[Coral-List] Call for expressions of interest to host the 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6)

SCB Marine Section scbmarinecomms at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 22:09:46 EDT 2017

* Dear Coral-List members, please consider, and forward through your
networks!___Call for expressions of interest to host the 6th International
Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6) 2020From 24 to 29 June 2018, more than
700 marine conservationists from all disciplines and from across the globe
will convene in Kuching, Malaysia for the 5th International Marine
Conservation Congress (IMCC5) and the second iteration of OceansOnline.
 While we are greatly looking forward to these events, the most important
global meetings for marine conservation and online advocacy for the ocean,
we already have an eye on the 6th International Marine Conservation
Congress (IMCC6) and the third iteration of OceansOnline. These meeting
will take place in in 2020. We are now ready to receive expressions of
interest to host the IMMC6 and OceansOnline 3. One or more of these
expressions of interest will then be requested to submit a fuller proposal.
Hosted by the Marine Section of The Society for Conservation Biology, the
International Marine Conservation Congress brings together conservation
professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further
marine conservation science and policy. OceansOnline focuses on how marine
scientists, conservationists, and educators can use internet tools for
research, collaboration, and public outreach. Both are open to anyone
interested in marine science or conservation topics. For these events, the
organisers are interested in reaching out to new communities and going to a
city where we have not hosted a meeting before. While we are interested in
hearing expressions of interest from any country, we would especially like
to encourage interest from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and
Oceania as we have not yet held an IMCC in these regions. Expressions of
interest need to demonstrate that local hosts have access to a suitable
venue; strong support from local organisations and government; good
connections to universities, industry, and research organisations in the
country and region; and solid financial support. We envision IMCC6 and
OceansOnline 3 taking a similar format to their previous iterations, so
please take a look at the websites for IMCC4
<http://conbio.org/mini-sites/imcc-2016> and IMCC5 <http://www.imcc5.com>.
The days prior and subsequent to the congress will involve hosting of
workshops, training sessions, and field trips.If your organisation,
institution, or locality is interested in hosting IMCC6 and OceansOnline3,
please send an initial expression of interest of no more than 1000 words
and 2 images/tables to scbmarinecomms at gmail.com <scbmarinecomms at gmail.com>.*

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