The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) has become the major focal assembly to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discussions on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. Arranged on a 3 - 4 year cycle, prior WCMB meetings (Valencia, Spain; Aberdeen, Scotland; Qingdao, China) have each attracted leading specialists from around the world, and catalyzed numerous sidebar sessions on marine biodiversity issues.
This event, titled "Food From the Oceans, a Look into Our Futures", will take place in the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. European Commissioner Karmenu Vella will be present, alongside other high-level speakers, to discuss the future of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, on both an EU and global scale.
The 2018 edition of European Maritime Day (EMD) will be hosted in Burgas, Bulgaria. The EMD serves as an annual meeting point for Europe's Maritime Community to discuss ideas, network with potential future partners, and help shape the future of the Aquaculture industry.
European Maritime Day 2018 promises to be a busy and worthwhile event, with over 19 stakeholder workshops planned to take place during the event. There will also be a high-level debate on "Big Bang Black Sea", as well as a plenary session on EU funds for Blue Growth and sea-basin cooperation.
Marine plastic pollution has attracted increasing scientific, political and public concern. Pictures of remote islands being covered with plastic, shocking figures such as more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050 and the immense quantity of the problem (more than 300 million tonnes of plastic being produced every year, of which between 8 to 12 million tonnes are being dumped into the oceans) have brought the marine and maritime dimension of plastic pollution to the top of the agenda.
The Balkans and Black Sea Cooperation Forum is a rotating economic conference aimed at highlighting cross‐border cooperation, enhancing bilateral & multilateral relations, identifying economic & business opportunities and promoting sustainable development across entire Balkans and Black Sea region. The network aims to be a powerful networking tool between countries within the region, which comprises of 18 countries and approximately 370 million people.
The second edition of the IMBeR Ocean Science Conference will take place in Brest, France, from 17-21 June 2018. The event will aim to build on the significant success of the first edition of the event, and build on the themes established. The committee assembled for this conference have backgrounds in multiple areas, and come from institutes and universities situated all across Europe.
The International Conference on Aquaculture & Marine Biology will take place in Rome, Italy, from 25-27 June 2018. With representatives from all the major aquaculture countries in attendance the atmosphere is exciting with open and friendly interaction between attendees. This is a conference, providing an opportunity for the aquaculture & marine biology industry to learn about current and upcoming issues, explore new developments in culture technology, and interact with others with similar interests.
EMBRIC is a cluster of six pan-European Research Infrastructures (RIs) which offers transversal workflows to accelerate innovation in marine biotechnology.
Algal Research for Policy-Making and Biotech (ARPMB) provides an international forum for communicating recent advances in algal research and for promoting the link between science, policy and biotechnology. Addressing both academia and industry, this conference offers a unique opportunity for delegates to exchange information and ideas as part of an interdisciplinary audience. The joint event will comprise of:
The 5th annual conference of the European Atlantic Stakeholders Platform will focus on actions to boost youth employment in the maritime domain and will gather political leaders, maritime clusters, enterprises, academic institutions, funding donors and investors from all across the Atlantic seaboard.