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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. 


Our Mission

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!  


Meet our Team

This conference could not have happened without our wonderful team of Master of Marine Management candidates. 



The Sustainable Ocean Conference 2023 will take place in-person on Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th, 2023. Stay tuned for the location announcement.


Click below for the full schedule

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