German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


PMC 2018 Conference

Video with some impressions of the 2015-Conference.

Announcement and Registration

5th International Conference
Progress in Marine Conservation 2018

- 25 years after Rio -
reflections on past development and looking ahead

3rd to the 7th of September 2018

OZEANEUM Stralsund, Germany


Registration form for Download:

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There will be no registration fees as the Federal Government of Germany sponsors this conference. Excursions, Get-together-Party and Conference dinner are at courtesy of BfN. Participants have to make their own travel and hotel arrangements and cover their cost for board and accommodation. Due to logistic limitations the conference attendance is limited to 250 participants and we will proceed in general on a “first come, first served” basis. Please send registrations to After your data have been processed, you will receive information if your registration was successful.

At this website, you will find regularly updated information, the draft programme and participation details.

Draft programme
as of 12th July, 2018 for Download:


Hotel information

Invited speakers: please contact for hotel accommodation and travel information.
Participants: please make your own travel and hotel arrangements. Below, you will find a hotel information sheet for download. Please also use the booking portals.

Hotel information for download:


Travel information

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How to get to Stralsund for Download:



For 2018 we intend to change the focus of the conference for once from our originally looking into "progress in marine conservation in Europe" to such progress on a global dimension. The reason behind the slight change of concept is the 25-th "anniversary" of the "Rio-Conference", the "EU Habitats Directive ", the new "Helsinki-Convention", the "Oslo-Paris-Convention" and lastly (and certainly least) also the establishment of the “Division on Marine Nature Conservation" of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm, Germany. We intend to look back over these past 25 years and reflect on milestones, achievements and progress in marine nature conservation globally as well as in regional seas. And we surely intend to explore the chances and perspectives for the further progress in the next years – which are the most important and pressing issues, where do we need more international action and cooperation, which are successful measures we have to proceed with and which problems need to be solved most urgently on global and/or regional scale. Thus the conference title is "Progress in marine conservation: 25 years after Rio - reflections on past development and looking ahead". We would be pleased to welcome you at the Conference at the OZEANEUM in Stralsund in the first week of September 2018.

Prof. Dr. Henning von Nordheim
Marine Conservation Directorate Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Germany




Marine Nature Conservation Directorate


PMC 2018 Plakat