NOTE: Conference Submssions are now closed


Oceans Past X: 25-28 June 2024

Historical Perspectives on human-ocean interactions: deep understandings for informing ocean futures.

Venue: Penryn campus, University of Exeter, Cornwall, UK

Oceans Past brings together scholars and practitioners interested in documenting and understanding changes in marine systems and human maritime interactions in past decades, centuries and millennia. The 10th Oceans Past Conference will enable continued scholarly networking and international exchange towards a fuller understanding of the past, the present, and potential future trajectories of our marine ecosystems and the human communities that interact with these.

Deadline for abstract submission: 2 February 2024

Conference registration is now open - click here for details. OPI membership discounts will be available.

To qualify for an oral or poster presentation provide the following information

Title of presentation
Full name(s) and affiliation of all author(s)
Abstract (max 200 words)
Preferred presentation type (oral or poster)
Preferred session (select one from the list below):
  1 How the sea has changed us / how we have changed the sea.
  2 Physical and biological drivers in marine ecosystems and populations.
  3 Scales of sustainable and unsustainable marine harvesting throughout time.
  4 Multidisciplinary perspectives on social and ecological consequences of change.
  5 Trajectories and repercussions of management interventions on marine socialā€ecological systems through time.
  6 Lessons from the past for management of coastal zones and the high seas.

Download the Oceans Past X Conference - Abstract Submission Form here.

Are you within 5 years of completing your Masters or PhD?

You may be eligible for partial attendance support from the International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES). If so, add a request to your abstract submission for ECR monetary support, describing how an award will aid your attendance and benefit your research trajectory (max. 200 words). You must present your work at the conference to be eligible for an award. Awards will be available on a competitive basis and based on demonstrated need and the value to the applicant of attendance.

For more information, visit our conference website page.

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