EurOCEAN 2019 poster competition

We warmly welcome abstract submissions from scientists at PhD or post doc level for presenting a poster at the EurOCEAN 2019 conference. Submissions are possible until 30 March 2019 15:00 CET.

EurOCEAN 2019 conference is a high-level marine science-policy conference where the marine science community has the chance to interact with those that set, manage and implement the European and National marine science agendas. We open a call for abstracts to present an innovative and eye-catching printed poster on one of the main themes of the conference (sustainable marine resources, the land perspective on the ocean, new pollutants in the marine environment, or Oceans and Human Health). A useful guide on how to make a powerful and visual poster can be found here.

The 10 best submissions will be invited to provide a poster that will be displayed throughout the 2-day conference (11-12 June 2019) and to give a 1-min pitch presentation in plenary. The poster will be available at the EurOCEAN website after the conference.

Abstracts can only be submitted online and in English. Abstracts must be between 250 to 350 words in length and they should not contain footnotes, formulae, tables or graphics.

Research in progress or recently completed, and able to show results would be preferred but this is not essential. Background information on the projects and project status at the time of the conference to which abstracts refer is also useful.

The deadline for abstract submission is 30 March 2019 15:00 CET.

Competition now closed

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Criteria for selection

  • Clear and written in language that is easy to understand.
  • Use of language which is engaging and excited curiosity in the topic.
  • Focus on one of the main themes of the conference (Sustainable marine resources, the land perspective on the ocean, new pollutants in the marine environment, or Oceans and Human Health) is essential.
  • Ability to present your research in an innovative and eye-catching poster and to reflect that in the abstract. We are not looking for a classical scientific conference poster. Check this guide.

The EMB secretariat will read all the applications carefully and will make a selection of 10 abstracts to be developed into posters and to be presented at the EurOCEAN 2019 conference.

If your abstract is selected, you will be notified by 15 April 2019. You will be required to:

  • Attend the conference and provide a 1-min pitch presentation in plenary (1 slide, no animations). Please note that the conference fee is waived for poster presenters.
  • Provide the pdf version of the finalised poster by 24 May 2019 (your poster will be installed by the organizers before the start of the conference). Size: A0 (841 mm wide x 1189 mm high), portrait orientated. The poster will be printed by the organizers.
  • Be able to explain your poster and research to a public with a wide range of backgrounds.
  • Help the organizing team with some tasks to support the EurOCEAN 2019 conference (communication pre-, during and after conference; manning the registration desk; facilitating smooth transitions between the conference sessions, etc.).
  • Cover your own transport and accommodation costs and expenses.
  • Be aware of any applicable visa requirements to enter France and make early preparation to apply to the French Embassy in your country of domicile if required.

During the conference, the public will judge the oral and poster presentation. The winners will be awarded with a prize during the closing session of the event.

Benefits from participating:

  • Chance to win a prize for best poster and presentation on your research.
  • Opportunity to present your work at a high-level marine science-policy conference held in the IOC-UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
  • Free participation to an important high-level marine science-policy conference.
  • Opportunity to network and meet relevant people.
  • Gather new ideas for your research with one-to-one discussions.
  • Gain experience of conference organization.