WCMB Newsletter: April 9, 2018

The latest WCMB Newsletter is available online and features information on the WCMB keynote speaker schedule (see below), exhibitors, and the ATLAS symposium entitled “North Atlantic VMEs, EBSAs and MPAs in a changing ocean.” Stay up-to-date by subscribing to the WCMB 2018 mailing list to receive the latest conference news.

WCMB Keynote Speaker Schedule

  • Monday, May 14th: Dr. Linwood Pendleton, Global Ocean Lead Scientist at the World Wide Fund for Nature.
  • Tuesday, May 15th: Professor Emma Johnston, Dean of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Wednesday, May 16th : Dr. Amanda Bates, University Research Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) is taking place from May 13-16, 2018, in Montreal, QC. WCMB has become the major focal assembly to share research outcomes, management and policy issues, and discussions on the role of biodiversity in sustaining ocean ecosystems. This meeting will bring together scientists, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss and advance our understanding of the importance and current state of biodiversity in the marine environment. Through a mix of keynote sessions and contributed talks the conference program will address marine biodiversity across a deliberately wide range of relevant sectors.