Yes, there is a new fish in the sea! We are so proud to introduce to you the new International Conference for Young MArine REsearchers ~ ICYMARE.

It is completely organized by young volunteers and offers a powerful and inspiring international set-up for an excellent network opportunity and some first conference experience in your early career. Let’s start a new ICYMARE tradition and meet every year to discuss our research, ideas, and plans for the future.

Become part of a very special first edition of (y)our new conference series.

What is special about ICYMARE:

  • ICYMARE aims to be a networking event for YOUNG marine researchers
  • ICYMARE is completely organized by young marine researchers on voluntary basis
  • ICYMARE will have changing locations and hosting support

But most of all: we stay open minded for your ideas and input and our team takes extra care for ICYMARE to get that easy-to-talk-to atmosphere where you will build your network as well as make friends.

Our Mission

At ICYMARE 2019 Bremen 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 in Bremen, as presenter, listener or maybe even in our organizing team.

Learn more

Have a look at the preliminary ICYMARE 2019 BREMEN program!


ICYMARE 2019 BREMEN takes place at the University of Bremen.


Have a look at the ICYMARE 2019 BREMEN sessions.


Register to ICYMARE 2019 BREMEN from 01 June on.


We will have some special condition accomodation soon!


Wanna get involved with ICYMARE? Join now!


Let us be sustainable together

  • The ICYMARE book of abstracts and proceedings are available as download to save paper
  • Name tags will not be covered in plastic, the pin can be returned for next year
  • No plastic bottles or plastic wrapped snacks will be offered
  • Please return all glass bottles into the tray, do not put them into the garbage as they will be
  • Catering will be offered by an “package-free” initiative shop in Bremen
  • Coffee will be certified organic and fair trade
  • The university acts under sustainable guidelines

Key Dates

17 September
Deadline Registration

24 September

26 September
Poster Session

ICYMARE is starting at zero with its conference budget.
We finance the whole conferences by your fees and by financial support by our sponsors and partners.

If you want to become sponsor or to donate to ICYMARE,
please contact hello@icymare.com

This Year's Sessions

  • Exploring Social Dimensions of Conservation: Lessons, Experiences and Methodologies
  • Share Your Data! New Approaches to Advance Research by Cross-boundary Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange
  • Marine Ecosystem Modelling for Social Benefit, Current State and Challenges for Europe
  • Living Structures Against Changing Oceans
  • Forensics Meets Ecology – Environmental DNA Offers New Capabilities
  • Endocrine Disruptors and Model Organisms, Why Do We Need Sentinels in the Marine Realm?
  • Microbial Ecology – How the Smallest Ones Have an Impact on a Global Scale
  • A World of Symbioses! The Wonderful Complexities of Marine Symbioses and Applications for Conservation
  • Climate Change as Seen from the Perspective of the Small: Plankton in a Changing Ocean
  • They are Among us – Marine Aliens on the Advance
  • The Recording Structures of Marine Animals
  • Functions of Tropical Marine Ecosystems under Environmental Change
  • ‘Winter is Leaving’ – Polar Regions in the Age of Climate Change
  • Terrestrial Research at ICYMARE 2019 BREMEN: Opening the Door to Young Terrestrial Researchers Now and in the Future
  • Towards Sustainability in Aquaculture
  • Biodiversity and Resilience in the Anthropocene
  • Not as Bad as it Seems?! Why We Need a Differentiated Evaluation of the Impact of Microplastic on Marine Organisms
  • Emerging Technologies in Marine Science
  • Marine Engineering
  • Open Session
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