About the SCB Marine Section
The Marine Section of SCB provides a home for Marine Conservation Biology in order to further marine conservation science, research and public policy. Unlike other SCB Sections, the Marine Section does not have a specifically regional focus as marine issues are global.
SCB Marine is planning the first annual #HearttheOceans Day on Feb. 12, 2016! Heart the Oceans is a global event, encouraging section members and all ocean enthusiasts to organize events in their communities to get people excited about the marine environment and/or raise funds for SCB Marine's Diversity Initiatives. For more info and to host events or fundraisers, please visit the Heart the Oceans page. You can get #HearttheOceans shirts here: Octopus & Whale and Wave & Octopus. Fundraisers and inviduals who wish to donate can give funds at our #HearttheOceans crowdfunding page.
Congratulations to new SCB Marine Board members: Secretary Holly Niner, Diversity Officer Lourdes Martinez-Estevez, Interdisciplinary Officer Clare Fieseler and returning Education Officer J. Jacob Levenson! Members voted in the board election December 2015.
Congratulations to the SCB Marine Conservation Research Small Grants 2015 recipients! We received nearly 60 proposals, and the decisions were difficult. We are proud to support eight projects around the globe.
The SCB Marine Communication Committee is seeking a Journalism/Media Intern. Please see the specific requirements, benefits and application instructions on the Communication Committee Internship Opportunities page. Upon successful completion of internship duties prior to IMCC4, the intern will receive full subsidised travel and accommodation expenses for attendance at IMCC4 and OceansOnline to help during the conference.
Conservation Stories is a communication collaboration between SCB Marine and COMPASS. View videos of scientist storytellers from the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress. (Press Release: Uniting Science and Stories)
The 4th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4) will take place Saturday, 30 July - Wednesday, 3 August 2016 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (YYT). (There will be pre- and post-conference workshops and activities, as well.) The theme of IMCCs is Making Marine Science Matter.
The 4th International Marine Conservation Congress will feature the new IMCC initiative OceansOnline, an optional add-on day on Thursday, 4 August 2016, aimed to show how internet tools can help ocean scientists and conservationists with research, education and outreach. OceansOnline is inspired by the former ScienceOnline Oceans.