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Below we list MASTS and non-MASTS public events. If you have an event you would like the MASTS community to know about please get in touch

Events & Webinars

The 4th series of the MASTS webinars commences 15th February 2023! Every 2 weeks we will bring you a 30 minute webinars, for free which includes the live Q&A. The presenters are MASTS members and will showcase some of their excellent work.

See who is speaking, dates, talk titles and sign up links here!

Event Series SOI Lecture Series

Post-Eruption seafloor mapping follow the VEI 5-6 eruption Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai Volcano, Tonga. (Jan 2022) 

SOI Lecture Theatre Scottish Oceans Institute, East Sands, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Hunga Tonga - Hunga Ha’apai (HTHH), one of 22 volcanoes in the waters around the Kingdom of Tonga, erupted violently on 15th January 2022. This eruption triggered shock waves through […]

4 August 11:00 – 12:00 NERC AI Webinar Data fusion of satellite and in situ surface sensors to track environmental changes with Dr Scott Hosking, British Antarctic Survey

This webinar series, we’ll be joined by leading experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for environmental science. They’ll discuss how AI brings new capabilities to environmental science and may even transform the way we do research. AI can detect patterns, classify, and make probabilistic predictions; it can be used across scales, large collections of data, and environmental domains. But AI isn’t without its pitfalls, as many well-publicised missteps have demonstrated. So, join us as we learn how AI can help to generate new scientific insights and applications, and what advances we should be looking out for. sign up here

14 – 18 August Southern Ocean Observing System symposium, Hobart, Australia (abstract: closed)

The Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS) is an international initiative of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) with the mission to facilitate the sustained collection and delivery of essential observations of the Southern Ocean to all global stakeholders, through the design, advocacy, and implementation of cost-effective observing and data delivery systems. More here

21 – 26 August – The Vertebra Theatre are bringing a show to the Edinburgh Fringe that may be of interest. ‘An Ice Thing To Say’ is coming to Greenside, Nicholson Square on the 21st-26th of August. An Ice Thing to Say is a live Dance and Performance Art show about climate change developed during the first lockdown. In an Icy land of ruins, a human being and a polar bear are meeting in an encounter of surviving the Anthropocene Era. “An Ice Thing to Say” blends Ice installation, music and physical theatre to explore our impact on nature. Drawing on inspiration from Erich Fromm’s book ‘To Have or to Be?’ and Eco scenography, we invite the audience into a multi-sensory experience of our inner and outer icy landscapes. We attempt to challenge the idea that the human being is at the centre of the world and we attempt to construct an embodied inquiry into ‘what has gone wrong?’ The performance was a sold-out show at Vault Festival 2023 and has been on European and International touring. Booking Link: and Trailer:

21 August – 1 September International Advanced PhD course on Ecologically relevant oceanographic processes in the Northeastern Atlantic, Tórshavn, the Faroe Islands (Application Deadline 29 May 2023)

This Advanced Course provides a thorough introduction to the oceanography of the Northeastern Atlantic, with emphasis on physical drivers of ecological processes, and focus on the waters off and on the Faroe shelf. Through lectures, hands-on work onboard the new research vessel, R/V Jákup Sverri, and assessment of scientific literature and data, a team of ~ 13 prominent lecturers will cover key oceanographic features in the Northeastern Atlantic and how changes in this system impact ecologically important species from all trophic levels. More here

28 August – 2 September Tenth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services,  Bonn, Germany [save the date]

more information will be put here

29 August – 1 September 7th International Coralline Algae MeetingUmeå, Sweden [abstract call: closed, registration deadline: 12 June]

The meeting will have a multi-disciplinary flavour, welcoming submissions spanning the ecology, biogeochemistry, geology, evolution, physiology and conservation of free-living, crustose and geniculate coralline algae, with a forward-looking view to emerging frontiers in the field. Event page here

30 August – 1 September The EBNet Early Career Researcher Conference, Edinburgh [Registration/Abstract deadline: 30 July ]

