Future Oceans2 is the second IMBeR Open Science Conference and will provide an opportunity to join world leading researchers to present advances in science from all disciplines that contribute towards –
ocean sustainability for the benefit of society: understanding, challenges, and solutions
In addition to delivering an update of the pertinent science, Future Oceans2 will foster productive inter-and trans-disciplinary discussions and provide a forum to strategically map future research directions. Within this context, Future Oceans2 is based around three interlinked themes –
- Theme 1. Understanding and quantifying the state and variability of marine ecosystems;
- Theme 2. Improving scenarios, predictions and projections of future ocean-human systems at multiple scales; and
- Theme 3. Improving and achieving sustainable ocean governance.
Future Oceans2 will be an exciting mix of talks (keynote, research, and contributed -up to 10 concurrent sessions each day), posters, workshops, focus groups, world cafés, and other innovative formats to engage delegates. The conference will be preceded by two days of workshops.» view details
MARE People and the Sea Conference X: Call for Papers and Panels:
The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is preparing its 10th international People and the Sea Conference that will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 25-28, 2019. This jubilee conference, which is preceded by a policy day (June 24, 2019) and flanked by other events, takes time as its theme. In full awareness of the major ongoing changes in the knowledge industry and how people interact with coasts and seas, we first delve into the past: what have we learned, and to what extent are we making the most of these learning opportunities? From whom should we be learning, and how do we engage in the learning process? To what extent are the insights of earlier generations of social scientists studying maritime affairs and coastal life still relevant to us? We then look forward and ask ourselves what social scientists can contribute to understanding and dealing with coastal and maritime challenges of the future. Topics range from the increasing intensity of storms and their implications for navigators and coastal inhabitants, to plastic pollution and conservation measures, the travails of travelers and the expansion of coastal cities, the fate of long-time inhabitants such as fishers and indigenous people, trends of coastal and ocean grabbing, the regulatory pursuits of planners, officials and scientists, and the ethics of technology. What perspectives and skills do we have to offer to science and the world; what are our strengths and where do our limitations lie?
Under the broad theme LEARNING FROM THE PAST, IMAGINING THE FUTURE, we investigate a myriad of matters in the context of six streams, each of which highlights a particular aspect of coastal and oceanic affairs.
1: Making a living from coasts and oceans:
From time immemorial, people around the globe have lived beside and upon the coasts and ocean, subsisting and earning their livelihoods. What are the ways in which they subsist and live? How do such livelihoods impact their culture, social organization, technology and innovations, management and governance structures, way of life, and worldviews? This stream will reflect upon how people in the past, now and in future live and interact with oceans and coasts. This stream is concerned with fishers, navigators, oil platform workers, tourism operators, wind farm mechanics and the whole range of other professions that engage with coasts and seas and with the communities that they belong to.
2: Framing, knowing and dreaming coasts and oceans:
How do we know the ocean and how has this changed over time? What are the knowledge-producing entities, routines and practices through which people study, reflect on and make sense of the ocean? What are the different types of knowledge that guide human interaction with the marine environment? How are they produced and communicated and why are some more influential than others in guiding people’s behaviour? This stream will reflect on how we frame, dream and know oceans and coasts. It thus focuses on marine epistemologies ranging from scientific to everyday forms of knowledge production.
3: Governing, steering and managing coasts and oceans:
The world-wide domestication of coasts and oceans has led to a flurry of managerial activity at various scale levels and in multiple venues. Politicians, planners, legislators, environmentalists, business (wo-)men and scientists consider options to initiate blue growth, save fisheries, reduce pollution and protect the environment, and create a proper and legitimate regulatory environment. ‘Stakeholders’ sit on the other side of the table, participating, protesting, negotiating and undergoing. This stream is about ocean and coastal governance in all its manifestations and human faces, paying special attention to how it has changed and might change yet again.
