International Conference on “MSP for Advancing Sustainable Blue Growth”

25 November to 26 November 2024

Department of Oceanography at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) is excited to announce the upcoming International Conference on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) for Advancing Sustainable Blue Growth, set to take place from 25 November to 26 November 2024 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. This conference aims to enhance sustainable ocean governance and marine ecosystem conservation through collaborative discussions and knowledge sharing in MSP. We strongly encourage government officials, policymakers, researchers, academics, industry representatives, NGOs, civil society organisation’s, local community advocates, and early career professionals involved in marine resource management, marine science, and spatial planning to share their insights and research.

GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is collaborating with the Department of Oceanography, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology to organize the conference.

Venue: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh

Conference Themes:

We invite abstract submissions that address the following themes:

  1. Capacity Development for MSP – Initiatives and strategies to enhance MSP training and knowledge dissemination.
  2. Marine Conservation – Efforts and innovations for protecting and conserving marine biodiversity.
  3. MSP for Blue Economy – Exploring the role of MSP in bolstering economic activities that are marine-oriented.
  4. Application of Science for MSP – Scientific research and technological advancements supporting MSP.
  5. Institutional Arrangements for MSP – Frameworks and policies for effective MSP governance.
  6. Monitoring and Adaptation of MSP – Adaptive management practices in MSP monitoring.
  7. Open Source Data to Support MSP – Utilization of open data for informed MSP decision-making.

Abstract submission Details:

– Abstracts must be written in English.

– Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and use Times New Roman font (size 12)

– Include the author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), and a valid email address.

– Specify the conference theme your abstract addresses.

– Download the sample of abstract from here

– Submit your abstracts via email to with a cc to 

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 July 2024

Notification of Acceptance: 30 July 2024

Registration date: 30 September 2024

Registration fee payment:

Fee: Bangladesh: Students – BDT 500; Others – BDT 1500

International: Students – USD 20; Others – USD 30

Payment through Bank Transfer: 

Accounts Name: Oceanography Research

A/C Number: 5632502000646
Bank Address: Sonali Bank Limited
Branch: Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Branch, Sylhet, Bangladesh
Routing Number: 200913076
Payment through bKash : +880 1711-231358

Please send your payment details to 

Accommodation: Accommodation is available at the following hotels. Please book your accommodation as early as possible. If you need any assistance, please contact or call at +880 1711-231358

 Grand Akther  (Discounts are available for conference participants)
More details will be updated soon…

In case of any query please contact Dr. Subrata Sarker (