15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COPEPODA
2-7 June 2024 in Hiroshima, Japan
NOTICE: Considering the worldwide prevalence of COVID-19, unexpected situations may occur in 2024. Although we strongly hope the conference and workshop will be held as scheduled, it may be greatly changed in the venues, dates, methods, and systems. Please keep it in mind and then frequently check the updated HP.
The World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) organizes an international conference entitled International Conference on Copepoda (ICOC) every three years since 1981.
As we all know, copepods are one of the most important organisms on the earth as prey of commercially important fishes and invertebrates. Copepods are also one of the most socially problematic organisms for aquaculture as pests and for aquatic ecosystems as non-indigenous species. A more accurate understanding of copepods requires comprehensive knowledge from basic taxonomy to its ecology and utilization for fisheries and oceanography. These conferences have played a pivotal role to stimulate students, to get both experts and young generations together, to exchange information among copepodologists of all generations, and to promote future collaborations.
We currently live in the middle of an era where there are a huge number of global-scale problems. Copepods are also reacting to climate changes, being important indices of the ecosystem. In addition, copepods are key taxa in a healthy aquatic food web, which is crucial for a sustainable fishery. In the present conference, let us develop copepodological studies intensively for the Sustainable Development Goals.
- 03/17/2023 The topics and tutors of the Pre-conference Workshop has been updated.
- 01/25/2023 A casual questionnaire on the participation in the 15th ICOC is open.
- 05/16/2022 Details for the paper submission is now on the page of proceedings.
- 04/13/2022 See more about Hiroshima on these videos!
- 09/01/2021 The official Facebook page of the 15th International Conference on Copepoda has been created.
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