Are you an ECR working in Environmental Biotechnology? Join us in 2023 for our 5th annual ECR conference. This year the entirely FREE* conference will feature a top invited international speaker and include a drinks reception, dinner, accommodation/travel and two full days of fascinating presentations from ECRs working in the latest hot topics from across the country. Contextualise your research, meet useful people and practice your communication skills with us. We cover all aspects of EB so you can be sure to see something new from our cross-disciplinary community of researchers and practitioners. No results to share yet? Our poster session is ideal for new PhD students to showcase their proposed research. Join us (30 August-1 September) and look forward to network with peers from across the UK in 2023. More information here

30 August – 11.00 a.m – 12 noon Innovation in Environmental Monitoring (IEM) funding opportunity webinar

NERC is hosting a webinar to launch the new Innovation in Environmental Monitoring (IEM) funding opportunity, co-funded by NERC and Defra (to be announced soon). The webinar will be held at 11:00am to midday on Wednesday 30 August 2023. Iain Williams (Director, Strategic Partnerships, NERC) and Gideon Henderson (Chief Scientific Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) will be introducing the £7m opportunity, which will fund projects to develop innovative approaches towards environmental monitoring at a sensor or systems-based level in areas of joint strategic interest.Colleagues are invited to please share this event with your networks where appropriate. To register for this event please complete this form

5 – 9 September 16th ESIA Pan-European Conference of International Relations, University of PotsDam, Germany and online elements (abstract: closed , sessions include: Blue Turn – The Politics Of Oceans And Polar Regions)

While we are looking forward to meeting our members in Potsdam, we also think it is imperative to increase access options for colleagues who may not be able to physically travel to attend PEC23 in person. The overwhelmingly positive feedback we have received from virtual PEC participants underlined the importance and viability of offering a virtual meeting and discussion space. In order to welcome as many colleagues as possible, we therefore decided to organise a 1-day virtual section to complement the on-site conference. More here

5 September 3-4.30 PM (BST) – Clarifying States’ Duties to Protect The Ocean From Climate Change Impacts, Through A Human Rights Lens

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has been requested to clarify what States need to do (and do better) to effectively mitigate climate change and prevent further negative impacts on the ocean. To support ITLOS deliberations and the work of the many experts involved in the process, the One Ocean Hub, Greenpeace International, the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), ClientEarth, and Opportunity Green are organising a webinar to discuss the key points raised in their respective written submissions to ITLOS, in particular the relevance of international human rights law and international biodiversity law (and biodiversity science) to interpret States’ obligations to protect the marine environment from the effects of climate change. More details & Register here

6 September – UK Science Strategy – 4 Nations Wastewater Event at Cardiff University

The Wastewater Monitoring Teams from the Scottish and Welsh Governments are hosting an in-person event aimed at bringing together representatives from public health, environment, academia, science and public policy to discuss and explore the science and research needs in the field of wastewater-based epidemiology in the UK.This will include policy drivers, barriers and solutions, gaps in scientific knowledge, latest scientific developments and horizon scanning. The event will aim to use these discussions to identify key themes and shared appetite that could in turn highlight or recommend areas for future collaboration and development. Express of interest here

7 September – Technical Workshop: Discussion Of Knowledge Strength In Sea Lice Dispersal Modelling

Marine Scotland is hosting a round table technical discussion of knowledge strength in sea lice dispersal modelling to advance our ability to communicate to our stakeholders. An understanding of knowledge strengths will help to move towards a more targeted application of sea lice management and associated monitoring. We hope this workshop will add to our knowledge base to help to better understand wild and farmed interactions in relation to sea lice.

This international Technical Working Group (TWG) is jointly led by scientists from Institute of Marine Research, Norway and Marine Scotland, with membership from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Fiskaaling, Faroe Islands are currently investigating knowledge strength in sea lice dispersal modelling and how we effectively communicate this to our stakeholders.

As part of our TWG we are hosting a workshop with attendance from the four organisations listed above. In the interest of shared experiences we would like to invite experts who are actively working on sea lice dispersal models for Scotland’s aquaculture to attend for a round table discussion and some technical input covering the following topics:

1.          Communicating the strength of knowledge in sea lice dispersion modelling

2.          Communicating uncertainty in our risk assessment of sea lice dispersion modelling

3.          Towards developing an international test bench for sea lice dispersion modelling

Our one-day workshop will be held on Thursday 7th September 2023, at Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry. Both in-person and hybrid options will be available. If this interests you please fill in this online form by the 1st July. For more information please contact [email protected]

11 September  2pm-3.30pm CEST Ocean and human health: transitioning and transforming to an era of interdisciplinary competencies. 

