Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

Events

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

From February to July 2021, MASTS brought audiences a weekly free webinar which are now all freely available. Find out more here.

27 November REEF CONSERVATION UK Annual Meeting
registration will be £40 for students and £60 for non-students. The registration fee provides access to the full one-day event including tea/coffee, lunch and two free drinks at the drinks reception and ceilidh (optional) after the conference. register here
 
28 Nov – 5 Dec Black in Marine Science (BIMS) week 2021
a full lineup of events to celebrate Black Marine Scientists across the globe. On Sunday, Nov. 28, we ask that all Black Marine Scientists, introduce themselves on their favorite social media page using the #BIMSRollCall along with job and location! All events are free but feel free to donate. Most events will be available on Youtube Live. *Please register for the Workshops so that you can interact with the instructors and be a part of the breakout sessions (limit 100 participants via Zoom). More general information here
 
30 November 0930 – 1130 FISH INTEL Project Public Launch Event 
Please note that this event will be recorded and images or video from the event may be used by any of the FISH INTEL project partners for print, online or any media related to the project for internally and externally promoting this project. More about the project here. Register here
 
30 November 10:00 – 11:30 APPG Fisheries webinars Financial Resilience in Fishing Communities 

Incomes from fishing tend to be uncertain, influenced by catch successes, quota regulations, gear repairs and replacements, weather conditions, and other factors besides. This can lead to financial insecurities for members of the fishing industry, which can severely impact their health and wellbeing. Addressing this instability requires novel approaches to financial matters, both from fishermen and their communities, and the organisations that can support them. This online event will hear from organisations who have taken steps to build financial resilience amongst members of the fishing community. Their presentations will provide insights into the successes of strategies in coastal communities around the UK, and supply inspiration for replicating these efforts elsewhere. Sign up to attend this free online event here.

30 November 10:00 – 11:00 Interface webinar Building successful business-academic partnerships

In this session we will focus on the importance of knowledge exchange, the benefits academics can realise from engaging with industry and how initial transactional projects can be escalated for greater engagement and impact. We will hear best practice and experiences from both an academic and professional services perspective and as always there will be the opportunity to engage with our speakers through Q&A. This session is particularly focussed towards early career researchers who may be engaging or considering engaging with industry for the first time. Our guest speakers are: Dr. Jason Adair, Lecturer in Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling, Dr. Sandy Brownlee, Lecturer in Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling and Anna Paaso, UHI Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, University of Highlands and Islands. Please register here

30 November 16:00 – 15:00  U.S. Offshore Wind Synthesis of Environmental Effects Research (SEER) Webinar: Underwater Noise & Entanglement Considerations for Offshore Wind Farms
Through significant stakeholder outreach and engagement efforts, the SEER team identified a set of research topics pertinent to offshore wind development on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. The SEER team is now developing a corresponding set of educational research briefs that synthesize key issues, identify existing knowledge gaps, and prioritize future research needs. As part of this effort, the SEER team will be hosting a series of free, public webinars that will present findings from the briefs and feature panel discussions with subject matter experts, followed by question-and-answer periods. The first webinar will cover topics related to the first two research briefs that will be published as part of the SEER project: Underwater Noise Effects on Marine Life Associated with Offshore Wind Farms and Risk to Marine Life from Marine Debris and Floating Offshore Wind Cable Systems. register here
 
1 December: 8TH EMB FORUM – SUPPORTING THE OCEAN DECADE IN EUROPE
The 8th EMB Forum will be a hybrid event taking place in person at BluePoint Brussels and online on 1 December 2021. The topic will be “Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe” and the aim of the Forum will be to facilitate discussion between relevant European Ocean Decade stakeholders, including the science community and policy makers. We will discuss how we can best deliver a successful Ocean Decade. More information and links to register here
 
1/8/15December 08:00 – 11:00 open to all workshop: UK-Indonesia Research Network to Support Development of Marine Renewable Energy in Tropical Waters Registration Workshop 1
from Heriot Watt, Aquatera, the DataLab and MASTS this webinar will be part of a UK Indonsia Network workshop series. The aims of the workshop series are: 1. Identify wider stakeholders across Indonesia and the UK with interests in this focussed network;  2. Identify opportunities and challenges in developing marine renewable energy industry in Indonesia; 3. Initiation of an academic-industry collaboration network for marine renewable energy between UK and Indonesia to develop mutually beneficial technical and economic links towards the implementation of marine renewable energy for powering the Blue Economy in Indonesia. sign up here

December – Marine Socio-Ecological Systems: Navigating global change in the marine environment, Yokohama, Japan

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: closed

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

6 – 10 December world Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific: Investing in a blue economy (free)

