08 Aug 2022

Event date: 18- 23 of September 2022

Location: Busan, Republic of Korea and hybrid

The 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC) will take place from the 18th to the 23rd of September 2022 in Busan, Republic of Korea. 7IMDC will build on the momentum of past IMDCs by bringing together governments, industry, academia, civil society, and all relevant stakeholders, to discuss the latest science, strengthen collaborations, find solutions and catalyze action to address the urgent, global problem of marine litter and plastic pollution. The 7IMDC will be organized by an Executive Committee comprised of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea (MOF) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),​ with the organizational support of ​ the Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM), and the technical support of​ U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The 7IMDC will be optimised to be primarily an in-person event, however the conference will have hybrid elements.

Registration for the 7IMDC is now open. The 7IMDC is a fully non-profit event, and all registration fees go towards covering the conference’s costs.