The host institution, the National University of Singapore (NUS), is a world-class institute that has a long history of supporting marine research, including the management of the St John's Island National Marine Laboratory, a National Research Infrastructure. One of the newer extensions at NUS is University Town (UTown), a self-contained educational hub located on the Kent Ridge campus with a full range of conference facilities, residences and food outlets. The conference venue is the Stephen Riady Centre at UTown, which has four lecture halls that are well-equipped for seminars, discussions and video conferencing.
UTown also offers several options of affordable and comfortable on-campus accommodation. There are single rooms, as well as shared apartments that can accommodate up to six guests. Alternative options in other areas of the Kent Ridge campus and off-campus accommodation are also available. It is conveniently serviced by public buses and is located near two MRT (train) stations, making it easily accessible.