The Oceans: Our research, Our Future
Oldenburg, 11 to 14th September 2018


We are glad to announce the sessions of the YOUMARES 9 edition:

  1. Could citizen scientists and voluntourists be the future for marine research and conservation?
    Hannah S. Earp, Arianna Liconti
  2. Towards a sustainable management of marine resources: integrating social and natural sciences
    Fanny Barz, Heike Schwermer
  3. Research at the interface of science and society
    Maximilian F. Schupp, Christina Hörterer
  4. Law and Policy Dimensions of Ocean Governance
    Pradeep A Singh, Mara Ort
  5. Species on the brink: navigating conservation in the Anthropocene
    Morgan L McCarthy, Thomas Luypaert, Meenakshi Poti, James G Hagan
  6. The challenge of marine restoration programs: habitats-based scientific research as a key to their success
    Laura Basconi, Charles Cadier, Gustavo Guerrero Limon
  7. Submerged in Plastic: impacts of plastic pollution on marine biota
    Natalie Prinz, Špela Korez
  8. Plastics in the environment – Analysing sources, pathways, occurrence, and means of tackling this form of pollution
    Rosanna Schöneich-Argent, Marten Fischer, Maurits Halbach
  9. Biodiversity of Benthic Holobionts: Chemical Ecology and Natural Products Chemistry in the Spotlight
    Elham Kamyab. Lars-Erik Petersen
  10. Trends in plankton ecology
    Katarzyna Walczyńska, Maciej Mańko
  11. Sponges (Porifera): Fantastic filter feeders
    Mainah Folkers, Titus Rombouts
  12. Advances in Cephalopod Research
    Chris J Barrett
  13. Higher temperatures and higher speed – Marine Bioinvasions in a changing world
    Philipp Laeseke, Jessica Schiller, Jonas Letschert
  14. Connecting the bentho-pelagic dots
    Santiago EA Pineda Metz
  15. Investigating the land-sea transition zone
    Stephan L Seibert, Julius M Degenhardt
  16. Tropical Marine Research Mosaic: combining small studies to reveal the bigger picture
    Javier Onate, Liam Lachs
  17. Bridging disciplines in the seasonal ice zone (SIZ)
    Tobias R Vonnahme, Ulrike Dietrich
  18. Crossing traditional scientific borders to unravel the complex interactions between organisms and their non-living environment
    Corinna Mori, Mara Heinrichs
  19. Open Session
    Viola Liebich


You are willing to contribute your research outcomes to one of the sessions above? Then submit now your abstract for oral and or poster presentation and a short CV. Have a look at the session descriptions and the abstract preparation guidelines and submit it to not later than May 31st 2018.


The session chairs will assess the quality of submitted abstracts and will select oral and poster presentations for YOUMARES 9 based on objective criteria

If you want to register already without giving a presentation or showing a poster please contact