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.
12th International Phycological Congress - IPC2021 22-26 March 2021, Chile
The International Phycological Congress (IPC) meets every four years and is intended for scientists and professional organizations with an interest in phycology. After thorough consideration, and in view of the non-resolved coronavirus pandemic worldwide, the International Phycological Society and the Organizing Committee have decided that the 12th IPC will be held in a virtual format. This decision ensures the continuity of our activities contributing, at the same time, to the health and wellbeing of those who would have attended the Congress. We also expect that this decision will play a part in flattening the COVID-19 curve.
The 7th conference of ISAP - International Society for Applied Phycology conference, 19-24 April 2020 in Chiba/Tokyo, Japan
NEW DATES and VENUE: 23-28 May 2021
Previous ISAP Congresses had achieved the role of gathering the people with knowledge & skills in the field of applied algal biotechnology and their potential in a commercial, remedial or regulatory context for a further development. The last 2017 Congress was to appreciate the huge phycological biodiversity and the diversity of its biotechnological applications through the prism of a new and promising industrial sector in full development. Tribute to the past ISAP Congresses, the ISAP 2020 succeed to taking a role in bringing back a place where people who is working on applied algal biotechnology can gather. The 6 days Congress will include oral and poster presentations, exhibitions, mid- Congress tours, and B to B networking sessions, as well as young algae scientist /entrepreneur sessions
The 20th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling (ICMCF), 21-26 June 2020, Guangzhou, China.
Will be postponed. More information on above website.
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.
Trends in Natural Products Research: A Young Scientists’ Meeting, Kolymbari, Crete.
NEW DATES: 13-16 July 2021
As in all previous events of the same series, the Young Scientists’ Meeting is organized to give younger scientists (MSc students, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows) the opportunity to present their research results in the form of short talks or posters and to discuss them with colleagues and senior scientists in an informal and stimulating environment. There will be plenary lectures, invited talks, and contributed oral presentations, while poster sessions will be linked to the scientific themes. The picturesque seaport village Kolymbari allows for inspiration and casual interaction between young scientists that would seek advice and establishment of new collaborations with already established colleagues. In addition to the scientific content, there will be an exciting social program, including a welcome reception, a traditional Cretan festive dinner with live music and dancing and an excursion.
LIPIDS IN THE OCEAN. Structure, function, ecological role and applications, 17-19 November 2020, Aveiro, Portugal.
NEW DATES: 5-8 July 2021
This event will be a great opportunity for researchers, students and stakeholders to share their knowledge, expertise and new ideas on marine lipids and advance our knowledge on the study and potential applications of these biomolecules. Lipids play a key role when aiming to understand complex trophic-interactions in the marine realm, as they allow to shed light over the recurrent question of “who is eating what”.Marine lipids can also reveal local to regional adaptations of marine organisms to shifting biotic and abiotic conditions, a feature of extreme relevance if one considers the ongoing changes on the oceans of today and tomorrow. These molecules allow researchers to work at multiple organizational levels, from unicellular marine organisms to the functioning of whole ecosystem.