Sixth EMSEA Conference

The sixth edition of the EMSEA annual conference will be hosted by Newcastle University. The conference provides delegates the opportunity to inspire and to be inspired by sharing innovative ocean literacy work with others. The conference is a good mixture of talks, interactive workshops, and field trips, social and networking events. 

The overarching theme of the 2018 conference is the North Sea, The North East of England has a long proud maritime history, we aim to highlight this amazing history as well as showcase the many marine innovations the north east has created today.

8th CJK IMBeR Symposium

The 8th China-Japan-Korea IMBeR Symposium will focus on analyzing the impact of climate change and anthropogenic forcing on physical processes and biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem structure and functions, and fisheries in the West Pacific region, and how these complex interactions in combination, in turn, influences marine ecosystem and human society in a broad aspect.

The following topics could be included in this symposium:

First International Symposium “Diving into marine minds”

This first edition of the International Symposium “Diving into marine minds” will prove to be a significant event. It celebrates the 10th anniversary of the joint master programmes in the field of Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (EMBC and EMBC+), and celebrates the kick-off of the Erasmus Mundus funded International Master programme in Marine Biological Resources (IMBRSea). The IMBRSea programme is currently the largest international study programme in the field of marine biological resources.

Save the European Eel: Panel Discussion

The Sustainable Eel Group (SEG) is organising a panel discussion hosted by Ulrike Rodust MEP & Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP to promote a wider understanding of the issues concerning the conservation and sustainable management of eels. The focus will be on illegal trade, the impact of such trafficking on the status of European eel stocks and how it undermines ongoing efforts for the recovery of those stocks.

The event is open to all to attend, and the discussion will be preceeded by an exhibition of eel art works developed by students of Plymouth University.

Conference Ocean Microplastics Issue and the biobased plastics solution conference

Ocean microplastics have attracted increasing scientific, political and public concern as the impact they have on aquatic products, and the marine world in general, becomes increasingly concerning.

This conference will provide an opportunity for policy makers, civil society, scientific academia and food industry representatives to foster a multi-stakeholder debate and to highlight the potential of bio-based plastics as a sustainable alternative to tackle microplastics pollution.

United Nations High Level Ocean Conference

A special conference, titled 'From COP21 towards the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)', will take place in Paris from 10-11 Sep 2018. Since the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), significant research has been conducted studying our understanding of the interactions between ocean, climate and biodiversity. The well-being of marine ecosystems is recognized as central to combat climate change, highlighting the need to support and develop ocean science.

Aquaculture Innovation Europe

The Aquaculture Innovation Europe Summit, a new conference which is part of the Animal Health Innovation series, is a two-day event aiming to bring to light cutting-edge modern technologies and solutions that are helping shape one of the most important industries for the future of global protein. The two-day event will encompass the three main areas of aquaculture: farm management, nutrition and health.