8-9 September 2014
Marine Science Communication: Citizen Science and Community Learning
Abstracts related to this theme will introduce innovative/inventive marine science communication projects at national and global level which involve schools and university students, the community; policy makers and the general public, in order to support marine science outreach. We would preferably accept mobilization and mutual learning projects and projects involving hands-on science, field trips, scientific films/videos, photos, among others. Theoretical studies on the subject as well as the evaluation of past projects will also be considered.
Marine Science Communication projects: the Internet Era
Abstracts related to this theme will introduce marine science communication projects at national and global level specifically based on internet tools including social media, blogs, video, multimedia projects, crowdfunding, among others. Science Communication projects/campaigns involving the general public will be considered an advantage (eg. distribution of online data collected by the general public). Theoretical studies on the subject as well as evaluation of past projects will also be considered.
Proposers are asked to choose a presentation format from the list below. The final decision regarding the presentation format of each proposal will be made by the Scientific Committee of the Conference, which will inform the author in due course. Each individual may submit in their own name or as part of a group no more than two proposals in total.
Before submitting a proposal, participants must register on the conference website. It is not necessary to pay the registration fee for the congress at the time of submission of the proposals. Reduced fees will be available for early registrants.
The official language of the conference is English therefore, all the proposals should be submitted in English. The presentations/posters will also be in English.
All abstracts should be submitted online and each abstract should be prepared in advance as a doc or docx file using the following format:
Proposals must be submitted through the congress website up to 11:59 pm (GMT) on 30 of June, 2014 and will be accepted for consideration only if written in accordance with the text formatting described. Authors can revise proposals until the last day of submission.
All successful proposers will be notified by 14 of July, 2014.
Note: each abstract should be submitted individually.