Mon04Sep2017Fri08Sep2017La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile
Marine Protected Areas are extremely dynamic and energetic environments where humans meet the ocean. Fishing, aquaculture, tourism, recreation, navigation, sailing and scientific research are just a few of the activities that take place in MPAs. Given the complex nature of MPAs, participants from multidisciplinary backgrounds will reconvene in La Serena, Chile for IMPAC4, an international conference with a program that covers a wide array of topics, including management tools, conservation biology, ecology, fisheries, climate change, monitoring, enforcement, community development, communications, education, business administration, and much more!
During four full days, plus an initial welcome evening, recent activities and trends in MPA management and science will be presented and discussed. A more detailed program will be available soon once principal topics and streams have been defined.
More information on the official website.
Mon30Oct2017Sat04Nov2017Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the Institute of Marine Science (IMS) and the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries (DASF) [both of the University of Dar es Salaam] and the Tanzania Fisheries Institute (TAFIRI) are pleased to announce the Tenth WIOMSA Scientific Symposium which will be held in Dar es Salaam on the 30 October – 4 November 2017.
The Symposium will bring together practitioners, academics, researchers and students to share knowledge, experience and solutions to the challenges experienced in our coastal and marine environment. The specific objectives of the symposium are to:
- Present current knowledge on disciplines related to the theme of the symposium;
- Provide a forum for discussion and exchange of information and experiences on coastal and marine science issues in the western Indian Ocean region;
- Promote interaction among social and natural scientists in order to strengthen multi- and trans-disciplinary research for sustainable management of the coastal and marine environment;
- Identify gaps and priority research areas for improved management of the coastal and marine environment of the western Indian Ocean region.
Contributions from all relevant scientific disciplines are welcome at this multidisciplinary symposium.
More information here.
"The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) has become the major focal assembly to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discussions on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. Arranged on a 3 - 4 year cycle, prior WCMB meetings (Valencia, Spain; Aberdeen, Scotland; Qingdao, China) have each attracted leading specialists from around the world, and catalyzed numerous sidebar sessions on marine biodiversity issues.
The 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Québec, Canada, from May 13-16, 2018. This meeting will bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss and advance our understanding of the importance and current state of biodiversity in the marine environment. Through a mix of keynote sessions, contributed talks and posters, and bookable venues for focused meetings, the conference program will address marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant sectors. Participation will be encouraged from the broadest possible range of stakeholder groups from academics to industry."
For more Information, visit the WCMB Website.
Mark your calendars for the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) which will be held in the beautiful city of Kuching in Sarawak! This conference will bring together marine conserpeople from many walks of life including but not limited to marine conservation scientists, practitioners, teachers, policy makers, and journalists. Join us all in the middle of the Indo-Pacific as we come together to help "Make Marine Science Matter!"
For more Information, visit the IMCC5 website