February 6, 2010
Blue Lobster Bowl, MIT
High school students from throughout Massachusetts test their marine-related knowledge, with the winners going on to the National Ocean Science Bowl. Sponsored by MIT Sea Grant, the WHOI, and CORE. To register or volunteer, see

February 18-22, 2010
Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), San Diego, CA
The theme is "Bridging Science and Society." >>

February 22-26, 2010
2010 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR
This gathering includes a session on marine spatial planning. >>

March 3, 2010
2010 Massachusetts Environmental Education Society Annual Conference: Bringing Environmental Education Home, Worcester, MA
This workshop is geared toward environmental educators working in and outside of the classroom. >>

March 9-March 11, 2010
The 2010 ONR/MTS Buoy Workshop, Monterey, CA
Hosted by The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), the workshop provides opportunities for learning and exchanging information for oceanographic buoy technologists worldwide, as well as for ocean engineering students and professionals in other disciplines. >>

June 13-16, 2010
The Coastal Society's 22nd International Conference, Wilmington, NC
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. >>