Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


13th International Conference on Copepoda

July 16-21, 2017
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and DoubleTree by Hilton San Pedro
Los Angeles, California USA

Every three years since 1981 the World Association of Copepodologists (WAC) holds an international conference called the International Conference on Copepoda or the “ICOC.” These have become the most important global gatherings for all researchers and students of copepods. Each conference gives participants the chance to meet fellow researchers, talk with students and experts, borrow material, and plan collaborations. Each meeting is unique, teeming with the individuality and culture of the host nation.

The 13th ICOC in 2017 was held in Los Angeles, CA, USA at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and DoubleTree by Hilton San Pedro - Port of Los Angeles. Over 160 scientists from 30 countries attended. The 14th ICOC will be in 2020 in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Thank you to all the participants and organizers that made the 13th ICOC a success. We will see you at the 14th ICOC in South Africa in 2020!

To view the 13th ICOC photos click here.


Pre-conference Workshop
Since 1999 WAC has organized a workshop associated with the ICOC. The objective of the course is to provide an introduction to the diversity, morphology, systematics and biology of benthic, planktonic and symbiotic copepods, including training in technical skills. The course took place from July 10-14, 2017 at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA and covered marine, brackish and freshwater forms.

To find out more about the Pre-Conference Workshop click here


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