Upcoming International Conferences
20 April 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to CARICOSTAS 2011, the IV International Conference on Integrated Management of Coastal Zones, scheduled for 11-13 May 2011 in Santiago de Cuba. Topics include: Social studies in coastal communities; Health and the coastal environment; Vulnerability, risks and natural disasters; Biodiversity and coastal processes; Technological impacts; Sustainable development; Environmental education; Teaching and interdisciplinary research; Gender in coastal communities; Marine transportation and ports; Fisheries and marine culture; Tourism and recreation; Marine law; Coastal pollution; Impacts of climate changes; Planning and land classification; and Renewable energies.
ACCESS SPRING 2011
13 April 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to ACCESS SPRING 2011, the spring meeting of the Atlantic Canada Coastal and Estuarine Science Society, scheduled for 12-15 May 2011 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada.
2nd INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONSERVATION CONGRESS
The 2nd International Marine Conservation Congress: Making Marine Science Matter is scheduled for 14-18 May 2011 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Congress topics include: innovative techniques and technology for marine conservation; the human dimension of marine conservation; advancing marine conservation through International treaties; the changing Arctic; marine conservation awareness and outreach; climate and the changing oceans; sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; conservation at the land/sea interface; and effective marine spatial planning.
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON OUTFALL SYSTEMS
The International Symposium on Outfall Systems is scheduled for 15-18 May 2011 in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Conference themes include: wastewater treatment for large outfall systems; cooling water intake/outfall systems; desalination brine and industrial discharges; environmental processes and impacts; field measurements and techniques for hydrodynamic and water quality monitoring; mixing and transport processes; outfalls & coastal-zone or river-basin management; and regulatory issues of discharges.
80TH CONGRESS OF THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The 80th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: “Coasts and Continents: Exploring Peoples and Places” is scheduled for 28 May – 4 June 2011 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
The 45th Congress of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Societyis scheduled for 5-9 June June 2011 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The theme for this Congress is “Ocean, Atmosphere and the Changing Pacific”.
5TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT CONFERENCE ON APPLIED COASTAL RESEARCH
The 5th International Short Conference on Applied Coastal Research (SCACR) is scheduled for 6-9 June in Aachen, Germany. Topics include: coastal structures, coastal processes, coastal risks / risk management, coastal and port environments, and coastal developments.
WORLD AQUACULTURE 2011
World Aquaculture 2011 is scheduled for 6-10 June in Natal, Brazil. Topics include: aquaculture for a changing world; aquaculture and human health; production systems; feedstuffs, feeds and feed additives; crustacean culture; finfish culture; and mollusc culture.
8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH SAFETY
The 8th International Conference on Molluscan Shellfish Safetyis scheduled for 12-17 June 2011 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The Conference topics include: epidemiology; risk assessment; pathogen and toxin monitoring; analytical methods in microbiology and biochemistry; consumer health protection; management of production and harvesting areas; and post-harvest processing.
The 12th International Symposium on the Interactions between Sediment and Water is scheduled for 19-23 June 2011 in Dartington, Devon, United Kingdom. The following Conference themes are proposed to explore the state-of-the-art in sediment-water science, from catchment to coast, and its contribution towards sustainable management of water-sediment systems: Nutrient and pollutant fluxes in natural and engineered aquatic systems; Role of biota in water-sediment interactions of marine and freshwater environments; New technologies for advancing sediment-water science from micro to catchment scale; Adaption of sediment-water systems to climate change risks; and Restoration of disturbed aquatic systems.
The 30th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2011) is scheduled for 19-24 June 2011 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Symposium will cover all related ocean renewable energy issues of interest to the ocean energy industry and regulatory agencies. Topics include: ocean/offshore energy resource policies and regulatory issues; ocean wave energy technologies; offshore wind energy technologies; ocean current energy technologies; ocean thermal energy conversion; economic risk assessment of ocean/offshore energy projects; offshore hydrogen generation; ocean/offshore energy project; and environmental issues.
