The deadline for virtual presentations at ICYMARE 2020 was postponed to 12 July. Join the ICYMARE family: Present your research and yourself and connect to marine early-career researchers worldwide.


Want to get to know other early career marine researchers? Present your research and/or yourself in short 5 to 10 minutes presentations and discuss together with an interdisciplinary group of 10 people online. There is no need to actually present data, you can also present some info on you and your research interests or your future project. It is the network idea which has the focus.

It’s for free and easy to enroll: just register by sending us

1. your full name,
2. your affiliation,
3. one to three sentences on your research, your future project or your research interests
4. the session in which you want to get involved (below)

until 22 July 2020 to moc.e1713025001ramyc1713025001i@tca1713025001rtsba1713025001.

After your networking sessions, we would like to ask you about your experiences and emotions caused by the Corona crisis and how online alternatives of meetings and networking helped you through it. Therefore, we would like to send you a short (!) survey to fill out.

We would love if you spread the word on Facebook and Twitter (both: @ICYMARE), and of course in your institution or wherever you like.


1) Open Interdisciplinary Sessions (several groups)
Clara Antonia Klöcker (University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom)
Charles Cadier (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Naima Iram (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Alexandra Blöcker (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Hisham Shaikh (Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Oostende, Belgium)
Darya Maximenko (Moscow Agricultural Academy, Russia)
Stefania Piarulli (OYSTER – Orienting Young Scientists of Euromarine)
Lucy Gillis (OYSTER – Orienting Young Scientists of Euromarine)
Marìa Lòpez-Acosta (OYSTER – Orienting Young Scientists of Euromarine)

2) Molluscan studies – through time and space
Fedor Lishchenko (A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Moscow, Russia)
Christopher Barrett (Cefas – Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, United Kingdom)

3) Plastic and Microplastic Pollution
Sonja Ehlers (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany & Federal Institute of Hydrology BfG, Koblenz, Germany)

4) Seafood production in a blue economy of the future
Erik Sulanke (Thünen Institute for Sea Fisheries, Bremerhaven, Germany)

5) The next generation is here – genomic approaches in marine science
Jonathan Wanderley Lawley (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)
Tessa Page (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia)

6) Marine Engineering
Jan Boelmann (University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany)

7) Marine Aquaculture
Federica Romina Schanz (University of Bremen, Germany)

8) Marine Restoration Ecology – current proficiency, best practices and future perspectives
Natalie Prinz (University of Waikato, Tauranga, New Zealand)

9) Understanding social-ecological systems: Towards a sustainable management of marine resources
Xochitl Elias (ZMT – Center for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany & Future Oceans Lab, Vigo, Spain)
Michael Kriegl (ZMT – Center for Tropical Marine Research, Bremen, Germany & Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock, Germany)

10) Marine Phycology
Helen Feord (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

11) Approaches to model the complex biodiversity of marine ecosystems, a multidisciplinary perspective
Pedro Carrasco (Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, University of Oldenburg, Germany)