4th International Marine Conservation Congress call for abstracts

4th International Marine Conservation Congress, July 31-August 3, 2016, St. John’s, Canada


The Call for Abstracts for the 4th International Marine Conservation Congress is now open!


 The congress is accepting abstracts for oral (spoken), speed (short spoken), and poster presentations, as well as proposals for Oceans Online facilitated discussions. OceansOnline, held 4 August, is a full add-on day to IMCC4 focused on communication and online tools for marine science and conservation.

 The overall theme of the congress is Making Marine Science Matter. The congress will be organized around specific topics of interest for marine conservation in general, as well as for the local area. This list below is not exhaustive, but is mean as a guide for proposers. Other topics of interest are welcome.

 Fisheries, aquaculture and the oceans
 Marine food security
 Conservation and management of the Arctic and Antarctic
 Conservation engineering
 Ocean science technology
 Marine energy
 Climate, ocean acidification, and the changing oceans
 Culture and the marine environment
 Advancing marine conservation through international treaties
 Effective marine conservation planning
 Communicating marine conservation
 Participation in marine conservation science (e.g. citizen and indigenous science)
 Marine tourism
 Marine policy
 Estuary and coastal restoration
 Conservation at the land-sea interface

The deadline for abstract submission is 7 March 2016, 5pm (GMT). Complete instructions for submission are available at the congress website

IMCC4 will be held from 31 July – 3 August 2016 at the Delta Conference Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada (YYT).  For more information about the registration and the congress visit the congress website.