A healthy ocean, from coastal waters to remote high seas and deep seabed areas, is integral to human health, wellbeing, and survival (Jenkins et. al., 2023). Despite its critical role in human health and wellbeing, the ocean is under threat from climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. Although more is known about areas that are near the coast, the seabed beyond national jurisdiction and the high seas, comprising 64% of the surface of the ocean and nearly 95% of its volume, are critical to both ecosystem and human health. More information here. Register here.

11 – 14 September ICES Annual Science Conference 2023, Bilbao, Spain (poster and talk abstracts: closed)

Themes for sessions to submit abstracts here

11 – 14 September The INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT) Scientific Research ProgrammeItaly (abstracts: closed)

INSTANT aims to quantify the Antarctic ice sheet contribution to past to future sea-level change, from improved understanding of atmosphere, ocean and solid Earth interactions and feedbacks, so that decision-makers can better anticipate and assess the risk in order to manage and adapt to sea-level rise and evaluate mitigation pathways. This international conference aims to bring together researchers across the geo-, physical,  biological and  social sciences interested in understanding the interactions between the ocean, atmosphere, solid Earth and the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) and their global consequences. The priority focus is on improving knowledge of the key rate determining processes, instabilities and potential irreversibilities that affect the mass change of the AIS and its contribution to past, present and future global sea-level. We invite leading and emerging experts, and early career researchers (ECRs) from modelling, paleoclimate, observation and process communities to present and discuss in plenary the state of the science and critical knowledge gaps.   We also invite perspectives from the stakeholder and practitioner communities, and will discuss the best practices in communication and engagement.” Conference info here

11 – 13 September UK Arctic Science Conference, Cambridge and online (Registration deadline: 25 Aug (In person), 6th Sep(Online), deadline for abstracts: 9 June)

Our main priority is to set the schedule for the conference to enable the call for abstracts to come out. We are naturally also steadily working on the practicalities around the conference (registration, accommodation etc). Page for more information.

12 September 2pm-3.30pm CEST. The transformative role of children’s rights to a healthy ocean.

 The panel will underscore the importance of children’s right to be heard in ocean governance decision-making fora, addressing the scope of State obligations to ensure respect of children’s rights and interests, and offering reflections on more ambitious approaches to integrating intergenerational dialogue within such processes on the basis of good practices in the context of the protection of children’s human rights. In this regard, we firmly believe that a healthy and sustainable ocean is key to the full enjoyment of a wide range of children’s rights. . More information here. Register here.

13 September, 6pm-7.30pm CEST – Transforming ocean conservation and sustainable use: rethinking blue economies in terms of environmental and socio-cultural justice.

This event will engage panellists and attendees in a discussion on the contentious social-cultural justice issues surfacing as ocean-based economy development expands at scale.More information here. Register here.

14 September , 4-5.30 pm CEST – Gender-transformative approaches to environmental protection: women, girls and the ocean.

This panel aims to discuss the protection of the human rights of women and girls at the climate-ocean nexus, exploring empowerment of girls and women in the law of the sea, marine sciences, and ocean management, including in the specific context of small-scale fisheries. The panel will also reflect on the specific role of girls and women as environmental and ocean human rights defenders and their transformative potential for more sustainable ocean governance. More information here.  Register here.

Thursday, 14 September , 6pm-7.30pm CES – Transitioning from the past, through the present to potential futures of knowledge hierarchies in ocean biodiversity governance research

The Panel will reflect on research undertaken as part of the One Ocean Hub and will interrogate three questions, utilising a combination of case studies and experience in their diverse disciplines.More information here. Register here.

18  September,11.00 am – 12.30 pm EuroMarine Science Foresight Webinar Series 2023 – Episode 1 (Deadline: 14 Sept 2023)

We are excited to invite you to the inaugural session of the EuroMarine Science Foresight Webinar Series!Ocean Sciences, Arts and Philosophy in the Information Era – Seeking New Pathways to Experience the Living Ocean is the first of four webinars that will explore the crossroads of ocean sciences, arts, and philosophy in the digital age.Register here

18-19 September BES Aquatic Ecology Group Annual Meeting, Lancaster University [save the date]

The agenda is coming, but expect fascinating talks on diverse aspects of marine and freshwater ecology, and opportunities for networking!

