In the Atlantic Ocean, one of the best-studied deep-sea regions is the Azores Triple Junction and surrounding platform. This area is considered a hotspot of biodiversity, biogeochemical and oceanographic processes.
The 11th edition of Sea Tech Week will take place in the Brest Congress Centre, France. The event is a major European networking event, where over 1,000 participants are estimated to attend. The participants will range from researchers and industrialists, to decision-makers and other individuals involved in marine science in some capacity.
The main theme of the 2018 edition is marine bioresources, within which there is a broad spectrum of topics, from resource characterisation and production to economic development.
The third edition of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from 11-13 September 2018. The conference will thematically revolve around biogases and cycles as central topics, and the event will also mark the launching of the #ICOScapes Photo Exhibition. This exhibition will consist of photographs of the ICOS stations and activities.
More information will emerge as the event draws closer.
The 8th edition of the ESA's annual Business Applications Conference will take place in Stavanger on 22nd - 24th May 2018 in collaboration with Spaceport Norway 2018 and Norwegian Space Centre.
The key themes addressed will be Food, Energy and Transport in the Maritime sector. Besides these, there will be special talks on:
The GEO Symposium 2018 will serve as a unique opportunity to contribute to the future of the GEO Work Programme, share knowledge and connect with others from the global GEO community. Individuals already involved in the GEO Work Programme are particularly encouraged to attend.
This event intends to facilitate a discussion dedicated to gliders data management issues. Initiated by the EuroGOOS Glider Task team and aligned with the objectives of the OceanGliders associated program of the GOOS, it will focus on technical and strategic issues related to the EGO format and real time/delayed mode - physical/BioGeoChemical gliders data management and will try to address compatibility issues with IOOS and IMOS glider data formats in a more global context.
The CommOcean conference will combine a hands-on approach with in science communication and dissemination, as well as expertise-sharing sessions and social interactions. CommOCEAN 2018 aims to provide communication skills and inspiration to communicators across a range of experience levels. Many sessions are suitable for all, but some elements of the programme will run simultaneously and are tailored for those looking to build their communications skills and to those looking to move their communications to the next level.
The 5th Pan-European stakeholder consultation for IPBES (PESC-5) meeting will take place 6th-7th of June in Bern, Switzerland. You can now register online. The meeting includes the official uptake event and celebration of the European & Central Asian (ECA) Regional Assessment on the first morning.
The meeting would be interesting for those that want to contribute to the Global Assessment and also the first ideas for the second work program of IPBES.
The BioMarine conference will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 2-4 October 2018. The event will serve primarily as a brokerage event, including the capacity as a brokerage of innovation, investment and for international collaboration.
The 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium will take place in Toulouse, France from 4-6 July 2018. The symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of ocean and coastal information for sustainable development, Blue Growth and societal awareness.