Upcoming conferences: MARE, ICES & IMBIZO IV


MARE1) MARE “People and the Sea VIII” Conference, 24-26 June, 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is organizing “People and the Sea VIII conference” that focuses on the “Geopolitics of the oceans”.

TBTI will be represented through several conference sessions, which cover the following issues:

1. The implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries;
2. Interactive governance for small-scale fisheries;
3. Small-scale fisheries in Europe / Small-scale fisheries marketing;
4. Coastal indigenous fisheries;
5. Values of small-scale fisheries; and
6. many other individual TBTI presentations.

TBTI will also launch its new book at MARE, scheduled for Thursday, June 25th. The book, developed as part of the TBTI WG6 and edited by Svein Jentoft and Ratana Chuenpagdee, is titled “Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections”. There will also be a general meeting on June 23rd, open to everyone interested in the project. If you would like to participate in this meeting, please send us an email so that we can forward you the information about the location and the meeting agenda.


1) ICES Annual Science Conference, 21–25 September, 2015, Copenhagen, DenmarkICES


International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is organizing its annual weeklong forum that brings together an international community of marine scientists, socio-economists, and students. ICES welcomes all interested scientists, policy- and decision-makers, those who work with marine ecosystems, stakeholders, representatives from interested organizations and industry to join the discussions on science for sustainable seas. The conference is built around 20 different theme sessions. Session F, titled "Small-scale fisheries under data-limited scenarios" is co-organized by TBTI members  Cristina Pita, Jose Pascual, Sebastian Villasante and Graham Pierce. To submit a paper for this session, click here. TBTI Project Director Ratana Chuenpagdee will also be part of the conference and will give a keynote lecture on creating opportunities of small-scale fisheries.

Abstract submission deadline is April 30th. For more information about the registration and the conference visit ICES.




2)  IMBIZO IV,  October 27-30, 2015, Trieste, Italy


IMBER is organizing its fourth IMBIZO series entitled “Marine and human systems: Addressing multiple scales and multiple stressors”. The conference is an excellent forum for stimulating discussion and encouraging linkages between biogeochemistry, ecosystem and social science research. The conference features four workshops, each composed of oral and poster presentations to showcase the current state of knowledge in marine and human systems and their governance. TBTI Project Director Ratana Chuenpagdee and TBTI member Alida Bundy are part of the team that will lead one of the workshops, titled "Marine ecosystem-based governance: From rhetoric to reality".

Abstract submission deadline is May 30th. For further information visit IMBER or contact IMBER@imr.no.