The BioMarine conference will take place in Cascais, Portugal, from 2-4 October 2018. The event will serve primarily as a brokerage event, including the capacity as a brokerage of innovation, investment and for international collaboration.
The 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium will take place in Toulouse, France from 4-6 July 2018. The symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of ocean and coastal information for sustainable development, Blue Growth and societal awareness.
The 5th International Sclerochronology Conference will take place in Split, Croatia from 16-20 June 2019. This event follows on from the 4th edition of the conference, which took place in Maine, USA.
More information on this event will follow in the coming weeks.
The Surface Ocean–Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS) is an international and interdisciplinary research project on biogeochemical-physical air-sea interactions and processes. With its Open Science Conference, SOLAS offers the ideal programme for scientists who wish to learn and exchange about cutting edge research in the field and present their own findings.
More information on the event will become available in May, including registration dates.
EurOcean is organizing a workshop about deep sea mining which will be held on Monday 7 May 2018 at the Gulbenkian Foundation, situated in Lisbon, Portugal. The event is an activity of the MARINA project, the only H2020 initiative focused on implementing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within the European marine sphere.
The Deep-Sea Bology Symposium takes place once every three years. It brings together leaders from the fields of research, exploration, marine operations, conservation, and management for the deep ocean environment, including benthic, vents and seeps, and water-column biology and oceanography.
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.