54th European Marine Biology Symposium

The 54th European Marine Biology Symposium will be held in Dublin, and is hosted by University College Dublin in the state-of-the-art O’Brien Centre for Science. 

2019 is the International Year of the Salmon, a fish that has a special place in the mythology of Ireland.  Look out for salmon throughout the scientific and social programme.

In addition to the traditional general session covering any and all aspects of marine biology, we will focus on the follow themes:

Blue Growth

Phycomorph European Guidelines for a sustainable seaweeds aquaculture

The Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup (SEARICA) is hosting a debate on seaweed aquaculture on 26 February 2019 at the European Parliament in Brussels. This debate is organized in collaboration with PHYCOMORPH (Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the EU). This conference aims to discuss balanced and long-term recommendations based on a detailed analysis of current seaweed aquaculture practices, regulations, health benefits and consumer demands, with a focus on the protection of the marine environment.

7th European Phycological Congress

The European Phycological Congress series began in Cologne in 1996, and has continued the tradition of bringing together every four years phycologists from across the world from all fields of phycology (including cyanobacteria and algae). The seventh meeting will take place in Zagreb, Croatia.

The event includes plenary presentations, 16 symposia, contributed papers and posters that cover a broad range of topics spanning from algal diversity, ecology, genomics, cell biology and applied phycology.

First International AtlantOS Symposium

This high-level symposium will celebrate the success of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation Action AtlantOS, and simultaneously mark the beginning of the international AtlantOS (Atlantic Ocean Observing System) as the All-Atlantic part of the Global Ocean Observing System. The symposium will bring together scientists, policy makers, users, funders and other stakeholders, to articulate and refine our joint Atlantic ambition for ocean observing.

48th Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting

The 48th edition of the Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting (BEM 2019) is to be held Apr 3-6, 2019, in St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada). This yearly meeting is to exchange scientific information focusing on marine benthic ecosystems (e.g., rocky intertidal, coral reef) and to foster the next generation of benthic biologists. The mission of BEM is to promote research in benthic ecosystems, support the exchange of information about benthic ecology, and encourage student participation to develop the next generation of benthic ecologists.

11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium

The Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), the University of Mauritius, and the Nairobi Convention are pleased to announce the 11th WIOMSA Scientific Symposium to be held in Mauritius in July 2019. The theme of this year's event is “People, Coasts and Oceans: Opportunities for a Changing Future”. The Symposium will bring together practitioners, academics, researchers and students to share knowledge, experience and solutions to the challenges experienced in our coastal and marine environment. The specific objectives of the symposium are to: