CfP: Oceans Past VI Conference | 16-18 May 2017 | Sesimbra, Portugal

THEME: Historical Perspectives on the Elements and Dynamics of the Marine Socio-Ecological System    

  • Historical changes in values, perceptions and governance of marine systems;
  • Changes in human demographic, technological, economic, and cultural drivers of marine resource use;
  • The role of gender in marine resource use and impact;
  • Integrating population and ecological modelling into marine historical ecology;
  • Historical case studies from Asia, Africa, and Central and South America;
  • Historical scientific expeditions around the world.
  • Peter Jones (UK) –
  • Alison MacDiarmid (New Zealand) –
  • Henn Ojaveer (Estonia, chair)
  • Poul Holm (Ireland)
  • Malcolm Tull (Australia)
  • Patricia Miloslavich (Australia)
  • Lembi Lõugas (Estonia)
  • Gesche Krause (Germany)
  • Bao Maohong (China)
  • Peter Pope (Canada)
  • Cristina Brito (Chair) – (CHAM)
  • Nina Vieira – (CHAM)
  • Catarina Garcia – (CHAM)
  • Inês Carvalho – (APCM)
  • Joanne D’Arcy – (OPP – TCD)

Call for papers – From 10 October 2016 to 31 January 2017 Please submit your proposal (title, author(s) with affiliations, e-mail for the lead author, abstract max. 200 words) to
Notification of acceptance – 15 February 2017
Early bird registration deadline – 15 March 2017
Late registration deadline – 17 April 2017

Full Student
Early bird registration (until March 15th)* 180 € 100 €
Late registration (until April 17th)* 250 € 150 €
Dinner 45 €
(*) Not applicable to members of the COST Action Oceans Past Platform

Oceans Past Platform


  • OPI is connected with the COST Action Oceans Past Platform (2015-2018) that aims to determine the socio-economic, political, cultural and ecological implications of human impacts on marine life, and to develop historical descriptors and indicators for marine and coastal management. Meetings to discuss the current research on the five OPP Working Groups will be held in Sesimbra at May 19th 2017.
  • The Action calls on historians, archaeologists and social scientists as well as colleagues from the marine sciences to engage in dialogue and collaboration with ocean and coastal managers. Researchers gather within five thematic Working Groups, namely 1) Fish production, 2) Coastal settlements, 3) Aquaculture, 4) Changing values, and 5) Gendered seas.