List of conferences relevant to sustainable ocean planning and marine ecosystem-based management

Last updated: 9 September 2015

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:
November 16-20, 2015 "10th Congress of Marine Sciences: MarCuba 2015" Havana, Cuba Hosted by the National Oceanographic Committee of Cuba, the meeting will discuss the latest research in marine and coastal sciences, services, and technology 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:
June 19-24, 2016 "13th International Coral Reef Symposium" Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, US Held every four years, ICRS is the primary international meeting focused on coral reef science and management Web:
July 30 - August 3, 2016 "4th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4)" St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Bringing together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy; an add-on day on August 4 will feature a workshop (OceansOnline) on how internet tools can help marine scientists and conservation professionals with research, education, and outreach Web:
September 1-10, 2016 "IUCN World Conservation Congress (IMCC4)" Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, US Held every four years, the WCC brings together thousands of leaders and decision-makers from government, civil society, indigenous peoples, business, and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and developing solutions to global challenges Web:

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