Neither cancelled nor postponed… It’s time to innovate!

Transforming difficulties into opportunities is something rather usual amongst seafarers and researchers, and we strongly believe that we have in our hands an opportunity to experience a different ISMS, taking advantage of the facilities provided by modern ICTs and the digital world for all of us to enjoy the most important event in the Spanish world in the field of Marine Sciences while staying safe in our homes or offices at our place. Join the resistence

Welcome! ISMS online!


The ISMS (International Symposium on Marine Sciences) is the most important event for Marine Sciences in the Spanish world. Promoted by the Assembly of Deans of Marine Sciences and by the universities in Spain forming such Assembly, it has been held every two years since 2007. ISMS also is a convenient umbrella for more focused scientific events.

The 7th edition corresponding to this 2020 was to be held in Barcelona, ​​until the COVID-19 pandemic changed our world. With bravery and innovative spirit, we launched without fear to the online celebration of this edition, keeping the same dates.

In this edition 4 international reference events will be held: ISMS 2020, SIQUIMAR 2020, the REMAR 2020 Workshop and the BAMAR 2020 Workshop.




But our emotional, sentimental and institutional headquarters this edition is still the

University of Barcelona



July 1, 2 and 3,


Keynote speakers


Carles Pedrós-Alió


“Microorganisms and conservation biology”

July 1, 2020 – 11:00


Amanda Bates


“Climate resilience in marine protected areas and the ‘Protection Paradox’”

July 1, 2020 – 17:30


Martin Jakobsson


“What will be revealed if we map the Arctic Ocean seafloor?”

July 2, 2020 – 09:00


Belén Martín Míguez


“The European Marine Data Seascape: how to stay afloat”

July 2, 2020 – 17:30


Ronald Benner


“Climate change and the cycling of refractory dissolved organic matter in the ocean”

July 3, 2020 – 09:00


Imogen Napper


July 3, 2020 – 17:30

ISMS 2020 – Actualidad


With the endorsement of


“Free access for people participating in the ISMS 2020 during their celebration”

SIBECOL, will give two awards to the best oral communications of SIBECOL members. More information

ISMS 2018 en imágenes

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