WCO-2016 will be held during November 4-6, 2016 in Qingdao, China. WCO-2016 plans to shoot for 100+ oral presentations in the frontier of Oceanology, Ocean Economy & Energy, Maritime Law, Marine Environment, Smart Digital Ocean, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Green Shipping and Marine Transportation, Seawater Desalination from experts, academicians, senior scientists, industry executives and project leaders. Each speaker shall be entitled to no more than 20 minutes for the speech, plus 5 minutes for questions. WCO has been created to benefit industry professionals, and the program includes specific topical industry sessions, which will be very informative and practical.
SOS 2016 provides a global platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges.
The SOS 2016 theme is “Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals and the Ocean Business Community”. The SOS is uniquely designed to bring together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.
The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 13), the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 8), and the second meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (COP-MOP 2), will be held back-to-back, in Los Cabos, Mexico.
The fourth World Ocean Summit will be held in Bali, Indonesia, on February 22nd-24th 2017 and will bring a critical eye to the vital issue of how to finance a sustainable ocean economy. Our aim is ambitious: to mobilise a new discussion on how capital and the private sector can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean.
The 2nd international conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning will take place from 15-17 March 2017 in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. Key points of the agenda are the worldwide status and trends of MSP as well as the engagement of stakeholders in that process. As MSP is a mean to achieve global ocean governance goals cross-border cooperation and science-based applications are very important aiming towards a sustainable blue growth.
The first Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum aims to celebrate the vibrant Region of Oceania, and bring together all sectors of society to identify innovative was to use nature-based solutions to address Oceania’s most pressing challenges.
Conservation is too often seen as a crisis discipline, one in which bad news predominates. Although nature is facing huge challenges, we feel there are many positive stories out there where conservation has made a difference to people’s lives and to the status of wild nature. Progress, at the moment, tends to be overshadowed by negativity. It may well be happening, but it can be slow-burning, local and less immediately obvious than the sometimes overwhelming challenges faced. We believe this is counter-productive. Budding and perennial conservationists need to feel inspired and continue in the profession, not put off by pessimism. The public, businesses and government need to know that their actions can make a difference. With this summit, we aim to reframe the conservation movement by celebrating positive thinking in conservation, and putting forward a road map for change towards an optimistic and forward-thinking future. We believe being optimistic doesn’t underestimate the challenges faced in conservation, but it can help us to learn from both success and failure and move forward.
Conference series LLC invites all the members of ecological family, from all over the world to join and share research at the '6th International Conference on Biodiversity and Conservation' during 27th & 28th April, 2017 at Dubai, UAE which includes prompt keynote presentations, plenary talks, oral talks, poster presentations and exhibitions.
Theme: “Variety of Species Innovates Variety of Research”
Biodiversity 2017 is providing a global platform to discuss and learn about our own ecology and its associated fields like evolution of species, plant & animal biodiversity, biodiversity management and its conservation, fauna & flora, biodiversity & food security, conservation of endangered species, marine biodiversity, forestry and sustainable energy development.
Wed17May2017Thu18May2017Yogyakarta (Java), Indonesia
The 41st Annual Conference of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy will convene under the theme, ‘The Marine Environment and UN Sustainable Development Goal 14'. Through Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, the international community agreed to aim to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development."
The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened in Fiji, from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with the World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Conference will be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden.
The Triennial Oceans & Seas Global Conferences are planned to be held respectively in 2017, 2020, 2023, 2026 and 2029, with the intention of holding the conferences in five different geographical regions over the course of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
At the first conference, currently scheduled to be held from the 5th to the 9th of June 2017 in Fiji, the intention is to organize proceedings into five clusters relating to marine pollution, ecosystems, fisheries, climate change effects and oceans governance. These clusters break down further into strands that comprehensively cover all aspects of SDG 14. For example under marine pollution there are strands relating to land-based polluting activities, nutrient pollution, and marine debris. The fisheries cluster obviously includes strands of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, subsidies, destructive fishing, marine protected areas, and so on. All of these separate strands will be intricately interwoven into the complex net of SDG14’s ambition.
The intention is for the conferences to be inclusive of the world ocean community as a whole. Member States, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs, CSOs, and the knowledge and business communities, are all expected to participate. If SDG14 is going to succeed, and succeed it must, we have to harness the best knowledge, solutions, energies, economic resources and political will that humanity can put forward.
More info here.
Mon05Jun2017Fri09Jun2017New York City, USA
This high-level UN Conference, co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden, will coincide with the World Oceans Day, and seeks to to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development).
World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This year's theme is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.
World Oceans Day has grown tremendously each year since The Ocean Project started coordinating it in 2002. With hundreds of partners involved, and the United Nations officially recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008, we have reached millions worldwide.
The CMT is widely considered the world's foremost congress related to tourism and recreation in coastal and marine environments and is attended by academics, students and practitioners from around the world. The congresses offer opportunities for the presentation and publication of refereed and working papers, as well as posters. A strong feature of the congresses is the supportive and collegial atmosphere where students are particularly encouraged to engage and contribute to the field. CMT is the official congress of the International Costal and Marine Tourism Society (ICMTS).
Stockholm Resilience Centre together with the Resilience Alliance are excited to welcome you to the upcoming Resilience 2017 conference in Stockholm. Following previous Resilience conferences, held on triennial basis since 2008, Resilience 2017 will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene. Read more about our take on resilience here.
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.