World Seagrass Conference & International Seagrass Biology Workshop
WSC2022 & ISBW14
Signs of Success    Annapolis, MD    7 - 12 August, 2022

Coronavirus/COVID-19 Policy & Updates

Notice regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19:

15 April, 2022

The ISBW14 and WSC2022 Conference Committee is planning for an IN-PERSON event in Annapolis, MD, USA. Safety during the event will be our #1 priority and we are working with the venue to ensure health and safety protocols are followed. As such, we do anticipate masking and vaccination requirements and our policy will be informed by up-to-date CDC guidelines as well as guidelines from the State of Maryland and City of Annapolis. Please check back here for more information as we get closer to the event, and please note, the WSC22 & ISBW14 Planning Committee reserves the right to adjust its policy based on the evolving COVID-19 situation.

1 December, 2021

The ISBW14 and WSC2022 Conference Committee is planning for an IN-PERSON event in Annapolis, MD, USA with some virtual/online events for those that cannot attend due to COVID-related travel restrictions. Safety during the event will be our #1 priority, especially as concerns over the Omicron variant are becoming more prevalent, and we are working with the venue to ensure health and safety protocols are followed. As such, we do anticipate masking and vaccination requirements and our policy will be informed by up-to-date CDC guidelines and recommendations. Please check back here for more information as we get closer to the event.

1 October, 2021

At this time, the ISBW14 and WSC2022 Conference Committee is planning for an IN-PERSON meeting in Annapolis, MD, USA with some virtual/online events for those that cannot attend due to COVID-related travel restrictions. Safety during the event will be our #1 priority and we are working with the venue to ensure health and safety protocols are followed. As such, we do anticipate masking and vaccination requirements and our policy will be informed by up-to-date CDC guidelines and recommendations. Please check back here for more information as we get closer to the event.

1 June, 2020

Due to the continued uncertainty regarding the global coronavirus pandemic, international travel restrictions, and the biennial schedule of ISBW, the ISBW14 and WSC2020 Conference Team, along with the World Seagrass Association, has made the hard decision to postpone the event again until summer 2022. It is our sincere hope that this decision will maximize participation and allow our international seagrass community the opportunity to focus on their health and safety during these unprecedented times. As soon as we have more information and revised event dates, we will post those here and on social media. If you have any questions, please contact us at isbwusa@gmail.com and we'll respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

25 March, 2020

Due to the uncertainty regarding the global coronavirus pandemic, the ISBW14 and WSC2020 Conference Team has made the hard decision to postpone the event until summer 2021. It is our sincere hope that this decision will allow our international seagrass community the opportunity to focus on their health and safety during these unprecedented times. As soon as we have more information and revised event dates, we will post those here and on social media. If you have any questions, please contact us at isbwusa@gmail.com and we'll respond as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.