Conference

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

Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019

Following the successful Blue Invest event of May 2018 in Brussels, and within the context of their work on blue investment, the European Commission (DG MARE) is hosting the “Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019” event. It will take place on 24 January 2019 in Malta and will gather approximately 300 participants interested in the blue economy of the Mediterranean Sea basin. Following a similar approach to that of the May 2018 Blue Invest event, promoting investment in an innovative blue economy, the aim is to mobilise private sector investment capital and lending.

Sustainable Ocean Summit 2018

The SOS uniquely brings 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.

Healthier Oceans and Human Beings

This event will gather stakeholders and policy-makers to discuss how the potential of deep-sea sponges can be unlocked and how this research can support key policies and legislation, such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), EU Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic Ocean Area, the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation, as well as international agreements established to conserve Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs) and Ecologically or Biologically Sensitive Areas (EBSAs).

3rd ENVRI Community Meeting

The landscape of environmental research infrastructures (RI) and networks is constantly evolving. New RI projects have emerged and some RIs and networks were reorganized (e.g. new RIs supported by H2020 IA calls and new RIs via ESFRI roadmap update process) during the lifetime of the ENVRIplus project. To ensure that the ENVRIplus is serving the entire environmental RI community - also the new RIs – ENVRIplus organizes an annual gathering of the whole ENVRI community.

ASLO 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting

The Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) seeks to foster a diverse, international scientific community that creates, integrates and communicates knowledge across the full spectrum of aquatic sciences, advances public awareness and education about aquatic resources and research, and promotes scientific stewardship of aquatic resources for the public interest.

67th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society

The British Phycological Society (BPS) announces its 67th Annual Meeting in Oban, Scotland. The BPS's stated vision is "to advance education by the encouragement and pursuit of all aspects of the study of algae and to publish the results of this research in a journal, and also in other publications which shall from time to time appear desirable, provided that all publications of the Society shall be available to the general public."

Blue Invest in the Mediterranean 2019

A match-making event that brings together innovators and the financial community to sustainably develop the Blue Economy of the Mediterranean Sea basin, while protecting its marine resources.

The OECD projects that the global maritime economy will grow at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030. The potential of the Blue Economy for sustainable growth and job creation around the Mediterranean Sea basin can play a significant role in stabilizing the region, whilst safeguarding its unique natural and cultural capital.