Join over 2,000 attendees and hear from more than 100 speakers online, over the course of five days, in tailored discussions to catalyse the blue economy.Click here to explore the agenda and industry tracks. Sign up 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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8 December 08:00 – 11:00 open to all workshop: UK-Indonesia Research Network to Support Development of Marine Renewable Energy in Tropical Waters Registration Workshop 2
from Heriot Watt, Aquatera, the DataLab and MASTS this webinar will be part of a UK Indonsia Network workshop series. The aims of the workshop series are: 1. Identify wider stakeholders across Indonesia and the UK with interests in this focussed network;  2. Identify opportunities and challenges in developing marine renewable energy industry in Indonesia; 3. Initiation of an academic-industry collaboration network for marine renewable energy between UK and Indonesia to develop mutually beneficial technical and economic links towards the implementation of marine renewable energy for powering the Blue Economy in Indonesia. sign up here

8 December 13:00 – 15:00 Teaser event for marine socio-ecological systems (MSEAS) conference (webinar)

Invited Speakers: Rebecca Lent (International Whaling Commission, IWC), Yinji Li (School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University, Japan), Amanda Schadeberg (Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group & Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands), Olivier Thébaud (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, Ifremer). Following the talks from our four exciting speakers listed above there will be a moderated Q&A session. Joining information here

8-9 December ETP Annual Conference 2021: A Sustainable Energy Conference for Emerging Researchers, online. Deadline for abstracts: closed

Every year, the ETP Annual Conference provides PhD and Early Career Researchers the platform to disseminate their sustainable energy research. This year, we will be holding the event online, and we are inviting sustainable energy PhD students and Early Career Researchers based anywhere in the world to submit an abstract to present at the conference, along with ETP’s own researchers. To submit an abstract complete the abstract template which can be found here and submit to [email protected] More information here/  Call for abstracts flyer Abstract template 

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

9 December 12:00 – 13:00 MarSocSci, SMMR and MSCC seminar: Ethnicity and the marine

In collaboration with the Marine Social Science Network (MarSocSci) and Sustainable Management of Marine Resources (SMMR), the MSCC Social Science Task group are planning a series of seminars on EDI (Equality, Diversity and Equality) and the marine environment. This is to promote understanding of the relationship between EDI and the marine environment and how these influence engagements with marine and coastal spaces. The seminars will provide an opportunity to learn from and engage with other experts, including accomplished researchers and practitioners, and share best practice and establish evidence gaps. This forthcoming seminar will deal with the topic of Ethnicity and Race, and will welcome presentations from Dr Anjana Khatwa and Zandile Ndhlovu from The Black Mermaid Foundation. 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

15 December 08:00 – 11:00 open to all workshop: UK-Indonesia Research Network to Support Development of Marine Renewable Energy in Tropical Waters Registration Workshop 2
from Heriot Watt, Aquatera, the DataLab and MASTS this webinar will be part of a UK Indonsia Network workshop series. The aims of the workshop series are: 1. Identify wider stakeholders across Indonesia and the UK with interests in this focussed network;  2. Identify opportunities and challenges in developing marine renewable energy industry in Indonesia; 3. Initiation of an academic-industry collaboration network for marine renewable energy between UK and Indonesia to develop mutually beneficial technical and economic links towards the implementation of marine renewable energy for powering the Blue Economy in Indonesia. sign up here

15 December 14:00 – 15:00 MarSocSci, SMMR and MSCC seminar: Disability and access
This series seeks to promote understanding of the relationship between EDI and the marine environment and how they influence societal engagement with marine and coastal spaces. Speakers: Dr Sheena Asthana (University of Plymouth) and Geoff Holt (CEO Wet wheels foundation).The seminars will provide an opportunity to learn from and engage with other experts, including accomplished researchers and practitioners, and share best practice and establish evidence gaps. Register here

16 December 11:00 am (UK Time) – Marine Biology Live: Winter Special – Marine Science in the Mediterranean – Arianna Liconti & MBA Mediterranean SIG

Bringing us to the Winter Recess, this Marine Biology Live special session is curated by the MBA Mediterranean Special Interest Group and will include talks and Q&A from marine science professionals working in the region. register here

2022

4-7 January, Swansea 70th Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society
As a first for the BPS annual meeting, we’re pleased to be able to offer both in person and online attendance options, which we hope will provide flexible, sustainable, and access-enhancing alternatives. We are looking forward to seeing you – in person or virtually  –  on the Welsh Riviera in January. Book your place at the 70th Annual Meeting now! Registration deadline: 15th December 2021. Members: £120 in person; £30 online. Non-members: £135 in person; £45 online. Register here or  Explore the programme

12 – 14 January Society for Marine Mammalogy UK & Ireland Regional Student Chapter 16th Annual Conference (sign up and abstract deadline: closed)

Registration is now open for the 16th Annual UKIRSC conference. Registration and abstract submission will close on 12th November 2021. More information and sign up here

15 January Ocean ARTic project performance: Light Water is Black Water, Queen Hall, Edinburgh

Associate Artist Michael Begg will brign his Black Glass Ensemble to a Queen’s Hall audience for the first time to perform his work “Light Water is Black Water” from his involvement in the Ocean ARTic Project with MASTS, Blue Action and Creative Informatics.  Book tickets here

