Sustainable Ocean Conference 2023

The Sustainable Ocean Conference is a free event that brings together a wide audience—from academics to practitioners to the general public. The goal is to create opportunities for collaboration and education that address the range of issues affecting our ocean. The conference is supported by the Sobey Fund for Ocean and is organized by Master of Marine Management Candidates of the Marine Affairs Program at Dalhousie University. It is the only student-led conference of its kind in Atlantic Canada and is being held for the 12th consecutive year.

The theme of this year’s conference is Turning Tides. We look to embrace a new chapter of marine management that promotes the interdisciplinary, intersectional, and intergenerational nature of the ocean science field. Together we will explore what it means to research, work, and co-exist in this ever-evolving space, through insightful keynote presentations, an innovative panel discussion, and a showcase of exceptional research.  We look forward to turning the page, and shifting the way we view a sustainable ocean together!

The Sustainable Ocean Conference 2023 will take place in-person at a venue TBA on Friday, September 23rd and Saturday September 24th, 2023.  Stay up to date on conference and activities through our:


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Turning Tides: Sustainable Ocean Conference 2023 is located on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People—the past, present, and future caretakers of this land.  We look to respect and promote the role Mi’kmaw researchers, practitioners, and community members within our programming and will continue to create and hold space for conversations regarding truth and reconciliation within the field of marine management. We are all Treaty people.