2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference: Call for Abstracts

conference logoThe 2015 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference is soliciting abstracts designed to share the latest research findings and contribute to dialogue on research implications, applications, synthesis and future direction.

The conference sessions were selected to provide attendees with a broad range of content that highlights current science and management issues and new directions. Each session will include scientific talks; papers not selected for oral presentations will be afforded an opportunity to participate in the poster session. For more information about the conference, please see http://www.gulfofmexicoconference.org.

The goal of the 2015 conference is to highlight oil spill and ecosystem science research results with a focus on the five years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This year’s conference will seek to answer the questions “What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used?” with an emphasis on the impact of the research and application of published research findings. Chairs will dedicate session time to discuss and answer these questions. Session summary information will be organized into a slide summary for a facilitated discussion during the plenary session on the final day of the conference.

Therefore, abstracts submitted to this conference should touch on “What have we learned, what does it mean and how can it be used?” and conclude with suggestions for future directions. Abstracts that clearly indicated the author(s) will present new scientific findings and follow the conference goal will be given priority for oral presentations. An abstract may also be moved to a different session at the reviewers’ discretion if it is thought to be a better fit.

A full list of Sessions and their descriptions is available on the conference website.

Oral Presentations: Speakers should plan 15 minutes for their presentation and questions which allow for 12- 15 presentations plus a break per session.

Poster Sessions: Abstracts not selected for oral presentations will have the opportunity to participate in the poster sessions; posters will be up for the entire conference and authors will be asked to be at their posters during specific times. Evening poster sessions will provide for individual expression, exchange of ideas around session specific concepts, and continued discussion inspired by the associated session.             


Abstract Submission Details

Abstract submission will open on August 11, 2014 and close on October 3, 2014.

Please click here to submit your abstract.

Applicants will be notified of session acceptance/rejection by mid-November. You are not required to register for the conference to submit an abstract. Each person may submit up to two (2) abstracts.

Note: Edits may be made until October 3, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern time. After October 3, edits to the presenter and authors may be made until December 5, 2014 at 11:59pm Eastern time. After December 5, no edits may be made to any part of the submission and the submitted information will appear in the conference program.


Abstract Submission Requirements:

  1. Abstract Title (character limit: 150 including spaces)
  2. Session Category preference (A list of sessions and descriptions are available on the conference website)
  3. Abstract (character limit: 1500 including spaces)
  4. Author, Author Institution, City and Country (limit 50 Authors)
  5. Presentation Preference: Oral/Poster
  6. Is the presenter a Student: Yes/No
  7. Keywords (Choose up to three) [Check list]

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