The Second International Conference on

Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems

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 BECoME 2022

January 3-7

At City University of Hong Kong 
Hong Kong, China

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BECoME: Our Story

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The First International Conference on Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME-2015) was successfully held in June 2015 at the University of Hong Kong. This first conference attracted 280 participants from 26 countries, and received over 200 abstracts.  Building on this success, the Second BECoME Conference will be held during 3-7 January 2022 at City University of Hong Kong. This BECoME-2022 Conference will support the international Convention on Biological Diversity.  It will serve as a timely and essential platform for scientists, governmental authorities, environmental practitioners, conservationists and educators to share their latest findings, achievements and views on pressing global marine biodiversity and conservation issues with participants, young researchers and students. The BECoME-2022 will facilitate participants to extend their global network and establish international collaborations.

News & Updates

24 Dec 2021

Details of the Eco-shoreline Workshop (3 Jan) and the Marine Spatial Planning Workshop (7 Jan) are available on the 'Workshops & Training' page. BECoME-2022 participants who wish to join the workshops in-person can contact the conference secretariat to reserve a space as there is a quota for in-person participants under COVID-19 restrictions

23 Dec 2021

Conference programme table and full programme booklet is available for download on the 'Programme' page. Participants may check their presentation times and sessions. 

30 Nov 2021

Registration for the main BECoME-2022 conference was closed. Thank you so much for your support! 

18 Nov 2021

  1. The registration deadline for non-presenting participants has been extended to 30 November 2021

  2. We recently detected scam activity by a company (email: attempting to offer hotel booking services for the conference. Please note that we did not authorise any third-party accommodation service providers for BECoME-2022. Conference correspondence with participants is only through the email address provided on our webpage. Please do not disclose information and avoid interaction with unsolicited emails. For questions or to report any suspicious contact, please send an email to the Conference Secretariat. Thank you! 

11 Nov 2021

All notification of abstract acceptance were sent. 

21 Oct 2021

The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 3 November 2021 and notification of abstract acceptance will be sent out on 11 November 2021.

4 Oct 2021

Conference Programme overview has been updated. 

30 Sep 2021

Applications for 50 fully funded online conference spots for research students from lower-middle to low income countries is now open to support the UN Ocean Decade objective for an accessible ocean. 

17 Sep 2021

BECoME-2022 is endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science as an official Decade Activity.

13 Sep 2021

Information on Keynote Speakers and Invited Speakers are available.

7 Sep 2021

27 Jul 2021

First announcement of the BECoME-2022 Conference. 


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