IMO-WMU London Convention and Stockholm Declaration + 50 Conference

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Maritime University (WMU) are pleased to invite the international community and IMO member States to participate at the joint International Academic Conference titled: Protecting the Ocean - Moving forward at 50: London Convention & Stockholm Declaration.

The Conference is scheduled to take place from 10 - 13 October 2022 in Malmö, Sweden, with virtual participation available on 11 - 12 October 2022 from 09:00 - 18:00 CEST.

The IMO, the WMU – Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (GOI), and The Nippon Foundation are the primary co-sponsors of this international academic conference. This conference will include topical papers on the London Convention & Stockholm Declaration, as well as invaluable perspectives from distinguished expert commentators from Government Ministries, UN Agencies, International and Regional Organizations, Academic Institutions and Civil Society. The aim of the Conference is to help raise awareness and discuss ocean- and climate-related topics under the framework of the London Convention and Stockholm Declaration's 50th anniversaries with the objective to achieve new research insights and establish impactful actions.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Retrospective on London Convention & Stockholm Declaration
  • Science & Technology
  • International & Regional Approaches
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Capacity Building & Technology Transfer
  • Contemporary Issues & Future Development

Please note that registration is mandatory for attendance both onsite and online. Onsite participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. VISA support letters can be provided upon request once registration has been completed and payment has been received.

More information will be forthcoming. In the meantime, contact goievents@wmu.se with any questions.

For more information and to register, click here.

For photos from the conference, click here.

Videos of the conference, Day One and Day Two, are also available online.