CommOCEAN 2018 Abstract Upload

3rd International Marine Science Communication Conference

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Abstract submission Deadline 1 July 2018

Please select from the presentation type below and fill in the required fields. To submit abstracts for multiple presentation types please complete one form for each abstract.


(please check abstract type for full information)
Submit an Oral Presentation Abstract

Oral Presentations:

Oral presentations should last 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions.

We are seeking abstract submissions within the following categories:

Communications Skills Building Programme
Presentations should provide those who are new to communications with new skills or examples of effective communications in practice, which they can apply to their own activity.

Advanced Communicators Programme
Presentations should provide experienced communicators with new ways of working or thinking, introduce new techniques or provide inspiration through examples of highly effective campaigns.

Marine Science Session
CommOCEAN is primarily a science communication conference, but we welcome abstract submissions from researchers about their current marine science research, especially if they are able to show the ways it is being communicated. This could be the perfect opportunity to test a presentation on a public audience. We will be particularly interested to see presentations delivered in novel ways. 

Submission Deadline 1 July 2018


Aditional presenter
(suitable for publication if successful) (300 words max)
Submit a Poster session

Posters will be available to view throughout the conference during breaks. Posters should be either:

  •  An example of a public or stakeholder facing poster, presenting an area of research or a campaign.
  • A poster showing the evaluation of a communications campaign containing information about what was done, and how effective it was. 

There will be an award for the best example of each, as voted by the conference delegates.

Submission Deadline 1 July 2018


Additional Author
(suitable for publication if successful) (300 words max)
Submit an Exhibit Abstract

Public Engagement Exhibition:

The conference will feature an interactive exhibition of public engagement materials. We welcome submissions for this exhibition from delegates, and non-delegates, and are looking to showcase ways of interacting with audiences face-to-face.

Exhibits are required to be staffed from 11:00 to 12:00 on 5th December. Materials can be brought with delegates, or sent ahead of the conference to the hosts (by 23rd November), who will arrange transport to the venue.

Submission Deadline 1 July 2018


Please tell us as much detail as possible about the exhibit you would like to bring; let us know what the exhibit is, how big it is, whether it requires power, if it features water, whether you need a table, whether it is noisy.