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.

VPO London

The Vessel Performance Optimisation (VPO) conference is a one-day event that will take place in London on 20 June 2018. The event will consist of three core themes. These are Ship Design and Retrofitting, Performance Management and Ship Operations - Strategies For 2020 Compliance. Once these three topics have been covered, the day will conclude with a roundtable discussion.

The event will run from 09:00-18:00. There will be multiple breaks throughout the day to enable networking between attendees.

Seaworks 2018

The 2018 edition of the Seaworks conference will take place in Southampton, UK from 3-5 July 2018. The event will mark the 21st edition of the Seaworks conference, and due to this significant milestone, this year's edition promises to be an exciting event!

High Seas International Conference

Nausicaa, the National Sea Centre, is inviting interested individuals to the High Seas International Conference, to raise public awareness and mobilise civil society on the challenges of the High Seas. The conference is co-organised with l'Agence Française pour la Biodiversité (AFB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Global Ocean Forum, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Ocean Network and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Sea Tech Week 2018

The 11th edition of Sea Tech Week will take place in the Brest Congress Centre, France. The event is a major European networking event, where over 1,000 participants are estimated to attend. The participants will range from researchers and industrialists, to decision-makers and other individuals involved in marine science in some capacity.

The main theme of the 2018 edition is marine bioresources, within which there is a broad spectrum of topics, from resource characterisation and production to economic development.

3rd ICOS Science Conference

The third edition of the Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Conference will take place in Prague, Czech Republic from 11-13 September 2018. The conference will thematically revolve around biogases and cycles as central topics, and the event will also mark the launching of the #ICOScapes Photo Exhibition. This exhibition will consist of photographs of the ICOS stations and activities.

More information will emerge as the event draws closer.

Ocean x Space

The 8th edition of the ESA's annual Business Applications Conference will take place in Stavanger on 22nd - 24th May 2018 in collaboration with Spaceport Norway 2018 and Norwegian Space Centre.

The key themes addressed will be Food, Energy and Transport in the Maritime sector. Besides these, there will be special talks on: