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Campbell Island: Mysteries of the Sub-Antarctic
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 27 February 2017 (NZ Herald) - The identity of a woman abandoned on Campbell Island shortly after it was discovered in 1810, is one of the greatest mysteries of the Sub-Antarctic.

Maritime boundary dispute between Timor-Leste and Australia
MELBOURNE, Australia, 27 February 2017 (IPS) - Timor-Leste wants the permanent maritime border between itself and Australia to lie along the median line. This would give sovereign rights to Timor-Leste over the potentially-lucrative Greater Sunrise oil and gas fields.

Puerto Rico’s Playuela beach could become a sprawling hotel complex
WASHINGTON, US, 26 February 2017 (NatGeog) - One of Puerto Rico's most iconic beaches, Playuela, is at the center of a controversy dividing the island's residents.

UN campaigns to turn the tide on ocean plastics
BALI, Indonesia, 26 February 2017 (ENS) - An unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter within five years was launched this week by UN Environment, the United Nations agency formerly known as UNEP.

OMG measurements of Greenland give us a glimpse of future sea rise
LONDON, UK, 24 February 2017 (Guardian) - If you meet a group of climate scientists, and ask them how much sea levels will rise by say the year 2100, you will get a wide range of answers.

Rail link in Andaman Islands could threaten tribals
BENGALURU, India, 24 February 2017 (Asia Times) - Anthropologists are concerned over the implications of a proposed railway line linking Port Blair, the capital of the island chain, with Diglipur, the largest town of North Andaman Island.

Kiribati rejects Russian's proposal over islands
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, 24 February 2017 (RNZ) - The Kiribati government has rejected a proposal by a Russian businessman and monarchist who wanted to use three of the country's uninhabited islands to revive the Romanov empire.

Sub-antarctic islands offer glimpse of pest-free New Zealand
OTAGO, New Zealand, 24 February 2017 (RNZ) - Maggie Barry returned today from leading a four-day Department of Conservation (DOC) delegation to Enderby and Auckland Islands, which are 465 kilometres south of Bluff.

UNDESA
The Ocean Conference 5-9 June, 2017, New York

SICRI
13th International Small Island Cultures conference 16-19 June, 2017, St. John's, Newfoundland

ESfO
European Society for Oceanists conference 29 June-2 July, 2017, Munich, Germany

ISISA
Islands of the World XV conference 2-8 July, 2017, Kangaroo Island, Australia

ISSG
Island Invasives conference 10-14 July, 2017, Univ of Dundee, Scotland

CEST
15th International Conference on Environmental Science & Technology 31 Aug-2 Sept, 2017, Rhodes, Greece

IMPAC
4th International Marine Protected Areas Congress 4-8 Sept, 2017, La Serena-Coquimbo, Chile

ISLAND ARKS
Island Arks Symposium V 23-27 Oct, 2017, Nadi, Fiji

ISLAND DYNAMICS
Island Cities & Urban Archipelagos conference 8-12 Nov, 2017, Funchal, Madeira

RETI
7th Symposium & School 17-21 Nov, 2017, Univ of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

UPEI
1st International Conference on Small Island States & Subnational Island jurisdictions 12-14 March, 2018, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten/St Martin

FEC
7th International Conference on Environmental Future - Humans and Island environments 19-23 March, 2018, Hawaii

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