Events and Webinars

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

Every Wednesday at 13:00 UK time, MASTS brings a freely available marine science webinar. Check out the full MASTS 2021 webinar programme series here

21 - 22 April - Scottish Renewables: Offshore Wind Conference 2021

This conference will bring together senior decision-makers and map out how we can deliver the current pipeline of projects speedily and effectively - and where the opportunities lie in the development of those projects. The conference will provide both the latest industry insights on supply chain and consenting, as well as thought-leadership for the defining year ahead. More information and sign up here

19 - 23 April - MEDIN online workshop: Marine Data Management, Governance and the MEDIN toolset.

The course will take place over 5 days from the 19th to the 23rd of April​, with live lessons in the morning and independent learning in the afternoons. Places are limited so please register on OceanTeacher Global Academy here as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. This training course is suitable for anyone responsible for collecting or managing marine environmental data in the public sector, industry or for education or research. Sign up here

19-30 April - EGU General Assembly 2021

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2021 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences. vEGU21 will be a fully virtual meeting. Sessions include - Climate literacy: Learning, education, methods and roadmaps Ticket prices and registration here. Early bird available until March 31st 2021. 

20 April 17:00 - 18:00 - The Marine Social Science Network: Promoting understanding of people’s relationship with the sea

This webinar will discuss the importance of the marine social sciences, how the marine social sciences are being applied in different contexts, and ways the MarSocSci network supports the practice and application of the marine social sciences. Sign up here

20 April - SAGES webinar: From Ice Age to A83

We invite you on a journey. Travel back in time to explore a land of ice and rock, and learn more about how Scotland’s landscape was carved and shaped by the last age. Move forward to the future, to discover how scientific understanding can help build climate-resilient road networks of the future. Travel alongside Scotland’s geoscientists through the glens, and view the country from a different perspective. Sign up here

20 April  18:00 - NAAFE 2021 webinar: COVID-19 offer an opportunity to restructure fisheries markets?

The pandemic’s socioeconomic effects on fishing and fishing populations must be analyzed in order to restructure fishing operations, markets, and policies to help vulnerable sectors. This webinar panel will present and discuss: 1.The fisheries sector’s initial responses to pandemic “lockdown” conditions as it faced new financial, health and safety, and commercial requirements; 2. The search for new ways to deal with market impacts of the crisis; and 3. Actions needed to adapt and find new markets as the pandemic extends further into the future. More information here

20 April 20:00 - 21:45 - How Ocean Based Solutions Contribute to Net-Zero

An event of the Friends of the Ocean and Climate in advance of the Leaders Summit on Climate. Speakers will demonstrate their commitment to ambitious ocean-climate action and highlight how they are leveraging ocean-based solutions—including scaling up offshore renewable energy, reducing emissions from shipping, and protecting and restoring blue carbon ecosystems—to help eliminate carbon pollution. They will also discuss increasing resilience through initiatives such as marine protected areas and climate-ready fisheries. Keynote: Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry, United States. More information here

21 April 13:00 - MASTS webinar with Dan Goldberg (Uni. Of Edinburgh): The role of ice shelves in Antarctic ice-sheet stability

The Antarctic coastline is fringed by large floating ice shelves, often the size of cities or larger. They play a crucial role as a stopgap against the acceleration of the ice sheet, and their thinning or loss can accelerate the Antarctic Ice Sheet's contribution to sea levels. Many of these ice shelves are exposed to relatively warm waters originating from farther the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, causing high rates of melting on their undersides. I will discuss my efforts over the last several years to understand this process at Smith Glacier, a fast-thinning outlet glacier in West Antarctica. Sign up here

21 April 13:00 - 14:00 - webinar: The role of the EU in Ocean Diplomacy

The role of the EU in all these fora will be key to determine the future direction of ocean governance; it therefore becomes critical that coordinated actions are taken at all levels of ocean diplomacy. This event therefore aims at outlining and informing the EU’s position on these processes to allow for integrated and coordinated decisions that will determine the future of our oceans. More information here

21 April 16:00 - 17:00 - MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series:  Institutional Arrangements for the BBNJ Agreement – where are we now? 

