European Maritime Day 2021

The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. It provides an interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward.


Since 1979, Aqua Nor has been an important international meeting place for the aquaculture industry, and it is today the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition.

This year's fair will be arranged as both a traditional physical fair, and as a digital fair. If the ongoing covid-19 pandemic prevents a physical event – Aqua Nor 2021 will still be held, as an all-digital event.

Registration for the event will open in April.

For more information, please visit the event website via the link below.

2nd International Aquatic Mesocosm Research Symposium

The 2nd International Aquatic Mesocosm Research Symposium will take virtually from 12 - 16 April 2021.

The aim of this symposium is to exchange ideas and experiences in aquatic mesocosm research and to map future research directions in a broader context. Contributions ranging from local process studies to regional-international scales and cross-domain interactions are welcome. 

Invited Keynote Speakers:

AMEMR 2021 Virtual Symposium

The AMEMR (Advances in Marine Ecosystem Modelling Research) Symposium provides an opportunity to present, discuss and learn about a wide variety of marine modelling challenges, methods, applications and outcomes.

AMEMR 2021 will include cross cutting presentations on a wide range topics including sessions on The Making of Models; Connected Systems; Models, Data and Analyses; and Science and Society.

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum

The All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will place virtually via South Africa from 3 to 4 December 2020. The event will be hosted by South Africa's Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

The Forum will provide a platform for a diverse audience, ranging from policy makers, research leaders and academics to civil society representatives, entrepreneurs and the youth, to engage in inspirational topics relating to the Atlantic Ocean.

SEALOGY Digital Preview

SEALOGY Digital Preview is a virtual marketplace event supported by the European Commission, taking place virtually between 19 and 22 November 2020. Stakeholders of sea and fish industries are able to connect, find business opportunities, discuss on the most advanced technologies and best practices for the protection and promotion of the marine environment and contribute to the European Programming 2021-2027 and sustainable development.

SOLAS Open Science Conference 2022

The 8th SOLAS Open Science Conference has been announced for 25-30 September 2022.

During the OSCs, SOLAS scientists debate pressing science questions during discussion sessions, brain storm about new initiative during targeted workshops or bring together Early Career Scientists.

This edition of the conference is being organised as a hybrid event in Cape TownSouth Africa.

Registration and abstract submission will open in September 2021.