Copepods are among the most abundant metazoans on Earth and can be found almost everywhere there is water - from high-altitude lakes in mountain ranges, down to the depths of the ocean trenches. Copepods dominate the zooplankton, they are super-abundant in sediments, and they are parasitic on virtually every phylum of animals from sponges to chordates (including reptiles and mammals).
This website will help you find out more about this fascinating group of crustaceans.
The World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) is a nonprofit international organization whose purpose is to promote research on Copepoda by facilitating communication among interested specialists. Join WAC today! Student Research Grants available!
The business of the WAC is conducted primarily at a triennial business meeting held during each International Conference on Copepoda (ICOC). Since 1987, the ICOC has been held at venues in Asia, Africa, North and South America, and Europe. Click here for a list of all past Conferences.
Accommodations near the 15th ICOC venue are booking fast!
Be sure to reserve your hotel room ASAP. https://icoc15.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/accommodation.html
Registration Opens: 13 November 2023
Abstract Submission Starts: 13 November 2023
Abstract Deadline: 15 February 2024
Early Bird Closes: 16 February 2024
Late Registration Closes: 1 March 2024
Conference: 2-7 June 2024
Application Opens: 13 November 2023
Application Deadline: 30 November 2023 ***EXTENDED to 7 December 2023***
Notice of Result: 15 December 2023
Registration Opens: 20 December 2023 (only for the selected participants)
Registration Closes: 16 February 2024 (only for the selected participants)
Workshop: 26-31 May 2024
Deadline of submission: 7 August 2024
Anyone interested in any aspect of the study of copepods is eligible for membership in the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC). Applicants wishing to become new members need fill out ... [more...]
This page provides links to information about the biology, ecology and systematics of copepods. It is a resource that scientists, students and teachers at all levels, and the general public, can