Events

  • Sun
    24
    Jun
    2018
    Fri
    29
    Jun
    2018
    Kuching, Sarawak

    Mark your calendars for the 5th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC5) which will be held in the beautiful city of Kuching in Sarawak! This conference will bring together marine conserpeople from many walks of life including but not limited to marine conservation scientists, practitioners, teachers, policy makers, and journalists. Join us all in the middle of the Indo-Pacific as we come together to help "Make Marine Science Matter!"

    For more information, visit the IMCC5 website.

     


     

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018
    Sat
    07
    Jul
    2018
    Montreal, Canada

    Article 25 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) establishes an open-ended intergovernmental scientific advisory body known as the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) to provide the Conference of the Parties (COP) and, as appropriate, its other subsidiary bodies, with timely advice relating to the implementation of the Convention. As a subsidiary body of the COP, SBSTTA is to report regularly to the COP on all aspects of its work. Multidisciplinary and open to participation by all Parties, SBSTTA comprises government representatives competent in the relevant field of expertise. Its functions include: providing assessments of the status of biological diversity; providing assessments of the types of measures taken in accordance with the provisions of the Convention; and responding to questions that the COP may put to the body.

    SBSTTA has met 20 times to date and produced a total of 216 recommendations to the Conference of the Parties, some of which have been endorsed in full by the latter. Such endorsement makes these recommendations de facto decisions of the Conference of the Parties. Parts of other recommendations have also been endorsed, and many others have been taken up in modified form.

    For more information, visit CBD's website.

  • Wed
    04
    Jul
    2018
    Fri
    06
    Jul
    2018
    Toulouse, France

    The 4th GEO Blue Planet Symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of ocean and coastal information needs for sustainable development, Blue Growth and societal awareness. The symposium will bring together producers of ocean and coastal information and current and potential users of ocean and coastal information, who will share their experience with the audience.

    For more information, visit the Blue Planet Oceans and Society Initiative website.

  • Thu
    18
    Oct
    2018
    Sun
    21
    Oct
    2018
    Bangkok, Thailand

    The Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries (GAF7) will be the seventh major conference organised by Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society.

    GAF conferences endeavour to explore the expanding horizons of gender dimensions in aquaculture and fisheries, while highlighting the need for expanding gender inclusiveness and equity.

    For more information, visit the website of the conference.

  • Mon
    22
    Oct
    2018
    Fri
    26
    Oct
    2018
    Chiang Mai, Thailand

    The 3rd World Small Scale Fisheries Congress (WSFC) is a transdisciplinary forum for anyone interested in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the future of the world's small-scale fisheries. 

    The overall goal of the Congress is to facilitate opportunities for researchers, students, young professionals, practitioners, fishers and fishers’ organizations, environmental groups, and policymakers to share information about all aspects of small-scale fisheries and to formulate action plans and capacity development programs to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.

    For more information, visit the website of the congress.

     

     

  • Mon
    29
    Oct
    2018
    Tue
    30
    Oct
    2018
    Bali, Indonesia

    Since 2014, the Our Ocean Conferences have invited ocean leaders to commit to change, to transforming our shared challenges into opportunities for cooperation, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Previous conferences have seen a tremendous wave of commitments and billions of euros pledged. Our Ocean 2018 will continue to focus on six main areas of action: marine protected areas, sustainable fisheries, marine pollution, climate change, sustainable blue economy and maritime security.

    In OOC 2018, nearly 1000 participants are expected to attend, including heads of states and government, foreign, economist, environment and fisheries ministers and other established and up-and-coming ocean leaders in government, business, finance, science, philanthropy, NGOs and civil society. Young and cutting edge innovators and entrepreneurs are to share the stage with well-known and dynamic global readers in ocean conservation.

    For more information, visit the website of the conference.

  • Sat
    10
    Nov
    2018
    Thu
    22
    Nov
    2018
    Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

    The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings.

    To date the Conference of the Parties has held 12 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). From 1994 to 1996, the Conference of the Parties held its ordinary meetings annually. Since then these meetings have been held somewhat less frequently and, following a change in the rules of procedure in 2000, will now be held every two years.

    For more information, visit the CBD website.