SOLUTIONS TO COASTAL DISASTERS CONFERENCE
The Solutions to Coastal Disasters Conference is scheduled for 26-29 June 2011 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. Conference topics will focus on the science, tools, management challenges and solutions to a range of coastal hazards including: coastal erosion, hurricanes, coastal storms, seismic events, and tsunamis, climate change, sea level change, wind, and the arctic environment.
PEOPLE IN PLACES: ENGAGING TOGETHER IN INTEGRATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
People in Places: Engaging Together in Integrated Resource Managementis scheduled for 26-29 June 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Conference is being organized by the Coastal Community-University Research Alliance (Coastal CURA). The theme is How can place-based communities become better engaged in natural resource integrated management? Sub-themes include: Participatory action research towards innovative change; Knowledge mobilization and transformative learning; Engaging with power, relationship building and governance; and Enhancing resilient livelihoods and natural environments.
34th IAHR WORLD CONGRESS
The 34th IAHR World Congress is scheduled for 26 June to 1 July 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. Themes include: extremes and variability; coastal hydraulics: form and function; water and carbon: climate change impact; responding to shifting water resources; environmental hydraulics and hydrology; professional development: bridging the gap between research and practice; and hydroinformatics.
2ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ICZM
The 2nd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management is scheduled for 3-7 July 2011 in Arendal, Norway. The themes are: Coastal habitats and ecosystem services; Adaptation/mitigation to change in coastal systems; Coastal governance; and Linking science and management. Workshops will be held on Integrated modeling of social and ecological coastal systems and Future management instruments.
COASTAL ZONE 2011
Coastal Zone 2011 is scheduled for 17-21 July 2011 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Conference themes are: Planning for resilient coasts, Great Lakes, and ecosystems; Healthy habitats, healthy coastal, and Great Lakes communities; Observing, modeling and monitoring; and Vibrant coastal, Great Lakes, and marine economies. The focus areas are governance and policy; implementation; measuring success; and outreach and engagement.
The 6th International Conference on Environmental Future is scheduled for 18-22 July in Newcastle, United Kingdom.
10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MERCURY AS A GLOBAL POLLUTANT
The 10th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP)is scheduled for 24-29 July, 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The theme for the upcoming conference is Air, Land, Sea, and Me and will feature a strong focus on mercury in the marine environment.
2011 CONFERENCE ON COASTAL ENGINEERING PRACTICE
The 2011 Conference on Coastal Engineering Practiceis scheduled for 21-24 August 2011 in San Diego, California, USA. Conference themes include: case histories of coastal projects; sustainable coastal development; erosion and shoreline protection; coastal environment, water quality and wetlands restoration; coastal hazards and risk management; coastal sediment processes; ports, harbors, and marine transportation; and local, state and federal involvement in planning, design and construction of coastal projects.
15 May 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to SER2011, the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration, scheduled for 21-25 August 2011 in Mérida, Mexico. The theme is Re-establishing the Link between Nature and Culture. SER conferences address topics such as: the role of restoration in mitigating and adapting to climate change; reinstating landscape connectivity and reducing fragmentation; threatened and endangered species, populations and habitats; restoring natural capital; policy-making at the local, regional and national level; and traditional ecological knowledge and community-based restoration.
5TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON GIS/SPATIAL ANALYSES IN FISHERY AND AQUATIC SCIENCES
30 May 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 5th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences, scheduled for 22-26 August 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Symposium will cover spatial analyses using GIS or GIS related topics in three main categories: marine related subjects; freshwater, inland or brackish-water related subjects; and other subjects.
30 April 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to CoastGIS 2011, scheduled for 5-8 September 2011 in Oostende, Belgium. The main theme of CoastGIS 2011 is Marine and Coastal Spatial Planning. Some of the conference themes include: mobile GIS in the marine environment; advances in hydrographic survey techniques, tools and technology; open source GIS for coastal/marine applications; management tools for integrated coastal zone management; exploring and managing marine boundaries issues; modelling coastal processes; managing risks in coastal environments; impact of climate change on the coast, coastal communities and marine resources; environmental conservation in the coastal zone; sustainable use of coastal resources; integrating coastal and river basin catchment data; disaster monitoring and mitigation at the coast; informing and involving the public in coastal decision making; marine spatial planning and monitoring; and socio-economic issues affecting coastal communities.
