ICRI Canada 2021

ICRI Canada 2021

The International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) brings together policy experts, facility managers, leading researchers and a variety of other stakeholders to discuss challenges and emerging trends for research infrastructures around the world.

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European Marine Biology Symposium

Dublin, Ireland, 25-29 August, 2019.  This year’s EMBS will be hosted by University College Dublin, in the state-of-the-art O’Brien Centre for Science.

The social programme will provide opportunities to sample the the city’s famous cultural life and explore the UNESCO Dublin Bay Biosphere.

2019 is the International Year of the Salmon, a fish that has a special place in the mythology of Ireland. Look out for salmon throughout the scientific and social programme.

The symposium themes are Blue growth, Rapid change, Movement and redistribution of species, and Fundamental biological traits. For more information click here.

ISEM 2019

alzburg, Austria, 1-5 October 2019. The 22nd biennial global conference of the International Society for Ecological Modelling (ISEM), will take place in the Salzburg Congress Centre the first week in October.

Under the theme of eco:model:spaces,  this international gathering will bring together scientists from all professions and applications that deal with the use of ecological models and systems ecology. 


Leiden, The Netherlands, 21-25 October, 2019, Biodiversity_Next is a conference that brings together, for the first time at this scale, major international organisations, research scientists, and policy makers to jointly identify socio-technical bottlenecks and horizon-scan opportunities around data-intensive biodiversity and geodiversity research.

Biodiversity_Next aims at:

  • Promoting innovation in biodiversity & geodiversity information science and applications;
  • Sharing and enhancing community data standards and information management practices;
  • Improving domain reach to new audiences (incl. scientific, policy and industry);
  • Inspiring new generations to more enthusiastically embark on data-intensive science around bio- and geo-diversity;
  • Building community consensus on pivotal technical and sociocultural aspects of the community practices.

More information on https://biodiversitynext.org/

Blue Growth in the Black Sea Region

Constanta, Romania, 9-10 March 2020. The International Conference on Blue Growth in the Black Sea Region will take place in Romania from 9 to 10 March, under the theme: ‘Ecosystem Services on River-Sea Macro-ecosystems’.

The first of its kind, the conference is organised by the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC), which came into existence as a model of multilateral political and economic initiative with the signing of the Istanbul Summit Declaration and the Bosphorus Statement by the Heads of State and Government of the countries in the region, on 25 June 1992.

Please refer to the website for more information.

Smart Agrifood Summit

Málaga, Spain, 24-25 September 2020. Please note the changed dates! The Málaga Fair Trade and Congress Centre will host the Startup Europe Ecosystem for Open Innovation, the Smart Agrifood Summit

#Agrifood20, now in its third year, is an industry-leading event for the creation of innovative ecosystems digital transformation of the agri-food sector. 

Startup Europe is an EC initiative connecting startups, investors, accelerators, entrepreneurs, corporate networks, universities and the media through multiple networks. 

Click here to respond to this Call for Startups at the Smart Agrifood Summit. This is your chance to join the community and become amember of the ecosystem!

Environmental Economics: a Focus on Natural Resources

Environmental Economics Conference

Online, 19-20 November, 2020. The second international “Environmental Economics: a Focus on Natural Resources” conference will take place on Zoom, 19-20 November. Organised by the Laboratoire d’Économie d’Orléans and the Labex Voltaire, with the support of the International Network for Economic Research and the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, the conference will feature more than 50 articles, selected from the great number of submissions made form all around the world. There will be four keynotes:

  • Anastasios Xepapadeas (Athens University of Economics and Business and University of Bologna): “Spatial Environmental and Resource Economics: An Overview” 
  • Lucas Bretschger (ETH Zurich): “Efficient climate policy based on resource economics”
  • Luiz Awazu Pereira da Silva (Bank for International Settlements): “Green Swans as Global Risks”, and
  • Richard Tol (Sussex University): “Testing the Dismal Theorem”.

Please click here for the conference website.  For any enquiries please email the conference organisers.

Aquaculture Europe 2020

Aquaculture Europe 2020

Online, 12-15 April 2021.  Please note that Aquaculture Europe 2020  – The Blue and the Green – has been postponed until April 2021. The conference will still bring together stakeholders from many diverse disciplines to discuss and debate cross cutting issues such as new circular economies, life-long health and environmentally sustainable production.

There is now momentum in all aspects of food production towards a circular economy whereby waste is no longer regarded as a problem to be disposed of, but as a resource which can be reused, thereby closing the loop on aquaculture inputs and outputs and reducing environmental impact. 

Aquaculture is well placed to take the lead in the Blue – Green Bio-Economy, by demonstrating the efficacy of new technologies. And in terms of societal impact, recent research shows that aquaculture products, from seaweed to salmon, should be included as part of a balanced diet.

Click here for full details and registration to the Aquaculture Europe 2020 Conference.