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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.

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Section News

SCB Marine is accepting applications for the 2015 Board Elections. Applications are due by 10 Dec. 2015. Board positions up for election this year include Education Officer, Diversity Officer, Interdisciplinary Officer and Secretary. For more information, please see the Board Election page.

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 call for applications for the new SCB Marine Conservation Research Small Grants Program closed October 1, 2015. Decision emails have been sent. Award recipients will be announced on the website soon.

Critically endangered vaquitas in Mexico have a new ambassador!  Meet Monica Michelle Medina and read more about her work with vaquitas here.

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.

Are you an SCB Marine Section member interested in forming a chapter? Please review the statement on Marine chapters at the bottom of the About page and SCB Chapter Guidelines and Resources

SCB's Marine Section rises to challenge of saving Mexico's critically endangered vaquita in A New Hope for the Vaquita. A new vaquita report was also highlighted by the New York Times.

The 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC3) took place 14-18 August 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. Visit the meeting website for more information.

Follow the International Marine Conservation Congress on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and the IMCC Blog.