hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers; papers will cover key international coastal projects offering practical learning, innovative and integrated solutions, and new ways of understanding and managing our coasts Web:
September 7-10, 2015 "Asian and Pacific Coasts 2015" Madras, Chennai, India Promoting academic and technical exchange on coastal engineering and environmental problems among Asian and Pacific countries/regions Web:
September 13-15, 2015 "17th Annual BIOECON Conference (Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation)" Cambridge, UK Exploring the role of experimental evidence and behavioral economics in informing economic instruments and conservation policy, both in developed and developing countries; theme is "Experimental and Behavioural Economics and the Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services" Web:
September 14-17, 2015 "3rd CLIOTOP Symposium: Future of Oceanic Animals in a Changing Ocean" San Sebastián, Spain CLIOTOP stands for Climate Impacts on Oceanic TOp Predators; the conference is evaluating impacts of climate variability and change over seasonal to decadal time scales on pelagic species and dependent socio-economic and management systems Web:
September 14-18, 2015 "Progress in Marine Conservation in Europe 2015" Stralsund, Germany Discussing emerging issues and new research results, and identifying promising approaches to proceed in marine nature conservation in Europe Web:
September 16-18, 2015 "Dunes & Estuaries 2015: Restoration of Tidal & Estuary Areas " Bruges, Belgium Exchanging experiences and information on innovative management methods for the restoration of tidal and estuarine areas Web:
September 21-25, 2015 "ICES Annual Science Conference 2015" Copenhagen, Denmark Convened by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), which develops science and advice to support the sustainable use of the oceans Web:
October 2-3, 2015 "Sustainable Oceans 2015 Conference" Halifax, Canada Annual student-led conference aims to address challenges in marine policy and management Web:
October 6-10, 2015 "MEDCOAST 15: Twelfth International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment" Varna, Bulgaria Discussing national and regional efforts and capabilities in integrated coastal management, coastal conservation, sustainable development of coastal areas, and coastal engineering, among other topics; the "15" in the conference name refers to the year 2015 Web:
November 2-4, 2015 "5th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts" Muscat, Oman Exchanging information on issues important to sustainable coastal development Web:
November 8-12, 2015 "23rd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF2015)" Portland, Oregon, US Exchanging information and ideas on the science and management of coastal ecosystems Web:
November 9-11, 2015 "Sustainable Ocean Summit" Singapore Convened by the World Ocean Council, an international, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on corporate ocean responsibility Web:
February 1-5, 2016 "Second Mares Conference: Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation" Olhão, Portugal Discussing and addressing issues related to the impact of human activities on the marine environment Web:
March 6-11, 2016 "14th International Coastal Symposium 2016" Sydney, Australia Discussing current coastal research studies and projects, including in the fields of geomorphology, geology, ecology, coastal engineering, and coastal management including planning and policy Web:

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