Upcoming Events

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Several international meetings are currently being postponed or switched to a virtual format due to COVID-19. We will update this page on a periodic basis as new information is available. Details for the following upcoming events will be announced:

For a listing of ocean webinars open to the public, you may be interested to browse this database, which is updated in real time.

    December 2021
  • World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific

    December 6, 2021 to December 10, 2021, Virtual
    The regionally-focused World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific agenda will provide the platform for nuanced conversation and tailored discussion to catalyse the blue economy in the Asia-Pacific. The summit will convene 100 speakers and 2000 participants virtually over five days. Dedicated tracks on shipping, marine renewable energy, plastics, aquaculture and fishing will provide insight focused on the Asia-Pacific. Plenary sessions will centre on pressing concerns for the ocean and cities, and seek solutions for climate change mitigation and the dangerous decline of biodiversity in the region.
  • March 2022
  • World Ocean Summit

    March 1, 2022 to March 3, 2022, Lisbon, Portugal
    This global event will bring together the broadest cross-section of the ocean community, from businesses to scientists, government, investors, and civil society. No other event rivals its challenging content and diverse and senior audience, or its influence and impact on the acceleration of progress towards a sustainable ocean economy. It aims to change how business is done in the ocean, shaping and advancing the way in which governments, businesses, and conservation organisations work together to fashion the “blue economy”.
  • April 2022
  • Fifteenth meeting of the COP to the CBD (in-person)

    April 25, 2022 to May 8, 2021, Kunming, China
    The Conference of the Parties is the governing body of the Convention, and advances implementation of the Convention through the decisions it takes at its periodic meetings. To date the Conference of the Parties has held 14 ordinary meetings, and one extraordinary meeting (the latter, to adopt the Biosafety Protocol, was held in two parts). From 1994 to 1996, the Conference of the Parties held its ordinary meetings annually. Since then these meetings have been held somewhat less frequently and, following a change in the rules of procedure in 2000, will now be held every two years. This in-person meeting follows a virtual meeting held October 11-15, 2021.
  • June 2022
  • IMPAC 5

    June 23, 2022 to June 30, 2022, Vancouver, Canada
    IMPAC is an international forum to discuss marine protected areas (MPAs) that assists in the establishment and management of MPA networks by informing, involving, and influencing stakeholders. The congress happens every four years and brings together marine conservationists, managers, practitioners and scientists from across the world to share their experiences and knowledge of marine conservation and marine protected area establishment.