The Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology is pleased to
announce the International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) - Making
Marine Science Matter.
Dates: May 20-24, 2009
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (Washington DC area)
The IMCC will be an interdisciplinary meeting that will engage natural and
social scientists, managers, policy-makers, and the public. The goal of the
IMCC is to put conservation science into practice through public and media
outreach and the development of science-based deliverables (e.g., policy
briefs, blue ribbon position papers) that will be used to drive policy
change and implementation.
Major themes that will be addressed include:
- Global climate change
- The land-sea interface
- Ecosystem-based management
- Poverty and globalization
This meeting will serve as the 2nd International Marine Protected Areas
Congress (IMPAC2) and will maintain the scope and vision of IMPAC1 (held in
Geelong, Australia in October 2005).
1st call for symposia, workshops, break-out sessions: 1 April ? 1 June 2008
1st call for contributed papers and posters: 1 September ? 15 October 2008
A call for proposals will be sent out after March 1 with detailed
instructions for abstract submittal and descriptions of requirements for
Symposia, Workgroups, and contributed papers and poster.
Please visit the conference website at www.conbio.org/imcc for more
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