7th IAHR SYMPOSIUM
The 7th IAHR Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics is scheduled for 6-8 September 2011 in Beijing, China. The Conference theme is Impacts of Hydro-Projects on River, Coastal and Estuarine Processes.
8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
30 April 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 8th International Conference on Urban Watershed Management, scheduled for 6-8 September 2011 in Beijing, China. The Conference theme is Water Systems in Rapidly Urbanizing Areas.
1 May 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) Open Science Conference 2011 scheduled for 12-15 September 2011 in Yantai, China. This conference will be arranged around the overarching topic of coastal vulnerability and sustainability to support adaptation to global change. Conference themes include: social-ecological systems and scales; vulnerability and resilience; adaptive capacity and mechanisms; spatial/temporal scales; earth observation and monitoring; assessing, modeling and scenario building; coastal economics, ecosystem goods and services; science-practice-policy interface and knowledge transfer; coastal governance; river-mouth systems; and coastal urbanizations.
ICES ANNUAL SCIENCE CONFERENCE
15 April 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the ICES Annual Science Conference 2011 scheduled for 19-23 September 2011 in Gdansk, Poland. The Annual Science Conference is a forum for new marine science where some of today’s most challenging scientific issues are being addressed, issues that urgently require solutions for better management of the seas.
WORLD CONFERENCE ON MARINE BIODIVERSITY
The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity is scheduled for 26-30 September 2011 in Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom. The Conference aims to: review our knowledge of marine biodiversity and its role in marine ecosystem functioning; assess the most critical threats to marine systems and consider management strategies; discuss sustainable development and socio-economic impacts on the marine sector; and identify future research priorities.
COASTS AND PORTS 2011 CONFERENCE
Coasts and Ports 2011 Conferenceis scheduled for 28-30 September 2011 in Perth, Western Australia. Conference themes include: coastal processes; coastal structures and facilities; port engineering; dredging; coastal planning, policy and management; and environmental effects.
38TH AQUATIC TOXICITY WORKSHOP
The 38th Aquatic Toxicity Workshop is scheduled for 2-5 October 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Proposed sessions include: remediation of degraded lakes; environmental effects monitoring; pesticides; toxicity testing; aquatic toxicology; toxicology and reclamation; and climate change and toxicology.
13 May 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) 2011 National Coastal Conference, scheduled for 19-21 October 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The theme of the conference is Expanding Coastal Horizons. Technical and policy oriented presentations or posters are invited for coastal issues including: Federal, State, and Local Coastal Policy, Regulatory and Legal Issues; Regional Sediment Management; Beach Nourishment; Marsh and Estuary Restoration; Coastal Modeling; Sand Investigations and Resource Management; Relative Sea Level Rise (Planning, Policy, Impacts, and Adaptation); Environmental Characterization and Monitoring; Alternative Offshore Energy; Coastal Mapping and Data Analysis; and Beach Access.
12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ESTUARINE AND COASTAL MODELING
15 May 2011 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 12th International Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, scheduled for 7-9 November 2011 in Augustine, Florida, USA. Possible session topics include: Circulation Modeling; Pollutant Transport and Water Quality Prediction; Modeling Techniques and Sensitivity Studies; Model-Data Comparison Methods; Specific Estuarine and Coastal System Models; Visualization in Model/Data Analysis; Oil Spill Transport and Fate Modeling; Multi-media Modeling: Linking Models of Terrestrial, Atmospheric, Coastal Systems; and Coastal Dynamics of Global Climate Change.
COASTAL MANAGEMENT 2011
Coastal Management 2011 is scheduled for 15-16 November 2011 in Belfast, United Kingdom. The Conference topics are: innovative coastal planning, design and management; coast and near shore renewable energy systems; social, environmental and climatic change; coastal policy – legislation, targets and the future; funding and accountability – investment, opportunities and growth; vital infrastructure for trade, transport and tourism; and effective estuarine and coastal engineering.
The 12th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS 2012) is scheduled for 9-13 July 2012 in Cairns, Australia. Major themes of the conference include: climate change, reef ecology, conservation planning, fish and fisheries, genomics, management tools, the coral triangle initiative, and the human dimension of coral reefs.