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37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering
2018-06-17 to 2018-06-22
Madrid, Spain

OMAE2018 is the ideal forum for researchers, engineers, managers, technicians and students from the scientific and industrial communities from around the world to:

Following on the tradition of excellence of previous OMAE conferences, more than 900 technical papers are planned for presentation.

More details are available on the conference website: link

The 19th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling
2018-06-24 to 2018-06-29
Melbourne, Florida
Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to welcome you, on behalf of the COIPM, to the 19th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF), which will be held between June 24 – 29, 2018, at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), in Melbourne, Florida, USA.
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. In 2016, Times Higher Education ranked Florida Tech one of the top 20 small universities in the world and named it one of the top universities in the United States. Florida Tech offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in fields as variable as science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, cybersecurity, psychology, communication and education.
Florida Institute of Technology’s mission is to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities. The university also seeks to expand knowledge through basic and applied research and to serve the diverse economic, cultural, and societal needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies.
The ICMCF originated in Juan-Les-Pins, France, with its first conference being held at Cannes in 1964. Subsequently, conferences have been held across the globe, including the US, Spain, Italy, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Japan, and Singapore. The ICMCF has a rich history of hosting attendees and speakers from both academia and industry, thus providing an environment that not only eases interaction and collaboration, but instigates the establishment of relationships.
This coming conference will keep with past ICMCF traditions by providing an interdisciplinary program that will highlight research efforts in understanding and combating biofouling and corrosion of materials and structures immersed in the marine environment. It is ICMCF’s goal to bring experts from around the world together to discuss the latest basic and applied research advances in biology, microbiology, chemistry, physical chemistry, coatings, and materials to help face the challenges of biofouling and corrosion.
We sincerely hope you all take this opportunity to join us in our discussion and collaboration to combat current and future challenges of marine corrosion and fouling. link

15th Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference (ECM15)
2018-06-25 to 2018-06-27
Seattle University, Seattle, WA, USA

Since 1999, the Estuarine and Coastal Modeling Conference has provided a venue for commercial, academic, and government scientists and engineers from around the world to present and discuss the latest results and techniques in applied estuarine and coastal modeling in a retreat-like setting with shared meals and ample opportunity for networking. Please join us this June in Seattle!

Topic Areas

Many topics areas in estuarine and coastal modeling can be discussed, including: Coastal Flooding • Tidal Energy • Ecosystems • Harmful Algal Blooms • Coastal Resilience • Operational Modeling • Pollutant Transport • Water Quality • Climate Change • Specific Estuarine and Coastal Systems • Waves • Sediment Transport • Chemicals and Floatables • Oil Spills • Inverse Methods • Circulation • Facility Siting • Data Assimilation • Coupled Systems • Strong Buoyancy Forcing • Risk Analysis • Numerical Techniques • Skill Assessment • Data Access, Analysis and Visualization

More details are available on the conference website: link

Challenger Conference 2018
2018-09-10 to 2018-09-13
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Challenger Conference 2018 promises to provide a fantastic showcase of marine science, covering all areas of ocean research. The official conference programme will commence with an ice-breaker event on the evening of the 10th September at our newly refurbished Boiler House on our main city campus. This is then followed by a three-day lecture and poster programme and includes a conference dinner at 'The Boiler Shop' which dates back to the 1829 and was a focal part of the Stephenson Co locomotive works which built Stephenson's Rocket.

Alongside the formal conference programme there are also a range special interest groups and community meetings taking place during and after the conference, details of which will be available leading up to the conference.

Topic Areas

1. Oceans and climate: tantalising new future predictions.
2. From physics to fish: ecosystem interactions and physical controls.
3. The power of microbes: microbial biogeochemistry, processes, mixotrophy etc.
4. Fuel for ocean life: nutrient sources, limitation, controls, importance / geochemistry.
5. Technology and instrumentation: Innovation in autonomy and remote data acquisition.
6. The rising tide of human impact: Plastics, pollution, large to nano-scale impacts.
7. Sequencing the seas: The potential and limitations of eDNA for marine science.
8. The marine extremes: From polar, chemosynthetic, and deep environments.
9. On the sea shelf: physics, biogeochemistry and biology on the continental margins.

More details are available on the conference website: link

The 18th edition of the International Conference on Harmful Algae
2018-10-21 to 2018-10-26
Nantes, France

Join us for the 18th International Conference on Harmful Algae, organized by Ifremer in Nantes, France, from 21-26 October 2018. The conference will cover a large array of topics related to the understanding of the causes, evolution and impacts of harmful micro-algae and cyanobacteria.
Join ICHA 2018, and seize the great opportunity to exchange, learn, interact and network with collegues from all over the world!

Session topics :
• Eco-physiology & cellular biology of harmful algae and cyanobacteria
• Biological oceanography and limnology of HABs
• Ecology – from the ecological niche to population dynamics and biogeography
• Ecology - harmful algae and global change
• Taxonomy
• Toxin analysis – Novel detection methods
• "Omic" technologies: genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics & metabolomics of HABs
• Human Toxicology
• Risk assessment for algal and cyanobacterial toxins
• Ciguatera and related benthic HAB organisms and toxins
• HABs causing aerosol and/or direct contact toxicity
• Medical applications of algae, cyanobacteria and their toxins
• Microbial interactions (allelopathy, parasites…)
• Impact of microalgae/cyanobacteria on aquatic organisms (incl. fish kills and shellfish mortalities)
• New major events & exploitation of longtime series (monitoring & case studies)
• New tools (omics, lab-on-a-chip, ecotron…)
• Mitigation of HABs and water treatment technologies
• Biotechnology or adding value to toxic and harmful algae
• Epidemiology, reports of human outbreak cases
• Socio-economic impacts of HABs
• Integrated ecosystem assessment and foresight planning (scenario building, HABs and multi-use offshore platforms, HABs and desalination…)

More details are available on the conference website: link

International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and Scientific Exchange
2018-11-05 to 2018-11-07
Shenzhen, China

INCISE, the International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and Scientific Exchange is an initiative that aims to bring together scientists working on all aspects of submarine canyon research, and to stimulate discussions across disciplines.

The 4th INCISE symposium will be in Shenzhen, China from the 5th-7th November 2018, hosted by the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) The conference venue is the
Kylin Villa (, which has conference facilities and hotel accommodation. Special room rates have been negotiated, and more details will be provided through the conference website.

The symposium will combine traditional conference-style oral and poster presentations with a set of break-out working group discussions, focusing on themes which bring together multiple disciplines. link