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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.

With over 700 marine conservation professionals and students in attendance. IMCC is the most important international event for anyone involved in marine conservation.


The 5th International Marine Conservation Congress, Making Marine Science Matter, will be held from 24 June - 28 June 2018 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia (KCH). OceansOnline will take place on 29 June 2018. Pre-conference workshops, focus groups and post-conference field trips will also be held.

Preliminary Schedule Coming Soon... 

IMCCs are organized by the Marine Section of the Society for Conservation Biology.

Conference hashtag: #IMCC5