About IMCC6

To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management 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 or interested in marine conservation.

The 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6) will be held in the sailing city of Kiel, Germany located on the Kiel fjord it’s waterfront position and maritime history is the perfect setting. IMCC6 will bring together marine conservationists from many walks of life including but not limited to scientists, practioners, educators, policy-makers, artists and journalists. Join us in Kiel as we come together to help Make Marine Science Matter!


About SCB Marine

The SCB Marine Section provides a home for marine conservation to further marine conservation in theory and practice and support those involved in this activity. The SCB Marine Section’s flagship meeting is the biennial International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC).

Previous meetings:

IMCC1 2009, Washington D.C., USA

IMCC2 2011, Victoria, Canada

IMCC3 2014, Glasgow, UK

IMCC4 2016, St John’s, Canada

IMCC5 2018, Kuching, Malaysia