The biennial Challenger conference will be held in Oban next year (2nd-6th September 2024). The programme will cover all aspects of marine science with a particular focus on how we can tackle global problems such as climate change and biodiversity loss. 

Oban is a beautiful coastal location, but as a tourist destination accommodation gets booked up very quickly. If you are interested in attending, it is advised that you book accommodation as soon as you can. Accommodation options can be found on the conference website: 

To help with your planning, here is the outline of events for the week:
Monday 2nd Sept - Registration and ice-breaker
3-5th Sept - Talks and posters
Evening of Thursday 5th Sept - Dinner, prizes and Ceilidh
Friday 6th Sept - Special interest group meetings

A call for abstracts will be sent out in mid Feb with further details of the science programme and keynote speakers. 

Keep your diaries free and please find further information at 


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