Presenter: Nichola Clark Principal Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts. Joining information here

21-22 April - 10th European Algae Industry Summit, Iceland

This edition will focus on improving production methods, both from an efficiency and a sustainable perspective, with case studies from key players of each segment bringing forward their experience. Find out more here

22 April - NZOC: Future Research Platforms as Data Hubs in a Connected World

Future low emission ships will be linked to researchers on land, and to autonomous vehicles at sea, through an integrated data environment that will include models and observations. This workshop forms part of the NZOC Future Data Ecosystems work package and will: examine trends across the whole data lifecycle, explore how data could be used to enable more intelligent operation of oceanographic platforms, seek to understand how the overlap in scientific and commercial interest could enhance the efficiency of data gathering and mitigate against obsolescence and consider cybersecurity risks. Sign up here

22 April 10:00 - 14:00 Expanding & Exploring the “T” in MASTS

The purpose of the workshop is to provide an exchange on areas of technology that impact the marine environment and/or marine industries. This workshop will provide an opportunity for members of the MASTS community to come together for professional exchange on topics. Sign up here

22 April 17:00 - 18:15 - IMarEST Webinar: Subsea Mining Technologies and Developments

A webinar by the IMarEST's North East Coast Joint Branch. Speaker: Keith Hutchinson - Senior Consultant in Whole Ship Design and Naval Architecture with Safinah Group. The impact of subsea mining technologies, both extraction and processing, on vessel design will be examined with respect to the work of naval architects, marine and electrical engineers. Hence, how diverse and often conflicting design / operational criteria are addressed coherently within the design process will be considered. Sign up here

22 April 19:00 - NOAA & UN Ocean Science Decade webinar: What a Scientist Needs to Know

The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development officially began on January 1, 2021. But what does that mean for scientists? What does the United Nations have to do with hurricane modelling or coral reef data? How can my research be related to this world-wide initiative? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this UN Decade 101 for Scientists. More information here

22 - 23 April 13:00 - Oceansoda Satellite Oceanographic Datasets for Acidification Workshop

Participate in our upcoming ESA OceanSODA stakeholder workshop (April 22nd and 23rd). The workshop is designed to have an open dialogue about the role of satellite observations for ocean acidification research and its management and mitigation. We have lined up a series of speakers to represent key stakeholder groups (inc. IUCN, Ocean Conservancy, OA Alliance and GOA-ON), but we would like to broaden these perspectives with everyones participation in the stakeholder and panel discussion Q&A sessions, as well as during the open floor session.  Sign up here via email

27 April  18:00 - NAAFE 2021 webinar: Mechanisms to improve the efficiency of recreational fishing 

This webinar will focus on efforts to develop and test management approaches that use angler-specific information to create incentives for higher-value harvesting patterns. Currently, most recreational fisheries are managed with uniform policies, applied over a large set of heterogeneous anglers. The economic net benefits from recreational fishing can potentially be improved with more tailored and flexible management approaches. Specifically, we seek policies that can (1) improve economic efficiency in the recreational sector, conditional on current allocations, and (2) create potential pathways for more efficient inter-sector allocation (i.e., between commercial and recreational sectors).  More information here

28 April 13:00 - MASTS webinar with Richard Lilley (Project Seagrass): Seagrass Restoration in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities?

Sign up here

3 -5 May - 9th EuroGOOS International conference

Advances in Operational Oceanography: Expending Europe's ocean observing and forecasting capacity.  Topics and more: Exploiting new trends and innovations in ocean observing technologies for improved oceanographic services; Building a sustained and fit-for-purpose European Ocean Observing SystemSupporting the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the European Green DealImproving knowledge and information on ocean health and climate services; Creating synergies between European ocean observing networks and initiatives and integrating data and knowledge for societal benefits. Registration is now open here

4 - 5 May - International Surface Velocimetry Workshop

This three-day theoretical and technical workshop will address non-contact surface velocity methods for the determination of river and floodplain flows. Register here and abstracts information

4 May 18:00 - NAAFE 2021 webinar: Fishing communities at a crossroads: Can they survive future crises?

The COVID-19 pandemic and related economic impacts have brought the resiliency of coastal communities into greater focus and highlighted the vulnerability of seafood trade and supply chains to large-scale shocks. In order for coastal communities to be equipped to meet future socio-environmental crises, it is necessary to take a deeper look at how fisheries management, marine spatial planning, labor diversification, labor mobility, and linkages between marine-related industries and alternative economic activities (e.g., aquaculture, shipping, tourism) influence coastal communities’ well-being. This seminar provides a forum for homing in on the challenges faced by coastal communities and opportunities for building resilience.  More information here

