International Marine Conservation Congress

05/20/2009 00:00
05/24/2009 12:00

International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC),
20-24 May 2009 at George Mason University, Washington D.C. (USA),
Hosted by the Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology

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.
Major themes are:
• Global Climate Change
• Land-Sea Interface
• Poverty and Globalization
• Ecosystem-based Management
IMCC will serve as the 2nd International Marine Protected Areas Congress (IMPAC2) and maintain the scope and vision of IMPAC1 (held in Geelong, Australia in October 2005).

Plenary Talks:
May 20: Dr. Daniel Pauly: Professor and Director, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia
May 21: Dr. Ratana Cheunpagdee: Canada Research Chair in Natural Resource Sustainability and Community Development, Memorial University
May 22: Dr. Rod Fujita: Senior Scientist at Environmental Defense in Oakland, California
May 23: Dorothy Childers: Program Director, Alaska Marine Conservation Council
May 24: Alexandria Cousteau: Earth Echo International

Dr. Ransom A. Myers Memorial Lecture:
Will be held at the evening final banquet: Dr. Callum Roberts, Environment Department, University of York