Science symposia

MSEAS 2020

Marine Socio-Ecological Systems:
Navigating global change in the marine environment

25–29 May 2020
Yokohama, Japan

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​T​he focus of the symposium is on the integrated assessment of multiple ocean uses across sectors including fisheries, renewable energy, coastal development, oil and gas, transport, and the need for conservation. Emphasis will be on the methodological and empirical challenges involved in the human dimensions in integrated ecosystem assessments.

​MSEAS 2020 presents a diverse and exciting range of topics to showcase the world's commercial, recreational, and indigenous fisheries. ​It will provide an important forum for identifying the critical developments needed over the coming decades to ensure the world's oceans are managed sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations.

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts is now open and we welcome you to join this exciting opportunity to set the future directions for the world's fisheries and engage in these critical discussions. 

Discover the scientific sessions on offer:

  • S1: Running the Gamut Gauntlet: Socio-ecological modelling in a complex world
  • S2: Improving marine governance with interdisciplinary research and cross-sectoral approaches
  • S3: Sustainable Ocean Development
  • S4: Risk perception and assessment for marine ecosystem-based management
  • S5: Mapping human dimensions onto seascapes: Progress and challenges in the integration and utilization of socioeconomic and ecological data in marine spatial planning and spatial considerations of marine ecosystems
  • S6: Social-Ecological Systems Thinking: From Cultural Services Perspectives
  • S7: Co-production of knowledge, participatory approaches and engagement with stakeholders
  • S8: Applying and integrating marine biodiversity indicators and assessments to evaluate progress towards policy goals
  • S9: Coastal Communities and Change
  • S10: Vulnerability of marine SES to climatic changes and anthropogenic pressures
  • ​Evening Session: We all think we are inter and transdisciplinary: Are we really​​, what makes it work, and how can we support integration in marine SES?

​The call for abstracts is now open. 

Go to MSEAS2020 website to submit your abstract.​

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Symposium Conveners

  • Rich Little (Australia)
  • Marloes Kraan (The Netherlands)
  • Mitsutaku Makino (Japan)
  • Doug Lipton (USA)
  • Keith Criddle (USA)

Symposium coordinators

  • Robin Brown (PICES)
  • Wojciech Wawrzynski (ICES)
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