5 May 13:00 – MASTS webinar with Kristina Barclay (Ocean Acidification Community of Practice, Canada): Canada’s Ocean Acidification Community of Practice

The MEOPAR Ocean Acidification Community of Practice (OA CoP) was formed in 2018, with the overarching goal of sharing OA knowledge and improving linkages between knowledge creators and end-users across Canada. The OA CoP is funded by MEOPAR (Canada’s Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network) and is led by two Co-Leads, Dr. Helen Gurney-Smith (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) and Dr. Brent Else (University of Calgary), and a Coordinator, Dr. Kristina Barclay (University of Calgary, MEOPAR), with guidance from an interdisciplinary Steering Committee from across the country. OA CoP objectives include the development of: OA knowledge transfer and community engagement via accessible content, resources, and databases, and best-practices for OA data collection and sharing involving research groups, stake-holders, and community-based research. We will present some of our key activities to date, our new online resources and blog series, as well as updates on the development of future projects. Current and future activities are focused on increasing online content and resources to foster OA CoP awareness and engagement, the development of a low-cost OA sensor package to aid aquaculture operations and larger monitoring efforts, conducting regional vulnerability assessments, and participation in partner OA organizations, including the GOA-ON North American Hub, the OA Information Exchange, DFO-NOAA OA Working Groups, the OA Alliance, and MEOPAR. Sign up here

5 May - European and Africa node of GeoHab Annual General Meeting (Abstract submission closes 26th March)

The programme will be released 16th April. For undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral student whose research involves marine geological, habitat and/or biological mapping. American node: 3 & 4 May, Asia & Pacific Node: 11 May. The event is free. More information can be found here

10 May 13:00 - 15:00 - Energy Innovation Emporium 2021: Accelerating the Contribution of Ocean Energy to Net Zero from ETP & Wave Energy Scotland

The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you by ETP. This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users. Sign up here

11 May 10:00 - 13:00 - AGM of the NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries (Session 1 and 2)

This event will be conducted on Zoom. The timings for the 11th - 12th May are 10:00 to 13:00. this year’s meeting will cover a wide range of topics including the NERC fleet, the Net Zero Oceanographic Capability Scoping Project (NZOC), development work in AUVs, the COVID-19 legacy, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, the UK G7 Presidency, global oceanography programmes, international engagement, the next generation of marine scientists and the funding landscape for marine science. Join this free event here

11 May 18:00 - NAAFE 2021 webinar: Should we harvest fish from the Ocean Twilight Zone?

The Ocean Twilight Zone, a fascinating part of the ocean hosting some of the world's most bizarre-looking and prolific organisms, is key to carbon sequestration and food webs supporting commercially valuable fisheries. The increasing commercial interest for harvesting mesopelagic fish to meeting growing demand for aquaculture feed and nutraceuticals, along with the lack of institutional arrangements to protect high seas resources, highlights the needs for the global community to understand intriguing trade-offs and necessary conditions for sustainable exploitation. With natural-sciences considerations thus far dominating these discussions, we invite you to join us for an interactive 2-hour webinar that draws from lessons learned, past successes and failures that are key to shaping management and governance paths forward.  More information here

12 May 10:00 - 13:00 AGM of the NOC Association of Marine Science National Capability Beneficiaries (Session 3, 4 and 5)

Session Three - 2021 the ‘Super Year’- UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development,UN Climate Change Conference COP26 and the UK G7 Presidency // Session Four - Global Oceanography Programmes // Session Five- The next generation of marine scientists & the funding landscape for UK marine science. Sign up here

12 May 13:00 - MASTS webinar with Marilena Oltmanns (National Oceanography Centre) - How does the Arctic affect our weather? Fresh perspectives on a long-standing question

Sign up here

13 May - GeoHab Annual General Meeting (Abstract submission closes 26th March)

The programme will be released 16th April. For undergraduate, Masters, or Doctoral student whose research involves marine geological, habitat and/or biological mapping. The event is free. More information can be found here

17 - 21 May - 2nd International Conference on the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers

Join us for the 2nd International Conference on the Mental Health & Wellbeing of Postgraduate Researchers. We’ll hear the latest developments in research and effective practices to support the mental health & wellbeing of postgraduate researchers and university staff. Tickets and more imformation here

18 - 21 May - Ocean Visions 2021 Summit: Towards a Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions, online.