18 – 20 January – Coastal Futures 2022 Innovation for Ocean Recovery – A virtual conference

There will be the usual wide-ranging coverage on the major issues affecting the coastal and marine environment – and the main programme themes are set out below. The overarching theme will be Innovation for Ocean Recovery and the programme will outline the ambitious scales of change we need to meet the urgent challenges we face. In responding to COP26 and the events of the last year many people will be setting out clearly what they want to see change. There will be Six Keynotes including: The response to COP26  – UK’s approach to International marine programmes – Innovation -The Natural Capital Ecosystem Assessment Programme – American perspectives on action. Programme PublishedBook 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…

14 – 16 February, Sopot, Poland International Ocean Data Conference 2022 – The Data We Need for the Ocean We Want (abstract deadline: closed)

The main objectives of the Conference will be (i) to consider regional and global strategies and policy needed to achieve the digital ecosystem; (ii) to discuss existing and required technological developments and their implementation; and (iii) to identify future directions in ocean data and information management.  The mentioned objectives will furthermore be considered within the multi-sectoral vision of the Ocean Decade. SESSION 1: GLOBAL STRATEGIES AND POLICY / SESSION 2: IMPLEMENTING THE DIGITAL COMMONS / SESSION 3: LOOKING FORWARD. Suggested topics for each of the Sessions are listed on https://oceandataconference.org/programme/
We note that for Session 4 (Delivering the Ocean Decade Vision) no abstracts are invited. more info here

All abstracts should be submitted electronically via HERE, until the deadline: closed.

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

4 – 8 April – 6th Conference on Wind energy and Wildlife impacts

Organized for you in the Netherlands by Bureau Waardenburg and the Dutch government. Together with the scientific advisory committee the program will engage scientists, the wind industry and governmental organizations. We are keen to bring people from industry and governments onboard and facilitate interaction with researchers of wind and wildlife impacts. Together we will find practical solutions for harmony between wildlife and renewables projects: science-led and effective solutions in the Dutch dunes! Early Bird registration is open until 31 January 2022

26-28 April – 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:closed

9-12 May – Fourth ICES PICES Early Career Scientist Conference, Canada (deadline for abstracts: 17th December)

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. read the abstracts themes here

3 – 7 May The International Society for Ecological Modelling Global Conference 2022: Ecological Models for Tomorrow’s Solutions, Canada (Abstract deadline: closed)

ISEM 2022 aims to provide insights into the current state of the field of ecological modelling, and also highlight the major challenges in supporting adaptive management implementation. We invite contributions that present novel strategies to improve the contribution of models to environmental management, including the development of ecological model ensembles, novel uncertainty analysis techniques, Bayesian inference methods, emerging techniques of data assimilation and model optimization. More information about topics for abstracts and symposiums here

9 – 13 May –  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

19 – 20 May European Maritime Day 2022, Ravenna, Italy

European Maritime Day (EMD), targeting professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia, is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy, the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’!

EMD 2022 will take place as a physical event in the modern conference center Pala de André in Ravenna. It will be co-organised by the European Commission, the City of Ravenna and the Region of Emilia Romagna. We offer an interesting programme (more information will follow shortly) with great networking opportunities for the maritime stakeholders: High-level plenary sessions including inspirational speakers, leadership exchanges and stakeholders’ workshops, pitch stage sessions presenting success blue projects, an exhibition, B2B meetings and networking activities. As in the previous years, stakeholders’ workshops are at the core of the conference. For 2022 we are planning to accommodate 20 high-quality workshops (5 time slots with 4 workshops running in parallel). Read the call for organising a workshop at EMD 2022 and apply via this link (deadline 5 December 2021).

19 – 24 June, Granada, Spain special session on Environmental Hydraulics related to Aquaculture at the 39th IAHR World Congress (deadline for special session abstracts 15 December)

The rapid expansion of aquaculture industries globally in recent decades is challenged by a number of environmental concerns, including nutrient enrichment and waste dispersion, disease infestations and spreading, and sea floor deterioration below the farms. This session looks to receive original contributions from research groups and aquaculture industry covering topics such as flow (wave and current) interactions with aquaculture structures; near and far-field mass transport and mixing processes; sea-lice and pathogen dispersal; particulate waste transport, deposition and entrainment processes; mixing zone regulation for aquaculture effluents; and relevant field scale monitoring and/or modelling techniques. Details of all the special sessions are given at https://iahrworldcongress.org/confirmed-special-sessions/

1 – 8 September – IMPAC5 International Marine Protected Area Congress, Vancouver

Join us in Vancouver, Canada for the 5th International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5), a global forum that brings together ocean conservation professionals and high-level officials to inform, inspire and act on marine protected areas. Proposal: closed. More here

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