4: Navigating, touring and experiencing coasts and oceans:
Oceans and coasts play important roles for the transportation of goods and people and provide attractive landscapes and experiences for tourists and recreationists alike. How do we navigate the ocean, and how do present trends differ from the past? What can we expect in future? This stream will reflect on how we use oceans and coasts for transport purposes and tourism experiences, and how these activities have an impact on environments, economies and societies. It thus focuses on a range of maritime mobilities and assesses the sustainability challenges and opportunities of their development at different scale levels and from other angles.
5: Appropriating, contesting and criminalizing coasts and oceans:
Oceans and coasts are subject to ever-rising conflicts over the distribution of space and resources. What is the nature of the ensuing contestations? How are the games played, who are the winners and losers? Oil spills, pollution, ocean and coastal grabbing and man-made disasters suggest disparities between those causing harm and those vulnerable to the consequences. In addition, oceans are a welcome host for illicit activities: smuggling and trafficking of goods and people, brazen acts of piracy, and illegal resource extractions. Securitization is a common response. This stream reflects the rough and dirty side of life along coasts and oceans and related trends of grand and petty politics.
6: Innovating, technologizing and tracking uses of coasts and oceans:
This stream focuses on the changing role of innovations and technology in the transformation of oceans and coastal areas, highlighting the role of business. Discourses of blue economy and blue growth are facilitated by development in fields such as robotics, monitoring and surveillance systems, energy systems and communication technology. We are interested in studies that address how material innovations and technological progress shift the balance between humans and their marine and coastal environments, and the implications this has for people in different stations of life. Contributions that re-examine the position of the marine social sciences in the paradigm of blue growth are also very welcome.
Participants may propose panels, papers, but also posters and other visual materials, such as documentary films. Besides the more traditional conference formats we encourage proposals with innovative formats that stimulate interaction such as roundtables, workshops, brainstorming sessions and debates. As for paper-based panels, we encourage formats that invite deeper discussion, for example by including discussants or by peer reviewing each other’s papers. The conference organizers may prioritize proposals that take such matters into account.
Deadline for panel, paper proposals and other conference formats: January 31st, 2019.» view details
At this conference the European roadmap for the blue bioeconomy will be presented and discussed. You can contribute to the roadmap, get informed on the most important challenges and suggested solutions (on policy, environment and regulation; finance and business development; value chain, markets and consumers; and science, technology and innovation) and get in contact with other professionals working in or interested in the blue bioeconomy.» view details
Ocean Science Day 2019 will bring together outspoken scientists, decision-makers, educators, and users of ocean science and technology on the margins of preparations for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030). Through state-of-the-art knowledge and inspired appeals, they will illustrate how ocean science is key for our planet’s sustainability, and how urgent it is to take action.
Joining government representatives from IOC’s 150 Member States, these actors will provide complementary views on ocean science, measure progress, and identify emerging challenges and issues. IOC is honored to invite you to contribute your perspectives to this Forum, helping society deliver as a whole a healthier global ocean.
The second edition of the OCEANEXT conference will bring together key scientists and stakeholders from multi-disciplinary areas of research providing knowledge for Building the future of marine and coastal socio-ecosystems. The organisers are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts for an oral presentation or a poster at OCEANEXT, to be held in Nantes, France from 3rd – 5th July 2019 within the MER XXL, the first French exhibition on the sea.
A special session on MSP will be organised on 3 July: "Questioning and sharing innovation in higher education in marine spatial planning". This session has been designed in partnership with the SP-MSP project, Erasmus +, Grant n°2016-1-DE01-KA203-002909.
There will be 1 keynote speech (KN), followed by 5 regular talks (RT) and 1 flash presentation (FP):
- KN (30 min): Planning for the Future with Games and Virtual Reality: the Maritime Spatial Planning Challenge (Pr. Igor Meyer, Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands)
- RG (15 min): MSP Education Arena – Digital Platform to Support Higher Education in Marine Spatial Planning (Ripken, Koch, Warmelink, Klenke, Mayer)
- RG (15 min): Simulation gaming for diverse MSP needs: the MSP Challenge board and digital games (Warmelink, Mayer, Abspoel, Keijser, Ripken, Fairgrieve)
- FP (3-5 min): An Integrated Food Web Model for the Baltic Sea: Design Challenges and Model Behaviour in an Interactive Simulation Platform (Do Patrocinio Goncalves, Tomczak, Romagnoni, Puntila-Dodd, Steenbeek, Karvinen). A demo will be done (3-5 min).
