The Marine Conservation Society AGM and Annual Conference 2020 goes online

Finding Ocean Optimism in the trickiest of times

Join us on Thursday 19 November from 5pm for our online AGM and annual conference We’ll be coming together in search of some ocean optimism and to let our supporters know what we’ve been doing during these unprecedented times to recover, protect and continue to celebrate our seas.


Our online guests will include wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, Tom ‘The Blowfish’ Hird and Springwatch’s Gillian Burke.

All our supporters are welcome to attend the Annual Conference and our members are also invited to our AGM section of this online event, when we will be electing our new Chair and presenting our annual accounts for 2019/20.

For full details and to register, visit www.oceanoptimism.co.uk

Members who are unable to attend the AGM can still vote by appointing a proxy.

Young Ocean Optimist of the Year Award

Do you know someone aged 25 or under who has done something amazing to help our Ocean? Maybe you know someone who uses their spare time to clean their local beach, raise awareness of threats to marine wildlife or shares their passion through art, social media or writing?

We’re looking for nominations of young people who have gone above and beyond to protect, recover and celebrate the seas and wildlife that live around the UK coastline.

Click here to download the nomination form

Completed forms can then be sent to: education@mcsuk.org

Links to short videos (under 5 minutes), audio recordings (under 2 minutes) and social media or online articles/blogs are also encouraged to be included in your nomination. If you have any trouble accessing the form or sending videos and images please contact education@mcsuk.org

Closing date: 9am on Monday 19th October

The winner will be announced live at the Marine Conservation Society AGM on the evening of the 19th of November

Actions you can take

  1. View the minutes of the 2019 Annual General Meeting