The 6IMDC team is happy to announce that the interest in our conference has been overwhelming. We are excited for a successful event that will bring people together from around the world to discuss the important topic of marine debris. Unfortunately, with such high interest, our registration cap has been met. Registration is no longer available and names for the 6IMDC registration waitlist are no longer being accepted. The 6IMDC Team will reach out directly to those on the waitlist if a registration spot becomes available. Thank you for your interest in the 6IMDC. Please continue your great work combating marine debris.



If you are an international participant coming from outside the United States, please make sure to give yourself adequate time for the VISA and international travel process. Depending on your country of origin, this may take considerable time. Please plan ahead.

Travel Awards

The call for travel award applications is now closed. The United Nations Environment will be overseeing the travel award application collection and distribution process. Applicants received notification on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received on or before Monday, February 5, 2018 are entitled to a full refund. Cancellations received after February 5, 2018 will receive a 50% refund of the registration fee. There will be no refunds after Friday, March 9, 2018.  The 6IMDC, pre-conferences, and related events are offered on a cost-recovery basis and may be cancelled due to adverse events beyond the control of the 6IMDC Team or if there is insufficient registration. In the event that the 6IMDC is cancelled, the 6IMDC Team cannot be responsible for any cancellation/charge assessed to registrants by airlines, travel agencies, or hotels.

Registration Coordination

The 6IMDC’s registration coordination will be overseen by the University of New Hampshire’s Coastal Research Response Center (CRRC). CRRC focuses on the education, research and outreach involved with all aspects of marine pollution and debris, with an overall objective of promoting effective protection, restoration and recovery of coastal areas.