- RG (15 min): Harmonized Approaches in Teaching MSP Foundations across Europe – Lessons Learned from England and Germany (Ripken, Jay, Jones, Klenke)
- RG (15 min): Fields of innovation from research in marine spatial planning (Schiele, Frederiksen , Oksanen, Kettunen, Sten Hansen)
- RG (15 min): Crafting the science of local or how to get to transboundary integrated management (Henocque, Petit)
The language of this session is English.
More information about the conference here (in French).» view details
The 12th Baltic Sea Science Congress 2019 will gather the marine research community at Stockholm University for discussions on the last 10 years of Baltic Sea research and how it has adopted new interdisciplinary approaches and scientific disciplines. Policy aspects of the latest research will also be discussed.» view details
The decision-making workshop on the future scenarios for Finnish maritime spatial planning will be held on 20.8. at 9-12 in Helsinki (Aleksanterinkatu 7, Ministry of the Environment).
The workshop, among other things, draws together the conclusions of the scenario work prepared in the planning areas during the spring and prepares for the next phase of maritime spatial planning, which will shape the desired future vision and plan map of the sea areas.
The actual invitation and more detailed program will be sent closer to the event. However, you can already sign up for this link.» view details
This year’s EMBS will take place in Dublin on August 25 to 29. It will be hosted by University College Dublin, in the state-of-the-art O’Brien Centre for Science. The social programme will provide opportunities to sample the the city’s famous cultural life and explore the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere.
2019 will be the International Year of the Salmon, a fish that has a special place in the mythology of Ireland. Look out for salmon throughout the scientific and social programme. Find out more about the Symposium themes for 2019, the keynote speakers and the key dates. The call for abstracts is open until 3 April 2019.» view details
The 2019 Annual International Conference will be held at the Society in London, from Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 August 2019, with pre-conference events on Tuesday 27 August 2019. The chair's theme is Geographies of trouble / geographies of hope, and has been selected by the chair of conference, Professor Hester Parr (University of Glasgow, UK), in conversation with the Society's Research Groups and the Research and Higher Education Committee.» view details
The Planning Research Conference will be hosted by the University of Liverpool from 2nd-4th September 2019. The conference will bring together international researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest developments in planning. It will feature keynote talks from leaders in the field, roundtables, study tours and the opportunity to present work to colleagues. The conference will also provide visitors with an opportunity to visit Liverpool, a city which has changed hugely in the last 20 years yet retains a unique maritime history.» view details
Following up from the 2nd BONUS Symposium co-organised by BONUS SHEBA and held in October 2017, an international conference will take place in Gothenburg, 4-6 September, 2019. It will cover topics on the environmental impacts of shipping and their coupling to the development of the maritime transport sector, policies and marine spatial planning.
The conference is a joint event including Symposium on Scenarios and Policy Options for Sustainable Shipping, organised by the Interreg BSR CSHIPP platform [external link, opens in new window] , and four sessions focusing on emissions and abatement measures, atmospheric and marine processes and shipping-related above- and underwater noise, organised by the Gothenburg Air and Climate Network (GAC) [external link, opens in new window] , the Surface Ocean - Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS), [external link, opens in new window] CHALMERS, [external link, opens in new window] IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute [external link, opens in new window] and the BONUS [external link, opens in new window] secretariat.
Who should attend
- The Scientific community; researchers and students from atmospheric, marine and climate research, environmental economics, political and social science
- Environmental and transport agencies
- Environmental managers from governmental, regional and local organisations
- The Maritime transport sector
The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 17 May 2019.
