The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference: Call for Technical Sessions, Important Dates, & More

Posted Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:36
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The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference (6IMDC) will be held in San Diego, California, USA, from March 12-16, 2018, and will serve as an opportunity to energize international coordination efforts within the marine debris community. The 6IMDC organizers are pleased to announce updates to the website, including:

Call for Technical Sessions: With a variety of topics available, the 6IMDC organizers are currently soliciting technical session proposals for the conference. Session proposals will be evaluated on technical merit; interest from the greater marine debris community; ability to engage scientists, policymakers, natural resource managers, and industry representatives; and the ability to show a breadth of engagement across disciplines. Visit the Call for Technical Sessions page for more information on session topics and the submission form.

Sponsorship Information: Sponsors interested in marine debris issues will have the opportunity to foster dialogue, forge partnerships, and promote communication and education. The 6IMDC sponsors will receive highly-visible recognition for their support in making this conference a success. Sponsorship opportunities are available at various contribution levels that will highlight your commitment and support for the marine debris community. Visit the Sponsorship page to learn more about the available selection of sponsorship opportunities.

Please note the Important Dates page for a full listing of activities and ways to participate during the year leading up to the event.

Looking forward to seeing you at the 6IMDC! To stay tuned for more information, sign-up for updates or email with any ideas or questions.