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The following is a listing of regional, national and international conferences, seminars, courses and other events of relevance to integrated coastal and ocean management (ICOM). Please click on the name of the event for further details, including a link to the event website. To post an event, please email the ACZISC Secretariat with the details.

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August 2014
August - September 2014
September 2014
September - October 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
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-3-7 August 2014: StormCon: The North American Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, Portland, Oregon, USA.

-4-9 August 2014: IMBER Summer School: ClimEco4 - Delineating the Issues of Climate Change and Impacts to Marine Ecosystems: Bridging the Gap Between Research, Assessment, Policy and Management, Shanghai, China.

-7 August 2014:, 1 PM EDT: Webinar, A Climate-Smart Approach to Adaptive Management of North-central California Coast and Ocean Habitats, Species, and Ecosystem Services by Sara Hutto of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. 

-14-18 August 2014: 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.

-17-21 August 2014: 144th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

-19-21 August 2014: 2nd International Conference on CyberGIS and Geodesign, Redlands, California, USA.

-19-22 August 2014: Species Distribution Modeling in the Marine Environment, Dartmouth, NS. This four-day course includes an introduction to open-source software (QGIS and R) used in species distribution modeling, and a series of discussions and lab exercises based on real data from the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. For registration and further information, contact Anders Knudby: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

-25-29 August 2014: 6th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, Tampa, Florida, USA.

-26-27 August 2014: “Inspiring Future Ocean Leaders” is a Nova Scotia EDUfest Summer Institute that will explore innovative methods for engaging students in interdisciplinary oceans education and encouraging the development of ocean-related careers through guest lectures, hands-on, minds-on activities, and a field trip


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-26 August - 11 September 2014: 10th International Training Workshop on Integrated Coastal Management in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (MEDCOAST Institute 2014), Dalyan-Aegean Coast, Dalyan (Turkey).

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-8-11 September 2014: 1st International Geomatics Applications “GEOMAPPLICA” Conference, Skiathos Island, Greece. 20th March 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts.

-10-12 September 2014: YOUMARES 5: “Opportunities and Solutions – Research For Our Changing Oceans”, OZEANEUM, Stralsund, Germany.

-11 September 2014, 1 PM EDT: Webinar, A Cultural Resources Toolkit for MPA Managers by Valerie Grussing of the NOAA National MPA Center.

-13-16 October 2014: ICES training course: "Social Science Methods for Natural Scientists", Copenhagen, Denmark. 1 September 2014 is the deadline to apply.

-14-19 September 2014: Oceans 2014 - MTS/IEEE, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The conference theme is: Oceans: Where Challenge Becomes Opportunity.

-14-20 September 2014: 22nd ICID Congress and 65th IEC meeting, Gwangju Metropolitan City, South Korea. The Theme of the Congress is: Securing Water for Food and Rural Community under Climate Change.

-15-19  September 2014: ICES Annual Science Conference 2014, A Coruña, Spain. ICES ASC 2014 will present new marine science and addresses today's most challenging issues.

-16 September 2014: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation and the Canadian Rivers Institute Webinar. An overview of research on aquatic connectivity, Yolanda Wiersma (MUN) & David Côté (AMEC).

-17-18 September 2014: 2014 NSBPA Conference on New England Coastal Issues, Taunton, Massachusetts, USA.

-21-25 September 2014: 2nd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress in Merida, Mexico.

-22-26 September, 2014: 12th coastal conference Littoral 2014, Klaipeda, Lithuania. The conference theme is: Facing Present and Future Coast Challenges.

-22-26 September 2014: 5th Bio-logging Science Symposium, Strasbourg, France.

-22-27 September 2014: International Small Islands Studies Association Islands of the World XIII: Penghu archipelago, Taiwan. The conference theme is: Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations

-24-26 September 2014: Deltas in Times of Climate Change II, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

-25 September 2014, 1 PM EDT: EBM Tools Network and OpenChannels.org webinar "Using SeaSketch for Collaborative Design of Ocean Management Plans" by Will McClintock of the University of California at Santa Barbara. 

-29-30 September 2014: 5th CoastDoc Workshop 2014, Bremen, Germany.

-29-30 September 2014: 2nd SISC Conference “Climate Change: Scenarios, Impacts and Policy”, Venice, Italy.

-29-30 September 2014: World Ocean Council Business Forum on Ocean Policy and Planning, New York, New York, USA.

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-29 September - 2 October 2014: Coastlab14, Varna, Bulgaria.

-28 September - 2 October 2014: 11th International Conference on Hydroscience & Engineering: "Hydro-Engineering for Environmental Challenges" Hamburg, Germany.

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-6-17 October 2014: 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Pyeongchang, Korea. 

-7-9 October 2014: EurOCEAN 2014, Rome, Italy.

-7-11 October 2014: GeoConference 2014, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

-13-17 October 2014: The Climate Symposium 2014 - Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space, Darmstadt, Germany

-14-17 October 2014: 3rd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Antalya, Turkey. 

-15-17 October 2014: 6th Canadian Science Policy Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

-16 October 2014, 7 PM: 6th Annual Douglas M. Johnston Lecture, “How Did Canada Go From Sustainability Leader to Laggard? And how do we get back on track?” by Elizabeth May. Ondaatje Hall, Dalhousie University
Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 

-16-18 October 2014: 3rd Annual World Congress of Aquaculture and Fisheries-2014, Dalian, China.

