Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5)

The Fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC5) is an opportunity for the global community of marine conservation managers, practitioners and decision makers to exchange knowledge, experience and best practices to strengthen the conservation of marine biodiversity and to protect (...) Read more.

  • Date: February 03, 2023 - February 09, 2023
  • Place: Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building - Vancouver , Canada
  • Type: Open

UfM-labelled Plastic Busters/COMMON project Final Conference

The Final Conference, aiming to bring together key stakeholders and partners including the UfM to discuss the results of the project and next steps, will be organized by the Tunisian Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM) (...) Read more.

  • Date: February 07, 2023 - February 08, 2023
  • Place: TBD - Tunis
  • Type: Open

EU Missions Annual Forum. Restore our ocean & waters

The Annual Forum of the EU Missions Restore our ocean & waters will take place in Brussels on 17 February, from 09.00 to 17.00.   What are EU Missions? EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some (...) Read more.

  • Date: February 17, 2023
  • Place: Royal Museums of Fine Arts - Brussels
  • Type: By Invitation Only

Blue Economy Forum III

The Blue Economy Forum III is the third edition of this insightful conference on all things blue. It aims to explore the crossroads of the ocean, the climate crisis and the energy challenges along with the UN and EU goals (...) Read more.

  • Date: February 21, 2023
  • Place: TBC - Athens
  • Type: By Invitation Only

Essential Biodiversity Variable workflows workshop

EuropaBON is organising a virtual workshop on Essential Biodiversity Variable workflows, which will take place over three virtual two hour sessions on 22-24 February. More details will follow. EuropaBON mission is to work with work with stakeholders to identify user (...) Read more.

  • Date: February 22, 2023 - February 24, 2023
  • Place: Online -
  • Type: Open

The 10th Annual World Ocean Summit & Expo

The greatest challenges facing the ocean will be addressed at the World Ocean Summit, which takes place on February 27th through to March 1st.  In its 10th year, the annual global event brings together the widest cross-section of the ocean (...) Read more.

  • Date: February 27, 2023 - March 01, 2023
  • Place: Praça das Indústrias 1, 1300-307 - Lisbon
  • Type: Open

BlueInvest Day 2023

BlueInvest day will take place on 9th March 2023 and provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and innovation stakeholders to plug in to the Blue Economy. It is a community which helps SMEs and start-ups to access finance and business (...) Read more.

  • Date: March 09, 2023
  • Place: TBC - Online - Brussels
  • Type: Open

International Ocean Data Conference

The second edition of the International Ocean Data Conference will be held in Paris, France at the UNESCO headquarters on 20-12 March 2023. The IODC-II will focus on the implementation of those commitments and recommendations, and report on the problems (...) Read more.

  • Date: March 20, 2023 - March 21, 2023
  • Place: UNESCO headquarters - Paris
  • Type: Open

Atlantic Innovation Week

Registration is open for the Atlantic Innovation Week (AIW) 2023. The agenda includes sessions dedicated to Blue Economy, Digital Transformation, training sessions, presentations on the relevance of Azorean entities, and projects and initiatives of the AIR Centre and TERINOV. The (...) Read more.

  • Date: March 20, 2023 - March 23, 2023
  • Place: Academia de Juventude e das Artes da Ilha Terceira - Azores
  • Type: Open

World Maritime Week

WORLD MARITIME WEEK is the benchmark event in the international maritime sector, which holds four parallel international congresses for the following fields: naval (SINAVAL); fishing (EUROFISHING); ports (FUTUREPORT); and wave, tidal and current energy (OCEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE). It includes a (...) Read more.

  • Date: March 21, 2023 - March 23, 2023
  • Place: Bilbao Exhibition Centre - Bilbao
  • Type: Open

UN 2023 Water Conference

The Conference will feature an opening and closing ceremony, six plenary meetings and five multi-stakeholder interactive dialogues. It will also feature a number of high-level special events and side events organized by Member States, the UN system and other stakeholders. (...) Read more.

  • Date: March 22, 2023 - March 24, 2023
  • Type: By Invitation Only

Open Sea Lab 3.0 Hackathon

TheOpen Sea Lab Hackathon is a unique event that brings together data and multidisciplinary scientists, software developers, social innovators, students, and businesses in Europe and around the world to harness the wealth of open-source, marine data offered by EMODnet  to develop (...) Read more.

  • Date: March 27, 2023 - March 28, 2023
  • Place: Online -
  • Type: Open

International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions

The International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions (ICMB) is an international forum where scientists and policy makers from around the world meet to review current challenges in the global management of invasive marine organisms and to share new developments in science (...) Read more.

  • Date: May 15, 2023 - May 19, 2023
  • Place: University System of Maryland's, Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET), - Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Type: Open

OCEANS 2023: Blue Ocean Planet Earth

The OCEANS conference is the flagship event of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES). Global thought leaders and innovators in the areas of marine technology, engineering, science, research, and education will gather together at the University of Limerick (...) Read more.

  • Date: June 05, 2023 - June 08, 2023
  • Place: University of Limerick - Limerick
  • Type: Open

Fair Seas World Ocean Day Conference

Fair Seas will host its inaugural conference in Cork next June on World Oceans Day. They will bring ocean advocates, government, industry and key stakeholders together to map out the next steps for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in Irish waters. (...) Read more.

  • Date: June 08, 2023
  • Place: Cork City Hall - Cork
  • Type: Open

International Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy

The International Conference on Sustainable Blue Economy takes place in Rome. Details on the venue will follow. The event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on (...) Read more.

  • Date: July 17, 2023 - July 18, 2023
  • Place: TBC - Rome
  • Type: Open