Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19 and the emergency measures being adopted across Europe and globally, the Oceans Past VIII conference was held as a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE between 11 and 15 May 2020.

Check here to find the Conference programme and links to all of the talks, posters and papers that were given during the conference.

The Oceans Past Conference convenors.

"Historical perspectives on marine ecosystems, fisheries, and futures"

The Next Oceans Past Conference will take place in 2022

We are excited to announce the Oceans Past IX conference will take place at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA on June 22-25 2022. The first day will be held jointly with the Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas (ESSAS) programme. Please save these dates in your diary, and we will provide more information on conference themes, abstract deadlines, and ECR funding opportunities in September 2021!

Watch this space for further details! Ideas from ECRs about conference events or activities that they will find useful are warmly welcomed. Please e-mail Ruth or Ben at with your thoughts.