GEOHAB is an international association of marine scientists studying and mapping geophysical, biophysical, and geomorphic indicators of benthic communities, species diversity and distribution.

The GEOHAB2020 annual conference will be held for the first time in Venice, Italy at Venice International University, San Servolo Island in May from Monday May 18th to Friday May 22nd.

This annual conference brings together over 150 biologists, geologists, environmental scientists, spatial analysts, technologists, geophysicists and environmental advisors from around the World and provides a unique multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas that underpin sustainable ocean management. Students are encouraged to attend and grants are available. GEOHAB is presently in its 19th year and has many publications see a list of them here) based on work contributed by members, coordinated through annual meetings).

GEOHAB Conference

The conference will facilitate an exhibition of industry technologies and products of interest to the marine environmental community. Because of the relatively small number of delegates and focused topics, GEOHAB conferences are organized as informal, single-stream sessions, which encourages dialogue between delegates and exhibitors.


The historical city of Venice in the northeastern part of Italy is built on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges within the Venice Lagoon and together are a UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage site. It is one of the major turistic destination in the world. Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful, it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape.

GEOHAB Sponsorship

GEOHAB2020 offers unique sponsorship opportunities that can be tailored for you. If you would like to discuss a package best suited to your requirements, or trade/exhibition booth, please contact any of the co-conveners of GEOHAB2020. Your input is welcomed and will ensure the ongoing success of this international forum. Funds obtained from sponsorships are also used to support students wishing to attend the conference.

Time to GEOHAB2020!!