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The International Conference for YOUNG Marine Researchers – ICYMARE is a bottom-up initiative completely organized by volunteers and offers a powerful and inspiring international set-up for an excellent network opportunity and some first conference experience in your early career.

What is special about ICYMARE:

  • ICYMARE is an annual on-site conference for young marine researchers with changing locations and hosting support.
  • ICYMARE is a chance to present and discuss your research in the monthly Online Forum.
  • ICYMARE is an opportunity to build your network of young marine researchers in a professional as well as easy-to-talk-to atmosphere.
  • ICYMARE offers you the chance to engage in our community to become a part of the ICYMARE family.

Our Mission

At ICYMARE we are all equals in our research, every opinion matters, you matter, and we respect each other. If that sounds like your ICYMARE, we are happy to see you at the monthly online forum or the annual conference, as presenter, listener, or maybe even in our organization team.

Learn more

Save the Date ICYMARE 2023 OLDENBURG 18 - 22 September 2023

If you are interested in our work and would like to get involved, please get in touch with us.


We are monitoring the Corona situation and the related measures in Oldenburg closely and will apply to them accordingly.


ICYMARE is starting at zero with its budget.

We finance the online forum and the conference by your conference fee and by financial support by our sponsors and partners.

If you want to become sponsor or to donate to ICYMARE,
please contact