IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) is seeking a host for its next Open Science Conference – Future Oceans3 – which will be held in 2024. The five-day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops and will provide a focus for the integration and synthesis of IMBeR research activities with the goal of providing new understanding and quantification of the past, present and future structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems in order to develop options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability. The conference is expected to attract between 500 to 750 delegates from around the world.

Except for the enhanced capacity to incorporate virtual participation, Future Oceans3 is likely to follow a similar format as Future Oceans2, which was held in Brest, France, in 2019. Future Oceans2 had over 600 participants engaged in 27 oral sessions, 12 workshops, a poster session, an early career day, and social events including a banquet (see conference booklet for further details).

Future Oceans2 brought approximately € ¾ million to the local economy.

Bids to host Future Oceans3 should include the following details:

Local Hosts and Local Organising Committee

Suitability of Location

Travel and Accommodation

Conference Venue

Meals and Refreshment


Environmental Footprint


Please check the details here: Call for bids to host future oceans3 – imber osc – 2024

Bids to host Future Oceans3 should be submitted to John Claydon ( by 1 May 2022 and limited to about 10 pages. Please include all relevant details.



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