Conference

SOLAS Open Science Conference

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.

World Conference on Marine Biodiversity

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.

Seafood Expo Global 2018

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.

European Maritime Day 2018

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. 

Mission: Plastic Free Ocean

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.