YOUMARES is a worldwide network and international meeting event of and for young marine researchers.


YOUMARES is a bottom-up organized conference series and is non-profit oriented. This means that volunteers do the work and sponsors as well as our conference fee mainly cover the conference costs.

With regard to the conference topics, YOUMARES is also completely driven bottom-up. A “Call for Sessions”, published in each spring, asks young marine researchers to submit a topical session of their expertise for the upcoming conference. After the selection of the sessions, the respective session hosts are organizing beforehand and then moderating their session during the actual conference.

Established in 2010, YOUMARES has developed into the largest meeting for young marine scientists in Germany and to our knowledge also Europe. It is now well known among young researchers as an excellent platform to present results in a professional atmosphere that, at the same time, still manages to avoid the sometimes overwhelming character of established scientific meetings. The concept is to exchange ideas in an easy-to-talk-to group of similar minds. In other words, it has grown up while remaining young at heart.


You can read more about the history and the concept of YOUMARES here:
YOUMARES – A Conference from and for YOUng MARine RESearchers


YOUMARES is a scientific conference for Bachelor, Master, and PhD students, those who want to study marine sciences and those who already finished. The wide range of topics and interdisciplinary character is one of the most important aspects of YOUMARES. Another aspect is the bottom-up organisation by young researchers who are always very motivated to make that yearly experience worthwhile and especially long lasting when it comes to the network built.