Our Ocean Youth Leadership Summit 2018

The youth summit will draw high-level ocean leaders, who will interact with student participants, facilitate breakout sessions, and provide youth with insights for their ocean projects and commitments. Additionally, youth leaders will have the opportunity to join the main conference on the 2nd day of the event.

Approximately 200 youth leaders from countries worldwide will be selected to participate in the third Our Ocean, Our Legacy Youth Leadership Summit. Participants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses.

Benefits of attending:

Lipids in the Ocean: Structure, function, ecological role and applications

This international-level conference will strengthen the position of international research on marine lipids in order to address broad scientific questions, ranging from cellular-level to marine ecosystems functioning, will stimulate the development of international collaborative projects and push the boundaries of knowledge on marine lipids and their applications. This will be crucial in the light of the recent increasing importance of Blue Growth.

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.