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2nd International Marine Conservation Congress

Source: http://www.conbio.org/IMCC2011/ (1 Feb. 2011)
The 2011 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) represents the second stand-alone marine conservation meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology's (SCB) Marine Section. The first IMCC in Washington DC, 2009, attracted over 1200 participants. This landmark Congress will serve to unite the marine conservation community and develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy.

The IMCC is aimed at advancing marine conservation by facilitating discussion among scientists, managers and policy makers and developing science-based products that inform policy change and implementation. To meet this objective, the IMCC will include plenaries, contributed presentations and posters, symposia, workshops, focus groups and debates. During interactive symposia and workshops, participants will go beyond one-way communication by developing innovative solutions to current conservation challenges. Symposia will include a select group of speakers and creative discussion. Focus groups will consist of multi-disciplinary teams focused on crafting policy and management recommendations, briefings, white papers or peer-reviewed publications.

The theme of the congress is: Making Marine Science Matter.

Among the many symposia that will be held during the congress, two may be of particular interest to Gulf researchers: "The role of marine sciences in advancing conservation in the Gulf of Mexico: impacts and opportunities from the oil spill," and "Oil and fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico: ecological and economic impacts."


Location:   Victoria, BC, Canada
Dates:   May 14-18, 2011
Early Registration Deadline:   February 15, 2011
Contact Information:   General Inquiries
IMCC2011@conbio.org

Scientific Program Inquiries
IMCCprogram@conbio.org

Local Secretariat
IMCC2011@conbio.org

Sponsors
IMCCSponsorship@conbio.org

Exhibitors & Advertisers
IMCCExhibitors@conbio.org


Home Page URL:   http://www.conbio.org/IMCC2011/

Links to Event resources:
Registration
Workshops and Focus Groups
Field Trips

Keywords:   Marine conservation, Science, Policy, Marine protected areas, Aquaculture, Invasive species, Climate change, Fisheries, Biodiversity, Oil spill


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