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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. Organized by the Society for Conservation Biology’s Marine Section (SCBMarine), 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 IMCC3, Making Marine Science Matter, is featured throughout the Congress.

Additional materials for covering the 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress COMING SOON.

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


For IMCC3 registration for press and other members of the media, please contact IMCC3 Co-Chair & Communications Chair Samantha Oester.

Press Releases

Uniting Science and Stories

Scotland chosen to host 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress for marine biology research, successes

Scientists Gather at International Marine Conservation Congress to Develop Global Ocean Refuge System Criteria

*Additional press releases ready for print available upon request.

Media Advisories

Some of the World's Top Marine Conservation Scientists to be Featured at IMCC3

Conservation Communication, Citizen Science, Marine Tourism & More: IMCC3 Highlights Public Involvement in Marine Conservation

Leading Marine Conservation Issues and Marine Science Showcased at IMCC3

Glasgow to Host 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress

Interviews & Photo Sessions

If you would like to arrange interviews and/or photo sessions with organizers or presenters, please contact IMCC3 Communications Chair Samantha Oester

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 and Short Courses.