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Nov 1 2014 to Nov 5 2014 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and 24th Biennial Meeting of The Coastal Society Washington, DC, US Bringing together the restoration and coastal management communities for an integrated discussion to explore issues, solutions and lessons learned
Nov 3 2014 to Nov 7 2014 67th Annual meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Barbados The theme is, "Small islands, big issues: applying fisheries and marine science to solve problems and create opportunities.”
Nov 5 2014 to Nov 7 2014 Understanding and Managing Our Oceans Redlands, California, US Hosted by Esri; exploring ways GIS technology is helping people better understand the ocean, sustainably use its resources, and intelligently plan for the future
Nov 6 2014 to Nov 7 2014 2014 Fishermen's Forum: Conversations on Climate Change Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada Bringing together fishermen, policy-makers, and researchers to discuss research and observations related to climate change and its effects on our oceans http://fishermensforum2014.wor...
Nov 9 2014 to Nov 11 2014 International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas (ICMMPA3) Adelaide, Australia Held every 2-4 years, the ICMMPA3 is a forum for marine mammal scientists and MPA managers to engage in panel and workshop sessions and share ideas related to marine mammal protected areas, including knowledge products of the newly formed IUCN Marine Mammal Protected Area Task Force. The theme of ICMMPA 3, "Important Marine Mammal Areas — A Sense of Place, A Question of Size" will give attention to developing and refining criteria for the identification of important marine mammal areas (IMMAs) and to addressing the challenges of managing large and small marine mammal protected areas
Nov 12 2014 to Nov 19 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress Sydney, Australia The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. http://www.worldparkscongress....
Nov 17 2014 to Nov 21 2014 2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet One Ocean Barcelona, Spain Discussing and planning the coming decade of international collaboration in marine sciences and technology
Nov 17 2014 to Nov 21 2014 Mares Conference on Ecosystem Health and Conservation Olhão, Portugal Marine environments are generally considered as highly valuable and their health and conservation status are seen as top priorities. Marine wildlife and habitats are facing multiple anthropogenic threats ranging from eutrophication to overfishing and ocean acidification. There is an urgent need to advance our understanding of the menaces on the marine environment and to provide constructive guidelines for management strategies. The first Mares Conference will take place in this context, aiming to address the main issues dealing with both marine ecosystems health and conservation.
Nov 24 2014 to Nov 26 2014 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures Tehran, Iran Conference is mostly engineering-oriented, but will have several sessions on coastal management and the marine environment
Nov 25 2014 to Nov 27 2014 MedPAN network regional experience-sharing workshop: Monitoring for managing Mediterranean MPAs Tirana, Albania Supporting managers to better identify and implement monitoring in line with the objectives of their MPAs
Nov 27 2014 MSP Conference Series: 4. Coastal and Maritime Tourism Venice, Italy The conference will gather experts, industries and NGOs to discuss the coexistence of tourism and other maritime sectors in a context of increasing use of marine space.
Dec 1 2014 to Dec 5 2014 Global Environmental Change & Small Islands: Economic & Labour Market Implications Malta Discussing how to translate island-relevant environmental science and data into sound economic and labor market policy
Dec 2 2014 to Dec 4 2014 The Arctic Biodiversity Congress Trondheim, Norway Promoting the conservation and sustainable use of Arctic biodiversity http://www.arcticbiodiversity....
Dec 8 2014 to Dec 12 2014 Arctic Change 2014 Ottawa, Canada Stimulating discussion and fostering collaborations among people with a vested interest in the Arctic and its peoples http://www.arcticnetmeetings.c...
Dec 10 2014 to Dec 11 2014 3rd Annual Conference of the European Learning Network on Regions and Biodiversity Barcelona, Spain This conference links the European Learning Network for Regions and Biodiversity with the Natura 2000 Regional cooperation for implementing the Natura 2000 network http://www.regionsandbiodivers...
Dec 10 2014 to Dec 13 2014 International Conference on 'A decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami - Status and Experiences' Puducherry, India Examining lessons learned and significant advances made in tsunami science and management since the December 2014 Indian Ocean tsunami
Dec 15 2014 to Dec 19 2014 24th Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union San Francisco, California, US Will include session "From Ridge-to-Reef: Terrestrial sediment impacts to coral reef ecosystems"
Jan 12 2015 to Jan 14 2015 Third International Workshop: Bridging the Gap between Ocean Acidification and Economic Valuation Monaco Providing policymakers and marine resource managers with information and recommendations to prepare for social and economic impacts of ocean acidification on coastal communities
Jan 18 2015 to Jan 23 2015 9th Arctic Frontiers Conference: Climate and Energy Tromsø, Norway Sharing perspectives on how upcoming challenges in the Arctic may be addressed to ensure sustainable development
Feb 9 2015 to Feb 10 2015 3rd Annual Deep Sea Mining Summit 2015 Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Building on and identifying new and innovative technology developments and strategies with regard to the new era of mining the deep-ocean floor http://deepsea-mining-summit.c...
Feb 9 2015 to Feb 11 2015 SeaWeb Seafood Summit New Orleans, Louisiana, US Fostering dialogue and partnerships that lead to a seafood marketplace that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable
Feb 11 2015 to Feb 12 2015 Citizen Science 2015 San Jose, California, US Citizen Science 2015 is the inaugural conference of the Citizen Science Association (CSA), two days of building connections and exchanging ideas across a wide spectrum of disciplines and experiences. Participate and help to shape the future of citizen science! http://citizenscienceassociati...
Feb 16 2015 to Feb 19 2015 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference Houston, Texas, US Highlighting oil spill and ecosystem science research results with a focus on the five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
Feb 22 2015 to Feb 27 2015 ASLO 2015 - Aquatic Sciences Meeting Granada, Spain 2015 meeting of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography
Feb 24 2015 to Feb 26 2015 2nd International Conference on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Environment in the Indian Ocean Muscat, Oman Exchanging research advancements and promoting collaborations and partnerships in the Sultanate of Oman and throughout the Indian Ocean
Mar 6 2015 to Mar 11 2015 14th International Coastal Symposium 2016 Sydney, Australia Discussing current coastal research studies and projects, including in the fields of geomorphology, geology, ecology, coastal engineering, and coastal management including planning and policy
Mar 23 2015 to Mar 27 2015 3rd PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans Santos City, Brazil Assesing the science, consequences, and management of climate change on the world's oceans
Mar 30 2015 to Apr 2 2015 Coastal GeoTools North Charleston, South Carolina, US The Coastal GeoTools conference, established in 1999, is typically held every two years and focuses on geospatial data, tools, technology, and information for coastal resource management professionals. Coastal GeoTools 2015 will be the eighth in the conference series.
Apr 10 2015 to Apr 11 2015 7th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Special focus is "Whose Climate? Negotiating the Governance of Environmental Change"
Apr 19 2015 to Apr 20 2015 ICAN 7: Coastal Web Atlases – Supporting Ecosystem Based Management Cape Town, South Africa Discussing how coastal web atlases can assist in implementing ecosystem-based management approaches, including in the context of LMEs
Apr 22 2015 to Apr 24 2015 CoastGIS 2015 Conference Cape Town, South Africa Focusing on how information technologies, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), are used in coastal zone management, science, and research
Apr 23 2015 to Apr 30 2015 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation Nairobi, Kenya Highlighting different ways of measuring the success of community-based adaptation, and underlining that effective evaluation considers the perspective of donors and recipients of adaptation funding
May 12 2015 to May 14 2015 European Climate Change Adaptation Conference Copenhagen, Denmark Understanding and assessing adaptation in practice under the theme "Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practitioners and business"
May 18 2015 to May 22 2015 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AMLC (Association of Marine Laboratories of the Caribbean) Willemstad, Curaçao Meeting theme is "Marine Ecosystem Conservation and Policy - The Way Forward"
May 25 2015 to May 28 2015 Marine Ecosystem Acoustics: Observing the ocean interior across scales in support of integrated management Nantes, France Discussing recent developments in acoustic methods and technologies used to characterize and manage marine and freshwater ecosystems http://someacoustics.sciencesc...
May 25 2015 to May 29 2015 15th Biannual Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Discussing "commons" issues that matter across local, regional, and global scales, including as they are impacted by social and environmental change
Jun 15 2015 to Jun 19 2015 10th Baltic Sea Science Congress 2015 Riga, Latvia Discussing physical oceanography, marine biology, marine geology, interdisciplinary aspects of achieving and protecting good environmental status, and long-term sustainability of ecosystem services
Jun 24 2015 to Jun 26 2015 MARE Academic Conference 2015: People and the Sea VIII Amsterdam, The Netherlands Conference theme: Geopolitics of the oceans
Jul 13 2015 to Jul 17 2015 Third Annual International Conference on Fish Telemetry Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Hosted by the Global Tracking Network, a partnership to construct and sustain a scientific platform to collect aquatic tracking and environmental data for sustainable management http://oceantrackingnetwork.or...
Aug 2 2015 to Aug 6 2015 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) and the 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology (ECCB) Montpellier, France Presenting new findings, initiatives, methods, tools and opportunities in conservation science and practice
Sep 6 2015 to Sep 9 2015 ECSA 55: Estuaries and coastal seas in a rapidly changing world London, UK Addressing issues of outstanding scientific importance in the science and management of estuaries and coastal seas http://www.estuarinecoastalcon...
Sep 7 2015 to Sep 9 2015 Coastal Management 2015: Changing Coast, Changing Climate, Changing Minds The Netherlands Hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers; papers will cover key international coastal projects offering practical learning, innovative and integrated solutions, and new ways of understanding and managing our coasts
Nov 2 2015 to Nov 4 2015 5th International Conference on Estuaries and Coasts Muscat, Oman Exchanging information on issues important to sustainable coastal development