Final Call for Papers: Monaco International Workshop - 16/01/2019

On 20 and 21 June 2019, the “International Symposium on Historical Approach for Measuring and Protecting of World Oceans and Waters” which will be held at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.The Symposium will be jointly organized by the Piri Reis University/Turkey, International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Covering more than two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, world oceans and waters are at the origins of life on earth and makes Earth habitable for people. They also provide us with a vital source of nourishment, especially to people in the world’s developing nations. World oceans provide benefits to economic sectors such as great fisheries, energy, tourism, and transport/shipping, as well as other benefits such as climate regulation, carbon sequestration, habitat and bio diversity among many others. World oceans and their resources are also a part of our common heritage and an important part of many cultures, whose beliefs and practices are closely associated with the marine and coastal environment. The protection and valorization of these natural and cultural marine heritage sites can foster sustainable development, especially for developing countries. Therefore, focusing on the historical aspects of mapping and researches of both seas and ocean floors and technological developments will show the way for the future in order to have better and sustainable projects.

Although more than 70 % of the Earth’s surface is made up world oceans and waters, these underwater places are the least known areas of the planet. Scientists have estimated that only 10-15 percent of the oceans has actually been mapped in detail. Measuring and protecting the world oceans and waters is of great importance for the future of the mankind.

The objective of the symposium is to create an international platform for exchanging knowledge and experience on the history of measuring and protecting world oceans and waters. The Symposium will also be a forum where researchers and academicians from all around the world can freely contribute to our understanding of all aspects of the world oceans and waters and their place in human history, review the steps of the advances in measuring and mapping the world oceans and waters and examine the precautions to be taken to protect the marine environment. 

The organizing committee would like to invite you to contribute to the symposium by submitting a paper for the conference sessions on the themes and beyond. The abstract of your paper is expected to arrive according to the dates given with the submission guidelines.

All IHO stakeholders are invited to contribute to the symposium by submitting a paper for the conference sessions on the themes and beyond. The abstracts are to be submitted to the Conference Secretary ( by 18 January 2019 in accordance with the submission guidelines indicated.

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to 22 February 2019.

Last updated: 21/08/2019