18 – 22 September 7th Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife Impacts, Croatia (abstract deadline: EXTENDED to 30 April)

The Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife (CWW) is an international conference and one of the biggest and most important conferences in the field. It brings together researchers, conservation scientists, wind industry professionals, government officials and NGO representatives from around the world to share their know-how and experiences and develop solutions to avoid, minimize, and mitigate the impacts of wind farms on wildlife, both onshore and offshore. It also looks into the opportunities to enhance nature when developing wind farms. This all promotes a collaborative approach to resolving the key issues faced at wind farms. Conference page here

18 – 22 September ICYMARE 2023,  Oldenburg (Abstract deadline: 30 April, workshop deadline: 1 June)

Submit your abstract now and present your research as a talk or a poster in one of the more than 20 sessions of ICYMARE 2023 OLDENBURG listed on the ICYMARE homepage. Conference page here, workshop call here

19 – 20 September The 2023 SDG Summit, New York

The Summit marks the mid-point of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As such, it will review the state of the SDGs implementation, provide policy guidance, mobilize action to accelerate implementation and consider new challenges since 2015. The programme of the Summit will address the impact of multiple and interlocking crises facing the world, including the deterioration of key social, economic and environmental indicators. It will focus first and foremost on people and ways to meet their basic needs through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. More information is coming and will be put here

20 September 13.00 -14.15 BST  WEBINAR – Impacts on: Fish; Fisheries; Arctic Sea Ice & Cultural Heritage

The UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) will host its third ‘rolling evidence’ webinar. Come and see how the evidence base has moved on in these key areas since MCCIP last reported in 2020 and how it impacts your work areas. More info & register here

21 September , 10:00-10:45 am CET – 2024 season of Climate Coffees

Romain Millan (CNRS) – Monitoring ice shelf vulnerability at both poles from multiple sensor remote sensing data. Register here: Monitoring ice shelf vulnerability from multiple sensor remote sensing data Tickets, Thu, 21 Sep 2023 at 10.00 | Eventbrite

3 – 5 October EuroGOOS International Conference, Ireland (talk and poster abstract: closed)

The three-day conference will include plenary, splinter, and poster sessions, as well as round tables with focused discussions. The main outcomes of the conference will be summarized during the last day and key messages will be formulated. Participants will be invited to submit abstracts for their presentations or posters, while full papers will be published in the EuroGOOS conference proceedings. conference page here

4 – 5 October Floating Offshore Wind 2023, Aberdeen (talk deadline: closed)

More here

6-7 October The High Seas Treaty from Negotiation to Implementation, Edinburgh and online 

The symposium will include keynotes from leading authorities in each of the four pillars of the agreement: (1) marine genetic resources, including questions on the sharing of benefits; (2) measures such as area-based management tools, including marine protected areas (MPAs); (3) environmental impact assessments (EIAs) and (4) capacity-building and the transfer of marine technology. Subscribe to this mailing list to receive further updates on this symposium, including when and how to register.

9-13 October iAtlantic Final Meeting

The first two days (9-10 October) are open to everyone who has an interest in iAtlantic’s results and will comprise a series of plenary sessions in the University of Edinburgh’s beautiful Playfair Library where we will present the headline results from the project. Sessions on 11-13 October are closed sessions (for project participants only) for iAtlantic internal GA business and writing retreat in Edinburgh University’s Pollock Estate. Find out more.

