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#IMCC4 Press Room

To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze change. The Society for Conservation Biology's International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) brings together conservation professionals and students to develop new and powerful tools to further marine conservation science and policy. Organized by the Society for Conservation Biology’s Marine Section (SCB Marine Section), IMCC is recognized as the most important international meeting for marine scientists, marine conservation professionals and students.  IMCC is global, bringing together professionals, organizations, government agencies and universities from around the world. The theme of IMCCs, Making Marine Science Matter, is featured throughout the Congress.

For more information on the International Marine Conservation Congress, see our video from IMCC2, held 2011 in Victoria, BC, Canada.


For IMCC4 registration for press and other members of the news media, please contact IMCC4 Deputy Chair & Communication Chair Edward Hind Communication Co-Chair Marianne Teoh

Press Releases

Failure to involve coastal communities can lead to failure in marine conservation

WWF-­Canada warns that small fish are in big trouble

West Coast Environmental Law urges legal protection for Great Bear Sea at IMCC4 

Tales from the Sea: Live stories from marine conservation scientists

Scientists say “no more” to harassment and discrimination at conferences

Diverse speakers set to deliver positive message on future of the oceans at IMCC4

People power matters in ocean conservation, says congress keynote

Ocean protection aided by online communication, say conference speakers

Interviews & Photo Sessions

If you would like to arrange interviews and/or photo sessions with organizers or presenters, please contact IMCC4 Communication Chair Edward Hind and Communication Co-Chair Marianne Teoh

For more information on organizers and presenters, please visit the Organizing Committee page and the Plenary Talks page. Information is also available on Symposia, Workshops, Focus Groups, Panel Discussions, Marine Movies, and OceansOnline.


IMCC4 Key Dates

Call for proposals opened: 30 September 2015
Call for proposals closed: 21 November 2015
Decisions on proposals: mid-December 2015

Call for abstracts opens: 5 January 2016
Call for abstracts closes: 14 March 2016
Decisions on abstracts: 11 April 2016

Early bird registration starts: 2 April 2016
Deadline for early bird registration: 8 May 2016
Deadline to register for delegates with an accepted abstract or proposal prior to the Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts: 8 May 2016
Start of regular registration: 9 May 2016
Deadline to register for delegates with an accepted abstract during the Call for Late-Breaking Abstracts: 30 June 2016
Deadline for regular registration: 6 July 2016
Start of late registration: 7 July 2016

Call for late-breaking news and abstracts: 1-22 May 2016

Pre-Congress workshops and activities: 28-29 July 2016

4th International Marine Conservation Congress: 30 July - 3 August 2016
IMCC4 presents OceansOnline: 4 August 2016

Post-Congress workshops and activities: 4-6 August 2016

*Dates are approximate and subject to change