Silicon, Silica & their Isotopes: Biology, Biogeochemistry & Biotechnology

The IBIS-2017 Conference "Silicon, Silica and their Isotopes: Biology, Biogeochemistry and Biotechnology" aims to share and discuss recent advances and discoveries in:

1) Biological and molecular processes involved in the production of biogenic silica.

2) Ecological and biogeochemical mechanisms behind silica fluxes and stocks in continental and marine ecosystems, including paleo-ecosystems.

The 11th Baltic Sea Science Congress “Living along gradients: past, present, future”

The biennial Baltic Sea Science Congress (BSSC) was established 20 years ago, joining the research communities of Baltic Marine Biologists, Baltic Marine Geologists and the Conference of Baltic Oceanographers and is, until today, the main international forum addressing a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of Baltic Sea research.

2nd International Conference on Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning

This conference will take place from 15 - 17 March 2017 in UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. During the Conference, there will be the possibility to exhibit at the UNESCO Headquarters in the main Foyer/Pas Perdus.

The agenda include a welcome by Vladimir Ryabinin and Karmenu Vella, talks on the World-wide status and trends of MSP, lessons learnt from countries and engaging stakeholders in MSP.


2017 Early Career Scientists Conference: Climate, Oceans and Society Challenges & Opportunities

To encourage the participation of young scientists in international scientific investigations and to promote their involvement in the management and stewardship of the marine environment, the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) are co-organizing a conference for Early Career Scientists in Busan, Republic of Korea, in late-May-June.

7th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences

The primary objectives of the Seventh Symposium are: to highlight developments and applications of GIS/Spatial analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences; to exchange ideas and information; and to suggest further improvements, techniques and applications of GIS/Spatial analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences.

The conference organisers are requesting themes for the Seventh Symposium. 

WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit

SOS 2016 will address the 2016-2030 U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and what they mean for the ocean business community, and advance the development of SDG targets and indicators being developed with and for the Ocean Business Community via the WOC during 2016.

Ocean Industry Status, Trends and 15-Year Projections Will Be Presented at World Ocean Council’s SOS 2016 (Rotterdam, 30 Nov-2 Dec).

There are 5 proposed Plenary sessions:

DEVOTES Final Conference Marine Biodiversity, the key to healthy and productive seas

DEVOTES (DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status) aims to better understand the relationships between pressures from human activities and climate and their effects on marine ecosystems. The objectives of the DEVOTES Final Conference is to bring together policy and private stakeholders from the marine field, to present the project results, discuss the project perspectives and provide key recommendations and inputs from DEVOTES researchers.

International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safety (ICMSS)

ICMSS2017 will be hosted by The Marine Institute, Galway, in association with Bord Iascaigh Mhara, The Food Safety Authority of Ireland, The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority, The Irish Shellfish Association and National University of Ireland in the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway.  This is the 11th conference in this series and offers an important multidisciplinary interface between regulatory, scientific and industrial representatives of the international molluscan food safety community.  It is a biannual forum where unusual, emerging and novel shellfish risk factors are