WAC Meetings

Every three years the WAC holds an international conference on copepods, and these have become the most important global gatherings for all students of copepods. Each conference gives you the chance to meet fellow researchers, to talk with students and with experts, to borrow material and to plan collaborations. Each meeting is unique, bursting with the individuality and culture of the host nation. It is such good fun to get to know your fellow copepod specialists and to find such enthusiasts to talk to. The best memories are associated with meeting the real people, and the personal contacts made at conferences will be of lasting value.

The 13th ICOC will be held from July 16-21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the DoubleTree Hotel in San Pedro. For more information on the 13th ICOC, visit the website 13icoc.org.

The series of International Conferences on Copepoda

  • First: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1981.
  • Local Secretary — Prof Jan H. Stock.
  • Proceedings — Crustaceana, Supplement 7: 1-435 (1984).

 

  • Second: Ottawa, Canada, 1984.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Chang-tai Shih.
  • Proceedings — Syllogeus, 58: 1-662 (1986).

 

  • Third: London, U.K., 1987.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Geoff Boxshall.
  • Proceedings — Hydrobiologia, 167/168: 1-639 (1988).

 

  • Fourth: Karuizawa, Japan, 1990.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Shin-ichi Uye.
  • Proceedings — Bulletin of the Plankton Society of Japan, Special Volume, 1-645 (1991).

 

  • Fifth: Baltimore, U.S.A., 1993.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Brian Bradley.
  • Proceedings — Hydrobiologia, 292/293: 1-530 (1994).

 

  • Sixth: Oldenburg, Germany, 1996.
  • Local Secretary — Prof Kurt Schminke.
  • Proceedings — Journal of Marine Systems, 15: 1-549 (1998).

 

  • Seventh: Curitiba, Brazil, 1999.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Rubens Lopes.
  • Proceedings — Hydrobiologia, 453/454: 1-576 (2001).

 

  • Eighth: Keelung, Taiwan, 2002.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Jiang-Shiou Hwang.
  • Proceedings — Zoological Studies, 43: 165-512 (2005).

 

  • Ninth: Hammamet, Tunisia, 2005.
  • Local Secretaries — Dr M. Néjib Daly Yahia and Dr Sami Soussi.
  • Proceedings — Journal of Plankton Research, 29 (Suppl. 1): 1-162 (2007) and Hydrobiologia, 617 (in part): 1-63 (2009).

 

  • Tenth: Pattaya, Thailand, 2008.
  • Local Secretary — Dr La-orsri Sanoamuang.
  • Proceedings — Hydrobiologia, 666: 1-338 (2011).

 

  • Eleventh: Merida, Mexico, 2011.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Eduardo Suarez-Morales.
  • Proceedings — Journal of Natural History, 47: 263-910 (2013).

 

  • Twelfth: Seoul, Korea, 2014.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Wonchoel Lee.
  • Proceedings — Journal of Natural History, 49: 2709-2982 (2015).

 

  • Thirteenth: Los Angeles, U.S.A., 2017.
  • Local Secretary — Dr Julianne Kalman Passarelli.
  • Proceedings — TBD.