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The central theme of this conference is to investigate planning in places which are defined by their peripherality or location between two or more boundaries. The challenges of planning and regeneration of coastal settlements provides an obvious focus, but the theme might also encompass the planning of places at the edge of their territories, in a ‘frontier zone’, on a migration route or at a transition between different physical environments.
The European Council of Spatial Planners (ECTP) Biennial conference is in association with Plymouth City Council, Destination Plymouth, the University's Planning School and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).» view details
A research workshop of the MSPRN and AESOP Thematic Group on Transboundary Spaces, Policy Diffusion and Planning Cultures will be organised by the University of Hamburg. The workshop will focus specifically on the challenges of spatial planning and governance at the land-sea interface.
Workshop Title: Spatial Strategies at the Land-Sea Interface: Rethinking Maritime Spatial Planning
Under the EU Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) Directive, Member States are tasked with the preparation of maritime spatial plans by 2021. These plans are required to take account of land-sea interactions. Experience to date, however, indicates that MSP occupies a different institutional and policy space to land-based terrestrial spatial planning. At the same time as MSP is becoming established as a formal policy instrument applied in a coordinated manner across Europe, European spatial planning has reached an impasse, with a discernible shift away from ambitious spatial strategies over the last two decades. Furthermore, as policies and practices of integrated coastal zone management are displaced through a focus of attention on MSP, there is a risk of a ‘new coastal squeeze’ where the land and marine become institutionalised as distinct policy spaces. This interdisciplinary workshop aims to explore and critically reflect on the capacity for MSP and spatial planning more broadly to address the challenges posed by the sustainable governance of the land-sea interface. In particular, we will focus on the spatial dimensions of MSP and spatial planning at the coast. Key topics for discussion and reflection include the capacity of MSP to work with relational connections across space and the potential to engage with place-based knowledges and multiple ways of knowing the sea. The workshop will include a mix of keynote presentations, interactive break-out sessions and a limited number of research papers solicited through an open call for papers (abstracts due 15 July).
The EMSEA’s 7th annual conference will be hosted by the Azores' Regional Fund for Science and Technology (FRCT). Theme 4 of EMSEA 2019 is about Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) & Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). Invitations will be sent to projects that can showcase the relationship between ocean literacy, understanding the value of MPAs & improving MSP for all stakeholders. The abstract submission is open until 30th April.» view details
The International Conference on Coastal Ecosystem and Management is scheduled on September 16-17, 2019 at Amsterdam, Netherlands. Coastal Zone 2019 includes prompt keynote presentations, oral talks, poster presentations and exhibitions. This Coastal Zone 2019 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Coastal ecosystem and ocean sciences. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of coastal zone management.
More information is available here: https://europeanmeetings.net/conferences/coastalzone» view details
SAVE THE DATE for the »Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2019 – SEA4FUTURE« which will take place between the 17–28 September 2019 at Slovenian coast.
The traditional event aims to raise awareness on the sea and coast and their natural resources and economic potential, as well as to expose the risks to which the sea and coast are exposed to due to the natural phenomena and human actions. The event will bring together practitioners, experts and general public. Special attention will be given to the stakeholders’ views on the state of play and the future of the sea and coastal management.
The Mediterranean countries are celebrating the Mediterranean Coast Day since its launch on the 25th of September 2007. The 25th of September was chosen as the Mediterranean Coast Day to honour Slovenia as the first country in the Mediterranean region which ratified the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in 2009. The ICZM Protocol is a unique legal instrument which allows the countries in the Mediterranean to better manage and protect their coastal zones in pursuit of sustainable development. Each year, one of the Mediterranean countries is a host of the Mediterranean Coast Day main celebration, while other countries organize their own events.
In Slovenia, the celebration is widely known as the “Mediterranean Coast Week” and is inextricably linked to the regional cooperation under the three European macro-regional strategies which are implemented in the Slovenian territory, namely the Danube, Adriatic-Ionian and Alpine strategy.
“Mediterranean Coast Week” will take place between the 17 -28 September 2019 at Slovenian coast. Events will bring together experts and general public.
Further information about the event will be available on the dedicated website of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) in the next weeks: http://www.adriatic-ionian.eu/ .
