Upcoming Events

International marine identity co-conceptualisation

Responding to the Ocean Decade Challenge 10, this activity aims to understand the link between marine identity and people taking action to transform the human-ocean relationship (marine citizenship). This international researcher-practitioner collaboration aims, via workshops, shared writing tasks, and networking platforms, to co-produce a multinational and cross-cultural understanding of the nature and types of marine […]

Oceans in Motion


OIM is a social and environmental impact film competition using the power of film to highlight one of the most urgent issues of our time, plastic waste pollution. The Ocean in Motion Film Competition is open until the 19th October 2023 (film entry deadline) to all educational entities across Australia and New Zealand including primary, secondary […]

SeaPaCS: Participatory Citizen Science against Marine Pollution

SeaPaCS proposes a participatory citizen science project led by social and natural scientists that mobilises volunteers in data collection, elaboration and sharing on the biological consequences of marine plastic pollution (via in-situ samples collection for plastisphere DNA analysis, underwater video documentation of new ecological niches, plankton evaluation), and in drafting a plan for sustainability-oriented practices based on […]

Mangrove Photography Awards 2023

Mangrove Action Project has launched their ninth annual Mangrove Photography Awards. The competition invites photographers of all levels around the world to contribute their images to highlight the beauty and fragility of mangrove ecosystems and inspire conservation action to protect them. Mangroves are one of the world’s most important ecosystems, and one of the most […]

“Millimages des récifs” 2023: Photo contest and exhibition

The photo competition "Millimages des récifs" aims to refine the view of underwater photographers, amateur or professional, on the ecosystem they photograph. By imposing a theme each year to its contest, the Institut des Récifs Coralliens du Pacifique (IRCP) wishes that the participants have a naturalist look on their subject, more refined to the understanding […]

OCEANS 2023 Gulf Coast

SAVE THE DATE! The Ocean Decade will be present at the OCEANS 2023 Gulf Coast Conference. Discover more: https://gulfcoast23.oceansconference.org/

10th EuroGOOS International Conference

10th EuroGOOS International Conference will facilitate dialogue among a broad range of ocean observing and forecasting stakeholders towards a fit-for-purpose ocean information delivery. EuroGOOS is a focal point for European operational oceanography since 1994. The Conference taking place every three years is a milestone event for the wide community of ocean observers, forecasters, technology developers, […]

Ocean Practices: OBPS Workshop VII


Since 2017, the OBPS Workshops have been devoted “to guide the development of best practices (BP) and operating practices, to promote their documentation, and to share them widely using the Ocean Best Practices System”. However, many societal and environmental challenges that span across common sectors, disciplines and regions force us to rethink, transform and align […]

EurOCEAN 2023 Conference

Auditorio y Palacio de Congresos Mar de Vigo , Spain

"One Ocean, One Mission, One Decade - One Voice" The EurOCEAN 2023 Conference will be held in Vigo, Spain, on 10 and 11 October 2023 and will bring together the scientific community, political leaders and administrations at all levels, as well as the maritime industry and society representatives to discuss the challenges and opportunities in […]

AfriMAQUA International Conference

The AfriMAQUA International Conference seeks to work towards a more sustainable aquatic food system and interdisciplinary research on marine aquaculture in Africa. Aquatic foods are a vital source of essential nutrients and contribute to food and nutrition security in many countries. By 2030, per capita fish consumption is expected to increase worldwide with the exception […]

VI National Coastal Marine Symposium of Guatemala 2023

For six consecutive years, the National Coastal Marine Symposium of Guatemala has disseminated scientific information regarding the country's marine-coastal zones and their biodiversity. Each year it has reached more than 100 people per event. With the participation of international and national researchers. This trajectory has earned it the important endorsement of UNESCO, in the year […]

International DITTO Summit 2023

The ocean is facing challenges from both climate change and increasing impacts caused by anthropogenic activities. This calls for breakthrough solutions to address the challenges for a shared sustainable ocean future. Digital Twins of the ocean (DTOs) are digital representations of the ocean that help to answer ‘what if’ questions. Thus, they are intended to […]


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