At this page, conferences of interest to the ESMB are being listed with links to the specific conference site for further information. Conferences hosted by ESMB will be given priority, but other relevant conferences may also be listed. If you have a conference that you think may be of interest to ESMB, please fill in the request for announcement in the area below. We reserve the right to decide which conferences will be listed.
ESMB is open for arranging conferences and workshops jointly with other marine biotechnology organisations, projects or other stakeholders, or ESMB may want to arrange an event back to back with other conferences. If you are planning on arranging an event where such an arrangement could be to the benefit of your own event and for ESMB, please send further information to the ESMB Secretary in the area provided under the ‘Contact’ tab on this site. Please allow sufficient time for planning, as any decision on joint actions will have to be decided by the ESMB Board.
The 20th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF), 21-26 June 2020, Guangzhou, China.
Postponed until June 2024.
It will be the first time for ICMCF to be held in China which has a large marine area, rich marine resources and vibrant maritime industries. The venue will be in Guangzhou, the economic and cultural center of Southern China, where trades of silk, porcelain, spices and dyes began 2000 years ago. The ancient Maritime Silk Road started from Guangzhou Port, passed through the Strait of Malacca, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and finally reached the Mediterranean Sea thus connecting Asia, Europe and Africa together. Today, Guangzhou is developing rapidly within the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The coming conference will be hosted by South China University of Technology (SCUT), a leading educational institution in China. We will try our best to organize a high-standard conference for experts from around the world to discuss the latest basic and applied research advances related to marine biofouling and corrosion.
13th IMBC Postponed to 2024
Given ongoing concerns about travel restrictions related to coronavirus and the rescheduling of other conferences, the board of the International Marine Biotechnology Association has decided to postpone the conference originally scheduled for 2022. We anticipate that the 13th International Marine Biotechnology Conference will take place in July of 2024. It will be in Brest, France as originally planned.