From the COLACMAR website (translated):
The Latin American Congress of Marine Sciences - COLACMAR is the most important scientific-technical event of Marine Sciences in the American continent. Its programming includes the presentation of the newest scientific initiatives and technological innovation.
COLACMAR brings together independent researchers, general and marine biologists, marine ecologists, oceanographers, marine veterinarians, community leaders, professionals, students of related careers, institutions, public and private companies from all over Latin America and other continents, interested in the development and update on the most relevant issues as well as innovative methodologies to improve the scientific production and professional performance of our seafarers.
There are many topics addressed in each edition of COLACMAR , such as: aspects of biology and coastal ecosystems; environmental pollution; teaching of Marine Sciences and Oceanography; regional cooperation policies; environmental education; food technology; fishing and aquaculture; coastal and oceanic processes; global climatic changes; public policies for biodiversity conservation; seismic operations; the exploration/exploitation of oil and natural gas; among so many others.
Stop by the Campbell Scientific booth, #4.