The focus of the symposium is on the integrated assessment of multiple ocean uses across sectors including fisheries, renewable energy, coastal development, oil and gas, transport, and the need for conservation. Emphasis will be on the methodological and empirical challenges involved in the human dimensions in integrated ecosystem assessments.
MSEAS 2020 is aiming for a diverse, and exciting range of topics to showcase the world's commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries. It will provide an important forum for identifying the critical developments needed over the coming decades to ensure the world's oceans are managed sustainably for the benefit of current and future generations.
Call for sessions
We welcome you to be part of this exciting opportunity to set the future directions for the world's fisheries and lead/engage in these critical discussions. Your contribution will be paramount to the success of this important forum and would like to invite you to co-create the Congress program.
We are now seeking expressions of interest to lead innovative sessions. We encourage innovative thinking and alternatives to the normal conference formats (e.g. interactive 'Ask me anything' sessions, light-speed presentations, fishbowl panel discussion, debates, workshops). We also encourage broad participation beyond fishing sector led sessions, as well as student led sessions.
MSEAS 2020 will promote a dynamic and contemporary program that will test current thinking and practices on opportunities to enhance global fisheries, and the challenges of fishing sustainably and maintaining prosperous fishing communities.
Some of the strategic topics addressed in plenaries and themed sessions could include:
The call for session proposals is now open. Go to MSEAS2020 website to submit your proposal.