-16-18 October 2014: 4th Annual World Congress of Marine Biotechnology-2014, Dalian, China.

-19-24 October 2014: 17th Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil.

-26-31 October 2014: Ocean Optics XXII, Portland, Maine, USA.

-27-31 October 2014: ICES training course: "Marine Spatial Planning: Processes and Tools", Copenhagen, Denmark. 18 September 2014 is the deadline to apply. 

-27-31 October 2014: Coast to Coast Conference 2014 "Coastal Knowledge for Coastal Change" Mandurah, Western Australia.

-27-29 October 2014: GeoAlberta 2014, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

-29–31 October 2014: 7th Polar Law Symposium: The Polar Regions in the Asian Century, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

-30-31 October 2014: BioMarine 2014, Cascais, Portugal

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-1-6 November 2014: 7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and 24th Biennial Meeting of The Coastal Society, "Inspiring Action, Creating Resistance" in Washington, DC, USA.

-2-5 November 2014: International Conference on Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability 2014, New Delhi, India.

-3-5 November 2014: Geomatics Atlantic 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland.

-4-6 November 2014: 5th International Conference on Ocean Energy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference theme is: Advancing an International Ocean Energy Delivery Industry.

-4-7 November 2014: FIG Commission 3 Workshop "Geospatial Crowdsourcing and VGI: Establishment of SDI & SIM" And Annual Meeting, Bologna, Italy. - new

-5-7 November 2014: Understanding and Managing Our Oceans, Redlands, California. - new

-4-7 November 2014: Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC) 2014 the 12th Biennial Conference, Bali, Indonesia. The conference theme is: Ocean Remote Sensing for Sustainable Resources.

-6-8 November 2014: 2nd International Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

-12-13 November 2014: EnvisionGEOMATICS 2014, Gatineau, Québec, Canada - new

-12-19 November 2014: IUCN World Parks Congress, in Sydney, Australia.

-17-21 Novemebr 2014: 2nd International Ocean Research Conference: One Planet One Ocean, Barcelona, Spain.

-24-26 November 2014: 11th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures, Tehran, Iran. The conference theme is: Coastal Areas, Opportunities & Challenges. 11 August 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

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-1-5 December 2014: Symposium and Training Workshops on: Global Environmental Change & Small Islands: Economic & Labour Market Implications, Valletta, Malta. 

-2-4 December 2014: 6th Ouranos Symposium, Québec City, Québec, Canada. 30 September 2014 is the deadline for submitting poster abstracts. - new

-2-4 December 2014: UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Expert Workshop to Prepare Guidance on Preventing and Mitigating the Significant Adverse Impacts of Marine Debris on Marine and Coastal Biodiversity and Habitats, Baltimore,  Maryland, USA. - new

-10-13 December 2014: International Conference on "A decade after the Indian Ocean Tsunami - Status and Experiences", Puducherry, India. 31 July 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

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-9-11 February 2015: SeaWeb Seafood Summit, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. - new

-11-12 February 2015: Citizen Science 2015 Conference, San Jose, California. 15 September 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

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MARCH 2015

-12-14 March 2015: International Conference on Water Resources, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Mangalore, Karnataka, India. 11 August 2014 is the extended deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

-23-27 March 2015: 3rd PICES/ICES/IOC Symposium - Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, Santos City, Brazil. - new

-6-8 March 2015: 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh. - new

-30 March - 2 April 2015: Coastal GeoTools 2015, North Charleston, South Carolina, USA. - new

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APRIL 2015

-10-11 April 2015: 7th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. 2015 Special Focus: "Whose Climate? Negotiating the Governance of Environmental Change". Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. - new

-19-21 April 2015: ICAN 7, Stellenbosch, South Africa. - new

-22-24 April 2015: CoastGIS2015: Monitoring and Adapting to Change on the Coast, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 16 September 2014 is the deadline for submitting extended abstracts.

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MAY 2015

-11-14 May 2015: 8th Coastal Sediments Conference, Mission Bay, California, USA. 1 September 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

-18-21 May 2015: MTS/IEEE OCEANS’15 GENOVA Conference - Discovering Sustainable Ocean Energy for a New World, Genova, Italy. 5 December 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

-25-29 May 2015: 15th Biannual Conference International Association for the Study of the Commons "The Commons Amidst Complexity and Change", Edmonton, Alberta. 30 September 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

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JULY 2015

-13-17 July 2015: 3rd Annual International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. - new

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-September 2015: Coastal Management 2015 "Changing Coast, Changing Climate, Changing Minds" The Netherlands. 31 July 2014 is the deadline for submitting abstracts.

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-6-9 October 2015: 9th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE9), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The conference theme is: Towards a One-World Vision for the Blue Planet.

19-22 October 2015: MTS/IEEE OCEANS’15 Conference - Sea of Change: Dive into Opportunity, Washington, DC, USA. - new

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-2-4 November 2015: 5th International Conference on Coasts and Estuaries, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. 31 August 2014 is the extended deadline for submitting abstracts. - new

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