2nd UN Ocean Decade Regional Conference &
11th WESTPAC International Marine Science Conference

“Accelerating Ocean Science Solutions for Sustainable Development”

Bangkok, Thailand, 22 – 25 April 2024

Important Notices

Updated on 22 February 2024

Overall Programme

The tentative Overall Programme of the Conference is uploaded,
for more information please visit: https://www.iocwestpac2024.com/overall-programme-2/


Updated on 31 January 2024

2024 Photo Competition on Coral Reef Restoration now is open for entry.

Submit your photo which relates to coral reef restoration taken in Western Pacific by 15 March 2024.

Three categories and prizes await your entry, including one Special Prize for participants in the 2nd UN Ocean Decade Regional Conference & 11th WESTPAC International Marine Science Conference.

All winners will be announced at the closing ceremony of the Conference. For more information please visit: https://ioc-westpac.org/photo-competition/


Updated on 8 January 2024

For those who…

  • need a formal acceptance letter to go through an internal process or seek financial support at your institution, please contact the local conference secretariat directly at [email protected].
  • need an official invitation letter for visa application, please contact the local conference secretariat directly at [email protected].
  • wish to publish their papers in peer-reviewed journals, please refer to the Publication Opportunities on the conference website.
  • wish to secure the inclusion of the accepted abstract in the conference program, please promptly complete the registration process and make the payment by 1 March 2024. Please note that early bird registration ends on 7 February 2024.

Updated on 2 January 2024

Announcement of Travel Grant

  • First batch of recipients for travel grant are announced at the page of Travel Grant on the conference website.

Updated on 18 December 2023

Updated Timeline

  • By 27 December 2023: Notification of Scientific Sessions & Special Forum abstract acceptance sending from Session Conveners by emails.
  • By 2 January 2024: Selection results of travel grant release on the Conference website.
  • By 25 January 2024: Authors of accepted abstracts of Scientific Sessions & Special Forum confirm their participation with their respective Session Conveners by email.
  • By 7 February 2024: Payment for Early-bird registration.
  • By 10 February 2024: (For Incubators & Workshops conveners) Submission of nearly ready programmes to the Conference Secretariat.
  • By 1 March 2024: Payment of regular registration fee. Please note, in principle no payment will be accepted on-site at the conference venue.
  • Early March 2024: the Conference Programme, including Keynotes, Scientific Session & Special Forum, UN Ocean Decade Incubators and UN Ocean Decade Workshops, release on the Conference website.

Updated on 6 December 2023

Submission Extension

  • Deadline extended to December 12 for abstract submission of the Scientific Sessions & Special Forum, Travel Grant and Best Young Scientist Award application!