This event will bring together a multi-sector community of researchers, innovators, decision-makers, funders, and more to develop roadmaps for solving great ocean challenges including ocean-based solutions to climate, equitable coastal solutions strategies for resilience and adaptation, marine circular economies, ocean & human health, and how to transform research from academia into sustainable businesses. The online Summit will be held virtually on the campus of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA, between May 18-21, 2021. The summit is linked and co-organized with satellite virtual campuses in Hobart, Australia, Cape Town, South Africa, Mindelo, Cabo Verde, and Kiel, Germany. Sign up here

19 May 13:00 - MASTS webinar with Pride in Polar Research, BAS - Minority Representation in Polar Research: Pride in Polar Research

Sign up here

19 May - MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series: Capacity building and the BBNJ Agreement

Presenter: Dr. Harriet Harden-Davies Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS). Joining information here

20 -21 May - European Maritime Day

Co-organised with the City of Den Helder, the Province of Noord-Holland and the Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat. An annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. Read the PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME with the high level policy sessions and the workshops organized by maritime stakeholders on 20 maritime themes on  European Maritime Day website and register to join the first hybrid EMD.

20 May 12:00 - 13:00 - European Marine Webinar: Big Data and ocean CO2 measurements 

The value chain of ocean CO2 measurements. Speaker: Dr Dorothee Bakker is an Associate Professor in Marine Biogeochemistry, in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Sign up here

20 May 10:00 - 11:30 - APPG Fisheries: UK Fishing and Offshore Wind

This event will explore how the UK fisheries and offshore wind sectors can co-exist and both bring benefits to society, through collaborative marine planning and constructive engagement. Demand for offshore wind is growing at an especially rapid rate, which raises challenges for integration with other marine uses such as fishing. It takes a holistic approach to ensure that the marine environment is used equitably and sustainably, which is why sophisticated marine planning is crucial. This relies upon strong collaborative efforts from a number of diverse sectors and stakeholders. More information here


22 May - Ocean Literacy Festival (open call for contributions)

Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the EU4Ocean Atlantic & North Sea basin community is organising the first Ocean Literacy Festival, which will showcase initiatives and activities from all European countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The Festival will take place back-to-back with the annual European Maritime Day conference. More information here 

24-30 May - Invasive Species Week

Watch out for posts on social media from Marine Scotland about Scotland's work on marine invasive species on Tuesday 25th. Deadline for anyone working on Scottish invasive marine species to come forward: 30th April. 

26 May 13:00 - MASTS webinar with Daniela Diz (Heriot Watt Uni.) - The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and its Implications to International Ocean Governance

Sign up here

27 - 28 May - 9th Deep Sea Mining Summit, London

This event will bring together a large array of solution providers, upcoming deep sea miners, members from the scientific community, and those within allied industries wanting to learn more about the opportunities within this emerging marketplace. More information on speakers, agenda and tickets here

1 June - Virtual  Early Career Ocean Professional Day with UN Ocean Decade

V.ECOP Day is a 24h live event following the sun around the world and it aims to engage ECOPs from all around the world and from a variety of professional disciplines to showcase their ocean related work, activities and contributions to the UN Ocean Decade as ECOPs are the ones who are taking the Decade forward and will become the ocean leaders of the future! V.ECOP Day is designed as a platform so that you can present your ideas, proposals and activities for the UN Ocean Decade to a large community of stakeholders and potentially get involved in larger-scale programs and actions. Organized by the German Marine Research Consortium & the ECOP Program with generous support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada & the EU’s Framework Program for Research and Innovation. To contribute please submit a proposal via the Call for Livestream Moderators and Program Contributors or to find out more, see here

1 - 8 June - Too Big to Ignore: Small-Scale Fisheries Open House – World Ocean Week 2021

we’re inviting groups, organizations or networks that represent or work with small-scale fishing communities to organize a session for the ‘Small-Scale Fisheries Open House’ event. The proposed session can cover any small-scale fisheries topic in a country, countries, or in a region, as long as it is situated within the broad context of ‘Life and livelihoods’, the official theme of the 2021 WOW. The open house will help shape the upcoming International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in 2022, as well as the 4th World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress to be held in the same year. More information here

8 June - SeaScotland: "Our Ocean and Society"

Through presentations and interactive discussion sessions, our conference aims to: 

  • Explore the role of communities in the priority themes of ocean recovery, the circular economy and climate change.
  • Enhance the capacity of communities, including young people, to engage in transformative action to tackle the climate and nature crises
  • Explore opportunities to build on new and existing initiatives to drive ocean recovery in Scotland.

