Abstract Deadline: Challenger 150 - The Challenger Society Conference 2022

Event Type: Deadlines

When: 15 May 2022

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The Challenger Society Conference 2022 Information


The Challenger Society Conference 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the Challenger expedition and celebrates the birth of international and interdisciplinary oceanography. The conference will be held in person at the Royal Geographical Society, Natural History Museum and Imperial College in South Kensington, London from 6 to 8 September 2022, with side events 5 and 9 September.

On 7th December 1872, the HMS Challenger departed the Royal Navy Dockyard at Sheerness on the River Medway in Kent, England, on a four-year global scientific expedition across the world’s oceans. It was the first truly interdisciplinary grand scientific project, international in scope and involving the study of the physics, chemistry, biology and geology of the global ocean.

The UK Challenger Society and the Challenger Conferences are named after this expedition and exist to bring together UK marine scientists and international colleagues to discuss the latest science and inspire new generations of ocean researchers.

Challenger 150 will be the opportunity to take stock of where we have come in our science, the way we do oceanography, and an opportunity to discuss, imagine and design the future of open, international, collaborative, inclusive and diverse marine science.

The conference will include plenary sessions covering the very latest research in oceanography and a wide variety of special science sessions covering the physical, biological and chemical oceanography, marine conservation and biodiversity and marine geology and geophysics.

Important Dates

  • Early bird registration closes 1 May 2022
  • Abstract submission closes 15 May 2022
  • Registration closes 1 July 2022

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The Challenger Society Conference 2022 Information