9 – 13 October 7th International Otolith Symposium, Viña del Mar, Chile (abstract: closed, registration deadline: 31 August)

The objective of this symposium is to know the scientific advances in otolith research and other calcified structures, as tools to address ecological and environmental problems in aquatic ecosystems and their resources. The 7th IOS will provide an international forum for students and scientists from all continents to present their new studies, discuss on potential new applications, project future perspectives and expand their research networks. Conference page here

8 – 9 October 1st EMB Early Career Ocean Professional (ECOP) Network Forum, Spain (application to join: closed)

The Forum is planned to take place back-to-back with the EurOCEAN conference 2023 in Vigo, so attending ECOPs can also take advantage of this major marine science-policy conferences in Europe after the forum. We will welcome 70 ECOPs, i.e. two ECOPs from each of the EMB member organizations. As ECOPs are interested to engage in the marine science-policy discussions, the European Marine Board Ambassadors are organizing a 2-day EMB ECOP Network Forum to provide both training and a space for intergenerational dialogue between EMB ECOPs and European policy makers, experts, as well as senior scientists. The event will take place in person only on Sunday 8 and Monday 9 October 2023 at the Cidade da Cultura, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. register interest here

10 – 11 October EurOCEAN 2023 Conference, Vigo, Spain [save the date]

EurOCEAN conferences are major European marine science-policy conferences organized every 4-5 years. They provide a forum for the marine and maritime research community and wider stakeholders to interface with European and Member State policymakers and strategic planners. The aim of the EurOCEAN 2023 science-policy conference is to highlight the synergies between the EU Mission: Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030, other EU research and innovation, and management initiatives, and the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. EurOCEAN 2023 will attract marine policy makers, marine scientists, science stakeholders and communicators, maritime industry representatives and European and national decision makers and programme managers, i.e. those that set, manage and implement the marine science agenda. more here

23-27 October PICES North Pacific Marine Science Organization annual meeting: Connecting Science and Communities for Sustainable Seas, Seattle, USA (Session or Workshop submission: closed)

PICES-2023 occurs just a few years into the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and is a chance to assess PICES progress to date and set a path for the rest of the Decade. The meeting will focus on developing and strengthening PICES diverse partnerships, building on existing joint activities and promoting cross-fertilization. Priorities for PICES within the Decade focus on climate change, fisheries and ecosystem-based management, social, ecological and environmental dynamics of marine systems, coastal communities, traditional ecological knowledge and human dimensions. Opportunities to engage new partners, especially around the cross-cutting themes of Early Career Ocean Professionals, diverse communities, and engaging with local and Indigenous communities are especially encouraged. more information will be released here

24- 25 October ASSG Conference – “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Best Scottish Cultivated Shellfish Awards -Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise. Bookings are now open on the website Conference 2023 page

6 November Fishing Industry-Science Mixer –at the Future Towns Innovation Hub based at the University of Southampton’s Science Park, Chilworth.

This will be an opportunity for people working in the fishing industry and marine science & technology sectors to connect and exchange ideas, with an opportunity to share work, pitch collaborative research ideas, hear insights from people working in the fishing industry and build connections to develop ideas that support the science used in UK fisheries and marine policy.More information here and application form to register interest to participate here.

7 – 9 November The Nansen Legacy symposium “Towards the new Arctic Ocean – Past, Present, Future”, Tromsø, Norway (abstract deadline: 15 May, registration early bird deadline: 15 Sept)

We welcome contributions and discussions across Earth system science to shed light on and reveal both regional characteristics, connections, and pan-Arctic responses. Join with contributions and discussions on how the Arctic Ocean is changing and what it will look like in the near future. More info here

7 – 9 November NOC event: Marine Autonomy and Technology Showcase [save the date]

webpage here

8 – 10 November Coastal Transitions: Diverse Blue Economies, University of Connecticut (abstract deadline: 1 May, registration deadline: 15 June)

This conference aims to reimagine the Blue Economy, not as a business-as-usual approach to economic development, but as an innovative framework that recognizes the diversity of economies, facilitates energized transdisciplinary dialogue and enables multi-stakeholder activation and empowerment in order to radically reframe coastal and marine economies. conference page here

9 – 10 November UK Seagrass Symposium

Taking place on the 9th and 10th November 2023 at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth; this two day event will bring together practitioners, scientists and communities from across the country.The event will cover the latest in UK seagrass conservation, including seagrass ecology, protection and restoration, case studies and success stories, alongside peer-to-peer learning exchanges. Register Here

12-17 November Microplastics workshop for early career researchers: Best practices and expert insights workshop, Ascona, Switzerland (abstract deadline: 14 May)

