2023 People & the Sea Conference

Welcome to the MARE People and the Sea Conference 2023 Conference.

We are proud to present you with our 2023 conference book, including all information about the 2023 People and the Sea Conference on Blue Fear. To navigate the multiple sessions throughout the conference, visit our Meetinghand conference platform!

MARE 2023: Policy Day

We are excited to announce the theme for this years policy day: marine (nature) restoration. The full description of the MARE 2023 policy day can be found here.

Keynote speakers

We are excited to announce that the following keynote speakers will be present at the MARE 2023 People and the Sea conference.

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Helmreich (MIT, USA)
  • Dr. Nireka Weeratunge (Independent Researcher, Sri Lanka)
  • Prof. Dr. Liam Campling (Queen Mary University of London)

You can learn more about them and their work on the dedicated keynotes page.

Important dates

Please take note of the following dates:

  • Submission deadline:
    15 February 2023 – SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

  • Submission reviews:
    1 Feb 2023 – 31 March 2023

  • Early bird registration deadline:
    2 May 2023

  • Registration deadline for in-person conference:
    1 June 2023

  • Registration deadline for online conference (passive attendance only):
    19 June 2023

Fee structure

The fee structure for the 2023 MARE People and the Sea Conference is as follows:


We strongly encourage attendees to start arranging their accommodation soon. Amsterdam is a busy tourist destination and affordable accommodation is difficult to find, particularly during the summer season. Please take a look at our list of affordable accommodation options for your convenience.

Schooling Together: 2023 MARE Fish* in Food Systems Masterclass

Early career researchers (ECRs) interested in food systems research and attending MARE 2023 are invited to apply for a one-day masterclass on interdisciplinary research in aquatic food systems. This masterclass takes place in parallel with the Policy Day on the 26th of June. To find out more and to register, please click the following link.