June 29 - July 2, 2008
The Coastal Society's 21st International Conference, Los Angeles, CA. Panel sessions will provide scientific information relevant to solving contemporary coastal problems; integrate science, management, and policy; and present questions or case studies that encourage dialogue and sharing of solutions.

August 15, 2008
Application deadline for MIT Sea Grant's Marine Finfish Hatchery Internship Program, Gloucester, MA. Seeking students with interest and some experience in fish culture or marine biology for semester-long, non-paid internships. Contact Brandy Wilbur at or visit the MIT Sea Grant website for more information.

Sept. 20 - Oct. 31, 2008
Coastsweep, Massachusetts' annual coastal cleanup. Come join thousands of volunteers to help make our beaches, rivers, and seas cleaner and safer. For more information, contact Kristin Uiterwyk or Dennis Leigh at 617-287-5570; e-mail; or see

Oct. 15 - 16, 2008
Symposium: Protecting the Great Whales of the North Atlantic: the Science, Law, and Policy of Conserving an Endangered International Resource, Cambridge and Newton, MA. Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, WHOI, and Boston College Law School. For more information, see or contact Conor O'Brien at

Oct. 23 - 24, 2008
Marine Law Symposium, Bristol, RI. The symposium will focus on marine renewable energy, exploring ways to achieve a viable marine renewable energy industry for the United States, with a focus on offshore wind, hydrokinetics (wave, current and tidal), and ocean thermal energy conversion. Sponsored by the Roger Williams University School of Law / Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. For more information, visit