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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

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 2024 Webinar Series

Delve Deeper #2: Shaving Private Ryan – a Sea Urchin’s War against Ocean Stressors

Discover the depths of marine science research with Delve Deeper, a thought-provoking 2024 webinar series curated by MASTS. Immerse yourself in the latest marine research, engage with interdisciplinary dialogues, and become an integral part of our growing community. With themes spanning Environmental Impact, Resource Exploration, Technological Advancements, and Coastal Sustainability, each episode promises an exciting […]

Event Series SMMR-Net Webinars

SMMR-Net Webinar: “Interdisciplinarity in Coastal Research”

The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) Network is excited to host another free Lunchtime Webinar! This month one of the UKRI-funded SMMR projects is taking the floor: ________ Interdisciplinarity in coastal research: reflections and insights from early career researchers In this session early career researchers from the "Co-Benefit Solutions for Resilient Coasts" (Co-Opt) […]

Event Series 2024 Webinar Series

Delve Deeper #3: From Pearl Formation to Shellfish Reefs

Discover the depths of marine science research with Delve Deeper, a thought-provoking 2024 webinar series curated by MASTS. Immerse yourself in the latest marine research, engage with interdisciplinary dialogues, and become an integral part of our growing community. With themes spanning Environmental Impact, Resource Exploration, Technological Advancements, and Coastal Sustainability, each episode promises an exciting […]

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2024

17 January 12.00 -13.00 UTC  ScAN webinar: Arctic Vessel Traffic is Increasing, What Does This Mean for Arctic Cetacean Species?” – Register here

  • The Scottish Arctic Network (ScAN) invite you to join their first webinar series. This FREE talk will be by Emily Hague from Heriot-Watt University, and will take place on MS Teams. Booking essential. 

24 January MCCIP evidence reviews and webinar: Seabirds and Waterbirds and Coastal and Marine Transport and Infrastructure  Register here

The UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) is hosting its fourth ‘rolling evidence’ webinar, focusing this time on seabirds and waterbirds, and coastal and marine transport and infrastructure. Hear about current and future climate change impacts, our confidence in the evidence, key challenges and emerging issues, and ask our lead authors your questions in this highly interactive session.

30 January  3.00 pm – 4.00 pm Online workshop on climate smart marine spatial planning in the UKOTs  Register here

The workshop will provide a summary of the 2021 MCCIP UKOT climate change assessment, plans for the new project,an introduction to climate smart marine spatial planning and its potential application in the UKOTs, a Q and A session,and how you can stay involved.

30 January 12.30 p.m – 13.15 p.m. Restoration Toolkit

SMEEF invites you to an introductory webinar for our newly launched ‘Restoration Toolkit’ on the 30th Jan at 1230-1315. The toolkit helps to bring together key information about designing or running marine enhancement projects. If you want to learn more about the Restoration Toolkit and how to can help your project, please sign up  HERE

7 Feb SDG 14.4 is four years late – is anything being done? Register Here

SDG 14.4 states that we should end overfishing and illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by 2020. We have not yet managed this. Is anything being done – does anyone care? The fish care, and so do we!

EVERYFISH is an EU project working on creating technologies to reach SDG 14.4, using for example AI to monitor and register the catches to benefit the fishers, the fish, and the control agencies. Challenges include the maturity of the technologies, different national regulations and international agreements, and not least the diverse needs of the stakeholders.

1 February Marine Protected Areas for Climate Resilience” Register here

For this critical and highly anticipated conversation, we’ll be taking a deep dive into how Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) can contribute to climate resilience and bringing together expert panelists from multiple European organisations:

7 February  @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm  SMMR-Net Webinar “The Marine Planning Problem”  (Register here)

The Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (SMMR) Network is excited to host Dr Heather Ritchie, Lecturer in Planning at the Queen’s University Belfast for this free online Lunchtime Webinar!

8 February Global EbA Fund: 7th Cohort & upcoming webinars

Register here for one of our upcoming Get to Know the Global EbA Fund webinar on Thursday, 8 February at 3pm/Suva

13 & 15 February 8 February Global EbA Fund: 7th Cohort & upcoming webinars

Register here for any of the two webinars taking place on Tuesday, 13 February at 10am Bogota/4pm Paris / 6pm Nairobi and Thursday, 15 February  at 11am Paris/1pm Nairobi/5pm Bangkok

22 February UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy & Science Research Symposium

The symposium will be aligned to the themes of the Centre, such as, but not limited to, water, climate, development, sustainability, environmental change, adaptation, water and health, water and energy, and water and food. Submission of presentations/posters deadline: 23:59 on Tuesday 9 January 2024
Acceptance of presentations/posters confirmed: Monday 15 January 2024

24 February 9:30am – 4:30pm – ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyor Course

Format: Online, via Zoom
Cost: £120
Details: ORCA’s dedicated Marine Mammal Surveyor volunteers play a crucial role for ORCA, donating their valuable time so that important marine mammal habitats can be studied and monitored on diverse sea crossings in UK and European waters.More information here

