Conference

7th European Phycological Congress

The European Phycological Congress series began in Cologne in 1996, and has continued the tradition of bringing together every four years phycologists from across the world from all fields of phycology (including cyanobacteria and algae). The seventh meeting will take place in Zagreb, Croatia.

The event includes plenary presentations, 16 symposia, contributed papers and posters that cover a broad range of topics spanning from algal diversity, ecology, genomics, cell biology and applied phycology.

First International AtlantOS Symposium

This high-level symposium will celebrate the success of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Action AtlantOS, and simultaneously mark the beginning of the international AtlantOS (Atlantic Ocean Observing System) as the All-Atlantic part of the Global Ocean Observing System. The symposium will bring together scientists, policy makers, users, funders and other stakeholders, to articulate and refine our joint Atlantic ambition for ocean observing.

48th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting

The 48th edition of the Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting (BEM 2019) is to be held Apr 3-6, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada). This yearly meeting is to exchange scientific information focusing on marine benthic ecosystems (e.g., rocky intertidal, coral reef) and to foster the next generation of benthic biologists. The mission of BEM is to promote research in benthic ecosystems, support the exchange of information about benthic ecology, and encourage student participation to develop the next generation of benthic ecologists.

11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius, and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium to be held in Mauritius in July 2019. The theme of this year's event is “People, Coasts and Oceans: Opportunities for a Changing Future”. 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:

Increasing the impact of European investments in marine and maritime research What’s on the Horizon?

The seminar, taking place in Brussels on 17 January from 12.00 to 17.00, aims to showcase ongoing JPI Oceans actions and projects and their policy impact and galvanize synergies and collaboration. Participants will include representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, National Ministries and research funding organisations and other international (scientific) organisations.

JPI Oceans Seminar

The seminar, taking place in Brussels on 17 January from 12.00 to 17.00, aims to showcase ongoing JPI Oceans actions and projects and their policy impact and galvanize synergies and collaboration. Participants will include representatives of the European Commission, European Parliament, National Ministries and research funding organisations and other international (scientific) organisations.

Blue Bioeconomy Forum

This Blue Bioeconomy Forum has been organised for industries, public agencies, financial organisations, researchers and civil society, working on or interested in the Blue Bioeconomy of the EU – aquatic and marine environments.

The event will look at the current status of the emerging Blue Bioeconomy in Europe, identify strategic developments, market opportunities, financing possibilities and research priorities.

20th IIFET Biennial Conference

The 20th edition of The International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) conference will take place from 29 June to 3 July 2020 in Vigo, Spain.

The conference will feature an abundance of plenary sessions, as well as featuring several keynote speakers. some possible themes for the conference include:

• Fisheries Management, Policy and Regulations, including Ecosystem-based Management and Marine Spatial Planning

• Bioeconomic Modeling

• Aquaculture Economics and Markets

• Seafood Trade and Consumer Behavior