IOCARIBE 35th Anniversary – International Marine Science Conference

Hotel Almirante Estelar, Cartagena, April 24-25, 201

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the IOCARIBE 35th ANNIVERSARY – INTERNATIONAL MARINE SCIENCE CONFERENCE to be held in the city of Cartagena de Indias, April 24 and 25, 2017.

The main objective of the Conference  is  demonstrate to governments and to the general public, the value and importance of the IOCARIBE Sub-Commission's achievements, and make the international community and its leaders aware of the significant contribution IOCARIBE can make in the future in oceanography and related sciences and services in the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions. The overarching question for the Conference is:  “Development & Evolution of Marine Sciences over three Decades and the contribution of IOC-IOCARIBE for the Foreseen Future.”

Key notes and Sessions are open to all participants. Main Themes of the Congress:

Session1: Climate Change in the Marine Environment

Session 2: Collection of and Access to Oceanographic Data

Session 3: Early Warning Systems and Services

Session 4: Capacity Development using the IOCARIBE Experience to build an effective strategy for the 21st Century

Session 5: Marine Biodiversity as indicator of Ocean Health

Session 6: Assessment and Information for Policy


The Conference is open to :

-              Authorities responsible for marine sciences, ocean science & technology

-              Leading experts and institutions with a leading role in marine sciences

-              Scientists, experts and institutions involved in marine science

-              Marine Science and biology students

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IOCARIBE is a regional subsidiary body of UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). It is the IOC Sub-Commission for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions and is responsible for the promotion, development and co-ordination of IOC marine scientific research programmes, the ocean services, and related activities, including Capacity Development at a regional level for the benefit of its Member States. In establishing its programmes, it takes into account the specific interests and needs of the Member States in the region.