Join SST at the 7th International Marine Conservation Congress

SST is calling on all our stakeholders to join us at the 7th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC7), which will be held from 13 to 18 October at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Having been asked to serve on the science planning committee and through hosting an open symposium focussed on supporting the blue economy in Africa, we will be playing an integral role at this year’s conference, which is set to be the single largest gathering of ocean conservationists in the world for 2024.

Guided by the theme of “Tangible actions to tackle marine pollution”, SST’s open symposium will include presentations on the actions that can be taken to support data collection, increase recycling efforts, and support the full collection and recycling value chain, among others.

If you want to be part of these and related discussions, don’t forget to register! The early-bird registration deadline is 28 June, while the regular registration deadline is 16 August.

The IMCC is the Society for Conservation Biology Marine Program’s most important international event, bringing together marine conservation scientists, practitioners, educators, policymakers, journalists, and students.

With the IMCC’s rich tradition of thought-provoking and dynamic plenary talks, SST is looking forward to networking with like-minded people from different countries and backgrounds, all with a passion for marine conservation.

The theme for this year’s symposium is “Making Marine Science Matter”. Through this biennial event, IMCC seeks to engage everyone involved in marine conservation to share ideas and promote action for the long-term health of our oceans.


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