Sign up for this event here

14 - 16 June - EMODnet Open Conference and Jamboree 2021

EMODnet partners, data providers and users will connect across stakeholder communities and look ahead to help us design and implement EMODnet next phase to 2030 and beyond. To start the week, the Open Conference will provide a unique opportunity to recognise and further develop existing and emerging partnerships, and to listen to marine data providers and users experiences and appreciation of the value of EMODnet data, data products and services, and what can be done further to optimise the user experience.
Check out the programme and pre-register here.

14 - 18 June - INCISE2021 - Canyons: human connections to the deep sea

Submarine canyons are important features along the world’s continental margins. They create heterogeneity in the terrain and provide the main pathway for sediment and pollutant transport from the shelf to the deep sea. Although long known, their study has always been a challenge because of their complicated morphology and extreme terrain. The conference format will consist of two 2.5-hour sessions per day over the course of the week. Each session will consist of oral presentations (12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions) and a poster session. Tickets and more information here

17 - 18 June - Structures in the Marine Environment 2021 conference (SIME) (Abstract deadline: 16th April)

Supported by MASTS: Academics, stakeholders, industry and government representatives and interested parties are invited to come together for talks, e-posters, networking and discussion about man-made structures already within the marine ecosystem, and any new infrastructures that may be put in place over the coming decades. Let’s talk about the impacts, benefits and implications of these structures, and discuss how we can accelerate our understanding to support policy and regulatory decisions. Register here // Abstract template and info here

21 June 13:00 - 15:00 - Energy Innovation Emporium 2021: Local Energy Systems Delivering Net Zero & Just Energy Transition ETP & Energy Systems Catapult

The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you by ETP. This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users. Sign up here

21 - 22 June - MASTS NEHM workshop on Experimental Modelling

An online event held on two afternoons. Monday 21st June: Institutional discussions on experimental facilities and equipment. Tuesday 22nd June: Scientific research presentations showcasing current research activities. If you would like to present and/or attend please click here  

23 June -  Scottish Renewables: Marine Conference

Anyone with an interest in the development and growth of Scotland’s wave and tidal sector, including local and national government, academia, professional advisors, developers, supply chain companies and public bodies. The Marine Conference is a must-attend for those involved in the wave and tidal energy sectors in Scotland: Hear about the latest UK and Scottish Government policy Discuss, debate and influence what decisions are taken to benefit the sector Meet with others in the sector to network and share ideas. Ticket and more information here

23 - 26 June - UK & Ireland Regional Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference.

The committee of the UK and Ireland Regional Student Chapter (UKIRSC) of the Society for Marine Mammalogy are pleased to announce our 15th annual conference. This is a free conference which aims to bring together students interested in marine mammals from across the UK and Ireland. We encourage students to present their work in the form of posters, speed talks and 15 minute slots, along with the opportunity to network. We will also be running workshops and organising talks by invited experts within the field. Registration and abstract submission will be opening soon! For more information here

24 - 26 June - 44th Larval Fish Conference

5 Theme Sessions (1) Form, function, development (2) Climate change effects (3) Recruitment processes (4) Commercial & ornamental aquaculture (5) Behavioral ecology. The abstract submission for both is now open until May 20th 2021. More information here

26 June 16:00 - 17:00 - MARIPOLDATA Ocean Seminar Series: Developing Countries in BBNJ – Interests and Perspectives of CARICOM

Presenter: Kahlil Hassanali PhD Candidate at the World Maritime University - Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute. Joining information here

28 June - 11th MARE People and the Sea Conference here

Theme description: Limits to Blue Growth? For decades sustainable development has served as guiding concept for policy makers, including those concerned in coastal and ocean governance. At the same time, the ‘blue economy’ and ‘blue growth’ have nowadays become popular concepts in marine policy. More information here

29 - 30 June - 8th PRIMaRE Conference (abstract deadline: 30 April)

The 8th PRIMaRE conference represents the latest in the annual scientific conference series of the marine renewable energy community. The conference will be held online, and run by Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences. There is no conference fee; however please register to ensure a place by 29th May 2021.  Please also consider submitting a one-page abstract by the 30th April 2021. Register by 29th May and submit abstracts here

