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Call for abstracts: 7th International Conference on Marine Connectivity (Montpellier, May 2024)

Updated: Dec 13, 2023

On May 27-31, 2024, the 7th International conference on Marine Connectivity: Advancing research for improved management (I-MarCo 2024) will take place in Montpellier, France.

This 5-day dissemination event is organized by SEA-UNICORN, with the help of the French research consortium Océans et Mers (OMER) and the international NGO Ocean Knowledge Action Network OceanKAN affiliated to the Marine Life 2030 program of the UN Ocean Decade.

It will bring together marine scientists and stakeholders from around the world at the aquarium of Montpellier (Planet Ocean) in the South of France, to share the latest advances in the study of marine connectivity and its use in public and international policies for the sustainable management of the Ocean and its resources.

The 3-day scientific conference at the heart of the event will examine the latest findings and future of MFC research, and allow discussing its applications to ecosystem and resource management. Participants will share their expertise and latest findings on the topic, through oral presentations (including keynotes talks) and posters, organized into three theme sessions:

  1. Multi-disciplinary approaches in MFC research

  2. MFC research and the global functioning and health of the ocean

  3. MFC knowledge use for improved environmental policies and sustainable development

Alongside the conference, 2 days of round tables (with stakeholders) and applied workshops will be held to further advance MFC understanding and promote the integration of marine connectivity knowledge into decision-support tools for environmental management and policies.

For more information and/or abstract submission (deadline: 15 December 2023), visit:

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