In a world where we are constantly confronted by environmental emergencies, the challenge for scientists to define problems and find solutions are getting more and more urgent. The UN has declared the current decade (2021 -2030) as the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development¹. In that context, the YOUMARES conference 2022 will use the second outcome of the Ocean We Want: “A healthy and resilient ocean², where marine ecosystems are understood, protected, restored, and managed” as a guiding framework to promote marine research that covers a variety of ocean related fields and, simultaneously touches upon the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)³.

No matter if you are a marine scientist, marine engineer, innovator in the marine field, belonging to an NGO, a social scientist or an expert in marine governance and policy WE INVITE YOU to create an interdisciplinary hotspot with us. WE ARE CALLING for advanced students (MA), early career scientists (PhD students, PhDs), and young innovators to HOST A SESSION at YOUMARES 13. As a group or as a single person you have the unique opportunity to give your science or expertise a platform. You define your session, invite your speakers, design your program, and finally chair your session.

To SUBMIT YOUR SESSION, please follow these steps:

Write a Call for Abstracts for your session, short but significant (max. 350 words), including:
– Title
– Name of session host(s)
– Aim of the session
– Relevance for the field
– Explain how it is related to the second outcome of the UN Ocean Decade: “A healthy and resilient ocean”

Attach your most recent CV.

Send everything as one PDF file to:

We are looking forward to work together for our Future Oceans at YOUMARES 13 conference!

Your YOUMARES 13 organization team

Considering the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference is based on a hybrid concept. Bringing together benefits from a digital world together with lively discussions in small groups, strictly complying with the respective current Covid-19 regulations.