5 July 13:00 - 15:00 The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021: How Wind Technologies Can Help Deliver Climate Change Targets from ETP & Ocean Renewable Energy Catapult (OREC)

The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you by ETP. This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users. Sign up here

5-8 July - 2021 Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles 

This event focuses on the functional role of fish and fisheries in aquatic ecosystems, at a time when the impact of man has never been so extensive. Topics range from the fundamental to the applied, from a small to a large scale, from the past to the future, provided that fish and fisheries take a prime role. More information and registration here

9 August 13:00 - 15:00 The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021: Chemistry Underpinning the Drive to Net Zero from ScotCHEM

The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you by ETP. This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users. Sign up here

1 September - Virtual DOSI Day

More information to come

6 September 13:00 - 15:00 The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021: Data-driven Innovation to Net Zero from DataLab

The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you by ETP. This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users. Sign up here

6-10 September - Challenger Society Conference, Online

Abstract submission is open until 15th May. Special Sessions: Biodiversity Crisis In The Marine Environment The Climate Emergency Of The Marine Environment Coastal And Shelf Sea Interactions An Ocean For The 9 Billion The Predictable Ocean For The “Greater Good” - Marine Science By And For Everyone The Complex Ocean: Processes, Cycles And Long Term Changes Tomorrow’s World: Techniques And Technology For The Next Generation (Un)Frozen Environments. More information and abstract submission here

6-10 September - Conference: ECSA 58 & EMECS 13: Estuaries and coastal seas in the Anthropocene – Structure, functions, services and management, Hull

ECSA 58 & EMECS 13 brings together a global multi-disciplinary community of researchers, educators and practitioners to address issues of outstanding importance in the science (both natural and social) and management of estuaries and coastal seas in this rapidly changing world. More info and Sign up here

12 - 17 September - Conference: 16th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium in Brest, France (abstract deadline 30th April 2021).

Hosted by Ifremer. After 32 years, there is still an urgent need for rapid technological developments to access, investigate, understand and protect this unique and remote environment. Furthermore, in the last few years anthropogenic pressures in the deep sea have risen exponentially and we are all aware that the deep sea is a treasure of biodiversity, resources and the last frontier on Earth for biomimicry. For all these reasons, the 16th Deep-Sea Sea Biology Symposium will propose to you two associated events a student Workshop on “Artificial Intelligence and new technologies to describe deep-sea biodiversity” and a round Table with scientists, stakeholders and companies about deep-sea biomimicry. More information on attending and abstracts here

15 - 16 September - Scottish Renewable: Floating Offshore Wind 2021

What infrastructure, technology and market developments will unlock the necessary cost reductions and accelerate floating offshore wind deployment? RenewableUK and Scottish Renewables Floating Offshore Wind event is the essential update charting progress in a crucial year of auctions and announcements. Connect with experts and expand your network as the industry comes together to discuss the next steps for floating wind. More information here.

18 September - In-Person DOSI Day

The in-person event will be held in association with the 16th Deep-Sea Biology Symposium taking place at Ifremer, France, 12th-17th September. The days will consist of an overview of recent DOSI working group activities, and community discussions both within working groups and in plenary to plan DOSI actions for 2022 and beyond

20 September 13:00 - 15:00 - The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021: The Importance of Science for Marine Renewables from MASTS

The Energy Innovation Emporium 2021 is brought to you by ETP. This event is suitable for academics and innovators outside Scotland, funders, policy makers and industry/end users. Sign up here

21-24 September - The International Conference for Young Marine Researchers (ICYMARE), Berlin

Save the date and find out more information as it's released here

4 -7 October - Aquaculture Europe 2021 (Abstract Deadline 1st May)

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

5-7th October, TIC Glasgow: MASTS 11th Annual Science Meeting!

More information to come!

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 

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. If you would like to present at the symposium, either a talk (10, 20 or 30 minutes) or a poster (with an optional 3 minute ‘flash talk’), please submit a title and a short proposal (<200 words). Website to Submissions must be received by 1 st August.

26-27 October - Ocean Knowledge 2021: Climate change and the ocean

A two-day conference addressing three key themes:

  • Climate change and sustainable use of the ocean and ocean resources
  • The role of the ocean in natural and engineered climate mitigation
  • Rising sea levels and coastal vulnerability

More information here

December 2021 - 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

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

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

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. More information will be released here