The World Ocean Conference is an international conference which includes diplomats and heads of state from a number of countries. It took place in May 2009 in Manado, Indonesia. Its topic is the threat to various nations from rising oceans due to global warming.
The conference was scheduled to be held for five days. It included hundreds of officials and experts from 70 countries. It is seen as a prelude to talks in December 2009 regarding a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol.