The symposium is taking place 4–8 June 2018, in Washington D.C., USA, and the call for abstracts is open until 12 January 2018. There are 18 theme sessions from which to choose.
The conference provides a forum for scientists to discuss exciting innovations, discoveries, and outcomes of their research. It will also bring important knowledge to decision-makers and stakeholders.
Both the plenary and invited speakers have now been confirmed. The Session 1 plenary speaker will be Alistair Hobday of CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Australia; for Session 3, Naomi Harada of the Research and Development Center for Global Change (RCGC), Japan Agency for Marin-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC); for Session 10, Gretta Pecl from Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Centre for Marine Socioecology (CMS) in Tasmania; and for Session 12, Eric Galbraith of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Murray Roberts of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh will be the invited speaker for Session 6.
ICES is organizing the conference along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO), and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES). It is the latest edition in a series of climate change meetings, the most recent of which took place in 2015 in Santos, Brazil.
Early Career Scientists and researchers from developing countries can apply for financial support for the symposium. The applicant must submit at least one abstract to the session/workshop of their choice. Deadline for applications is 12 January 2018.
Go to the symposium website to submit an abstract, apply for financial support and to register.