On the EUSAIR YOUTUBE dedicated channel short video reportage from the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2018 activities is available “Mediterranean Coast and EU Macro-regional Strategies Week – SEE MY SEA''.» view details
We want YOU and your session at YOUMARES 2019, on September 24 to 27 2019 in Bremen!
YOU as advanced (Master or PhD) student have a broad overview as well as a detailed understanding of your marine research subject? And YOUR field of investigation or interest should become a focus? Great!
YOU can chair a scientific session for a young, professional audience! This requires the handling of the presenters abstracts and the moderation of the session during the conference.
YOU will publish a peer-reviewed review article (plus the abstracts of your session) in the YOUMARES Conference Proceedings 2019, which will be published as open access book with Springer.*
YOU and one invited speaker for your session will be free of conference fees.» view details
Euroscicon Ltd. offers invites participants to the “13th International Conference on Oceanography & Marine Biology” during September 26-27, 2019 at London, UK. It includes prompt Keynote presentations, Speaker presentations (Academic and Young research forum), Poster presentations and Exhibitions.» view details
The Partnerhsip for Regional Ocean Governance team is currently preparing the organisation of the PROG Marine Regions Forum in collaboration with renowned international experts from practice and science. The PROG Marine Regions Forum is a new format which will facilitate solution-oriented learning and exchange among different sectors and marine regions. The aim of the conference is to support the development of new governance approaches to address critical ocean sustainability challenges. The first conference will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
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The fourteenth MEDCOAST congress in Marmaris (Turkey) takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy). The Marmaris congress will provide excellent opportunities for discussing national and regional efforts and capabilities in these and related fields as well as the future needs and directions. The meeting will also be a good occasion for networking and collaboration initiatives.
The congress takes place at a time when the European Commission is keenly involved in facilitating programs for the Mediterranean and the Black Sea in the fields of Integrated Maritime Policy (IMP), Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) and Blue Growth (Economy) and this important event will be an excellent opportunity for discussing national and regional efforts and capacities, as well as for networking and collaboration.
The deadline for abstract submission is 31 May 2019.» view details
The Our Ocean conferences focus on the key ocean issues of our time – marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, and climate-related impacts on the ocean. More information about Our Ocean 2019 is forthcoming.» view details
How can we improve understanding of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning worldwide?
We invite marine spatial planners, decision-makers, representatives of the private sector and civil society, researchers and other experts to save the date for the
Maritime Spatial Planning Forum: Global Meets Regional (MSPforum)!
By providing a space for sharing of experiences, analyses and best practices of different MSP processes worldwide, the MSPforum will empower stakeholders to identify solutions and commit to cross-sectoral actions to conserve our ocean and use its resources in a sustainable way.
It will serve as a joint event for the 4th International MSPforum, 3rd Baltic MSP Forum and final conference of the Pan Baltic Scope project.
It is organized together by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, VASAB, Pan Baltic Scope and European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Stay tuned for more details on how to register for the MSPforum!» view details
Mark your calendars for the next SOS – the annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private sector action on ocean sustainable development, organized by WOC – the global Blue Economy Business Organization. With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the first international ocean business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for sustainable development.» view details
The general objective of the training workshop is to test an MSP process through the creation of co-produced knowledge related to critical issues and opportunities of the Maldivian island/s by incorporating, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental aspects considering also climate change issues. The workshop is organized by the Planning Climate Change research group of the Iuav University of Venice. The participants and all the activities will be hosted by the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE Center) of the University of Milano-Bicocca (www.marhe.unimib.it). The deadline for the registration is the 1st October 2019.
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The symposium will be hosted by the Coastal Environments Research Group, Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla, under the auspices of the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR). The proceedings of the conference, published as peer-reviewed papers in the Journal of Coastal Research, represent an invaluable resource for coastal scientists, engineers and managers.
Please note that abstracts submission is already open until 2nd of April 2019.
For more information on how to submit an abstract, important dates and registration, visit the conference webpage: https://www.ics2020.org/» view details