Are you working in the area of plastics or microplastic research as part of your PhD or Postdoc? Are you looking for a venue to discuss the latest research, experimental design or want to think about your future career possibilities with the skills you have learned during your studies? If so, this workshop is for you! We will learn about what to consider when preparing a publication, experimental conceptualization and design of experiments, analytical techniques, quality control, data visualization and contextualization. We will address fate, transport, ecotoxicology, and modeling of plastic particles. website here

15 November Futures from the frontiers of climate science

Keynote speaker | Dr Paul Behrens, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Dr Paul Behrens was one of the first to measure the enormous climate benefits of a shift towards plant-rich diets. Join his Frontiers Forum virtual event to hear how a Great Food Transition and other radical transformations can avert the climate crisis and steer humanity toward a hopeful, healthier future.Register for the session 

16 November , 10:00-10:45 AM CET – 2024 season of Climate Coffees

Mark Payne (DMI) –An experiment in Climate Service portability: implementing a Danish Climate Atlas in Ghana. Register here: Implementing a Danish Climate Atlas in Ghana Tickets, Thu, 16 Nov 2023 at 10.00 | Eventbrite 

19-24 November IMBIZO 7: Transitioning towards sustainable ocean governance by 2030: Commitments and Challenges, Morocco

IMBIZO is the Zulu word for ‘a gathering’. IMBeR IMBIZOs are designed to address current research topics, facilitate transdisciplinary research, and provide assessments of current understanding and future research needs. IMBIZOs are held every second year, and are relatively small conferences (around 120 people) that consist of concurrent workshops, each of which considers an important research topic. In addition, plenary presentations provide overviews for each workshop, and cross-cutting activities and poster sessions allow integration across workshops. Discussion sessions of current knowledge help to identify key questions or hot topics to be addressed by the IMBeR research community. Info will be here

22 – 24 November Second International Symposium on Plastics in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic Region, Iceland (abstract deadline: 1 May)

 The symposium will evaluate the present extent and nature of plastic pollution in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic regions and discuss its impact on ecosystems and communities. The origin of plastic litter, how it is transported to or in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic region and how breakdown processes are affecting the status of pollution will also be addressed. Finally the symposium will focus on possible mitigation methods and how they can be implemented and provide useful input to the ongoing negotiations on an international agreement on plastic pollution, and to other ongoing relevant international work to support protection of the marine environment. A high-level scientific steering committee has been established to assist in developing the program of the symposium. webpage here

5-7 December 13th MASTS Annual Science Meeting

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7 December , 10:00-10:45 AM CET – 2024 season of Climate Coffees

Shenjie Zhou (BAS)- Slowdown of Antarctic Bottom Water export driven by climatic wind and sea-ice changes.Register here: Climate Coffee with Shenjie Zhou Tickets, Thu, 7 Dec 2023 at 10.00 | Eventbrite


17-22 March – 7th International Zooplankton Symposium, Hobart, Tasmania

July 2024 – The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics will be hosted at the University of Aberdeen. SAVE THE DATE

21 – 29 March Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) 2024, Edinburgh [Save the Date]

The United Kingdom has been an IASC member country since 1991, and this will be the second time that the UK will host the ASSW, with the first one being in 2000, in Cambridge. Information will be uploaded here

10-12 April – UN Ocean Decade Conference,  Barcelona, Spain

The conference will be a key moment for governments, leaders, maritime sectors, philanthropy, universities, private sector, NGOs and more, to take stock of the achievements of the first three years of the Ocean Decade and define a collective vision for the coming years.

25-27 June – 10th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics (ISEH), Aberdeen [save the date, more to be announced]

Following arrival and a welcome reception, the main body of the symposium will comprise three full days of technical presentations, each day starting with a keynote lecture followed by the technical sessions organised in 3 or 4 parallel sessions. There will be poster sessions and/or “hot plots”, which are short (less than 5 minutes) presentations covering a single idea, method or result conveyed on a single slide. conference page

10-12 September – International Sea Lice Conference, Glasgow 

The 14th edition of the International Sea Lice Conference is coming back to Scotland and will be hosted at the Strathclyde University’s Technology and Innovation Centre. The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre – which led Scotland’s successful bid to host the event – are currently developing the programme for this event which will bring together experts from the world’s salmon farming regions to present and exchange knowledge on the parasite. Make sure to save the date and check for more updates on the the program and registration.

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