About this Research Topic
The overall theme of International Marine Conservation Congresses (IMCCs) is Making Marine Science Matter. For marine conservation to be effective, equitable and just, marine conservation science must matter to stakeholders, policy makers, and practitioners. IMCC seeks to engage everyone involved in marine conservation to share ideas and promote action for the long term health of our oceans. Below you can find a brief list of just some of the topics covered at the 6th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC6). This list is not meant to be exhaustive but merely a guide for the conference. All marine conservation-related proposals and abstracts are welcome.
● Fisheries, aquaculture and the oceans
● Marine food systems
● Conservation and management of the Arctic and Antarctic
● Conservation engineering
● Ocean science technology
● Marine energy
● Climate, ocean acidification, and the changing oceans
● Marine and coastal cultures
● Marine governance
● Areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ)
● Marine conservation planning
● Marine spatial planning
● Communication and outreach
● Blue economy
● Marine industry
● Citizen science
● Traditional ecological knowledge
● Knowledge exchange
● Marine tourism
● Wellbeing and health
● Marine and coastal restoration
● Conservation at the land-sea interface
● Marine plastics and pollution.
● Marine social science
While this Research Topic is the host for the IMCC6 Proceedings, submissions based on presentations or sessions at any previous IMCC or OceansOnline meeting are welcome. Submissions are also welcome that relate to issues of direct interest to IMCC delegates (e.g. inclusion, equity and diversity at conferences or marine conservation practice; environmental impacts of marine conservation congresses; etc.).
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.