VLIZ Marine Science Day

The VLIZ Marine Science Day has become an established event for all marine and coastal scientists in Flanders/Belgium and its neighbouring regions.

Dating back to its predecessor the 'IZWO Contact Days', this event has evolved since 2000 into an annual interdisciplinary and informative forum.

More than 300 – mostly young – marine and coastal experts from all disciplines come to this event to share knowledge from lectures, posters, demonstrations and interactive sessions.

Science Meets Parliament: The Role of Science in a Post-Fact Society

Under the main topic "the role of science in a post fact society" the European Parliament opens its doors to the Science Meets Parliaments - flagship initiative of the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

This annual initiative highlights the importance of building closer links between scientists and EU policy-makers. Regular dialogue is vital to establish and improve a culture of evidence informed policy-making.

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018

The EGU General Assembly 2018 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna. For the second year in a row, the EGU is offering a mentoring programme for novice conference attendees, students, and early career scientists at its annual General Assembly.

The Ocean in a +2°C world - An analytical perspective

Global warming is a great challenge for humankind. Most countries have therefore signed an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in order to keep and the average atmospheric temperature increase from ever reaching 2⁰C, preferentially staying below 1.5⁰C. Less discussed is that the ocean warming accounts for more than 90% of the total energy stored from global warming from 1971 to 2010 (IPCC AR5). This large change will continue in the future as long as the concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to increase.

The 50th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the inaugural International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, which will take place at the University of Liège, Belgium. Since the 50th anniversary is a major milestone, this installment will feature some analysis and thoughts on how far advances made in studying the oceans have come in the past five decades. Abstracts are welcome in the study of the ocean using long-term datasets, based on in situ data, remote sensing data, model simulations and reanalyses.

Which next steps for OurOcean?

As already expressed in its 2015 Statement for Oceans and Climate, the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament fully endorses the statement of the Our Ocean Conference that “all of us depend on the ocean: for our water, our food, our climate and our air”. Human actions have had an alarming effect on the environment, which has been “heavily affected by pollution, overexploitation, coastal degradation and global warming. This has severe consequences for all.”

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean Fish Forum

The first General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Fish Forum will take place in Rome from 10-14 December 2018. The conference, one of the first of its kind, will encompass many areas, including oceanographic, social and economic science, as well as fisheries research. The event has, at its core, the aim of giving a voice to a wider community of people within the science industry, and will also provide an opportunity for young scientists to join the community.

International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade 2018 Conference

Details for the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) 2018 Conference have been announced, and the Early Bird registration option is now open. IIFET is the only global professional organization devoted to improving understanding of all aspects of fisheries and aquaculture economics and seafood trade. Members include academics, fisheries managers and policy makers, seafood industry members, international organizations and national government representatives.

The IIFET 2018 conference will cover a huge number of themes, including, but not limited to: