Registration is now open for the MASTS 11th Annual Science Meeting, 5 – 7 October, online. Buy tickets here
23 – 25 September – Sustainable Ocean Conference 2021 (SOC 2021)
The largest student-led ocean conference in Atlantic Canada. SOC 2021 will be hosted virtually due to COVID-19, and we strongly encourage your participation. The conference theme Seeing Beyond The Shoreline, our goal is to foster a strong connection across all sectors, to collaboratively combat global ocean issues. The conference will incorporate a variety of perspectives including those from industry, local and Indigenous communities, youth, academia, and government. The collaborative efforts and voices of all contributors will provide for a better understanding of protecting our ocean. Despite being separated by the COVID-19 pandemic, we will remain connected through our work, research, and common interest, just as the ocean connects us all. Abstract and event Information here
25 September 10:00 – 16:00 Dynamic Earth: Meet Marine Scientists: Humans and the Deep-Sea
In this free science showcase, come and meet scientists from Heriot-Watt University and the National Museum of Scotland to discover the world of deep-sea research. Explore these incredible habitats: see some real life deep-sea animals up close, experience diving to the deep with footage from deep diving vehicles, see demos of equipment that can withstand diving to over 4000m depth and even design your own cup to crush at depth! Facebook page here
27 September 11:00 – 13:00 Ocean and Climate Change: Building Adaptation, Mitigation, and Resilience (One Ocean Hub’s Event for the UKRI Climate Adaptation and Resilience Online Series)
Panellists: 1. Dr Bernadette Snow (University of Strathclyde, UK), “Building Coastal Resilience: the Case Study of Algoa Bay, South Africa.” 2. Dr John Ansah & Dr Gina Yaa Oduro (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), “Benefits and Cautions around Adaptation Measures: Bringing the Voices of Marginalised Communities.” 3. Dr Lynne Shannon (University of Cape Town, South Africa), Dr Kelly Ortega Cisneros (University of Cape Town & Nelson Mandela University, South Africa) & Dr Emannuel Acheampong (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), “Climate Change and Sustainable Fisheries: Developing a Model for Adaptation.” 4. Professor Murray Roberts (University of Edinburgh, UK), “Climate Change and Deep-Sea Ecosystems.” 5. Professor Elisa Morgera (University of Strathclyde, UK), “The Nexus between Ocean, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Human Rights.”. Sign up here
28 September 11 am US EST/8 am US PST/3 pm UTC. How to do science so it influences marine policy and management: A panel discussion with a focus on Latin America, Caribbean, and African contexts
Moderator/panelists: Peter Edwards of The Pew Charitable Trusts (moderator), Rodrigo Arriagado of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (panelist), Nicole Leotaud of the Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (panelist), and David Obura of CORDIO East Africa. Sign up here
Held jointly with CIEEM to explore the biodiversity and climate COPs (COP15 and COP26), how they tie together and what the Scottish government’s plans are for them. The second part of this series (planned to take place in 2022) will explore the outcomes of the COPs and how they will be implemented in practice across different sectors in Scotland. This event is open to all but is specifically targeted at student and those at an early career stage. Event information and sign up here
28 September 18:00-19:30 UN House Scotland: Opening Ceremonies From Paris to COP26
Speakers: Lord Stewart Wood, Chair UNA-UK Board of Directors, a Member of the House of Lords, Lecturer at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of Magdalen College, previous No. 10 Adviser, Director at the Good Law Project . “Keynote Address for Opening From Paris to COP26”. HRH Princess Angelique Monét, UN ESCOSOC Consultative and Only Global Advocate Peace Princess. “Gender and Climate Justice”. Robin Attfield, Professor Emeritus of philosophy, Cardiff University. “Climate justice “.Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ (Brazil). “Enhancing civil society participation in international climate decision-making: perspectives from the Global South”. Register here
29 September 10:00 – 16:00 SUPA Public Engagement Forum
Hear from science centres and science festivals about what platforms they can provide for you to engage with the public and working together on initiatives, and we will hear a number of incredible and varied SUPA exemplars of public engagement and outreach activity, from both pre-pandemic and during these online times. Whether you’re heavily involved in public engagement already, or want to know more about the sorts of things you can do with your research, and the benefits to your research, register here to to hear from:
29 September 13:00 RETHINK Workshop – Connecting with Underserved Audiences: Creating Conversations and Trust
It is now well-documented that when science is communicated, audiences are most typically white, affluent, with relatively high levels of formal education and pre-existing interest in science. But how can we challenge that in our practices and as a sector? Join two members of the RETHINK team, Andy Ridgway and Clare Wilkinson, to explore the approaches and roles being adopted by some of today’s science communicators that may help to foster connections with new or underserved audiences. And in collaboration with Vanessa Mignan, take the opportunity to explore your own practices and intentions when seeking to engage inclusively and innovatively. sign up here
30 September 10:00-11:00 Climate Outreach Webinar: Britain talks COP26 – engaging different UK audiences around COP26
How can climate advocates and campaigners best communicate with the wider public ahead of the COP26 climate talks in November? Designed for UK based climate advocates and campaigners, the webinar will present the research itself and then focus on its implications for campaign communications with different audiences. The research presented in this webinar focused in particular on the segments known as Civic Pragmatists and Loyal Nationals (as defined by the Britain Talks Climate audience segmentation), and their engagement with different messages about COP26. Sign up here
30 September 13:00 – 14:00 Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Webinar: Lunchtime Lecture
The lecture will be chaired by Dr Matt Service (Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Branch) and will include presentations from Christian Wilson (also from FAEB) and Dr Kendrew Colhoun (BWI MarPAMM Project Manager). (1) Christian will present on ” Smart sensors and stupid decisions – scientific evidence in the context of the climate emergency”; and (2) Kendrew will present on “Seabirds, cliffs and islands: MarPAMM seabird research and monitoring work”. If you wish to reserve a space on this webinar please REGISTER HERE.
30 September 18:00-19:30 UN House Scotland: Travel, Tourism & Transport Signatory Event From Paris to COP26
Speakers: Andrea Nicholas (Founder of Green Tourism), Professor Felix Dodds (International policy expert and adviser on sustainable development and climate change for more than 30 year), Judy Kepher-Gona (Founder of Sustainable Travel & Tourism Agenda (STTA)), Councillor Philip Bell (Elected to Aberdeen City Council in 2017), Benjamin Carey, chair (An award-winning tourism consultant and adviser for public and private sector stakeholders and community groups on policy and strategy).
1 October 11:0 -12:00 – Environmental Standards Scotland Launch Event
ESS was established under the Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) Scotland Act 2021 following the UK’s departure from the European Union. ESS was officially launched in October 2021 and is responsible for ensuring Scotland’s public authorities, including government and its agencies, are compliant with environmental law. ESS is independent of Scottish Government but accountable to the Scottish Parliament. In its role, ESS will scrutinise public authorities’ compliance with environmental law, the effectiveness of these laws and the way they are implemented, applied, and has statutory powers to take action where required. For more information, visit: environmentalstandards.scot
4 -7 October – Aquaculture Europe 2021
Aquaculture has a clear place in securing food production in Europe and presents “Oceans of Opportunities” for development and investment if given the political and social licence to expand and develop, with public awareness/acceptance of its role. There will be session on From Fishing to Farming: Aquaculture in Ocean Literacy will assemble science educators, scientists and representatives of the aquaculture industry to reveal some of the most inspiring “stories”, to explore best practice in communicating about sustainable aquaculture and to understand how this hot topic can be dealt with in a balanced way while addressing pupils, students and the general public. Sign up and abstract information
1st October: SAIC – launch of WiSA forum, and meet the new WiSA Advisory Group
Event details not live yet, but everyone who works in the aquaculture sector – industry, academia, government or NGO is welcome to join the Women in Scottish Aquaculture network. A wide variety of events and support is provided including training, coffee mornings, site visits and more. More details of WiSa here
5 and 6 October 13:00 – 14:30: Lunchtime MASTS ASM Webinars Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity sessions, co-ordinated by the Challenger Society
5th: This session will consist of introductions from our members and then a panel discussion about their experience in marine science. speakers include Madeline Anderson (UKPN), Huw Griffiths (BAS), Donna Frater (NERC), Renuka Badhe (Women in Polar Science). Sign up link here
6th: Chaired by Ellen Johannesen from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the second session will be more of a traditional conference session with short talks about individual researchers’ case studies and best practice. sign up link here
5 October 18:00-19:30 UN House Scotland: Renewable Energy, Science & Technology Signatory Event From Paris to COP26
Speakers: Professor Beth Scott (University of Aberdeen), Dr Janet Foggie (CEO, Community Energy Scotland). Register here
7 – 8 October: 8th EMSEA Virtual Conference 2021.
Whether you’re an ocean literacy professional, marine educator, teacher, scientist or simply ocean enthusiast who wants to share their work with our community, you’re invited to submit an abstract of your presentation online. Proposals for oral (15 minutes) and poster presentations are welcome under the following themes: 1. Ocean Literacy research: This session welcomes abstracts about OL research. It includes abstracts related, but not exclusive, to knowledge, behavior, attitudes of different societal stakeholders and groups, awareness, evaluation of the impact of OL actions, behavioral change, etc. 2.Ocean Literacy in education (primary, secondary, higher) and informal education: This session welcomes abstracts related to different OL practices and initiatives at different levels of education, from primary school to higher education. 3.Other This session welcomes abstracts related to OL that don’t fit any of the two above mentioned themes. Registration here
SDEWES is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from the use of natural resources and by a transition to a knowledge-based economy. All taking into account the economic, environmental and social pillars of sustainable development. Depending on the Covid-19 situation, the conference will be held in hybrid mode or full online mode. Abstract deadline: closed. Event information
12 October 08:30 – 14:50: Towards 61 GW of offshore energy by 2030: sharing experiences throughout the EU
The event opens with a keynote speech from the Commissioner for energy, Kadri Simon, followed by 3 panel sessions. 1. investments, 2. public engagement and permitting, 3. infrastructure and grid planning. Are you a European civil servant working on offshore renewable energy in one of your national ministries? Registration is open until 27 September 2021. Registration and information here
The draft agenda will follow shortly.
14 October 17:30 – 19:00 STEMinists in Academia – Speed Networking
Are you a woman in STEM PostGrad or Post Doc? Want to develop personal and professional networks in academia? Join us for this fun event! This is our first event for STEMinists in Academia. This is a new group within the Equate Student Network for PostGrad and PostDoc #womeninSTEM to develop personal and professional networks in academia. You can join the LinkedIn group here. More information about the event here
14 – 16 October Inclusive SciComm Symposium
Themes are 1. Decolonizing science communication, 2. Dismantling oppressive/ exclusionary institutional structures, 3. Building a supportive and collaborative Inclusive Scicomm community. Virtual Conference. Sign up here
17 – 20 October – Our Coastal Futures conference, Australia
A transdisciplinary, multi-format international conference to share and co-produce knowledge and enable effective action. See line up of speakers and register here
21 October, online – 8th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference | ASPC 2021
ASPC 2021 will take place one year after the launch of the Atlantic Action Plan 2.0 – A New Approach to the Atlantic Maritime Strategy. The occasion provides stakeholders of the Atlantic Community the opportunity to review the current state-of-play of the Atlantic Action Plan and the way forward. It also presents opportunities to introduce the Community to new players, projects and innovative ways to collaborate toward its implementation. The conference theme is “Atlantic Pathways to a Green Blue Economy”. Register here
21 October 12:00 – 13:00 EMB Webinar: Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research
On Thursday 21 October 2021, EMB will host its 14th Third Thursday Science Webinar on the topic of ‘Are we delving any deeper? An update on EMB Position Paper 22’. The webinar will be 1 hour long and will take place from 13:00 – 14:00 CEST. The webinar will build on the science presented in EMB’s Position Paper 22 ‘Delving Deeper: Critical challenges for 21st century deep-sea research’, and will include a presentations and discussion session with Professor Alex Rogers. The webinar will be hosted on ZOOM, for which you can register here.
22 Oct & 9 Nov – ICES Workshop on the social impacts of marine spatial planning
Specifically, the workshop will: • Explore the concept of social and community well-being, and the terminology used, from a current research perspective, • Explore how spatial planning addresses social impacts, and how terrestrial concepts could be relevant for marine spatial planning, • Review how current marine spatial plans link to social impacts
• Map the groups that are identified as especially relevant for social impacts in actual MSP processes and plans, • Review indicators and assessment methods that could be used for evaluating social impacts in marine spatial planning. Please indicate your (non-binding) interest to participate by providing your contact data in the form. A more detailed programme will be sent out after the summer, and you will then be asked to confirm your participation.
23 October – Millport 4th Marine Symposium
The Millport Marine Symposium was conceived with the aim of bringing marine science to as many people as possible. The breadth and quality of presentations on offer each year reflects the diversity and wonder of our coastlines and oceans. Book you place here
26-27 October – Ocean Knowledge 2021: Climate change and the ocean
A two-day conference addressing three key themes:
26 October 11:00 APPG event on Aquaculture in the UK
This online event will consider how the aquaculture sector within each of the UK’s four nations can develop in an effective and sustainable manner, and the role of government, legislators, and the industry within this development. Speakers and a full agenda will be announced soon. In the meantime, please register for the event here, and contribute to the discussion of the event on social media using #UKAquaculture.
26 October 09:30 – 16:15 Scotland’s Contribution to COP26: a joined-up Just Transition
The event will not only examine the speed and scale at which Scotland must move to tackle climate change, but also ensure that no-one is left behind in the process. This free, one-day conference will look at important just transition themes such as skills, circular economy, empowering young people, improving health outcomes and delivering sustainable economic growth to the Scottish economy. Sign up here
26 – 27 October International Gill Health Conference 2021
In this virtual edition, we will be bringing you respected speakers, breakout sessions and the opportunity to ask questions, network and gain knowledge from the gill health community. Sign up here
5 November timings TBC: One Ocean Hub Webinar – Law and Governance On The Ocean-Climate Change Nexus
The event will bring marine and climate experts, together to discuss the impacts of climate change and ocean acidification on the marine environment and ecosystem services, potential mitigation and adaptation measures. The aim of the event is to identify synergies between the law of the sea and the climate change regimes that could maximise the effectiveness of potential responses to ongoing and significant changes in the marine ecosystems (and their services to humans) from the local to the global levels as a result from climate change. Registerhere
10 November 12:00-14:00 GlobalSeaweedSTAR Finale Save the date.
Organised by SAMS. This online event will showcase the impact and legacy of this unique 4-year programme funded by UKRI. It will show how the GSSTAR programme has changed the landscape of seaweed aquaculture at both the national and international level and mark the launch of an updated Global Policy Brief providing recommendations on safeguarding the future of the global seaweed industry.
10 November 14:30 – 15:30 One Ocean Hub Webinar – Climate-related conflict: arts-based mediation and recourse to redress
MSEAS 2021 presents a diverse and exciting range of topics to showcase the world’s commercial, recreational, and indigenous fisheries. It will provide an important forum for identifying the critical developments needed over the coming decades to ensure the world’s oceans are managed sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations. More information here
6-7 December – 6th International Marine Connectivity Conference (iMarCo 2021) Registration and submission deadline 1st October
To be held at Natural Histroy Museum, Paris. The meeting is co-organised by the GDRi iMarCo (https://wwz.ifremer.fr/gdrmarco) and the Cost Action SEA-UNICORN (https://www.sea-unicorn.com/). This conference marks the start of a new and exciting stage in the development of an international network for promoting collaborative projects among European scientists interested in the study of marine connectivity. iMarCo 2021 will feature oral presentations and posters. The focus is on the study of marine connectivity through a broad spectrum of marine science disciplines including physical oceanography, microchemistry, genetics, evolutionary ecology, behaviour, tagging, and fisheries. As usual, we particularly welcome multi/interdisciplinary studies. The meeting will consist of four non-concurrent oral presentation sessions and one poster session. There will be four invited keynote speakers (to be announced soon). Note that there is no registration fee but the number of places is limited to 120. More information here
7 December 0915 – 1315: Future of Fisheries Digital Conference
Join us at Westminster Insight’s inaugural Future of Fisheries Digital Conference. We will review policy and legislative landscapes, assess the implications for UK fisheries, and evaluate the emergent opportunities of transitioning into an independent coastal state. Speakers: ◉Neil Auchterlonie, Chair, Seafood Industry Leadership Group (SILG) ◉Barrie Deas, Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) ◉Robert Clark, Chief Officer, Association of IFCAs ◉Dr Bryce Stewart, Senior Lecturer, Department of Environment and Geography,University of York ◉Ruth Westcott, Climate and Nature Emergency and Sustainable Fish Cities Co-ordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming ◉ Paul Kemp, Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Southampton ◉Kimberley Cullen, Project Manager Seafood 2040, Seafish ◉ Dale Rodmell,Assistant Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations. AGENDA HERE. Register to Attend here
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9 December 13:00-14:30 Defining Challenger Society’s Role in Marine Science
The Challenger Society kindly invites all UK marine scientists to a series of discussion sessions to explore current topics in marine science, focusing on how your Society engages with different networks in UK marine science and what we can do for you as our membership. Register here
13 – 17 December – A Sea Change: Transforming Science into Stewardship
SMM2021 will be the very first fully hybrid, live-virtual conference of the Society of Marine Mammalogy. Concurrent sessions will be accessible to all attendees via pre-recorded content. All presenters in all formats (e.g., regular and speed talks, poster, video) will be required to record and upload their presentation 4 weeks prior to the conference start date. Virtual content will be available on-demand for all in-person and virtual attendees during the conference and for 30 days post-conference. More information here
19 January – ETP’s Race to Net Zero: Clean Energy
Showcase of the collaborations and key projects in Scotland to drive a just transition to NetZero: “innovating to NetZero”. Organised by the Energy Technology Partnership featuring a panel session and showcase. more information to come…
21-24 February OCEANS 2022
OCEANS is a bi-annual event for global marine researchers, technologists, engineers, students, and policymakers. The researchers and industrial leaders gather for four days to highlight, discuss and exchange relevant topics and current trends in marine technologies. This will help in creating awareness on advanced research areas, practices, and policies for the marine field. The Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society partner to present OCEANS, and this prestigious conference and exhibition draw an audience of more than 2,000 attendees. Technical topics now available here
26-28 April 2022 – 4th Symposium on Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic and it’s Marine Ecosystem: 2010-2019, Bergen, Norway
We invite abstracts that propose papers to be selected for submission to a special issue. The symposium and subsequent publication will together form an overview of the hydrobiological variability of the North Atlantic during the decade 2010-2019. More information here. Abstract deadline: 27 Sept.
9-12 May 2022 – Fourth ICES PICES Early Career Scientist Conference, Canada
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) are proud to announce the fourth Early Career Scientist Conference in May 2022 hosted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Who can participate? An early career scientist must – at the time of the event in 2022 – be 35 years of age or younger or have finished a PhD no earlier than 2017. Sessions and event information can be found here. Registration and call for abstracts will open in October 2021.
9 – 13 May 2022 – GlobalHAB workshop: Modeling and Prediction of Harmful Algal Blooms
This 4-day workshop will combine oral and poster presentations, round-table discussions, and tutorials in order to 1) increase awareness of the range of modelling and observational tools that are in our community toolbox (or should be); 2) help the HAB community speak with one voice regarding climate-change impacts on the global ocean; and 3) help scientists and technologists develop creative approaches to meeting the needs of coastal communities, governments, and industry worldwide. Registration will re-open late summer 2021. More information here
23rd – 30th June 2022 – IMPAC5 International Marine Protected Area Congress, Vancouver
Call for proposals open 14th June – 20th September 2021.
1 – 26 November 2022 Aquaculture Autumn School
Online course with mixed live and pre-recoded lessons from academic and industry experts in the algal and fisheries sector. Deadline 3rd October 2021. Fee 250 euros. More information and to apply here: https://www.eitfood.eu/projects/inspire#tab3 Aquaculture is an important source of aquatic food and sector for food security as many wild fisheries around the globe are over exploited or reaching their maximum sustainable potential. As a result, aquaculture has become one of the world’s largest growing food production technologies. Algal biomass production is a rapidly growing field with huge opportunities for entrepreneur’s in food production and nutraceuticals. Whilst, shellfish and finfish cultivation and fish feed production present further opportunities. In order to maximise these worldwide opportunities for business creation in the aquaculture sector, knowledge of related technology and its application is vital. The Inspire Sustainable Aquaculture Autumn School encourages talented recruits to create innovative solutions which increase the productivity and profitability of the aquaculture sector. The course will provide training and theory in finfish, shellfish, algae biology, culturing, growth, molecular and metabolite analysis; access to key stakeholders within the sector; and a final pitch event with prizes up for grabs!
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