Events in the next 3 months


In five days' time, on Nov. 20, Oceans of Knowledge 2019 will open in London. This conference series considers the operational use of ocean observations and technologies. This year's conference will focus on the specific role of ocean observations in identifying and mitigating future risks to ocean uses and facilitating a sustainable blue economy.

We've picked seven other events slated within the next three months, including Aquaculture America, which is moving across the Pacific next year. Holding the meeting in Hawaii allows Aquaculture America to reach out to the aquaculture sector throughout the Asian-Pacific region, says the organizer, the World Aquaculture Society.


Oceans of Knowledge 2019

November 20, 2019



The Oceans of Knowledge conference series considers the operational use of ocean observations and technologies. Now in its third edition, the 2019 conference, to be held at The Royal Institution in London, will focus on the specific role of ocean observations in identifying and mitigating future risks to ocean uses and facilitating a sustainable blue economy.


The conference will be opened by a keynote presentation from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ocean Economy Group. This keynote will summarise recent OECD work on understanding the future ocean economy and its dependence on ocean observations.


Subsequent morning presentations will take a closer look at a range of high growth ocean uses such as autonomous shipping; open water aquaculture; marine mining; and offshore wind.


The afternoon will then explore the future direction of technologies which will play a key role in enabling future sustainable ocean use.


Each session will also include a panel discussion to further expand on the topics raised and offer the opportunity for delegates to engage with speakers. Dedicated networking sessions will also be held throughout the day.


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Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2019

San José, Costa Rica

November 19 – 22, 2019


This is the first time this event, called LACQUA for short, will be held in Central America, a region rich in natural resources and of whose several countries are currently in a process of political and social changes, aimed at improving the quality of life of its inhabitants.


The central theme of LACQUA 2019 is "Sustainable Aquaculture for Social and Economic Development", since the promotion of this activity aims to contribute to the development and well-being of the countries of the region.


LACQUA 2019, which will be held at the Wyndham Herradura Convention Centre, will be a great opportunity to meet and discuss the most recent advances in the production of aquatic organisms in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Expected to attend are researchers, students, producers and suppliers. The results of technical and scientific work (regional and global) in three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese) will be presented (oral and poster). In addition, there will be short courses and an aquaculture exhibition showcasing the latest in equipment, supplies and services. You can also visit recognised aquaculture companies in the region, with emphasis on the production of inland fish, marine fish and molluscs.


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Sustainable Ocean Summit

November 20 – 22, 2019

Paris, France


The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), under the auspices of the World Ocean Council,

is an annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private-sector action on responsible use of the seas.


With the theme"Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy", the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development.


Since 2010, the SOS has been bringing together leaders from the diverse ocean business community—shipping, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, offshore renewables, tourism, seabed mining, marine technology, etc.—as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, science and environment communities—to focus on industry-driven action on "Corporate Ocean Responsibility".


Registration is open to all from the ocean business and investment community.


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AlgaEurope 2019

December 3 – 5, 2019

Paris, France


AlgaEurope 2019 is a unique opportunity to learn and understand the bottlenecks of algae production and commercialisation and interact with over 300 key players from more than 43 countries.


It also offers an opportunity for an exchange between academia and industry in a networking-based environment that will explore the sector's evolution worldwide.


Currently, there are several European projects, from lab scale to demonstration plants and commercial facilities, aiming to accelerate the commercialisation of algal products.


Urged to attend are algae technology developers/suppliers; algae producers and cultivation plant owners and operators; technology providers for cultivation, harvesting, dewatering, drying, oil extraction and processing;


Venture capitalists and financial investors for biotechnology and food industries; biofuels network, animal feed companies, nutraceuticals/ pharmaceutical companies, fertilizer suppliers; and water treatment and waste-water professionals.


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Milford Aquaculture Seminar 2020

January 13 – 15, 2020

Connecticut, USA


The Milford Aquaculture Seminar, held every January, is a forum for technology transfer among staff; aquaculture, scientific and academic communities; regulators; and the public. 


This is the 40th gathering of the seminar, which will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton, Connecticut.


The seminar will begin Monday, Jan. 13, with a poster session and welcoming event. This will be followed by two days of technical sessions predominantly focused on shellfish aquaculture.


This seminar has been convened since 1975 by NOAA Fisheries' Milford Laboratory to serve as a forum for technology transfer among Fisheries staff, the aquaculture community, scientific and academic communities, regulators and the public. In 2015 the decision was made to hold the Milford Aquaculture Seminar jointly with the Northeast Aquaculture Conference and Expo, and this arrangement will continue in odd numbered years. The next joint meeting will be January 2021.


Early registration fees are $150 per person, $85 per student. Early registration fees must be received by Dec. 6. After Dec. 6th, rates increase.


A special meeting room rate of $119 plus tax has been arranged at the Courtyard by Marriott in Shelton, Connecticut. Please call the hotel at 203-929-1500 to make your reservation. Make your reservation by December 14th, 2019 to get this rate.


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European Fish Mariculture Conference 2020

January 15 – 16, 2020

London, UK 


This event will give an insight into the development of the fish farming industry, market forecasts, public perception, environmental solutions, licensing initiatives and opportunities arising from the business.


The conference will bring together senior executives from fish-producing, -processing and -packaging companies, fish feed and pharmaceutical suppliers, technology providers, distributors, researchers and other influential stakeholders amongst the value chain.


Key topics will include, among others:


  -- An overview of the fish mariculture market

  -- Parasite & disease control

  -- Advancements in fish nutrition

  -- New technologies and developments for the industry

  -- Policy & regulatory solutions

  -- Opportunities in different applications for fish products

  -- Key parameters to develop sustainable operations

  -- Developments in fish mariculture in the Mediterranean area


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Aqua Expo Santa Elena

January 29 – 30, 2020

Salinas, Santa Elena, Ecuador 


The event brings together national and international experts in the aquaculture sector, specifically to improve sustainable production and competitiveness of Ecuadorian shrimp.


Aqua Expo , for more than two decades, has promoted the continued improvement in sustainable production practices of Ecuadorian shrimp to improve its competitiveness. Its commercial exhibition shows the latest innovations and technologies in products or services related to the aquaculture sector.


Venue of the expo is the Salinas Golf & Tennis Club in Salinas city, Santa Elena province.


For more information, contact Ana Carolina Jáuregui at tel. (04) 268 3017 or email address, or log on to



Aquaculture America 2020

February 9 – 12, 2020

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 



Aquaculture America is moving across the Pacific next year. Holding the meeting in Hawaii allows Aquaculture America to reach out to the aquaculture sector throughout the Asian-Pacific region, according to the organizer, the World Aquaculture Society.


Venue of this event is the Hawaii Convention Center, from which you can walk out of your session onto the beach!


The two plenary speakers will be Dr. Jim Wyban, president of Marine Genetics LLC, who will talk on "Specific Pathogen Free Shrimp Technology: Past, Present and Future"; and Keli'i Kotubetey, assistant executive director He'eia Fishpond. His topic is to be announced later.


Aquaculture America will feature fish health management workshop on Feb 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will tackle the principles of fish health management, biosecurity, regulations, regional issues and case studies.