1 March Distance Learning – Delve Deeper – Newcastle University

A distance learning course in Marine Biology. This six-month programme explains the biology and ecology of marine organisms.Five monthly internet-based modules cover the coasts of the UK, open oceans, polar seas, tropical coral reefs, creatures of the deep and other topics.Participants can download and work through content, and complete online assessments. Apply here

4 March Behavioural Research UK – ONLINE LAUNCH EVENT

The ESRC-funded Behavioural Research UK (BR-UK) online launch event takes place on 4th March this year, between 10-11.30am. The Hub will be vital in expanding interdisciplinary research into human behaviour and climate change and environmental sustainability, amongst other core societal issues. We would be delighted if you and your colleagues were able to attend this launch event, considering your association with the ESRC network.

11 March  12:00 to 19:00 –  The Role of Seabed Mapping in Ocean Science 

As part of their Ocean Science Policy programme, the Royal Society is co-hosting an event with the UK Centre for Seabed Mapping on The Role of Seabed Mapping in Ocean Science at the Royal Society in London.In order to attend, please follow this link to submit your application by 15:00 on Wednesday 7 February.

11 March Supergen ORE Hub Webinar: The impacts of wind energy extraction on the physics and primary production in Scottish shelf waters Register here

This webinar will explore the current findings and updates from the Physics-to-Ecosystem Level Assessment of Impacts of Offshore Windfarms Project (PELAgIO).

Speakers: Arianna Zampollo and Professor Beth Scott (University of Aberdeen)

13 March – Workshop – Sensing Technologies for Emerging Blue Economy – More details here

This one-day networking workshop will bring together relevant cross-sectorial communities to promote and accelerate innovations of sensing technologies in the blue economy areas in the UK.

In this event, we have invited key technology experts from industries, researchers, and innovators to give talks and share their expertise & opinions on subjects relating to the following thematic topics (event agenda will be published once all speakers are finalised in the near future):

  • blue economy market, needs, and opportunities for sensing technologies
  • state of the art sensing technologies for the blue economy
  • emerging and novel sensing technologies for the blue economy
  • relevant innovation funding opportunities in the UK

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

12-24 March 2024 – Annual Conference – Novel & Natural Species & Habitats Register here

We’re delighted to announce that the next PMNHS conference will be held in Bournemouth from the 22nd to the 24th March 2024. The theme is on Novel and Natural Species and Habitats and interested speakers are welcome to contact Roger on [email protected] if they would like to present at the conference.

The abstract form is available to download here. The deadline for returning these abstracts 16th February 2024.

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.

14 – 19 April Vegetated coastal ecosystems: Bridging disciplines to understand Blue carbon dynamics under global change

Blue carbon session at EGU will be held on 14 – 19 th April 2024 ,Vienna, Austria & Online. Abstract submissions are now open. Apply here

15 – 19 April EIMR ’24 Conference 

Registrations are open now for Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables conference 2024. Register here

10- 12 April Ocean Decade Conference  Barcelona -Spain

2024 Ocean Decade Conference, which will be hosted by the Government of Spain in Barcelona from 10 – 12 April 2024, will bring together the global Ocean Decade community and partners to celebrate and take stock of progress, and set joint priorities for the future. Register here

20 22  May – Estuaries & Coasts of North-west England, ECSA Focus meeting 2024

The 2024 ECSA Focus meeting will look at the Estuaries and Coasts of North-West England. The area covered will be Morecambe Bay, the West Cumbria Coast and its Rivers, and the Solway Firth including South-West Scotland.The meeting will be held between 20-22 May 2024 at the University of Cumbria’s Fusehill Campus in Carlisle.Offers of presentations and posters are now welcome. If you are interested, please send brief details to Andrew Wither who will also be pleased to answer any other queries in connection with the event.Andrew Wither  [email protected](link sends e-mail)  07503 091045

28 – 31 May Stochastic Models and Experiments in Ecology and Biology (SMEEB 2024)-submission deadline is March 1st 2024

SMEEB 2024, will take place in person at the Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila (Italy).This conference aims to bring together scientists and students with varying backgrounds (theoreticians and experimentalists), interested in macroecology, microbial ecology and evolutionary biology, to discuss recent research topics and exchange methods and ideas. More Infor here

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

27 -28 June –11th PRIMaRE Conference 2024 -Abstract submission is now open

the11th PRIMaRE Conference, to be held at the University of Southampton, on Thurs 27 and Fri 28 June 2024. To find out more and submit your abstract, please go to https://energy.soton.ac.uk/11th-primare-conference-2024/. The deadline for abstract submission is 29 March 2024. Conference topics:

  •     Tidal/ocean current turbines
  •     Wave energy devices
  •     Offshore wind energy
  •     Tidal range schemes
  •     Oscillating water columns
  •     Ocean thermal energy conversion

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

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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